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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 27% 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 70% 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 83% 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 48% 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's Australian Holiday (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 40% 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 67% 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 78% 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 71% 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 77% 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
3.5/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Indicative of how Patriots Day keeps getting the basics right is also evident in how it approaches the dicey issue of depicting the bombers themselves.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) This superbly written and acted American drama extracts so many perfect moments from one man's imperfect mourning process that it simply must be hailed as one of the best films you will see in 2017.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Le Ride (2016) There is no real point to be proven by the exercise -- and the history angle is often underplayed -- so you'd better like lots of spinning wheels, gritted teeth and pretty French countryside.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 35% Live By Night (2017) It comes as both a genuine surprise and disappointment to report that Live by Night marks Affleck's first real stumble behind the camera.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
4.5/5 97% Moonlight (2016) So much is left unsaid in Moonlight. But nothing is left unfelt.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) It's all blam-blam-blam, biff-bang-pow and blah-blah-blah, with Diesel always physically dismantling or mentally undressing anyone not in his gang.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) If the second section of Lion is no match for the first, none of its obvious flaws (most notably, disjointed scripting and more than a few plot holes) detract from the intense emotional connection forged with the viewer throughout.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) [A] needlessly odd, unfashionably sentimental drama.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) By the end of the film, Portman has drained the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy of every last drop of her famously fluid grace and poise, and we have watched it harden into resilience and defiance.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) All Monster Trucks is really good for is as an arresting audition tape to get Creech cast in the next Fast & Furious sequel.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) [Jarmusch's] minimalist style has kept evolving over the years, and on the evidence seen (and felt here), he is nearing a new career peak that few of his peers will ever reach.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) While The Edge Of Seventeen does deliver as a fresh, sharp and very funny comedy, there is also a serious side to its storytelling that gives the film a weight and a wisdom that so many entries in the genre never achieve.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) There are benefits to be reaped if you can find a way to forgive Passengers its obvious flaws.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
1.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's a cut above the recent Warcraft debacle, but barely fit to shine the sandals of Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) Though True Blue comes up slightly short in every department when compared to its irresistible predecessor, there is no real shame in that.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 61% Allied (2016) As effective as it is old-fashioned, the riveting romantic thriller Allied starts out strongly reminiscent of the classic Casablanca, before veering confidently into territory that once belonged to the likes of Hitchcock.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Feel-good Christmas comedies don't come quite so feel-nauseous as this.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 73% Sing (2016) Joining the superb La La Land and the consistently strong Moana as yet another movie musical offering for the holidays is this lightweight, yet lively animated diversion.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3/5 82% A United Kingdom (2017) While it is doubtful A United Kingdom will end up making the Academy Awards cut in any of the categories it clearly aspires to, it handles the balance between actual events and elevated emotions quite nicely indeed.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Above all else, it is on a technical level that Rogue One truly excels, allowing Edwards to conjure a sizeable number of intergalactic spectacles that are as stirring as they are stylish.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party somehow manages to misplace what should have been a plentiful supply of jolly jabs at every company Christmas do's expense.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016