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Leigh Paatsch

Leigh Paatsch
Leigh Paatsch's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Post, Daily Telegraph (UK), Herald Sun (Australia), Courier Mail (Australia), Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) [A] needlessly odd, unfashionably sentimental drama. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) By the end of the film, Portman has drained the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy of every last drop of her famously fluid grace and poise, and we have watched it harden into resilience and defiance. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) All Monster Trucks is really good for is as an arresting audition tape to get Creech cast in the next Fast & Furious sequel. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) [Jarmusch's] minimalist style has kept evolving over the years, and on the evidence seen (and felt here), he is nearing a new career peak that few of his peers will ever reach. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) While The Edge Of Seventeen does deliver as a fresh, sharp and very funny comedy, there is also a serious side to its storytelling that gives the film a weight and a wisdom that so many entries in the genre never achieve. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) There are benefits to be reaped if you can find a way to forgive Passengers its obvious flaws. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 29, 2016
1.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's a cut above the recent Warcraft debacle, but barely fit to shine the sandals of Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) Though True Blue comes up slightly short in every department when compared to its irresistible predecessor, there is no real shame in that. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 61% Allied (2016) As effective as it is old-fashioned, the riveting romantic thriller Allied starts out strongly reminiscent of the classic Casablanca, before veering confidently into territory that once belonged to the likes of Hitchcock. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Feel-good Christmas comedies don't come quite so feel-nauseous as this. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 70% Sing (2016) Joining the superb La La Land and the consistently strong Moana as yet another movie musical offering for the holidays is this lightweight, yet lively animated diversion. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) While it is doubtful A United Kingdom will end up making the Academy Awards cut in any of the categories it clearly aspires to, it handles the balance between actual events and elevated emotions quite nicely indeed. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Above all else, it is on a technical level that Rogue One truly excels, allowing Edwards to conjure a sizeable number of intergalactic spectacles that are as stirring as they are stylish. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party somehow manages to misplace what should have been a plentiful supply of jolly jabs at every company Christmas do's expense. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3.5/5 95% Moana (2016) Though not without a few flat spots, this intelligently scripted and accessible fare is blessed with spellbinding marine visuals and esoteric earworms aplenty from composer-of-the-moment Lin-Manuel Miranda. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) This unabashed mash note to the mind-melting majesty of the best movie musicals of yesteryear -- particular those from MGM's golden run in the 1950s -- is nothing less than the best movie of this year. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
4.5/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) It is hard to think of a film in 2016 that has not been better cast from the first lead actors right down to the last extras. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
2.5/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) As for the plot this time around, it's mainly over-explanatory filler to put some space between one gizzard-ripping fight scene and the next. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
2.5/5 75% Trolls (2016) This inoffensive, highly formulaic affair differs only from other average 'toons in that it merrily pours on the audiovisual sugar to overload proportions. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 84% The Founder (2017) Keaton's work is a everything a great performance should be. The way in which he slowly, but surely reveals the abiding genius and greed of Ray Kroc is masterful acting. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) A rare, but pronounced disappointment from director Ang Lee. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Do not miss it if you hold any affection for high-quality, lasting-impact Japanese animation. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) No one saw a Bad Santa sequel coming. And no one will be coming to see Bad Santa 2, once they get a whiff of the pungent stench of stale jokes and grim misanthropy wafting off this ugly, uninspired comedy. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The alluring looks of The Fencer can be deceiving, as the groundwork for an ominous and intensely riveting final act is laid out. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Deliriously enjoyable. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) Polarising by default, and pretty sussed about how to get a rise out of the most jaded viewers, this two-bit Tarantino knock-off is not without its guilty-pleasure merits if you're in the right mood. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4.5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) As he has always done, Loach simply sticks to carving off a slice of life as authentically as he possibly can, and then lets the remarkably realistic results speak for themselves. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) While it does pass muster well enough in terms of establishing a fresh franchise to carry the prestige Rowling brand, none of her fans in their heart of hearts will rank Fantastic Beasts over any past Potter production. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) This rather wonderful science-fiction drama is very much a next-century companion piece to Steven Spielberg's 1977 classic Close Encounters Of the Third Kind. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Performances across the board are completely attuned to the unusual structure of the screenplay, and convey both a despair and hope that only intensifies as the ending comes into view. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is one of those rare, guilty-pleasure exercises in empty escapism that effortlessly gets on your good side and remains there. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Garfield anchors proceedings with unshowy, yet unfailingly admirable aplomb. The supporting ranks are equally strong, with Australian actors Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving and Sam Worthington just three of the many standouts. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/5 78% American Honey (2016) There is a whole lotta movie in American Honey. But not a movie as a whole. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The implications of the choice eventually made -- and the slow and steady unravelling of all lives involved -- are tough to process, but touchingly, truly portrayed here. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) It is not often creative ambition and actual execution rise together to such atmospheric heights. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 88% Elle (2016) This film could easily be written off as a stylishly callous provocation, were it not for the imperious precision with which a brilliant Huppert controls every scene. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
1.5/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) All four leads never really click, but man, do they clunk whenever the script goes from apologetically average to aggressively so. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
4.5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) If this isn't the best film of the year, then it won't be missing that exalted mark by much. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
30% Masterminds (2016) A self-consciously off-kilter comedy, Masterminds doesn't quite stay on its game long enough to truly satisfy. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 70% CafĂ© Society (2016) In Woody Allen's latest film, Cafe Society, Kristen Stewart gives her best performance and the cinematography is beyond irresistible. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet Chasing Great (2016) Rugby union fans will draw long and lasting satisfaction from this documentary tribute to All Blacks all-time great Richie McCaw. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
73% Boys in the Trees (2016) Stand back from Boys in the Trees, as this inert Australian coming-of-age drama comes a cropper by the half-hour mark. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher has returned. Did you really miss him? It doesn't really matter. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
1/5 19% Inferno (2016) Just over a month ago, Tom Hanks was Sully. Now he's just silly. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 82% Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 82% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) The best stretches of the film can leave a scattered trail of scars on the memory. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Though the impact of The Girl On the Train won't prove to be as explosive as Gone Girl, newcomers getting their first taste of this torrid tale will have themselves a blast. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Hurt Business (2016) Both well researched and tightly constructed, The Hurt Business is a refreshingly comprehensive, demystifying documentary look at the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 85% Francofonia (2016) Definitely a unique cinematic experience at the very least. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The right balance is struck between lasting information and disposable thrills. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 5, 2016