For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jamie Graham's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 La La Land
Lowest review score: 40 Kickboxer: Vengeance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 104
  2. Negative: 0 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Strickland’s nuanced, atmospheric, ambiguous movie transcends genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Bigger and better – 22 Jump Street joins the exclusive list of sequels that out-gun their originals. We’re already knocking at the door of no.23.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A cunning, suspenseful thriller that bears comparison to the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple, Blue Ruin is an impossible-to-ignore calling card from writer/director Jeremy Saulnier. Hollywood awaits.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Most alluring are the crumbling neon cityscapes, real world/cyberspace fusion and the musings on identity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Willow Creek is a movie to believe in.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Informed, balanced and deeply humane.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Among the blood, sweat and (ahem) salty tears are musings on desire, family and emasculation, but this is Kim at his most mischievous, the laughs drowning all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    The scuzz-chic visuals, sleaze-synth score and deep-cutting gore are effective, and shooting from the killer’s POV proves a valid USP. But Wood, despite giving his all, cannot match Joe Spinell’s unhinged turn in the original: nightmares in a damaged brain indeed.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    The Expendables 3 marks a sizeable improvement on the first two outings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    It’s fascinating stuff, if all a little rushed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    A very big, exceedingly dumb thrill ride.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Pioneer features underwater sequences so breathless they’ll thrill even James Cameron (director Erik Skjoldbjærg made the original Insomnia) but Petter’s truth-chasing is at times too frantic and melodramatic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors. If you go Into The Woods today, you’ll be surprised how faithful this is to the dark stage musical.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Don't expect glamorous outlaws, sunny locales and exotic masterplans – this low-key thriller lifts the rusted lid off an all-too-real world of despairing criminality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    The arid landscapes are handsomely shot, the set-pieces punchy and intimate, and the performances robust, with Portman reminding us just how good an actress she is as her no-nonsense Jane gets on with the business of survival.
    • 48 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jamie Graham
    Kim Jee-woon's riff on the western is an entertaining frolic back-loaded with gore and guffaws. Arnie's back!

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