Leigh Singer

Leigh Singer

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Publications:
Film4 , Rotten Tomatoes , thelondonpaper
Total Reviews:
55

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/10 50% 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 95% 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
2.5/5 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 63% 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 74% 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
98% Patton (1970) " An absorbing, polished character study powered by an epic performance." — Film4
Posted Feb 19, 2008
2.5/5 47% 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
2.5/5 36% Sleuth (2007) " A bold, initially fascinating but ultimately misguided attempt to 'Pinter-ize' an old-fashioned puzzle. Great mysteries leave their audience marveling 'how did they do that?' Sleuth 2007 leaves you scratching your head, wondering why they bothered." — Film4
Posted Nov 23, 2007
2/5 27% Lions for Lambs (2007) " Preachy, worthy and far too wordy, Lions For Lambs doesn't roar so much as bleat. Less a movie than a bungled party political broadcast on behalf on the United Artists party." — Film4
Posted Nov 9, 2007
3/5 61% Death at a Funeral (2007) " A pleasantly unpleasant comedy that belatedly delivers. You won't die laughing but you shouldn't expire from boredom either." — Film4
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3.5/5 53% Prete-moi ta main (I Do: How to Get Married and Stay Single) (2008) " A jaunty, very funny comedy juiced up by a light touch and crack timing from two perfectly matched lead actors." — Film4
Posted Nov 2, 2007
2.5/5 35% Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) " A handsome but shallow sequel." — Film4
Posted Nov 2, 2007
2.5/5 47% Rendition (2007) " A watchable but rigged and strangely forgettable drama that loses its nerve in the way its real-life political quarry rarely does." — Film4
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3.5/5 85% In the Hands of the Gods (2007) " A thoroughly entertaining if necessarily condensed road trip that you don't have to be a football - or Maradona - fan to enjoy." — Film4
Posted Sep 14, 2007
1.5/5 14% Rise of the Footsoldier (2007) " Ugly." — Film4
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3/5 47% Run Fatboy Run (2007) " An enjoyable if patchy and predictable ride, but Simon Pegg shows he's more than capable of going the distance." — Film4
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3.5/5 89% Waitress (2007) " As Shelly's unintended epitaph, it's a warm-hearted charmer, filled with hope, served with love." — thelondonpaper
Posted Aug 10, 2007
3.5/5 100% I For India (2007) " A fascinating, heartrending, beautifully compiled glimpse into one expatriate family's filmed self-portrait." — Film4
Posted Aug 3, 2007
4/5 70% Molière (2007) " A witty, lively period drama that expertly blends comedy and tragedy to create a worthy French counterpart to Shakespeare In Love." — Film4
Posted Jul 13, 2007
2.5/5 46% Edmond (2005) " Macy is on top form and Mamet fans will savour the vicious barbs of repressed male rage but many will find this is a claustrophobic, stagey exercise without the wit and scope of Glengarry Glen Ross." — Film4
Posted Jul 6, 2007
3/5 81% Fong juk (Exiled) (2006) " Stylish tough guy mayhem that looks great but drags its feet going nowhere new. Election still gets the vote for Johnny To's best film." — Film4
Posted Jun 15, 2007
4/5 56% Grow Your Own (2007) " A gentle, astute, life-affirming British comedy. Dig in." — Film4
Posted Jun 15, 2007
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