Leigh Paatsch

Leigh Paatsch

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

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)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 13%

Special Correspondents (2016)

"If Special Correspondents has one prominent problem - aside from running out of gas before the finish line - it is that no one player in the cast is prepared to step up and dominate when needed." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 62%

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"The numbers just don't add up for The Man Who Knew Infinity, a dreary drama based on the all-too-brief life story of celebrated Indian mathematics prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 86%

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

"Streep finds an endearing empathy in the character that would have eluded most other performers, and her wonderful interplay with Hugh Grant once again bears out the rare calibre of her acting." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 100%

Only Yesterday (2016)

"A warm and playful reminder that while we all must leave childhood, we should do our utmost to ensure our childhood never leaves us." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted May 4, 2016
3/5 61%

A Month Of Sundays (2015)

"A quiet, tender-hearted and gently eccentric affair, the Australian-made A Month Of Sundays takes its own sweet time finding a way into your good graces." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
3/5 96%

Marguerite (2016)

"The tragicomic reasons for Marguerite's pitch-imperfect warblings are beautifully communicated to the audience by the irresistible Frot." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"This is how Marvel Entertainment does the multi-hero smackdown thing, and man, does it deliver." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2016
4/5 87%

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015)

"A fluke phenomenon like this couldn't happen now, but we should be grateful it ever happened at all." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"While Nichols' much-anticipated new work Midnight Special will not be the film to break him through to a wider audience, there are enough unique qualities in play to suggest his time is drawing tantalisingly near." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 20, 2016
3/5 100%

Wide Open Sky (2015)

"The uplifting, world-altering effect on the kids is there for all to see, and is a privilege to witness." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Rams (HrĂștar) (2016)

"The remote rural setting plays a key part in the success of Rams, as do the rustically endearing lead performances of Sigurjonsson, Juliusson and their ovine co-stars." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2016
1.5/5 22%

The Boss (2016)

"Tellingly, and depressingly, the exit point for many a sketchy scene is simply McCarthy saying something inappropriate in the company of young children or better-behaved adults." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/5 13%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"Unless you're hellbent on collecting the set, there is no real need to stick around for next year's finale." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 13, 2016
3/5 95%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Such is the immediacy and authenticity of The Jungle Book's spellbinding imagery that you barely notice the storytelling never quite comes together in the same satisfying way." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4/5 97%

Sherpa (2015)

"This sobering, revealing and appreciably raw documentary presents a very different picture of what happens up on Mount Everest during peak climbing periods." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 6, 2016
2.5/5 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"While there is still a fire in Moore's belly in what is now the closing phase of his career, there is more smoke than actual flames in his latest work." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 6, 2016
1.5/5 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"It's a prequel, it's a sequel, and it's in no way equal to the movie that came before." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Apr 6, 2016
3.5/5 95%

Eye In The Sky (2016)

"Look to Eye in the Sky, and you'll find an intelligent, well-rounded military drama, challenging both the efficiency and ethics of modern remote-controlled warfare." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/5 87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"If the little-'uns aren't in the mood for a repeat viewing of the far-superior Zootopia, then this just about does the trick." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2016
0.5/5 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"As lazy, lightweight and lacklustre as any comedy conspiring to cash in on former glories can be." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/5 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"The uncomfortable energy which ebbs and flows between this quartet is anything but uncomfortable to witness as a viewer." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/5 27%

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"When the head-to-head heavy hitting finally transpires -- be patient, for it takes some time to get there -- Dawn of Justice delivers the shock and awe on a level befitting a superhero blockbuster of such massive scale." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/5 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"A lively and universally accessible story is set in an idealised, human-free future where animals of all species have learned to live as one." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/5 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"A plain-wrapped, blood-soaked guilty pleasure from beginning to end, this sequel to the unlikely 2013 action hit Olympus Has Fallen delivers exactly what its target audience wants." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 91%

The Witch (2016)

"A slow and sinister exercise in ever-escalating dread, The Witch is quite unlike any other horror movie you have ever seen. Or felt." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3.5/5 90%

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

"You didn't see it coming. You won't know where it's going. That is the selective takeaway from 10 Cloverfield Lane, a shrewdly efficient thriller from first-time filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/5 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"Miracles From Heaven goes about its business with a modesty and dignity you don't see much at the pictures these days." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

The Will To Fly (2016)

"Most contemporary docos on sports subjects are straight exercises in brand management, and invariably tend towards bland homage. Not this one." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 85%

The Daughter (2015)

"Delicately unsettling and decidedly affecting in equal measure, this well-acted Australian drama is sure to divide audiences in coming weeks." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 89%

The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016)

"While the story can often be hard to follow, the director's emotive brand of atmospherics leaves a lasting mark throughout." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/5 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"After his new movie Grimsby, Cohen's time at the cutting edge is clearly over." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"If you need a mid-strength shot of maritime heroics set against insanely inclement weather, this simple affair will do just nicely." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 3, 2016
4.5/5 96%

Son of Saul (2015)

"A stunning cinematic achievement." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3.5/5 91%

The Lady In The Van (2015)

"[A] delightful and engrossing comedy-drama." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1/5 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Imagine a crummy Clash Of the Titans clone, relocated to an up-market men's-mag version of Ancient Egypt, where the tanning salons and smile-brightening clinics appear to have done a roaring trade." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3/5 54%

Triple 9 (2016)

"While its vital signs might fluctuate wildly, there is a gritty resolve to this tale that ultimately rewards any perseverance sent its way." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3.5/5 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"This is very much a loopy lark concerned with a lost past Hollywood will never reclaim." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2.5/5 42%

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"This combo of the beloved 19th century novel by Jane Austen and the unquenchable modern demand for all things zombie-fied is utterly daft and totally dispensable. Nevertheless, there are moments of real invention and undeniable wit to be found." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/5 51%

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016)

"The straight route taken through this true story of dual attacks on US diplomatic and intelligence interests in Libya -- and the controversial role played by hired military contractors in the aftermath -- is undoubtedly effective." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 24, 2016
2/5 15%

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"The harder Hart and Cube try this time around, the less funny this so-so-sequel becomes." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 74%

Trumbo (2015)

"If you are vaguely aware of his peerless reputation -- or of the noble stand Trumbo took during a dark time in American history -- then you'll be content enough with this basic biopic of the man. Even if it isn't a helluva movie." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 61%

Concussion (2015)

"Smith still does a fine job of communicating the stubborn resilience of Omalu, an admirably unapologetic whistleblower so committed to the CTE cause he paid for his lifesaving research out of his own pocket." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/5 49%

How To Be Single (2016)

"[A] rom-com that actually improves noticeably from the halfway mark after getting off to a most awkward start. Whether viewers will have the patience to wait for this unevenly structured affair to get its act together, well, only timing will tell." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3.5/5 84%

Deadpool (2016)

""I may be super, but I'm no hero," declares the title character. He is not lying." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
1.5/5 52%

Risen (2016)

"Director Kevin Reynolds doesn't seem to realise he has one of western religion's ripping-est yarns on his hands. Instead, he gives us yet another movie Jesus that is nothing more than long hair and knowing stares." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 97%

45 Years (2015)

"A searing drama charged with raw, yet poignant fury." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Though the big laughs are well spaced out here, there is a sussed silliness to proceedings that never goes close to wearing out its welcome." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/5 86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"This is one small corner of a portrait, magnified to the extreme. If you do happen to find this product user-friendly, it will be due to the aptly intuitive design of Fassbender's excellent performance in the title role." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2016
0/5 11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"This movie is just not funny in any way." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2/5 12%

The Choice (2016)

"Just in time for Valentine's Day, here comes the movie equivalent of a red, heart-shaped foil balloon attached to a cheap plastic stick." ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2016