Danny Leigh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Danny Leigh

Danny Leigh
Danny Leigh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Financial Times

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 87% Tully (2018) While the story ends up too neat and tidy, Theron is a powerhouse.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 92% Lean on Pete (2018) Lean on Pete can feel like Dickens, under a starry and menacing American sky.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
2/5 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) Schumer is Schumer - a likeable comedian in need of a better movie, or at least one that doesn't leave you dizzy with contradictions.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 100% New Town Utopia (2018) This sweet, sad film is an ode to the unique moment when postwar Britain allowed itself to dream - and shape that dream in concrete.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 100% The Old Dark House (1932) A lost minor classic. Go and rediscover.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The ongoing taboo around homosexuality in South Africa gives a fierce charge to the story, and Trengrove never settles for easy ways out.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) Pearce plays an impish game with our preconceptions, pulling us this way and that...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) For critics who have spent much of the 21st century sniffing at the rise of the Marvel Comics Universe, it is probably time to admit that when the films are this good, they deserve every last beaming member of their audience.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) f the gift of Funny Cow herself is her refusal to conform, the same goes for her story. And it's Peake who brings the thing alive.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) This is a movie made with the cool calculation of a lab experiment.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) The structure is so deceptively simple we hardly notice the accretion of character detail, until eventually Binoche vanishes and there is only Isabelle, a neat trick before a sly wink of an ending.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
2/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Making his first American film after a 25-year career in Italy, Virzi has chosen a project whose tonal challenges would make most directors curl into a foetal ball. Even his seasoned leads wobble.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 100% Even When I Fall (2017) It knows the spectacular comes in many forms.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Judge not - yet here we are in the scalding French drama Custody, observing the legal endgame of a painful divorce from the perspective of the bench.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 95% Western (2018) While the film hums with potential conflict, Grisebach is too singular simply to dress an old genre in new clothes. Instead, she coolly holds back her camera and paces out the escalation of hostilities under a humid Balkan sun.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2/5 52% Rampage (2018) When all is dust, and our descendants are puzzling over the relics of our civilisation, it may take some time to unpick the logic behind the deafening new comedy blockbuster, Rampage.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 96% Mudbound (2017) The shape of modern America is glimpsed behind the drama in this graceful, devastating film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) McGuigan goes for easy wins throughout, doggedly incurious about his own characters, underlining the literal-minded script, repeating entire scenes in case anyone missed the point.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) After the success of her own vehicle earlier this year, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is now reduced to rolling her eyes indulgently at jostling male colleagues.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) First-time feature director Rungano Nyoni has a comic gift, coolly ticking away at the heart of her singular satire I Am Not a Witch.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/5 100% North by Northwest (1959) As the template for a certain kind of old-school confection - Cold War, Wrong Man - it's unbeatable.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
5/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) An audacious comedy of horrors, the film has the feel of a bad dream you find yourself not wanting to wake up from.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 69% mother! (2017) The exclamation mark is Aronofsky's - the reaction will be yours alone, this being a film that prides itself on its ability to rile and divide.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 83% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) A film of swaggering precision.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) A Sunday night-ish affair whose larky tone grows tiring fast.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) The story, of course, is mostly pretext, but the movie brims with unexpected pleasures.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 94% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Movies thrive on the clash of titans, and in Matt Tyrnauer's new documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City we have a peach.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/5 26% Unlocked (2017) It is, as usual, kinder not to mention the involvement of Orlando Bloom.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 97% Burden (2017) An oddly charming documentary about his interwoven, sometimes violent, life and art.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 91% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) You're nagged by the sense that Quillévéré the director is a little more brilliant than Quillévéré the co-writer.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 49% The Promise (2017) The film catches the dreadful speed with which smashed windows give way to death camps, while individual scenes have a grim power.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) A deeply modern thriller borne from the 19th century, one whose traces of Hitchcock, Hardy and Haneke never obscure its huge originality.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 83% A Moving Image (2017) Fittingly, the film is itself a grand collage, drama spliced with documentary, music and dance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 90% Their Finest (2017) Establishing the mood, Arterton is chirpy, saintly, sturdy. And, in the vernacular of the time, mustard with the slop.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/5 57% Rules Don't Apply (2016) As time goes by - and much more time goes by than it should - the whimsy becomes punishing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 84% The Transfiguration (2017) O'Shea lets his story burn slowly - the better, it turns out, to lodge in the mind.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A work of fiendish formal brilliance.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Plots twist and twist again, but the true surprise is the film's grasp of power between classes, and sexes, colonial and colonised. Nestled here too is a charge of real emotion.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent is a marvel playing horribly against type ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
5/5 83% Mulholland Drive (2001) Mulholland Drive is pure cinema - a gorgeous, noir-narcotic loop of heartbreak in the "dream place" of Los Angeles.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The cast are slickly affable - topliners Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham paired off like bantering captive Giant Pandas - the better to fill the time cheaply between set pieces.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 75% The BFG (2016) Visually, though, the film can be gorgeous.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 70% Swiss Army Man (2016) The third act dissolves back into emo indulgence. But before then, you may just have found yourself briefly watching in wonderment, only disturbed by the nagging feeling that this is all very wrong.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 65% Anthropoid (2016) In its final half-hour, it soars.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 83% Captain Fantastic (2016) There are many tonal plates being spun here; the lack of a deafening crash is impressive. It comes down, you suspect, to the film's embrace of its own contradictions.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
1/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Rankly incompetent.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The tone is mass-market whimsy, with a hodgepodge of influences.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
5/5 88% The Lobster (2016) Part of the joy of Lanthimos's film is seeing in it any degree of subtext you like.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 82% Indignation (2016) The period detail is reverent, every sweater and side-parting just-so. Yet the stifling design makes a good fit for the airless world in which Marcus is marooned, and the reminders of darkness and death at the edge of the film relieve the prettiness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 95% Gimme Danger (2016) The director is a little too thrilled to be in the room with his hero, and real revelation is scarce. Still, we get that mega-clang.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016