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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
3.5/5 90% American Made (2017) Tom Cruise (delivering his best work in ages) plays Barry Seal, a small-time commercial airline pilot recruited by the CIA to conduct top-secret surveillance flights across Latin America in the late 1970s.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/5 54% 47 Meters Down (2017) Though the heroines make some terribly dumb moves in their bid to survive the ordeal, the script's clever reminders about deep-sea dos and don'ts will keep viewers invested in ascertaining the final outcome.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3.5/5 88% Maudie (2017) A lead performance alive with exquisite spirit and inspiration elevates Maudie, a selective biopic of famous Canadian 'outsider' artist Maud Lewis, well above what could have been a very sketchy outcome.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
4.5/5 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) So how does this 1991 action classic stack up in 2017? Pretty darn good, actually.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The more you concentrate on looking for a coherent story from The Dark Tower, the more remote your chances are of ever finding one.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2.5/5 44% Hampstead (2017) Nice, but not all that necessary.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3.5/5 94% Logan Lucky (2017) An eccentric combo of scrappy crime caper and angular redneck comedy, Logan Lucky shouldn't work anywhere near well as it does.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Madame (2017) Enter at your own peril. And also be warned that Collette issues one of the few complete performance misfires of her career with a very loud bang.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) [An] erratic movie experience that can only be described as an Avatar that doesn't 'av-a-clue'.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3.5/5 68% The Wall (2017) Here is a war movie every bit as different and diverting as the great Dunkirk, yet reduced to the most minimal scale imaginable.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 67% Annabelle: Creation (2017) This middle-of-the-road origin story still carries enough creepy oomph to have plenty of horror fans waking in the middle of the night.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
2.5/5 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Yes, the man has a message. But the man is not the message. There is too much at stake now to think otherwise.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
1/5 22% The Time of Their Lives (2017) No old gold dazzling away here, folks. Just rust, as far as the eye can see.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3.5/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) While the finer points of the story are impossible to follow, Theron deploys bewitching beauty, bone-breaking brawn and belittling eye contact that is impossible to resist.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
4/5 85% Wind River (2017) Wind River [is] a cold-case thriller that chills to the bone.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
3/5 83% The Trip to Spain (2017) If you have dug their past work, the pair remain exceedingly great fun on an eavesdropping basis.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Nanjiani and Gordon's sharp, intuitive scripting has a lot to say about modern love, age-old prejudices and the simple act of being there for someone who doesn't even know you're there.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
3/5 88% A Monster Calls (2017) While its energy levels can sometimes drop - and audience interest levels as well -- there is still much to admire about A Monster Calls. Particularly the textured lead performance of young Lewis MacDougall.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) While a steady flow of utter helplessness and heartbreak cascades through this unusually affecting movie, so too do warm currents of humour and hope.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It also roams an exalted plane of entertainment few blockbusters ever reach: crafting fare of a fine calibre that satisfies thrill seekers and deep thinkers alike.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
1.5/5 9% The Black Prince (2017) The Black Prince is one of those big, bland international co-productions where many cooks are involved, but no one is really sure what the recipe should be.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) It only takes a matter of minutes for Dunkirk to convey the unmistakeable notion you are in the presence of true cinematic greatness. This is what a masterpiece looks like. Sounds like. Feels like.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3.5/5 71% To the Bone (2017) Those who watch the whole film will not only find it informative, enlightening and time well spent. They will also agree it cannot and will not incentivise any viewer to go out and get themselves an eating disorder.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) A finely-crafted crafted drama tiptoeing a high wire dividing the languid from the lurid, The Beguiled can both intrigue and infuriate where it so sees fit.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver rewrites the four-wheeled film textbook on how to tear up tarmac with style, substance and spectacularly syncopated stunts that just never, ever let up.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/5 100% Chicken People (2016) What works so soundly in Chicken People's favour is that it never goes about its business in a condescending way.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Expertly crafted - astonishingly so, at times - and precisely, punishingly performed, It Comes at Night is a highly effective exercise in the controlled release of raw, relentless dread.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) By all means put out the welcome mat for this Homecoming, but just don't expect too many vivid memories of the visit.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3.5/5 85% Okja (2017) Though strangely delightful gives way to downright disturbing as the movie wears on, there is no way you can resist or forget the wilful, winning weirdness of it all.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 17% The House (2017) Nothing truly classic happening here in The House, but in a year that has been deathly for worthwhile comedies, this is an easy kill for a dependable number of laughs.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3.5/5 75% McLaren (2016) A fascinating and genuinely illuminating documentary about New Zealand motor racing icon Bruce McLaren.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 88% Una (2017) Uncompromising, unforgettable stuff.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4.5/5 92% Hotel Coolgardie (2016) Jaw-dropping, stomach-churning and thought-provoking -- literally always at the same time -- Hotel Coolgardie is one of the most confronting and compelling documentaries ever filmed in this country.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) For his final duties as Transformers mastermind, Bay has wholeheartedly embraced a less-is-more philosophy: The Last Knight has that rare knack of making less sense the more you focus on it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) This is anything but a puff piece, and is worthy of consideration purely for its willingness to address certain controversial aspects of Houston's sad life story.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
4.5/5 98% Kedi (2017) This captivating documentary casts a serenely powerful spell as it explores the extraordinary bond shared between the Turkish city's omnipresent four-pawed nomads and the humans who look after them.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
1/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) Even hard line fans prepared to concede that 'Pac is too complex and contradictory a figure to ever be truly captured on-screen will be shocked by how far this poorly scripted, dreadfully directed affair misses the mark of the man.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) A winningly amusing and action-packed pre-credits sequence is the first of several indications that Despicable Me 3 will go close to matching the original in its ability to engage, excite and delight.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 48% Rough Night (2017) Sharp writing and busy pacing ensures Rough Night effortlessly appeals to more viewers than it appals.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) What follows is an engrossing game of cat-and-mouse between a woman who may know too much of the world, and a man who definitely has seen too little of it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2.5/5 48% Churchill (2017) A uneven historical biopic, Churchill can certainly be mildly absorbing at times, but stridently tedious at others.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Though the movie gets off to a very sluggish start - and ends with an ever-so-slightly ungainly stumble -- it is for the most part an entertaining, if kind of silly adventure flick.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3.5/5 94% Neruda (2016) Visually, however, Neruda is a transfixing triumph, bending and erasing conventional cinema boundaries with dazzling ease.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/5 19% Baywatch (2017) While Baywatch ain't all bad -- it stars the unfeasibly likeable Dwayne Johnson, for cryin' out loud -- there isn't enough good stuff to fill a two-hour movie.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
4.5/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Highly recommended as one of the year's best.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The major problem is its marathon duration of 140 minutes, way too long for a blockbuster noticeably bereft of sustained wow-factor spectacle.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
1.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead men may indeed tell no tales, but dead film franchises will go right on tearing up tickets until audiences finally wise up.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/5 53% War Machine (2017) Worth a look if you're feeling both adventurous and patient.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2.5/5 78% Don't Tell (2017) A middling courtroom drama at best,‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The return of a perfectly-cast Keanu Reeves as the title character -- a black-suited, blank-faced assassin with a peculiarly colourful code of ethics -- is nothing short of a trashy triumph.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017