Doug Jamieson

Doug Jamieson
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Doug Jamieson is an Australian freelance film critic and entertainment industry journalist. Armed with a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism & Screen Studies) from Griffith University, and passion for all things film, Doug lives and breathes cinema and the film industry.
Publications: The Jam Report, The AU Review

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 76% Joker (2019) A divisive, turbulent, and maddening work, 'Joker' will either feel like a breath of fresh air or simply too much. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/5 89% Judy (2019) With a tour de force performance from Renée Zellweger, 'Judy' is a heartbreaking look at the troubled final days of a Hollywood legend. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4.5/5 72% Jojo Rabbit (2019) While the film is an unashamedly irreverent satire of a painfully relevant moment in modern history, the humour perfectly supplements the true potency of its deeply important message. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 87% Hustlers (2019) With intelligence and depth you likely won't be expecting, 'Hustlers' serves up more than just a good time. But it sure manages to also deliver that in spades. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4.5/5 94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Incredibly warm, often hilarious, and all sorts of riotous fun, 'The Private History of David Copperfield' proves there's still boundless life to find in Dickens' classic novel. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
3/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Occasionally entertaining, sometimes terrifying,and exhaustively long, 'It Chapter Two' throws everything it can at the screen and hopes that it sticks. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Fresh, lively, and rather irresistible, 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' proves to be a real winner of the family film genre. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 21% The Kitchen (2019) All the right ingredients are here, but 'The Kitchen' is so haphazardly constructed, the end result is a confusing, dull, and conflated mess. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) An authentic look at the cultural divide between two wildly different civilisations, 'The Farewell' is a universal tale that will strike a chord with audiences of any nationality. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2019
3/5 51% A Dog's Journey (2019) There is so much obvious emotional manipulation occurring in 'A Dog's Journey,' you may as well be handed a box of tissues and a fluffy pillow when you enter the cinema. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
2.5/5 65% Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) While the brutal and unflinching battle scenes are superbly crafted with an intensity that's truly unsettling, the film is let down by its overreliance on tired clichés and generic war movie tropes. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 80% Late Night (2019) With a well-intentioned screenplay determined to invoke discussion from an audience, 'Late Night' aims to make a relevant point but is too generically clichéd for its own good. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2.5/5 50% Palm Beach (2019) A laidback and carefree piece of cinema with the lowest of stakes, 'Palm Beach' falls under the weight of its own decadence and affluence. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) A glitzy, dirty, and wickedly funny masterpiece, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is Quentin Tarantino's glorious love letter to the Tinseltown of old. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A slow-moving descent into a deeply layered hellscape, loaded with subtextual meanings and evocative imagery. 'Midsommar' is both deeply disturbing and strangely exhilarating. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Overloaded with spectacular stunts, epic chase sequences, and brutal fistfights, it's just big, dumb, ridiculous fun that goes well with popcorn. Nothing more, nothing less. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Presented in stunning 4K quality and Dolby Atmos sound, 'Apocalypse Now: Final Cut' is the visceral experience Francis Ford Coppola has waited 40 years to deliver. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
2.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) There's no denying this fancy new version of 'The Lion King' is a technical marvel, but without any semblance of heart and soul, it's the cinematic equivalent of watching a flashy screensaver for two hours. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
4/5 82% Crawl (2019) With lashings of blood-drenched mayhem, ridiculous set pieces, and nail-biting suspense, 'Crawl' knows exactly what it is and offers precisely what you paid for. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/5 42% Stuber (2019) Painfully unfunny and fairly insufferable, 'Stuber' wastes its impressive cast in deeply frustrating fashion. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Refreshing, intelligent, and utterly hilarious, 'Booksmart' fires on all cylinders. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) While the spectre of loss hangs over this sequel, there's boundless fun and pitch-perfect humour to be found within this enjoyable and entertaining rollercoaster. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2019
3.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) While 'Annabelle Comes Home' doesn't exactly break new ground within the well-worn paranormal genre, there's still hefty entertainment to be found within this breezy and enjoyable thrill ride. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) 'Yesterday' offers a fabulously original concept that ultimately gets left in the trash in favour of offering nothing more than a jukebox musical, devoid of any real heart. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
5/5 100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A masterful portrait of inequality and imbalance, 'Parasite' latches on and never once lets go. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Against the long-presumed insurmountable odds, 'Toy Story 4' proves the fourth time can still be the charm. How foolish we were to ever doubt Pixar. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
1.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) An insufferably bland film that rarely elicits any semblance of fun, 'Men in Black: International' is underwhelming, unimpressive, and instantly forgettable. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/5 90% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Inspiring without being cheesy, funny without being corny, and so damn sincere and genuine, 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is a stone-cold winner. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 83% Her Smell (2019) An endurance test for audiences, 'Her Smell' is a challenging viewing experience, saved by Elisabeth Moss' breathtaking performance. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
3/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) A charming ode to teenage dreams and a loving tribute to the music of Bruce Springsteen, 'Blinded by the Light' is a predictable but enjoyable crowd-pleaser. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) An astoundingly dull and frustratingly flat piece of cinema, 'Dark Phoenix' limps to the finish line of this franchise in disappointing fashion. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) 'Rocketman' is a glitzy, fantastical, sequin-drenched spectacle, wisely juxtaposed by the bleak and destructive toll that comes from a life of unfettered excess. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) While this updated version of 'Aladdin' is entirely enjoyable and sweepingly fun, it's bogged down by some heavy problems that create a mixed end result. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Cemented by its leading man and terrific supporting cast, the third film in this sleeper-hit series is blissful escapism at its finest. To be blunt, it's an absolute bloody riot. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) Despite great chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, 'The Hustle' proves to be a relatively disappointing and pointless affair. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Often too overcomplicated and chaotic for its own good, 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' is saved by the rather inspired casting of Ryan Reynolds as the titular yellow fuzzball. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) The implausible matching of Theron and Rogen proves to be a real winner, thanks to their terrific chemistry and sublime comedic timing. Could this be the year's biggest surprise package? - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 86% Top End Wedding (2019) A gorgeous love letter to Indigenous culture and an utterly charming tale of love and family, this film may prove to be exactly what the Australian cinema landscape is aching for. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) An emotionally affecting three-hour spectacle, 'Avengers: Endgame' is the rousing and exhilarating conclusion fans deserve. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.5/5 47% Little (2019) A sweet film let down by its overall shallowness, 'Little' runs around in circles for 108 minutes and never really arrives anywhere. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
4.5/5 91% Shazam! (2019) With an enthusiastic energy that's genuinely infectious and a screenplay that deftly flows with equal lashings of humour and heart, the resulting film is pure cinematic bliss from start to finish. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) While the film is let down by its human characters, 'Dumbo' is still a sumptuous visual treat with an adorable CGI star at its helm. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) With an endearing heart that's impossible to resist and a glorious leading lady steering the ship, 'Captain Marvel' is an imperfect but supremely entertaining blast. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 'Alita: Battle Angel' is a grandiose spectacle with visual creations to delight your senses but very little else. But when the action halts, the film's noticeable flaws are exposed. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 60% The Front Runner (2018) A pointless history lesson you could uncover yourself from a quick scan of Gary Hart's Wikipedia page. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A wave of furious anger rightly burns throughout 'The Hate U Give,' and it's highly likely you'll leave with that fire pulsing through your own veins. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
2/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) One big, beautiful mess. This film is screaming with so much potential but, for the most part, it fails to capture that potential at every single turn. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) A nauseatingly predictable film that is genuinely dull to watch. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
1.5/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Another disappointing example of stunning visual design doing everything it can to mask a film without the narrative and characters to back it up. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) While it may not deliver the freshness of Finding Nemo, it is still overflowing with warmth, laughs, and genuine charm. - The Jam Report EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019