Leigh Paatsch Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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 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 50%

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 14%

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 48%

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
2/5 43%

Looking for Grace (2015)

"What sometimes shapes as promising about a bitsy tale of an outback search for a missing teen is never quite delivered upon here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4.5/5 96%

Spotlight (2015)

"Both a cry from the heart for victims of sexual abuse and a vivid reminder of the fading art of investigative journalism, Spotlight is deservedly one of the frontrunners for the next Best Picture Oscar." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3/5 76%

Goosebumps (2015)

"Though the final act is a bit of a cop-out after all the good work that has gone before, this jumpy little affair is still a marked cut above what many thought it would be." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 69%

The Danish Girl (2015)

"The wonderfully nuanced and totally believable performances of Redmayne and Vikander are sometimes smothered by the unnecessarily conservative approach in play here." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 94%

Room (2015)

"Larson's economical, yet electrifying performance is all but guaranteed to win her the next Best Actress Oscar. Her intimate chemistry with young Tremblay (also unbelievably strong, in totally different ways) is a force that cannot be denied throughout." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 75%

The Hateful Eight (2015)

"This time around, you had better bring along all the patience you can muster - and perhaps some forgiveness as well -- or The Hateful Eight will not meet your heightened hopes." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 88%

The Big Short (2015)

"You are never going to fully grasp how the hell the economy melted down in 2008. However, stick with the movie, and you will come to feel the injustice and insanity that fuelled the whole dollars-disappearing debacle." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"Nothing essential going on here, really, but capable of supplying an effective escapist diversion for those who need it fast." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 22, 2016
2.5/5 60%

Sisters (2015)

"Though Sisters does briefly achieve the right levels of relentlessly reckless humour at the height of the aforementioned party, there are protracted spells either side of the main event where even a mild chuckle is hard to find." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/5 9%

Point Break (2015)

"The movie knows how to mount a lively array of big-ticket action sequences when required but knows little of the small details that keeps a story worth following." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4/5 73%

Youth (2015)

"Though a tenderly reflective tone is very carefully sustained throughout Youth, this beguiling mood piece is also pulsing with a restless energy that will keep viewers engaged and alert." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/5 77%

The Good Dinosaur (2015)

"Just nice, basic fun, really." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/5 31%

Daddy's Home (2015)

"This is a flat, forced unnecessarily crass, not-so-family-friendly comedy." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"The long wait is over, and the news is good: The Force Awakens heralds the new dawn you hoped for." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/5 73%

Suffragette (2015)

"The film really comes into its own when it rams home to the viewer the daunting risks that came with a commitment to what was very much an unpopular, outlaw cause at the time." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 60%

Joy (2015)

"There is a lot of story to be covered throughout Joy. And being a story that is principally concerned with making sales, the film owes everything to Lawrence's proven ability to seal a deal when the acting chips are down." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/5 43%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

"After two dreary hours of this, In the Heart of the Sea finally hits dry land and collapses in a state of complete exhaustion." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 91%

The End Of The Tour (2015)

"Considering how much of The End Of the Tour is comprised of the uncinematic sight of two men of letters merely swapping notes in a rapid-fire fashion, it becomes surprisingly compelling from an early stage." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 62%

Truth (2015)

"Media junkies with a fascination for the inner workings of the news business will be transfixed by how this all happened, and where those involved ended up." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 66%

The Night Before (2015)

"In one or two more similar movies' time, Rogen will be too old to get you to puff on this stuff anymore. So roll up and inhale while you still can." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 58%

The Program (2016)

"What The Program does lack in fine detail, it mostly makes up for with a sickening physical representation of Armstrong (played solidly enough under trying conditions by Ben Foster) at the height of his war on honesty." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 54%

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

"This enjoyable sequel lands a slight notch below the original, only because of a few scenes lazily squeezing more juice out of its predecessor's best gags." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3.5/5 94%

Creed (2015)

"It is not for me to reveal whether the skirmish will last its allotted 12 rounds. However, you should know it is 120 times the spectacle of that flippin' awful Mayweather-Pacquiao farce." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 25, 2015
1.5/5 15%

Absolutely Anything (2015)

"Sounds like fun? Let me assure you, it ain't." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/5 92%

99 Homes (2015)

"Worried about how you're going to pay that next clump of bills? Then 99 Homes will bring on long and lasting nightmares." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2015
1/5 46%

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Since crafting a potently polarising masterpiece with 2011's The Tree Of Life, Malick has become a man on a mission. A mission to stuff a movie so full of coded self-indulgence it seems like a perverse joke that has misplaced its own punchline." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/5 39%

Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

"Kidman and Roberts are both excellent throughout, applying judicious measures of restraint and composure to their performances that we haven't seem from either in quite some time." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3.5/5 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"Without giving anything away, the entire Hunger Games experience expires just as the right notes -- a unique combination of relief, resignation and redemption -- have been definitively struck." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2.5/5 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Though the impressively-staged action sequences vary in potency, they never bore. That is the job of Spectre's snoozy bad-dude Oberhauser, who spends more time villain-splaining what he might be up to, rather than committing actual acts of villainy." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 12, 2015

5 to 7 (2015)

"Go along with the dopey premise of 5 To 7 for as long as you can, and its guilty-pleasure charms will kind of grow on you." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"It is the film's gentle exploration of how its shy and endearingly modest subject coped in the wake of that chilling shooting that truly resonates with viewers of all ages (and walks of life)." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2015
1/5 45%

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

"Imagine Shaun Of the Dead, only with a packet of no-name American teen noodles in the lead roles, and jokes so laugh-resistant they could cover the planet in tumbleweeds." ‐Herald Sun (Australia)
Posted Nov 11, 2015
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