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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 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It is by no means an average movie, but it is ultimately a forgettable one: merely a pleasing trifle of a romance.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) The finest female performer in movies right now is the incomparable Isabelle Huppert, who follows her recent Oscar-nominated display in Elle with yet another tour de force.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/5 67% Free Fire (2017) The only way to remotely adequately describe this highly unorthodox action thriller is as the ultimate shootout for shut-ins.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
87% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) In its best moments, the movie is irresistible escapism of the highest order, a scrappy, wisecracking cousin to Star Wars circa 1977. However, Vol. 2 can cruise on autopilot for a touch too long at times.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3.5/5 86% Their Finest (2017) Everything about this modestly appointed all-ages affair just feels right. Their Finest certainly won't change your world, but it definitely will brighten it for a few hours.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3.5/5 91% Raw (2017) It is not often we get to see a horror film as audaciously confronting and worryingly clever as Raw.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2.5/5 80% Berlin Syndrome (2017) This slow-burning Australian-produced thriller rarely threatens to catch alight.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2.5/5 44% Going in Style (2017) Unfailingly genial, yet unrelentingly generic.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2.5/5 22% Table 19 (2017) A so-so wedding-themed tale of woe, Table 19 is an American comedy that tries valiantly to deliver more than it is ultimately capable of.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 83% Denial (2016) This moderately gripping courtroom drama centres on a bizarre and highly controversial real-life case which ran for several years almost two decades ago.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2.5/5 79% Colossal (2017) It is a monster picture. But then again, when it really, really should be, it is not. It is a clever indie comedy. But only when it feels like it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 88% Frantz (2017) One of the best French films of the past year, Frantz is a gently haunting drama about the immovable permanence and shifting potency of personal loss.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) The saving grace is the commanding presence of Stewart in virtually every scene of the picture. Your mind way wander, but you won't be able to take your eyes off her for a moment.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Mention must made of the new peaks of craziness scaled by the new film's finale. Let the record show a nuclear submarine somehow joining a high-speed chase across the Siberian tundra is going to be very hard to top in future instalments.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 93% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) The stunning ambient sound design of the picture used to convey the solitary inner world of Shoko -- in conjunction with a fantastic music score -- cap off an emphatic success on all fronts.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
1.5/5 16% CHIPS (2017) This sloppy, sluggish update isn't really interested in casually channelling the simple retro goofiness of the concept. Instead, it vaguely tries (and conspicuously fails) to be a turbocharged, two-wheeled version of last year's hit The Nice Guys.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) The old-fashion story path navigated here (much of which takes place in the US) is a lot more downbeat and realistic about the plight of young performers than many viewers will expect. The movie as a whole is all the better for it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) A mighty performance from Lassgard goes close to selling this tricky material to all customers.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Just like 2014's insanely enjoyable The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie takes many interchangeable bits and pieces from all over the place, then swiftly builds something totally unexpected and unrelentingly fun.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3.5/5 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) After laying some considerable scripting groundwork in a patience-testing opening act of the movie, Zandvliet transports us deep inside the haunted, hunted psyches of these blighted souls with uncommon sincerity and compassion.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The intensely immersive and detailed production design of the film -- particularly its spellbinding way of depicting cityscapes of the not-too-distant future -- makes this one of the most visually significant releases of recent times.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
2/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) All novelty value mined from Baldwin putting blunt business-speak in the mouth of a cute little bubba is spent very quickly here indeed.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Luckily for the movie as a whole, a lively support cast is there to pick up the slack when enjoyment levels feel as if they could be about to flag.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3.5/5 68% Life (2017) A slick, suspenseful and stomach-churning sci-fi thriller, Life is the perfect Alien movie right now for those getting all twitchy waiting for the next Alien movie.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2.5/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The end result is expensive, cheesy and instantly forgettable.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (2017) Peppa Pig has been TV's toast of the toddlers all around the world for almost two decades now, so a shot at movie stardom is well and truly deserved.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
2.5/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) At a health-unconscious running time of 146 minutes and with scripting prone to bouts of short-term amnesia, some viewers won't need a second opinion to write the whole thing off as a sick joke.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4.5/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) In The Eagle Huntress, we have a warm, inviting and highly atmospheric documentary that can be shared by the whole family.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) What Nichols finds in his close character study of Richard and Mildred Loving is rebellion in its purest, most dignified form.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/5 66% Before I Fall (2017) Though this movie is a clear notch below recent high watermarks of its genre such as Diary of a Teenage Girl and Edge of Seventeen, it does extract some pressing and lasting insights from the experience of a life lived like there is literally no tomorrow.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
0/5 17% A Few Less Men (2016) Nobody in their right mind could have wished for a sequel to the awful 2011 Australian comedy A Few Best Men. Nevertheless, it still comes as a shock to witness how wrong this moronically mucky follow-up gets it from start to finish.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) An absorbingly intricate drama of rare intelligence and grace.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It could have been an absolute calamity. Instead, you can consider this a triumphant coronation : Kong is king once more.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 71% Miss Sloane (2016) Be prepared to stay alert throughout Miss Sloane, or stay away until it drops on home video, where a little pause/rewind will come in very handy.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2.5/5 72% Jasper Jones (2016) Uneven plotting and unnecessary tweaks to what made the book so great holds the movie back from becoming anything more than occasionally good.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Overall, this is a surprisingly strong entry in the X-Men canon, radically different where it counts, but always respectfully honouring Wolverine's hard-earned heritage as a character.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
2.5/5 41% Alone in Berlin (2017) Unfortunately, the relatively sedate nature of the couple's clandestine operations is not all that cinematic, and stoic, straight-bat scripting and direction can make the film seem more dreary than it really should be.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/5 100% The Family (2016) A structurally shaky, but nevertheless unsettling documentary about the bizarre goings-on inside a secret sect founded right here in Australia.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 6% Rings (2017) The bulk of Rings is content to repeat former gory glories (often not so coherently) for minimal impact.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) There is a vital, saddening and illuminating story to be told here, and unfortunately, it doesn't always get the chance to make itself heard.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3.5/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) While T2 never gives off the same contact highs as the original Trainspotting, the writing, direction and performances are all primed to deliver a valid new perspective on these characters.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1.5/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) The plotting of Fist Fight is so bare-bones it borders on skeletal.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) First-time director Adam Smith struggles to execute some crucial changes in tone, which often means sudden shifts from menacing dramatic developments to oddball moments of random comic relief can leave viewers floundering.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Cracks inevitably appear in the entertainment prospects of The Great Wall due to its obligation to tell its story in two languages at the same time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
2.5/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) This is one of those unfailingly nice, middle-of-the-road movies that always has its heart in the right place, even if its head is sometimes elsewhere.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Wonderfully unconventional, yet highly enjoyable.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/5 93% Fences (2016) There is no doubting the power and the fury charging through the work of Washington -- who also directs here -- and a few of his most compelling speeches rank as true master classes in wielding the spoken word as a weapon.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Only Donald Trump is more shameless when it comes to the 24/7 flaunting of great wealth and poor taste.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) The sheer energy of the cast of Hidden Figures and the pure curiosity provoked by its subject are simply too warm and inviting to resist.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
2.5/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This latest offering of offings is a slight improvement over some feeble recent work.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017