For 121 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jamie Graham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Florida Project
Lowest review score: 40 Kickboxer: Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 121
  2. Negative: 0 out of 121
121 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Bleed for This is made with palpable commitment by all involved and there are scenes to jolt viewers out of their déjà vu.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Scorsese blends his twin religions of Catholicism and cinema to considerable effect.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    What Fantastic Beasts lacks in wonderment it almost makes up for in scares and subtext.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Jamie Graham
    The requisite training montage is half-decent, and the split-screen end credits replay Van Damme’s infamous dancing in the original, with Moussi mirroring his every bad move.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    With few words and the odd squint, Cruise hard boils all of his charisma into a clenched fist, but is more than happy to let a dynamic Smulders take the lead in many scenes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A couple of scenes are perhaps too on the nose, but the naturalistic performances are faultless, the righteous anger controlled, and the bleakness dotted with moments of humour and small acts of kindness. I, Daniel Blake is, first and foremost, a deeply humanistic film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Jamie Graham
    Full of shivers and subtext, this is scarily good. One of the films – horror or otherwise – of the year.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Not quite magnificent but certainly Fuqua’s best since "Training Day" and a rare remake that actually delivers. Yee-haw!
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    As in director Alexandre Aja’s Horns, the action alternates reality/fantasy to middling effect.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Informed, balanced and deeply humane.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Starts off flavourful, turns rather bland. This Injustice League jaunt proves that DC is still a long way behind Marvel for on-screen action.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    The Violators suffers from inevitable comparisons to Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, but is anchored by McQueen’s terrific performance in her feature debut.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    A shallow, slow-burn horror that takes an age to get to the strong meat but looks good doing it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Jamie Graham
    This might have been titled ‘Independence Day: Submergence’. It’s certainly hard not to drown in the sea of CGI, with the exponential increase of pixels being to Independence Day what the Star Wars prequels were to the original trilogy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Everybody in Everybody smashes it out the park, playing dreamers who exhibit a voracious lust for life as they quest for identity. Well, these actors might have found theirs – the next generation of leading men.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Sure, the core tale of personal redemption is standard stuff but Zak Hilditch’s breathless, batshit-crazy thriller tears through orgies, mass suicides and murderous rampages to conclude on a scene as moving and terrifying as the climax of Melancholia. Hold on tight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    With Streep on grandstanding form and Grant given a rare chance to show his range, this is an intelligent dramedy that moves and amuses.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    This is Malick turning graceful, ever-decreasing circles, though there’s a thrill to seeing him traverse hotel rooms and studio lots, nightclubs and strip clubs, after a career wrapped up in the period and pastoral.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Taken as a throwback to the thrillers of Carpenter and Spielberg’s cinema of wonder, it is special indeed. Not least because it honours its influences and yet remains, first and foremost, a Jeff Nichols film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    As unnerving as it is surprising.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Robert Eggers’ measured, meticulous debut builds into one of the most genuinely scary horror movies of recent years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Charlie Kaufman shows us what it is to be human. Plus the best use of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ in the movies.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    This is the anti-Heat: no sheen, no shimmer, no obsessing over highly grandiose themes and precise compositions; just grime and desperation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Hail, Caesar! is a love letter inked in arsenic, at once celebrating the artistry of Hollywood and cringing at the crass commercialism and rampant phoniness of it all.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A rigorously detailed telling of an important story that never loses sight of the human devastation. Terrific turns from the ensemble cast.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Joy
    Not without glitches but an energetic study of one woman’s refusal to settle for anything less than her share of the American Dream.
    • 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.

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