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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 69%

The Infiltrator (2016)

"Couldn't get enough of the fine, ferociously precise acting work of Bryan Cranston in that torrid TV series Breaking Bad? Then you'll be wanting to track down the compelling real-life crime drama The Infiltrator. " ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 89%

Blood Father (2016)

"Though Blood Father is very much a derivative revenge thriller that owes a moderate debt to Liam Neeson's Taken series, it benefits big-time from a cracking lead performance from Gibson." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"Far and away the best horror film of the year, Don't Breathe makes a little go a long, long way." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/5 65%

Nerve (2016)

"Seriously, with each "big" reveal jackhammered one after the other into the last scenes, Nerve just gets smaller and smaller in your estimation." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 71%

The Carer (2015)

"The Carer actually turns out to be better than most iterations of this hoary old set-up. It is all because there is some lasting fizz to the two effervescent lead performances on display here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1.5/5 25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

"You'll have to sit through 100 minutes of turgid New Testament soap opera to get to the good stuff." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"This certainly isn't the worst thing he has ever done. Not by a long shot. However, this faithful-ish adaptation of the novel by Dave Eggers is definitely one of Hanksy's more obscure offerings, that's for sure." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/5 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"McConaughey nails his difficult role with ease. The actor not only delivers a vital portrait of a man of honour, but also a portrait of an impulsive and ornery man who was sometimes his own worst enemy." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 24, 2016
3.5/5 67%

David Brent: Life on the Road (2017)

"If the name upfront in the title sparks the slightest recognition, you're probably already well in the market for a ticket to this very amusing new British comedy." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 24, 2016
4/5 95%

Tickled (2016)

"Believe me when I tell you that you won't pick the provocative, disturbing and utterly compelling places the doco will be going to. Especially from a seemingly innocuous start point." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/5 82%

Indignation (2016)

"Lerman's stirring reading of Marcus turns out to be the prime calling card of Indignation: a detailed portrayal of a young man so intent when it comes to matters of the mind, yet unsure of everything else." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/5 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"A movie featuring nothing but Blake Lively in a battle of wits with one very agitated shark. And it delivers more than many of the big-budget blockbusters that have crashed and burned in recent months." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3.5/5 59%

War Dogs (2016)

"An equally galling and amusing case study of what can happen when big money falls into the hands of those with no conscience." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/5 59%

Down Under (2016)

"After drawing serious thematic heat from its arresting opening, Down Under loses temperature slowly, frustratingly and wastefully." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3.5/5 100%

Truman (2015)

"You might enter the cinema fully expecting a total downer, but you will be sure to leave surprised by the spring it has put in your step." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"A draining, but rewarding exploration of both a death in the family, and perhaps, the death of a family." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
2.5/5 59%

Bad Moms (2016)

"There are no wheels being reinvented by Bad Moms, which gradually loses the courage of its convictions... Nevertheless, it is twice the movie that lamentable AbFab thing out now turned out to be, and far more funny." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
3/5 83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Though Sausage Party is above all else a carnally inclined cartoon, there is more to the movie than just being Pixar with a potty mouth." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 10, 2016
1.5/5 60%

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"This big-screen expansion of the hit 1990s Brit-com is a tired, lazy and often rather horrible effort from all concerned." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 100%

Embrace (2016)

"A highly accessible and refreshingly honest Australian-made documentary, Embrace is transmitting a valuable message all women should be hearing loud and clear." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 4, 2016
26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"A good movie that never gets close to becoming great." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Aug 2, 2016
4/5 96%

Weiner (2016)

"This incredible documentary is a searing portrait in real time of a man's hopes and dreams going up in flames." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/5 56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Once the action-propelled rush of Jason Bourne subsides, there will be plenty of fresh food for thought to be chewed over by dedicated Bourne-o-thologists." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/5 68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"Just how the filmmakers extracted a fully functional movie from such a broken premise is just one of several minor miracles performed here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"While Star Trek Beyond absolutely delivers as a pure, pulse-raising spectacle, it is also none too shabby as a rollicking adventure yarn." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 77%

Lights Out (2016)

"If you're in need of some sudden, nerve-shredding jolts, then this short, sharp and not-so-sweet horror movie gets the job done with a merciful minimum of fuss." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 98%

Love & Friendship (2016)

"From one of Jane Austen's lesser-known works -- the posthumously published novella Lady Susan -- springs one of the finest Austen movie adaptations on record." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3/5 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Not for everyone, but will mean a lot for those who can stay on the same select frequency of feeling as its star throughout." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/5 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"It might look and feel like just another coming-of-age, finding-of-talent affair, but there is something a little extra in play here that takes the film well beyond its modest ambitions." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/5 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"In a period of the year where a decent dramatic fare for mature-age audiences is mighty hard to find, few willing takers will be disappointed with what they encounter here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2.5/5 72%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"The paradoxically loose, yet unadventurous approach of director Paul Feig smothers most opportunities for set-piece scenes to rise above a preordained average outcome." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 13, 2016
4/5 75%

The BFG (2016)

"The motion-capture wizardry that breathes real and warm life into the giant characters of The BFG is never less than a wonder to behold." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Here's a whip-smart indie rom-com blessed with sincere charm and subtle sophistication, factors which have been in short supply for such a long time now." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2.5/5 86%

Goldstone (2016)

"At once creatively ambitious and thematically flawed, Goldstone works more as a fleeting curiosity piece than the memorable mood piece it could have been." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36%

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

"Him Tarzan. The one without the shirt. Nothing going on above the abs but an absent stare. Looks like he got left behind after the Magic Mike gang wrapped their last tour of the Congo." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Efron and Devine start out very strong as an anything-for-laughs pairing, but like the movie itself, their connections grows progressively weaker throughout." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/5 67%

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"The Wait is a wilfully enigmatic drama so concerned with covering its tracks that it sometimes forgets which way is forward." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.5/5 70%

Central Intelligence (2016)

"The arrival of Central Intelligence, a buddy action comedy that actually works, ranks as cause for mild and mirthful celebration." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.5/5 60%

Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues (2015)

"This is corny stuff for the most part, but it is hard to ever hold a grudge for long against those two very appealing title characters." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"Linklater and his largely unknown ensemble of actors capture the true essence of these hazy, halcyon days with great humour, heart and warmth." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 22, 2016
4.5/5 98%

Mustang (2015)

"A near-masterpiece from first-time writer-director Deniz Gamze Erguven." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2.5/5 13%

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

"Even though the creative rut continues uninterrupted with Collision Course, this fifth instalment in the series will serve as a perfectly disposable diversion for young children (particularly those who have already seen Finding Dory)." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Resurgence inexplicably over-complicates a simple entertainment equation by stuffing too many unnecessary old and new characters (plus many inconsequential sidekicks) into all available gaps." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 26%

Backtrack (2016)

"Brody fills out his wafer-thin role with more conviction than it truly deserves, and like fellow former Best Actor Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, is an expert at keeping a straight face in bent circumstances." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2.5/5 41%

Mr. Right (2016)

"Teamed together on another project in the future, [Rockwell and Kendrick] could really be on to something." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3.5/5 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"Though a clear notch beneath its classic predecessor Finding Nemo, lively pacing and a genuinely inspired finale is sure to leave viewers of all ages perfectly happy with what they have seen." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
2.5/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"The film's lack of ardour in sufficiently addressing or exploring the nature of Will's immovable despair sends out a garbled message that only insensitively diminishes the value of a disabled life." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"The dialogue is pressure-packed with fortune-cookie foreboding ("no-one can ever stand against the darkness alone") and greeting-card slogans ("if love is what you need, you must travel to the ends of the earth to find it")." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

"Hardly the most uplifting film of 2016, but does cast a caustic spell that carries it a long way." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"While Out Of the Shadows more than holds its own as a visual spectacle, you may be tempted to hold your nose when taking a whiff of what occurs between the fights, explosions and breaking of stuff." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jun 8, 2016
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