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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 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
3.5/5 96% Moana (2016) Though not without a few flat spots, this intelligently scripted and accessible fare is blessed with spellbinding marine visuals and esoteric earworms aplenty from composer-of-the-moment Lin-Manuel Miranda.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) This unabashed mash note to the mind-melting majesty of the best movie musicals of yesteryear -- particular those from MGM's golden run in the 1950s -- is nothing less than the best movie of this year.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
4.5/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) It is hard to think of a film in 2016 that has not been better cast from the first lead actors right down to the last extras.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
2.5/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) As for the plot this time around, it's mainly over-explanatory filler to put some space between one gizzard-ripping fight scene and the next.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
2.5/5 74% Trolls (2016) This inoffensive, highly formulaic affair differs only from other average 'toons in that it merrily pours on the audiovisual sugar to overload proportions.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 84% The Founder (2017) Keaton's work is a everything a great performance should be. The way in which he slowly, but surely reveals the abiding genius and greed of Ray Kroc is masterful acting.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) A rare, but pronounced disappointment from director Ang Lee.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Do not miss it if you hold any affection for high-quality, lasting-impact Japanese animation.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
1/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) No one saw a Bad Santa sequel coming. And no one will be coming to see Bad Santa 2, once they get a whiff of the pungent stench of stale jokes and grim misanthropy wafting off this ugly, uninspired comedy.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) The alluring looks of The Fencer can be deceiving, as the groundwork for an ominous and intensely riveting final act is laid out.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) Deliriously enjoyable.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/5 57% War on Everyone (2017) Polarising by default, and pretty sussed about how to get a rise out of the most jaded viewers, this two-bit Tarantino knock-off is not without its guilty-pleasure merits if you're in the right mood.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4.5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) As he has always done, Loach simply sticks to carving off a slice of life as authentically as he possibly can, and then lets the remarkably realistic results speak for themselves.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) While it does pass muster well enough in terms of establishing a fresh franchise to carry the prestige Rowling brand, none of her fans in their heart of hearts will rank Fantastic Beasts over any past Potter production.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 93% Arrival (2016) This rather wonderful science-fiction drama is very much a next-century companion piece to Steven Spielberg's 1977 classic Close Encounters Of the Third Kind.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Performances across the board are completely attuned to the unusual structure of the screenplay, and convey both a despair and hope that only intensifies as the ending comes into view.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is one of those rare, guilty-pleasure exercises in empty escapism that effortlessly gets on your good side and remains there.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Garfield anchors proceedings with unshowy, yet unfailingly admirable aplomb. The supporting ranks are equally strong, with Australian actors Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving and Sam Worthington just three of the many standouts.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/5 78% American Honey (2016) There is a whole lotta movie in American Honey. But not a movie as a whole.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The implications of the choice eventually made -- and the slow and steady unravelling of all lives involved -- are tough to process, but touchingly, truly portrayed here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) It is not often creative ambition and actual execution rise together to such atmospheric heights.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
4/5 90% Elle (2016) This film could easily be written off as a stylishly callous provocation, were it not for the imperious precision with which a brilliant Huppert controls every scene.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
1.5/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) All four leads never really click, but man, do they clunk whenever the script goes from apologetically average to aggressively so.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
4.5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) If this isn't the best film of the year, then it won't be missing that exalted mark by much.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
34% Masterminds (2016) A self-consciously off-kilter comedy, Masterminds doesn't quite stay on its game long enough to truly satisfy.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 71% Café Society (2016) In Woody Allen's latest film, Cafe Society, Kristen Stewart gives her best performance and the cinematography is beyond irresistible.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet Chasing Great (2016) Rugby union fans will draw long and lasting satisfaction from this documentary tribute to All Blacks all-time great Richie McCaw.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
77% Boys in the Trees (2016) Stand back from Boys in the Trees, as this inert Australian coming-of-age drama comes a cropper by the half-hour mark.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher has returned. Did you really miss him? It doesn't really matter.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
1/5 19% Inferno (2016) Just over a month ago, Tom Hanks was Sully. Now he's just silly.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 83% Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 75% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) The best stretches of the film can leave a scattered trail of scars on the memory.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Though the impact of The Girl On the Train won't prove to be as explosive as Gone Girl, newcomers getting their first taste of this torrid tale will have themselves a blast.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Hurt Business (2016) Both well researched and tightly constructed, The Hurt Business is a refreshingly comprehensive, demystifying documentary look at the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 84% Francofonia (2016) Definitely a unique cinematic experience at the very least.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The right balance is struck between lasting information and disposable thrills.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3.5/5 85% Amanda Knox (2016) Those with a bent for true-crime yarns in the vein of the all-conquering Serial podcast or series such as The Jinx or Making a Murderer will be riveted by the comprehensive coverage laid out here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) A beautiful little documentary with a big, life-affirming story to tell.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton's storytelling skills -- which have always been a bit iffy -- are seriously on the wane at this late stage of his career.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/5 97% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) This look at the life, times and legacy of the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe works just fine as an entry-level overview of the subject.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
1/5 13% Spin Out (2016) It is always rather chilling to see a homegrown flick of any calibre fold like a cheap card table in front of a paying crowd.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 61% Snowden (2016) One day, this still-unfolding situation might make for one hell of a movie. As long as Oliver Stone doesn't secure the rights.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2/5 63% Storks (2016) Though blessed with a strong voice cast and a generous production budget, the pre-eminently perky new animated comedy Storks hardly makes the most of the many resources at its disposal.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
2.5/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Viewed independently of its problematic pedigree, however, this gently meandering affair only just gets by.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Though Bridget Jones's Baby can definitely provoke the occasional hearty, well-earned laugh, sitting out the aftermath of one self-embarrassing stumble after another gets a tad dull after a while.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) If you're after new revelations about what it was like to be a Beatle back then, this isn't the place to look.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) The quality on offer in Blair Witch rises markedly once we are sure night is falling for what will be the very last time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
2.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) A very well-worn story soon comes to the fore... and the atmosphere drops gradually from sugar rush to sweetly dull.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016