For 106 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 23% 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 Inside Out
Lowest review score: 40 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 106
  2. Negative: 0 out of 106
106 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    An absorbing thriller that favours vivid characters, profound ideas and Old Testament morals over propulsive plotting and set-pieces. With lots of blood.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Gyllenhaal is sensational headlining a pitch-black satire with its finger on the pulse.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Doesn’t have the heft of Zodiac or the verve of Se7en but Gone Girl is a masterful adaptation and a superior crime-thriller. As for Fincher changing the ending… See for yourself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    One of the princes of arthouse cinema, Miguel Gomes here uses his status to push form and stretch boundaries. Very long but very much worth it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Volumes one and two are especially captivating, as Gomes himself appears onscreen to tell of how he charged a team of researchers with scouring Portugal in search of tales.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    As unnerving as it is surprising.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    The great thing about Arabian Nights is that if one story isn't to your liking, another pops up, so the decision to give this tale a feature-length running time is perplexing. But quibbles aside, this is daring, magical filmmaking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Think Luis Buñuel spliced with Hieronymus Bosch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Shot on 16mm for less than $50,000, Sam Raimi's visceral debut remains a benchmark of modern horror. Plot and acting are minimal - five stooges inadvertently awaken demonic forces - but then this isn't about intellect or intricacy: it's about intensity and intestines. [1 Oct 2001]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A sombre, ’70s-flavoured crime drama with strong, interior performances from Hardy, Gandolfini and Rapace. Feel the (slow)burn.
    • 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”.
    • 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…
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Certain Women won’t challenge Transformers 5 at the box office, but it’s a deeply affecting triumph.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    A super-entertaining, super-slick love/hate letter to horror with a final 20 minutes that's stunningly bonkers.
    • 77 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Gosling and Cooper use their star currency to power a slow-burn, heartsick drama. "Blue Valentine" director Cianfrance is a serious talent.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation might have its hi-tech gadgets, but it's a pleasingly old-fashioned affair.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Tiny Furniture announces Dunham as a talent to watch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jamie Graham
    Scorsese blends his twin religions of Catholicism and cinema to considerable effect.

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