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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
2.5/5 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) this martial arts-driven affair marks a steady drop in quality for the tricksy, bricksy franchise that is hard to overlook.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) A sweet, silly and fun animated comedy, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is adapted from the lovably lowbrow children's books of author-illustrator Dav Pilkey.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4/5 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Salma Hayek gives a career-best performance in the title role... ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
1/5 67% mother! (2017) The overall effect is both desperately cryptic and preciously pointless, like repeatedly taking a wrong turn down David Lynch's Mulholland Drive in a car with four flat tyres.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
0/5 10% The Emoji Movie (2017) Come back, The Angry Birds Movie, you 2016 cartoon calamity! Not only is all forgiven. You are a paragon of taste, restraint and higher learning when compared to this year's app-trocity leaping from phone screen to big screen.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 33% American Assassin (2017) A rudimentary run-and-gun action thriller, American Assassin does the job in largely workmanlike fashion, save for the surprise sighting of prestige actor Michael Keaton... ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) ... Dench sets a cracking clip, forcing the rest of the movie to keep up with her impish, sly and open-hearted performance.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 84% Patti Cake$ (2017) This is a big-hearted, beautiful and downright uplifting movie, which stands up strongly when compared to great hip-hop dramas like 8 Mile and Hustle & Flow.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2.5/5 50% The Dinner (2017) An odd drama that never quite finds the precise rhythm required, The Dinner is admirably uncompromising on some fronts, and annoyingly compromised on others.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 82% That's Not Me (2017) Though the movie has some problems finding a satisfactory ending, its refreshingly relaxed feel and a wonderful performance by Foulcher in a deceptively demanding role ensures it never outstays its welcome.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Worth a look only for the occasional outburst of ungentlemanly high-jinks on the links.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 84% It (2017) The fraught, yet immersive It experience delivers a complete and lasting rush, not unlike an entire season of the Netflix classic Stranger Things administered in a single, powerful two-hour dose.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/5 89% Girls Trip (2017) However, for all of its ferocious sexual frankness and ear-burningly colourful language, Girls Trip not only knows how to land a big laugh, but also how to sustain and magnify it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3/5 86% Ali's Wedding (2017) To be frank, Ali's Wedding can come across as a bit plain when compared to the recent culture-clashed rom-com triumph of The Big Sick, but it remains a fine effort nonetheless.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
3/5 72% Gifted (2017) It is all too rare that an experienced actor and a relative newcomer remain 'on the same page' so closely and effectively.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Small Town Killers (2017) Due to a few cultural nuances definitely lost in translation, the movie's kooky sense of humour does not always cut through.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet All for One (2017) The biggest drawback is the film's tendency to forget itself when it comes to impartially - and just as importantly, thoroughly - reporting the GreenEdge story.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/5 88% 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 53% 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 89% 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 43% Hampstead (2017) Nice, but not all that necessary.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
3.5/5 93% 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 20% 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 50% 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 67% 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 68% 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 78% 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 19% 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 86% 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 85% 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 92% 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 69% 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 93% 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 89% 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 77% 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 83% Una (2017) Uncompromising, unforgettable stuff.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
4.5/5 93% 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