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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 98% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It is definitely no classic, but an appreciably looser, livelier approach will reinvigorate those beginning to tire of the standard Marvel formula.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) ... the serenely strange world conjured by Brigsby Bear is as one-of-a-kind as it gets in 2017.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 59% The Foreigner (2017) Due to its seen-it-all-before premise, this no-frills action-thriller is as old school as this kind of fare can be.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 30% Home Again (2017) The cosy, life-affirming situation depicted here is incredibly hard to believe, yet very easy to sit back and take in.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) ... Sandler delivers the standout performance of what is an incredibly well-acted picture.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 67% Happy Death Day (2017) At its best, Happy Death Day is big, trashy fun, best seen with small expectations. At its worst, it's just trash ... but it's still fun!‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Blue (2017) ... the gravity of the ever-worsening situations in our seas hits home with unmistakeable and lasting impact.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 89% Good Time (2017) How good is Pattinson here? Scary good. De-Niro-in-the-1970s-good.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 42% The Mountain Between Us (2017) For what is supposed to be a stirring tale of survival against incredible odds, everything depicted here gives off a stilted vibe that does not invite your complete involvement.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 35% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) ... it must be said that boredom never once sets in here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3.5/5 67% Happy Death Day (2017) Cleverly, the filmmakers know we'll all gonna keep watching to see what happens, even if it is against our better judgment.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 60% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) While this low-key heart-squeezer isn't quite in the same league as the hauntingly beguiling Your Name, it is hard to resist its daydreamy, will-they-or-won't-they? vibe for long.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 76% Final Portrait (2017) A low-key drama of consistently high quality... ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1.5/5 5% Flatliners (2017) The problem here is that the filmmakers involved have solemnly conducted their job as if they are handling a revered cinematic sacrament.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Not since the great Mad Max: Fury Road has a game-changing conceptual vision landed on the big screen so fully and forcefully realised.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
4/5 100% The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017) By the end of Right Here, you'll no longer have 'em filed away as the greatest band to ever hail from Brisbane...you'll simply remember The Go-Betweens as a great band.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The movie is stretching credibility a bit far when it comes to establishing the lasting significance of the freakish contest which ends this saga.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
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 69% 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 68% 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 83% 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 51% 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 83% 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 85% 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 87% 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 71% 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 87% 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 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 15% 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 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 49% 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 69% 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 18% 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 76% 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 87% 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