Leigh Singer

Leigh Singer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Leigh Singer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, thelondonpaper

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.5/10 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "Grimm-like, grim and gorgeous, Tale of Tales is a fine reminder that fairy tales weren't always only, you know, for kids. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 89% Dope (2015) "A game, up-and-coming young cast and kicking retro soundtrack just about get it over some tricky tonal swerves and problematic plotting. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 22, 2015
9.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) "Pixar has never been so formally and visually inventive and rarely so funny as they are here. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 22, 2015
6.8/10 87% Sicario (2015) "No drugs bust, then, but nothing to get hooked on. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 22, 2015
9/10 88% Green Room "Smart, scary and with a spurting vein of blood-soaked black humour. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 18, 2015
5.5/10 59% Spooks: The Greater Good "Far too routine and neither big nor smart enough to justify its big screen incarnation. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 7, 2015
8/10 96% Blue Ruin (2014) "Blue Ruin belies its modest means to deliver gripping tension and an unlikely character study. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 5, 2015
6/10 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "By no means a disaster, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death's very adequateness is its own cautionary tale. The need to keep a franchise breathing but stable, cuts off the new possibilities to make it come thrillingly alive. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 20, 2014
7/10 82% Black Sea (2015) "Looking for comfort food in a movie season stuffed with supposed gourmet fare? Sometimes a good old-fashioned sub will do nicely. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4.5/10 18% Serena (2015) "A good-looking but flat period piece whose neutered telling renders its nutty narrative increasingly hard to believe and harder to care about. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 22, 2014
5.5/10 19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "A frustrating, disappointing follow-up to Gareth Edwards' left-field, low-budget game-changer, that's more Battle: Los Angeles than Aliens. And who left the aliens out? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 17, 2014
7/10 96% It Follows (2015) "A hauntingly original and genuinely unsettling take on familiar spooky elements that ultimately doesn't quite hang together and might even alienate hardcore horror fans. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
8.5/10 85% The Mule (2014) "A violently funny comedy and shockingly effective - and at times, gleefully nauseating - thriller. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 16, 2014
5% Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004) "The artwork has the familiar saucer-eyed look of Japanese anime but with a scuffed angularity that's a long way from Hayao Miyazaki's sublime magic. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jul 28, 2014
7/10 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "A handsome, engrossing and classy, if not classic, throwback thriller. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 19, 2014
4/10 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) "A mish-mash of familiar horror ideas that - unlike the story's malevolent spirit - never really gets inside its characters or audience and pales beside recent supernatural rivals. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 16, 2014
10/10 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "This is one of the finest works by -- let's just call it -- the most consistently innovative, versatile and thrilling American filmmakers of the last quarter-century. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 30, 2013
4.5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) "A brisk, buoyant, infectious comedy with braaaains. Tuck in. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 9, 2009
1/5 7% Whiteout (2009) "There's wonderful potential for permanently bleached out vistas to embody a metaphorical emptiness. Here it's just a great big blank. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 11, 2009
2.5/5 75% Julie & Julia (2009) "Meryl Streep at her most relaxed and enjoyable is a main course in herself. Pity we have to share her with a side order of Nora Ephron at her least appetizing. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 11, 2009
33% Terminator Salvation (2009) "Bigger explosions, more robots but far less fun or potent than James Cameron's modern classics. Action junkies might be back for future installments, but for more discerning fans it's hasta la vista. Baby. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 5, 2009
2.5/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) "Mindful of the religious storm which The Da Vinci Code stirred up, Angels & Demons, like Langdon's newly tidy locks, is as demure as a monk on retreat, almost to the point of anonymity. " ‐ Film4
Posted May 15, 2009
4/5 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) "Nature at its most mysterious, brutal and implacable - just as Herzog likes it. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 24, 2009
2/5 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) "Wendy And Lucy follows in noble traditions but steadfastly refuses to breach the poetry of its predecessors. Despite Michelle Williams's best efforts this is a very long, obvious, opaque 80 minutes. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/5 51% Notorious (2009) "Notorious is undeniably entertaining and Woolard's excellent, but ultimately the film buys a little too much into hip hop's frequent misogyny and Wallace's enforced sainthood. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 12, 2009
4/5 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) "Arriba! Woody Allen's Spanish fiesta is his best film of the millennium and his funniest since 1994's Bullets Over Broadway. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 5, 2009
2/5 45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) "A potboiler with pretensions that's never really at the races. " ‐ Film4
Posted Dec 5, 2008
1.5/5 62% Changeling (2008) "A handsome but slack, long-winded retelling of an admittedly fantastic real-life case that displays Eastwood at his least effective. Jolie is fine in an award-bait role but she'll probably be going to the Oscars alone. " ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 28, 2008
3.5/5 85% Ghost Town (2008) "Ricky Gervais and mainstream Hollywood rom-com are initially uneasy bedfellows but ultimately, and largely due to co-star Téa Leoni, it's a match made in its star's brand of comic purgatory. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 100% Heavy Load (2007) "The music's so-so, the film is decent if limited but the band themselves are inspiring. " ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 3, 2008
4/5 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) "A quietly powerful, very moving drama featuring a tour de force from Kristin Scott Thomas. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3.5/5 43% Death Race (2008) "Crude, rude, testosterone-clotted, meat-headed fun, mind, but its loud and proud lack of pretension is a relief compared to the pseudo-profundity of many blockbusters. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/5 68% Pineapple Express (2008) "More half-baked than Superbad or Knocked Up but still solidly entertaining, if unnecessarily violent, and with a great performance from James Franco. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/5 9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) "As a Cage remake goes, it's never as terrible or inadvertently hilarious as The Wicker Man; but its functionality, over-familiarity and misguided morality makes it more Bangkok Dubious. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 5, 2008
1/5 1% Disaster Movie (2008) "Anti-comedy. Anti-cinema. Anti-life. " ‐ Film4
Posted Sep 5, 2008
5/5 98% Badlands (1974) "Terrence Malick's first masterpiece. Essential viewing. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 29, 2008
82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) "An old-fashioned, consummate feelgood flick and a valedictory to eccentric, stubborn old coots everywhere. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 6, 2008
4/5 82% Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) "Well-researched and exuberantly compiled, this is a thoroughly entertaining tribute to America's first tackle at surgically implanting the beautiful game. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 4, 2008
3/5 91% Shaolin Soccer (2004) "Provided Chow survives being 'Miramaxed', you're looking at the next big Asian star to rise in the West. " ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 1, 2008
80% Cinderella Man (2005) "Handsome, manipulative, simplistic. It packs an uplift that bludgeons you into submission. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jul 31, 2008
2/5 67% In Memory of My Father (2006) "Self-aware but self-regarding indie navel gazing; no cause for celebration. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jun 6, 2008
86% Inside Man (2006) "An enjoyable, polished thriller, ideal for Friday night entertainment. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 29, 2008
2/5 36% Street Kings (2008) "A by-the-numbers, cynical, bad cop-worse cops drama, made even less appealing by Reeves's mannequin-like presence. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 18, 2008
2.5/5 52% Leatherheads (2008) "An amiable, good looking if largely inconsequential comedy that coasts on its stars' charms. " ‐ Film4
Posted Apr 11, 2008
65% Coach Carter (2005) "A worthy addition to familiar triumph-of-the-underdog stories. " ‐ Film4
Posted Mar 25, 2008
3/5 75% The Boss of it All (Direktøren for det hele) (2007) "Less contentious than typical Von Trier but also less satisfying; fun but perhaps too stiflingly clever to allow the comedy room to breathe. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2/5 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) "Rocky Balboa eventually aged gracefully but Rambo remains mired in gratuitous violence, dubious ideology and cheap sentiment. If anyone sees Stallone contemplating further adventures, don't push him. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 22, 2008
95% Patton (1970) "An absorbing, polished character study powered by an epic performance. " ‐ Film4
Posted Feb 19, 2008
2.5/5 49% Man in the Chair (2007) "Ambitious, heartfelt but, Plummer's excellent performance aside, dramatically lightweight and unconvincing. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 24, 2008
4/5 89% The Savages (2007) "A powerful, incisive, often very funny look at aging, ailing family dynamics, superbly acted by two of the best in the business. " ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 24, 2008
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