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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
4.5/5 65% Zidane, un Portrait du 21e Siècle (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) (2006) If you believe soccer is indeed the beautiful game, then you're destined to fall hopelessly in love with what you see here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) It is a Scarlett Johansson movie, but not as we know it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2.5/5 44% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream) (2005) There is a bulky bundle of sports movie cliches to sort through here if you do intend to follow the rise of wizardly soccer winger Santiago Munez (Kuno Becker)...‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3.5/5 67% Friends With Kids (2012) A strong support cast (featuring Bridesmaids trio Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd) are just as amusing as the leads.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Always worth a look for its all-star cast of funnymen - led by Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr. and (yes, he really is funny here) Tom Cruise.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 79% The Hangover (2009) Though it looks like just another men-will-be-guys-will-be-boys-will-be-idiots affair, this well-scripted affair still stands up as a refreshingly unpredictable laugh machine.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4.5/5 89% Knocked Up (2007) What really sells it is a fantastic support cast featuring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill and Leslie Mann.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) This movie will either touch you with its genial brand of poignancy, or torment you with its mawkish manipulation of your emotions.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) A beautiful, elegiac drama based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, Disobedience presents a tender, yet tenderising clash between a rigid faith and an unshakeable conviction.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/5 55% Tag (2018) Overall, Tag is definitely as average as mainstream movies get these days.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4.5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) What more can be said? Everything is as excellent as it could and should be for Incredibles 2, with the added bonus of a spectacular unveiling of baby Jack-Jack's much-discussed secret superpower.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3.5/5 100% Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (2018) The main thrust of the show is centred on Martin and Short's prodigious capabilities as both raconteurs (Steve's story about meeting Elvis in Vegas in 1970 is a highlight) and improvisers (especially with off-the-cuff insults) are a sincere delight.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3.5/5 100% Nothing Like a Dame (Tea With the Dames) (2018) A lovely, lively and quick little eavesdrop session.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 71% Kodachrome (2018) A trio of fine lead performances effortlessly elevates Kodachrome, a modest American dramatic comedy some viewers may feel they have seen before.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
5/5 90% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary's carefully controlled release of essential intel bleeds its way into your consciousness and steadily sets about leaving a bruise there.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/5 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) The stakes just never seem all that high, especially when the filmmakers must keep downing tools to cram in some crummy walk-ons from the likes of Maria Sharapova, Katie Holmes, Serena Williams and Anna Wintour.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2/5 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Don't go expecting another Deadpool from Ryan Reynolds and this tired, lacklustre action comedy.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 34% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) This lavish HBO-produced adaptation certainly looks the part, but does feel a touch light on for impact considering the weight of the themes it is carrying.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/5 91% Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate) (1992) One of the best food films ever, changing its flavours as quickly the many moods of its heroine.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
3.5/5 39% Man on Fire (2004) Highly involving revenge thriller featuring yet another top-notch performance from the great Denzel Washington.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Dater's Handbook (2016) While this is one terrible telemovie in so many ways, the irresistible appeal of the leading lady keeps you hanging around until the big (and not very surprising decision) is finally made.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/5 58% The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate) (2015) After a slow start, some lively performances and shock developments keep attention levels high.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 100% Man on Wire (2008) Some of the on-the-spot footage of the eccentric French thrillseeker's exploits truly boggle the mind (including a controversial stroll Petit once took across the Sydney Harbour Bridge).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) As provocative as it is defiantly stylised (no music score, dialogue is both spare and unsparing), this is not your typical costume drama in any shape or form.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 90% Zombieland (2009) Woody Harrelson... is at his peak in this clever, fast-paced zom-com.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
2/5 52% The Bookshop (2017) Exactly why The Bookshop takes almost two hours to stitch together this threadbare tale is not so much a mystery as it is a miscalculation.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 90% Mississippi Grind (2015) Who would have thought Reynolds and Australia's own Ben Mendelsohn would be such a dynamic screen duo?‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3.5/5 30% Smokin' Aces (2007) Definitely a mess, but a hugely happening one.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 56% Woman in Gold (2015) A courtroom drama proves to be a stately change of pace for Reynolds.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) In spite of its downer of an opening act, the film achieves instant lift-off the very moment Charlie falls in with the out crowd.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Anyone not already aboard the bandwagon should make a beeline for this uncompromising prison drama, in which O'Connell plays a problematic teen doing his first extended stint in the slammer.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4.5/5 100% Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) As with her breakthrough 2016 special Baby Cobra, the ever-energetic and fearless Wong delivers a blinder of a set while in an advanced state of pregnancy.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Solo is not a big-time Star Wars movie. It is a goodtime Star Wars movie.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
1.5/5 38% Life of the Party (2018) It often feels like you are watching take 10 or 20 of a bit that lost all comic potential back at take 1 or 2.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 85% Cargo (2018) While Cargo is not quite in the same refined league as those works, this eerily effective hybrid of zombie thriller and apocalyptic odyssey deserves to be seen and appreciated by as wide an audience as possible.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3.5/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Even at a generous running time of 120 minutes, Deadpool 2 still packs a stack of fresh, fast and furious material into the mix, which all but guarantees hard line fans will up for a repeat viewing sooner than later.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3.5/5 46% Everything, Everything (2017) This affecting and genuinely engrossing adaptation of author Nicola Yoon's hit novel is a fine example of how YA fans don't have to settle for second-best.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4.5/5 100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) Newcomers to the Mulaney effect - with its sharp writing and deceptively acerbic delivery - will be blown away as well. Highly recommended.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) For all of its airs of shifting intrigue, the movie truly comes alive when Broadbent and company allow a little warmth and wit into the mix.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
2.5/5 40% Anon (2018) This slick techno-thriller is by no means the worst Netflix Original feature movie to drop in 2018. Nevertheless, considering its strong casting and creative pedigree, it could have been a whole lot better.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1.5/5 10% Unfinished Business (2015) With Vaughn virtually asleep on the job throughout, his two very uncomfortable-looking castmates are hardly going to step in and save the day.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) From start to finish, this sub-par goof-fest is cobbled together from second-hand ideas and third-rate gags.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 46% Hotel for Dogs (2009) Naturally, the dogs are the star of the show here, and some of their feats (unaided by computer effects) must be seen to be believed.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 63% Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) We all know Marley & Me is the Citizen Kane of dog movies that can drain all tear ducts. However, this one (also based on a true story) runs an honest, heartbreaking second.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 89% Bolt (2008) For very young viewers, the story is exceptionally easy to follow, and the vocal cast keep the hammy, hey-listen-to-me! stuff to a minimum.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
0/5 29% Get Hard (2015) So let the racist stereotyping and gay-panic high jinks begin!‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
0.5/5 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Unless you've been mixing your medications, your resistance to Mr Blart's charms should hold for at least the rest of your life.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
1.5/5 22% Manny Lewis (2015) Not so much a feature film as a therapy session where the star is acting as both patient and psychiatrist, Manny Lewis is a distinctly flat experience.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 62% The Reader (2008) A classy drama with a literary twist, charting the strange, strained relationship of Hannah (Kate Winslet) and Michael (David Kross).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4.5/5 90% Capote (2005) An extraordinary performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman lays bare the man who sold his soul for one hell of a story.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018