Vicky Roach

Vicky Roach

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Biography:
Vicky Roach has been The Daily Telegraph's film critic for more than a decade - but who's counting? Prior to landing what many consider to be the best job on the paper, she paid her dues as an entertainment writer and arts editor. A long-time member of the Film Critics' Circle of Australia, she majored in film theory at UTS. It was there, she learned the valuable lesson that those who can't do ...critique.
Publications:
Courier Mail (Australia) , Daily Telegraph (Australia) , The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Total Reviews:
45
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 45 of 45
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " In terms of providing plenty of bang for one's buck, Breaking Dawn Part 2 definitely ends the franchise on a high note." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3/5 37% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " Sure to hit the spot for anyone with an appetite for sweet, unselfconscious romantic fantasy." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
3/5 45% The Box (2009) " Like Donnie Darko, The Box's eerily effective atmosphere of paranoid conspiracy would not hold up to too much scrutiny. Fans of that twisted sci-fi conundrum will need no further encouragement to see this follow-up in the same vein." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3.5/4 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) " For a film that lost one of its key players, Heath Ledger, mid-way through production, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus is remarkably cohesive. Marks a return to form for Gilliam." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3/5 68% Funny People (2009) " It's a good deal more interesting than your average mainstream comedy." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 9, 2009
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) " The world Blomkamp has created in this original creature feature is at once familiar and distinctive." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Aug 12, 2009
4/4 83% Beautiful Kate (2009) " Part outback mystery, part kitchen-sink drama, Beautiful Kate is a remarkably assured directorial debut from Ward, who has honed her craft on short films." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) " Public Enemies finds [Mann] a bit slower on his feet. The film lacks the narrative dexterity of Collateral and The Insider. And the end result veers between solid and stolid." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 31, 2009
3/5 48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) " A morally ambiguous tearjerker with a twist." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2009
2/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) " The film feels slighter than its hugely successful predecessor." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2009
4/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " Harry Potter trades hocus pocus for real dramatic magic in Half-Blood Prince." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2009
3.5/5 45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) " Dawn of the Dinosaurs so successfully reinvigorates an already solid franchise, while simultaneously broadening the fan base, that you can already see the fourth film gathering on the horizon." — Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " A fast-paced and serviceable thriller, dressed in second-hand religious mumbo jumbo, that relies on constant forward momentum to ensure its audience doesn't have time to stop and think about it too much." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2009
3/5 59% W. (2008) " Part satire, part biopic, part behind-the scenes political drama, W gets stranded in a no-man's land somewhere in between." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3.5/5 63% Changeling (2008) " A deftly handled tale about one woman's quiet and determined struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 5, 2009
4.5/5 94% Milk (2008) " Milk is the full-cream deal; an artery-testing tale of love, politics, human rights and heartbreak." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 29, 2009
3.5/4 62% Valkyrie (2008) " A well-paced thriller that sheds light on a little-known piece of World War II history." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2009
3.5/4 68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " A cold and unappealing drama that is almost cripplingly middle-class." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2009
4/5 79% Gran Torino (2009) " Gran Torino is to Dirty Harry what Unforgiven was to The Outlaw Josey Wales." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2009
4.5/5 78% Doubt (2008) " As close to a blood sport as is humanly possibly for something that doesn't involve any physical contact." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 15, 2009
4.5/5 98% The Wrestler (2008) " Rourke's Golden Globe award is as richly deserved as it was popular. Like the sport it celebrates, his performance doesn't hold anything back." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 15, 2009
3/5 27% Seven Pounds (2008) " Although the story wobbles at times, Seven Pounds stays the course thanks to Muccino's skilled direction." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 8, 2009
3.5/4 94% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) " Boyle confidently mines the feelgood opportunities of Simon Beaufoy's screenplay, adapted from Vikas Swarup's novel, without letting the film collapse into soppiness or sentimentality." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 19, 2008
2.5/4 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) " This is good, clean G-rated escapism delivered by fresh, talented young performers." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 4, 2008
3.5/4 64% Quantum of Solace (2008) " A solid sequel for the reinvented franchise." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2008
2/5 30% Nights in Rodanthe (2008) " A singularly unsuccessful look at mature love." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/5 63% Traitor (2008) " A taut and topical thriller that attempts to add a human dimension to the fast-paced and often explosive action." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 7, 2008
2/5 59% RocknRolla (2008) " Promoted as a story of 'sex, thugs and rock'n'roll,' this highly stylised mobster movie couldn't even be remotely confused with the real thing." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 31, 2008
2/5 13% The Women (2008) " Even a dream cast has to have the right material to work with. As well as a filmmaker who can bring out the best in them." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
2.5/5 36% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) " While Pegg has a good stab at lending the film some of his trademark knockabout charm, the film is as artless and difficult to warm to as its leading man." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) " A timely update on a deserving classic." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 48% Towelhead (2007) " As uncomfortable to watch as it is compelling, this film adaptation of Alicia Erian's novel is saved from mere ordeal status by a hopeful and uncliched ending." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 10, 2008
1/5 1% Disaster Movie (2008) " Since they have so little material to work with in the first place, Friedberg and Seltzer flog each joke well beyond its limits." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3.5/5 61% The Duchess (2008) " A handsome costume drama that highlights the relationship between the Cinderella outfits and the restrictive privilege of the society from whence they came." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2.5/5 26% Eagle Eye (2008) " The film unfolds at such breakneck speed that the credits are rolling before it becomes fully apparent that the storyline actually ran out of gas some way back." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/5 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) " Fraser salvages his reputation as a solid, matinee-style action hero in this family-oriented fantasy." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2.5/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) " Despite valiant efforts from a seasoned cast, it fails to deliver the expected laughs." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 19, 2008
96% WALL-E (2008) " A visual tonic of a film, wise enough to give its audience plenty of space." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 19, 2008
4/5 52% Funny Games (2008) " We're left with the nasty taste of our own bloodlust long after the credits have rolled." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 12, 2008
1/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) " The possibility of a fourth film is alluded to in the screenplay, but let's hope the filmmakers decide to leave that one where it belongs -- in the crypt." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/5 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) " A solid superhero fantasy that gains added depth from a strong cast." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 13, 2008
2.5/5 39% Speed Racer (2008) " The appeal of this frenetically-paced fantasy is probably limited to 10-year-olds, gamers and fanboys." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 13, 2008
3/5 52% Leatherheads (2008) " This is the slightest of Clooney's directorial offerings, but it's carried over the line by two charismatic leads and a well-honed screenplay." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 13, 2008
4/5 86% Shine a Light (2008) " Shine a Light reinvigorates a slightly tired genre with an extraordinarily light touch." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2008
4/5 86% El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007) " The Orphanage takes audiences on an eerie, involving and ultimately extremely moving journey into the underworld." — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2008
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