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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 73% 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 90% Una (2016) 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 88% 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 97% 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 20% 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 81% 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 49% 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 75% 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 20% 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 54% 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 89% 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
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) When it's time for some computer-generated spectacle to fuel the mythical mayhem that will help Arthur conquer Camelot, Legend Of the Sword forgets how to be fun for a while.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/5 77% Viceroy's House (2017) A chunky clunky history lesson, Viceroy's House leaves you feeling as if you've been kept back after school for something you did not do.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
1.5/5 35% Snatched (2017) There is nothing remotely infectious about the work of the featured players in Snatched.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2.5/5 91% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) When comes to completing an honest portrait of the real Heath Ledger, the film falls well short of expectations.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Proximity (2016) A calming, contemplative experience sure to be relished by surf devotees.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
4.5/5 100% Whiteley (2017) A comprehensive cinematic chronicle of the extraordinary life, times and art of the late Australian painter Brett Whiteley is long overdue. This exemplary documentary has made the wait absolutely worthwhile.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott deftly combines the obligatory chest-bursting gore of the classic Alien movies with the mind-expanding philosophical questing of 2012's divisive demi-prequel Prometheus.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Tears will undoubtedly be jerked, but your brain will be unceremoniously twerked upon by a blandly bonkers story of repeat reincarnations.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3/5 100% Pork Pie (2017) Refreshingly, Pork Pie's oh-so-analog swerves, slides, skids and collisions are just as exciting as the digitally-enhanced stuff to which Hollywood has become hopelessly dependent.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
2.5/5 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) While the film is capable enough of chronicling the heroism and bravery of the Żabińskis, it does lack the emotional clout that should come with such drastic matters of life and death as those depicted here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is one of the great movie experiences of 2017.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
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
81% 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 87% 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 90% 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 76% 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 46% Going in Style (2017) Unfailingly genial, yet unrelentingly generic.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2.5/5 23% 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 80% 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 90% 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 79% 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 94% 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 90% 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