For 125 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jamie Graham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Florida Project
Lowest review score: 40 Kickboxer: Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 125
  2. Negative: 0 out of 125
125 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    The Hateful Eight brands the western with a big ‘QT’. All you’d expect from a Tarantino movie and more besides. Saddle up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Defying all boundaries, Martyrs relentlessly dishes the visceral pain and emerges as a work of not just ceaseless terror but also gravity and beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not perfect nor could it ever be. But for every niggle...there are 10 things that are exactly right, and it says much that no one will leave disappointed despite going in with hysterical levels of expectation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Fun enough, but not the lightning-bolt-to-the-heart update we hoped for. For a far superior update of the Frankenstein myth, read Stephen King’s Revival.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Jarrold struggles to sweep things along with quite enough vigour – budget constraints crowd the edge of the frame – but Gadon is intoxicating as Elizabeth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    I don’t want people to dislike me. I’m indifferent to if they dislike me,” says Jobs. Well, this won’t be for everyone but it dazzles. Markedly better than Ashton Kutcher’s Jobs…
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    It’s not iconic sci-fi to match Alien or Blade Runner but it is a topical, supremely crafted, intelligent, heartfelt spectacle with gallows humour to die for. Strap yourself in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    It’s flawed, yes – Frances is frustratingly underwritten, her psychological fault lines spoken of but never shown – but it’s also swaggeringly cinematic. And it has Tom Hardy vs Tom Hardy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Ambiguity is The Falling’s currency, and it’s all the richer for it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation might have its hi-tech gadgets, but it's a pleasingly old-fashioned affair.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Like the Toy Story trilogy, Inside Out is about leaving childhood behind. It’s not quite as moving as those films but it is A-grade Pixar, full of Sadness and Joy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Dear everyone – stop whatever you’re doing and go see Dear White People. One of the freshest, funniest and most vital films of the year.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Hits all the routine beats but is plenty entertaining, with Pacino rediscovering his enviable pizazz to headline a quality ensemble.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Not up there with key US influences "Annie Hall," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Jerry Maguire," but a romcom Brits can be proud of. Make a date of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    A lunatic vision, as hilarious as it is hellish. And some of the greatest action ever put on screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Drags in places and not always certain of its tone but with a sprinkling of eye-bulging visuals that wink to Spielberg’s heyday. Give it a shot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    As a portrait of a privileged, narcissistic sex addict, its magnificence and messiness are intertwined, while Gérard Depardieu’s (literally) naked performance offers a gurning, grunting bedfellow to Keitel’s Bad Lieutenant and Brando’s butterfat Last Tango In Paris protagonist.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jamie Graham
    The Soska sisters’ feminist ‘T Is For Torture Porn’ has the most to say but everyone will have their own favourites (D, K, T, X and Z, since you asked).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Wan has fashioned a nitro-fuelled thrill-ride that forms a fitting tribute to its blue-eyed bro.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Imagine all of D-Fens’ fury in Falling Down squeezed into one short, then times it by six. A gloriously crazed compendium that fizzes with OMG and OTT moments.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Over-long, but a work of great artistry and emotion. As the woodcutter says upon finding our heroine: “A gift from heaven”.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Misses the energy and vitality of Gregg Araki’s best work, but there’s more going on here than immediately meets the eye.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Who let the dogs out? This is Homeward Bound: The Incredibly Harrowing Journey, with the feelgood payoff arriving after many feel-shit sequences. Well worth it, though.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    It’s no "Heat" but the niggles are easily forgiven given the virtuosity on show and the mood oozing from every frame. No one shoots faces, architecture and gunfights like Mann.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A low-budget, highconcept WTF thriller that might have been conceived by Rod Serling in the heyday of his Twilight Zone series. Spread the word.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Wahlberg finds his most interesting role since The Departed in a film that’s heavy on atmosphere and suspense but shy of a full deck when it comes to characterisation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Never sure if it wants to be a hard-edged character drama or pacy action-thriller, Son Of A Gun has plenty to admire between the tonal wobbles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Wiig and Hader give winning, finely nuanced turns in a film that deftly mixes light and dark. Also features the best use of ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ since Mannequin…
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A sombre, ’70s-flavoured crime drama with strong, interior performances from Hardy, Gandolfini and Rapace. Feel the (slow)burn.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Iñárritu ditches time-hopping bleakness for a linear, if loopy, satire that buzzes with brio. If Mel Brooks, John Cassavetes and Terry Zwigoff co-directed a superhero movie, this might be it.

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