Jamie Neish

Jamie Neish
Jamie Neish's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies CineVue HeyUGuys

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 59% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) As impressive as Spall and Redgrave are, however, both individually and when in the throes of a heated wrangle of power and emotion, it's not quite enough to carry a whole film. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 59% Astronaut (2019) Astronaut is a sweet film that could have done with more fire under its belly earlier on. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet End of Sentence (2019) Predominantly set against the backdrop of Ireland, this drama treads a familiar path, and yet still manages to engage with its assured performances and winning balance of heart and humor. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) As a film about assimilation, however, Synonyms truly succeeds. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 78% Skin (2019) Skin is a powerful, harrowing and deeply disturbing drama that excels with Bell at its fore. His performance is the kind that comes along to rarely. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Schemers (2019) Schemers is a charming low-budget slice of life that does what it set out to do -- and with an abundance of charm at that. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 95% Boyz in the Wood (2019) Set in the Scottish Highlands, this inspired mashup of comedy, thriller and social satire is an unexpected delight that really comes alive in its second half. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Sure, Detective Pikachu is messy and predictable, but the fact that director Rob Letterman and his team embrace the inherent absurdity of the Pokémon franchise as a whole means it's a hoot. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It may not be what everyone expects from a sequel to The Lego Movie, but in some ways that's the best thing about The Lego Movie 2. It presents something different, wrapped in a familiar outer core. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The real success to Ralph Breaks the Internet is how, while having the most amount of fun possible, it's also able to be cleverly subversive and deeply rooted in its themes of friendship, and all the ups and downs that follow. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
1/5 7% The Big Wedding (2013) An all-star cast fall victim to a shallow, tasteless script. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 88% The Road: A Story of Life & Death (2012) It includes some harrowing, touching and eye-opening material, shot carefully by Isaac and boasting an entirely complimentary, if slightly maudlin soundtrack composed by Lance Hogan. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 91% Sleep Tight (2012) A masterclass in suspense that's likely to send shudders down its baying audiences' spines. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 96% Sister (2012) The performances, both from Klein and Seydoux are nothing short of exceptional. Each in their own noteworthy ways manage to navigate the concentrated fashion of the screenplay in tremendous, deeply praiseworthy manner. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
5/5 86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Hits hard due to its no-holds-barred coercion, unfaltering intensity and desire to do what most action films don't: surprise its audience from the opening moments to the final fade to black. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 80% Tiny Furniture (2010) Through Dunham's spot-on, methodical compositions, each and every interaction between characters, each sly glance and body movement represent the varying characters' personalities and attitudes more than dialogue ever could. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 42% Lovely Molly (2012) Lovely Molly is an effective, yet unexceptional and shortchanging entry into the horror field. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Á annan veg (Either Way) (2013) The performances delivered by Gunnarsson and Guðjónsson do wonders to create some particularly noteworthy moments of humour and heartache and its 1980's setting allows for a level of benevolence most films are lacking. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/5 53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) While director Chris Renaud's experienced animation-orientated eye may account for some of its successes, the final product ends up being detrimental to a beloved story, and is at best only intermittently engaging. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 71% Fred Won't Move Out (2012) A warm-hearted, tender portrait that avoids artifice. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
1.5/5 44% Brake (2012) As predictable and uninspired as thrillers come, falling foul to all kinds of clichés and the overdone tropes that reflect a formula that has become almost entirely redundant of spontaneity and notability. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 63% Future My Love (2012) It's always presented in a personal way that ensures it's as much understandable as it is thought-provoking. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/5 89% The Unspeakable Act (2013) Deadpan, naturalistic and non-judgemental. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/5 66% God Bless America (2012) It's simply a rant stretched over an extended running time, lacking in characterisations, direction and audience repayment - aside from a few mild chuckles. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet The Fourth Dimension (2012) It's much too slow, and is decidedly unfocused and useless if taken on face value. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 57% V/H/S (2012) V/H/S not only features some of the most imaginative horror films of our time, but also manages to present these as a collection that continuously defies out expectations and leaves us begging for more. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 73% Unconditional (2012) Higgins' skilled, intrusive, yet tenderly watchful eye blends with the performances and punchy, unexpected shifts in tone and direction that come from Fischer's more experienced writing style. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 50% Flying Blind (2013) It's not exactly the kind of film that's likely to set the world alight, but it's made all the better for its low-key disposition and palpitating subject-matter. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 93% First Position (2012) First Position may be too slight, too sincere and too plain faced to truly invest in. But for those in need of something that bestows a voice both unto children with a clear focus and passion, it succeeds. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/5 90% Sun Don't Shine (2013) Seimetz' direction succumbs to systematics and a desire to mimic her idols rather than create something entirely unique and reflective of her own talents. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Small Creatures (2012) Small Creatures at first attempts to elevate itself above its obvious shoe-string budget, but unfortunately succumbs to an over-reliance on visual metaphors and imagery to elicit meaning. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) Surprisingly thoughtful and sharply written. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 90% Breathing (2012) A relaxed, prudent tone is established, allowing for an honest, conceivable and faultless performance to be administered by newcomer Schubert. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 83% Your Sister's Sister (2012) Duplass, Blunt and DeWitt fit Shelton's world with an ease that allows the film to become much more than its initial set up would lead one to believe. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 63% Trishna (2012) Trishna may be alluring and striking to look at, but the lack of purpose and floundering performances by Ahmed and Pinto ends up leaving you cold. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 96% The Kid with a Bike (2012) Slight, yes, but that's what makes The Kid with a Bike such a tender, heart-warming and true-to-life depiction of the innocence of childhood and one child's longing for acceptance and love. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 74% Natural Selection (2012) Pickering is able to touch upon relatable issues while maintaining a light, witty and brilliantly queer tone. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 75% The Monitor (Babycall) (2012) A frequently smart film about the lengths a mother would go to in order to protect her son from the world's evil. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
1.5/5 28% Bel Ami (2012) Nothing more than insufficiently directed codswallop in delectable costumes, with a starry cast who are worthy of much, much better. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
1.5/5 19% Shark Night 3D (2011) No matter how hastily pieced together the film feels, you can't help but admire Ellis' tenacity... It's just a shame it's not any good. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 71% Like Crazy (2011) Not without faults, but it's through sheer tenacity, candor and the air of authenticity Doremus, Jones and Yelchin are able to establish that it can differentiate itself from other films of its ilk. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 79% Melancholia (2011) May suffer from being overlong and thematically suffocating, but its inherent visual beauty, frank disposition and strikingly veritable personification of melancholy certifies its effectiveness. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
36% Screwed (2011) No matter how hard it tries, Screwed can't escape the shadows of the very best prison dramas it's trying to emulate. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
5/5 95% Weekend (2011) A remarkably assured, charismatic, distinct and refreshingly unabridged romantic drama about two gay men finding love at the unlikeliest of times. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
2/5 36% Ghosted (2011) An overwrought and predestined misfire. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 52% Albatross (2012) To see such a talented array of actors working in unison with such a sincere, witty and multi-faceted script is an utter pleasure. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) It has exuberant charm, illustrious animation and a high level of intimacy - basically everything you've come to expect from a Ghibli film, but on a smaller, more child-focused scale. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 56% Perfect Sense (2012) A beautifully intricate and personal piece of cinema, bolstered by phenomenal direction, terrific performances and truly affecting, surprisingly original screenplay. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/5 80% Phase 7 (2011) A nail-bitingly tense thriller, with keen performances and a savvy, evocative soundtrack. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/5 69% Horrible Bosses (2011) Frequently hilarious, with laughs arriving both hard and often once the film finds its feet, thanks in no part to the sharply written script and enthusiasm evident in the well selected cast. - HeyUGuys EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018