Leigh Singer

Leigh Singer
Leigh Singer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound IGN Movies Film4 thelondonpaper

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 85% The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) The scatological skits are predictably outrageous, but it's the attention to detail that really pays off. The raucous buddy banter is packed with throwaway gems and Stitzer himself is given a touchingly real personality. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 75% War of the Worlds (2005) If director Steven Spielberg's past close encounters with benevolent aliens seems worlds away, his habitual technical mastery hasn't deserted him. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
93% Us (2019) Peele is both cinephile enough to reflect those that came before him, and sufficiently smart and savvy to create his own unique mythology. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
5 80% The Day Shall Come (2019) Charitably, one could consider this a comment on America's abandonment of citizens suffering from mental health issues. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
4/10 23% Inferno (2016) Despite a few heavy-handed attempts to jazz things up visually, Inferno, as with its two prequels, is basically the exact cinematic equivalent of its Dan Brown airport novel inspirations. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
7/10 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) On its own fluffy, feelgood terms, Bridget Jones's Baby is a big improvement on the last film and a welcome return to an older, occasionally wiser modern screen heroine. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) The facts of the case are outlandish enough, but what's even more eye-opening is that so much of it has been documented in real time by directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
5/10 58% The Neon Demon (2016) It's a strikingly pretty, occasionally dazzling, but more often very silly, vapid film; too cool for school, and therefore hard to get upset or excited by. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
7/10 27% Warcraft (2016) In a time when too many bloated movie blockbusters feel like they're impersonal video games, it's heartening to see that an actual game can be transformed into an authentically involving movie. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
7/10 75% The BFG (2016) Full of good-natured charm and wonder, but there's also a more subdued feel at play here. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
82% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Van Dormael returns with sharper focus and broader comic appeal in this religious satire, which should reassert his rightful prominence in Francophone fantasy cinema. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
9/10 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Neither hagiography nor hatchet job, Steve Jobs is a dazzling artistic interpretation of one of the modern techno-giants and a terrific piece of filmmaking. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
8.5/10 88% The Lobster (2016) Savagely funny and ultimately tragic. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
7.5/10 83% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Grimm-like, grim and gorgeous, Tale of Tales is a fine reminder that fairy tales weren't always only, you know, for kids. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
7/10 88% Dope (2015) A game, up-and-coming young cast and kicking retro soundtrack just about get it over some tricky tonal swerves and problematic plotting. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
9.5/10 98% Inside Out (2015) Pixar has never been so formally and visually inventive and rarely so funny as they are here. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
6.8/10 92% Sicario (2015) No drugs bust, then, but nothing to get hooked on. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
9/10 90% Green Room (2016) Smart, scary and with a spurting vein of blood-soaked black humour. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
5.5/10 63% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) Far too routine and neither big nor smart enough to justify its big screen incarnation. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
8/10 96% Blue Ruin (2014) Blue Ruin belies its modest means to deliver gripping tension and an unlikely character study. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
6/10 23% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) By no means a disaster, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death's very adequateness is its own cautionary tale. The need to keep a franchise breathing but stable, cuts off the new possibilities to make it come thrillingly alive. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2014
7/10 80% Black Sea (2015) Looking for comfort food in a movie season stuffed with supposed gourmet fare? Sometimes a good old-fashioned sub will do nicely. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2014
4.5/10 16% Serena (2015) A good-looking but flat period piece whose neutered telling renders its nutty narrative increasingly hard to believe and harder to care about. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2014
5.5/10 17% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) A frustrating, disappointing follow-up to Gareth Edwards' left-field, low-budget game-changer, that's more Battle: Los Angeles than Aliens. And who left the aliens out? - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
7/10 96% It Follows (2015) A hauntingly original and genuinely unsettling take on familiar spooky elements that ultimately doesn't quite hang together and might even alienate hardcore horror fans. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
8.5/10 87% The Mule (2014) A violently funny comedy and shockingly effective - and at times, gleefully nauseating - thriller. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2014
5% Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004) The artwork has the familiar saucer-eyed look of Japanese anime but with a scuffed angularity that's a long way from Hayao Miyazaki's sublime magic. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2014
7/10 81% The Two Faces of January (2014) A handsome, engrossing and classy, if not classic, throwback thriller. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2014
4/10 37% The Quiet Ones (2014) A mish-mash of familiar horror ideas that - unlike the story's malevolent spirit - never really gets inside its characters or audience and pales beside recent supernatural rivals. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2014
10/10 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) This is one of the finest works by -- let's just call it -- the most consistently innovative, versatile and thrilling American filmmakers of the last quarter-century. - IGN Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2013
4.5/5 90% Zombieland (2009) A brisk, buoyant, infectious comedy with braaaains. Tuck in. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2009
1/5 7% Whiteout (2009) There's wonderful potential for permanently bleached out vistas to embody a metaphorical emptiness. Here it's just a great big blank. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
2.5/5 77% Julie & Julia (2009) Meryl Streep at her most relaxed and enjoyable is a main course in herself. Pity we have to share her with a side order of Nora Ephron at her least appetizing. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
33% Terminator Salvation (2009) Bigger explosions, more robots but far less fun or potent than James Cameron's modern classics. Action junkies might be back for future installments, but for more discerning fans it's hasta la vista. Baby. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2009
2.5/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) Mindful of the religious storm which The Da Vinci Code stirred up, Angels & Demons, like Langdon's newly tidy locks, is as demure as a monk on retreat, almost to the point of anonymity. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2009
4/5 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) Nature at its most mysterious, brutal and implacable - just as Herzog likes it. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
2/5 85% Wendy and Lucy (2008) Wendy And Lucy follows in noble traditions but steadfastly refuses to breach the poetry of its predecessors. Despite Michelle Williams's best efforts this is a very long, obvious, opaque 80 minutes. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2009
3/5 51% Notorious (2009) Notorious is undeniably entertaining and Woolard's excellent, but ultimately the film buys a little too much into hip hop's frequent misogyny and Wallace's enforced sainthood. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2009
4/5 81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Arriba! Woody Allen's Spanish fiesta is his best film of the millennium and his funniest since 1994's Bullets Over Broadway. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
2/5 44% Lakeview Terrace (2008) A potboiler with pretensions that's never really at the races. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2008
1.5/5 61% Changeling (2008) A handsome but slack, long-winded retelling of an admittedly fantastic real-life case that displays Eastwood at his least effective. Jolie is fine in an award-bait role but she'll probably be going to the Oscars alone. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2008
3.5/5 85% Ghost Town (2008) Ricky Gervais and mainstream Hollywood rom-com are initially uneasy bedfellows but ultimately, and largely due to co-star Téa Leoni, it's a match made in its star's brand of comic purgatory. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 100% Heavy Load (2007) The music's so-so, the film is decent if limited but the band themselves are inspiring. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2008
4/5 88% I've Loved You So Long (2008) A quietly powerful, very moving drama featuring a tour de force from Kristin Scott Thomas. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2008
3.5/5 42% Death Race (2008) Crude, rude, testosterone-clotted, meat-headed fun, mind, but its loud and proud lack of pretension is a relief compared to the pseudo-profundity of many blockbusters. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/5 68% Pineapple Express (2008) More half-baked than Superbad or Knocked Up but still solidly entertaining, if unnecessarily violent, and with a great performance from James Franco. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/5 8% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) As a Cage remake goes, it's never as terrible or inadvertently hilarious as The Wicker Man; but its functionality, over-familiarity and misguided morality makes it more Bangkok Dubious. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2008
1/5 1% Disaster Movie (2008) Anti-comedy. Anti-cinema. Anti-life. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2008
5/5 98% Badlands (1974) Terrence Malick's first masterpiece. Essential viewing. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2008
82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) An old-fashioned, consummate feelgood flick and a valedictory to eccentric, stubborn old coots everywhere. - Film4 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2008