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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
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 8%

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 80%

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 84%

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

"Deliriously enjoyable." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/5 63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"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 76%

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 93%

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 81%

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 91%

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 89%

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
31%

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%

Café 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
70%

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 38%

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 20%

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 79%

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 80%

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 44%

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 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"The right balance is struck between lasting information and disposable thrills." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 89%

Amanda Knox (2016)

"Those with a bent for true-crime yarns in the vein of the all-conquering Serial podcast or series such as The Jinx or Making a Murderer will be riveted by the comprehensive coverage laid out here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 93%

Life, Animated (2016)

"A beautiful little documentary with a big, life-affirming story to tell." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"Burton's storytelling skills -- which have always been a bit iffy -- are seriously on the wane at this late stage of his career." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 97%

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)

"This look at the life, times and legacy of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe works just fine as an entry-level overview of the subject." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
1/5 13%

Spin Out (2016)

"It is always rather chilling to see a homegrown flick of any calibre fold like a cheap card table in front of a paying crowd." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 63%

Snowden (2016)

"One day, this still-unfolding situation might make for one hell of a movie. As long as Oliver Stone doesn't secure the rights." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 63%

Storks (2016)

"Though blessed with a strong voice cast and a generous production budget, the pre-eminently perky new animated comedy Storks hardly makes the most of the many resources at its disposal." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"Viewed independently of its problematic pedigree, however, this gently meandering affair only just gets by." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Though Bridget Jones's Baby can definitely provoke the occasional hearty, well-earned laugh, sitting out the aftermath of one self-embarrassing stumble after another gets a tad dull after a while." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"If you're after new revelations about what it was like to be a Beatle back then, this isn't the place to look." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/5 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"The quality on offer in Blair Witch rises markedly once we are sure night is falling for what will be the very last time." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"A very well-worn story soon comes to the fore... and the atmosphere drops gradually from sugar rush to sweetly dull." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 89%

The Queen of Ireland (2015)

"As insightful as it is colourful, the lively documentary The Queen Of Ireland charts the extraordinary career to date of Irish performance artist Rory O'Neill." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 92%

My Scientology Movie (2017)

"It can sometimes be amusing viewing, but like Theroux's finest TV work, it is always both revealing and disturbing in equal measure." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 82%

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"Though the ending of Captain Fantastic will not satisfy all comers, what the film achieves prior in questioning what stands for family values in today's world is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
3.5/5 85%

Sully (2016)

"Clocking in at just over 90 minutes, Sully is a no-frills, low-thrills tale of heroism that quietly draws the right levels of admiration and inspiration from the viewer." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 8, 2016
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