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
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Goes without saying this is already a lock for one of the best movies of 2018.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther doesn't just hit its marks. It leaves marks. Landmarks. So get in the queue now, people.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
1.5/5 11% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) The best that can be said of Fifty Shades Freed is that it offers the lasting relief of knowing the franchise won't ever be calling for another hook-up.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
4/5 99% Jane (2017) Pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall has been the subject of several documentaries throughout her long, prominent and unique career. However, this new one from National Geographic's prestige production unit is clearly the best to date.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3/5 39% Den of Thieves (2018) While there are plenty of ear-shattering shootouts and bone-breaking fight scenes to give hardcore action fans the rush they demand, there is also a twisty, turny story and many well-defined characters to delve into if the mood takes you.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread is a definitive return to the same great form that marked his last collaboration with Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) While Molly Bloom is undoubtedly a tough nut, the manner in which Chastain handles how her character will ultimately crack gives the movie a weight that Sorkin's speedy, breezy style could never have achieved on its own.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
3.5/5 84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) ... Mary and the Witch's Flower lives up to Ghibli's famously high standards...‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Obama is great company throughout the film, even if he sometimes does give off the contradictory air of a man carefully keeping his distance from those colleagues closest to him.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
5/5 97% Sweet Country (2017) The superb new Australian drama Sweet Country does not so much open as immediately close in all around you.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
1.5/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Dullness abounds, with only the odd sudden explosion or gunfight to keep you awake.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) For all the tabloid-baiting, trailer-trashing high-jinks recklessly commemorated here, there is also a subtle sense of sorrow conveyed about the wasted lives these events chewed up and spat out.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) While Sally Hawkins has been an exemplary actor for a long time now - go find her stunning work in last year's Maudie if you missed it - she takes everything to an imposing, yet intimate new level in The Shape of Water.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3.5/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman seizes upon his character's many flaws and magically turns them into saving graces...‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) If pure cinematic pedigree counts for anything these days, then The Post just has to be the best-bred movie to happen along in a long time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) If ever a flimsy film franchise was going to fold in on itself by instalment three, you would bet the house it would be Pitch Perfect.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4.5/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Funny, sad, wildly unpredictable and shrewdly insightful, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a movie that defiantly marches to the beat of its own drum.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2.5/5 66% Breathe (2017) Breathe is an interesting, if ineffectual biopic.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4.5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Based on the acclaimed 2007 novel by Andre Aciman, Call Me By Your Name builds slowly, but surely into a truly great work of purely emotive cinema.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) No doubt, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is empty-calorie escapist fun for the most part, even if it sometimes overcooks what remains a simple recipe to entertain.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman is a weapons-grade musical of the old school, loaded to its high-spirited hilt with forced smiles and willful warbling.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4.5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) So beautiful, heartbreaking and unassumingly masterful from beginning to end, The Florida Project is undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2017.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 51% Downsizing (2017) The pure ambition of the story - and the inquisitive and contemplative manner in which it is told - is laced with a sincerity that is rare in a Hollywood production.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The netherworld into Miguel and his ultra-adorable (and hyper-clumsy) canine sidekick Dante must journey is pure Pixar creativity at its eye-popping visual best.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) While this won't considered the best animated production of the coming holiday season, Ferdinand is a vibrant and engaging affair that doesn't forget the timeless message about aggression and bullying Leaf intended to impart.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The good news on the sequel is that one good minor miracle deserves another: Paddington 2 is the equal of its predecessor, not allowing standards to slip anywhere.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2.5/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) So it goes for Wonder Wheel, an uneven drama-comedy which often looks stunning and emotes with great clarity. But not always at the same time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) ... it is the enduring, infectiously unsettling weirdness of Tommy Wiseau which ultimately delivers one of the most amusing comedies of 2017.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) ... Wonder lives up to its title in several ways.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
2.5/5 44% The Star (2017) It will be best enjoyed by toddlers who have yet to see a Shrek movie, or prise open a Holy Bible.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3.5/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) A superb ensemble cast... ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) A pleasant enough, if slightly disjointed Christmas film, following a string of hard historical fact with fanciful detours into fiction.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
1/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Sadly, the results end up just as lame and lazy as they were in the original, though with a bitter aftertaste (lessness) that was never there before.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/5 9% Tulip Fever (2017) How all of this could have been played so straight - and ended up so politely dull - will bend minds for years to come.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) As this serious (often bordering on stern) biopic shows us, Milne's wistful lightness of touch as a writer came from quite a heavy place.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/5 79% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) Both players are fascinating characters in their own right. Even more so once their stridently different temperaments come into play.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 98% Lucky (2017) Consider this tumblin' tumbleweed of a movie the perfect way to say goodbye to the great Harry Dean Stanton.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The relentless strangeness of the production casts a hypnotic spell that rents a room in your mind, and keeps renovating it without your permission.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) With the stakes as low as this, it should come as no surprise that Justice League stays locked in a groove that neither overwhelms nor underwhelms.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 82% Brad's Status (2017) While the actor could indeed handle a movie like Brad's Status in his sleep, Stiller does hustle something alert and relatively affecting from this very familiar material.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 84% Detroit (2017) It is of little importance that the harrowing true story depicted in Detroit happened 50 years ago.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2.5/5 55% Jungle (2017) While Jungle is not the ideal showcase for any actor - the scripting is wispy and the pacing is inordinately slack - Radcliffe gives everything a red hot go from start to finish.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2.5/5 54% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) Unfortunately, an unseemly proportion of the running time of Notorious is wasted by its constant feeding of McGregor's monstrous ego.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Though this shamelessly showboating affair almost stuffs up the ending, the movie ticks enough of the right boxes to adequately satisfy the world's many Poirot purists (and Christie crackpots).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
2/5 34% Jigsaw (2017) You know the drill here. A movie like Jigsaw is not here to make friends. It is here to make you feel as if you might be about to lose your lunch.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
1/5 54% Three Summers (2017) A bad movie like this just provides a convenient argument to stay away from local fare until further notice.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 84% Loving Vincent (2017) An ethereal hybrid of biopic, drama and investigative mystery, Loving Vincent is quite unlike anything seen on screen before.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
2.5/5 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Each performer brings something endearing to the mix, a blessing in the second half of the movie, where sluggish pacing means it goes close to outstaying its welcome.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) A stinging little dose of social (media) commentary, Ingrid Goes West goes to some highly provocative, but very relevant places.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
1.5/5 13% Geostorm (2017) In the D-grade disaster movie Geostorm, meteorology has turned malicious.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017