Megan Lehmann

Megan Lehmann

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Megan Lehmann's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter, New York Post

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007)

"The affection with which the breezy Australian mockumentary Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance tweaks the twinkle-toed denizens of the competitive dance scene makes it easy to like." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 27, 2016

The Little Death (2015)

"It's quite a trick Lawson has pulled off, creating a film that's as genuinely sweet as it is borderline offensive, and funny throughout." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015

The Water Diviner (2015)

"Making his directorial debut with the brawny and big-hearted Australian war drama The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe taps a deep well of symbolism, cultural empathy and good old-fashioned storytelling." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2014

Canopy (2014)

"This is a film that eschews epic battle scenes and carnage to delve into the quieter, no less terrifying, moments of waiting and watching." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 28, 2014
No Score Yet

Rise Of The Eco-warriors (2014)

"Despite the jazzy externals, the result is more educational than engrossing, although it's a hard heart that's not stirred by the charming presence of the featured orangutans." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 12, 2014

Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)

"This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 21, 2014

Despite the Gods (2012)

"An absorbing documentary chronicling the derailment of an ambitious, Bollywood-style filmmaking effort." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 16, 2013

The Wolverine (2013)

"Until a third act that collapses in a harebrained heap, the director largely succeeds in keeping the more cartoonish aspects at bay, roughing up the surface with organically staged fight scenes and, crucially, raising the stakes." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 22, 2013

100 Bloody Acres (2013)

"You'll laugh, you'll squirm." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 26, 2013

Storm Surfers 3D (2013)

"Australian surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones unite and conquer some mighty big waves in this immersive 3D documentary." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 14, 2013

Mental (2013)

"A cuckoo comedy that puts the fun in dysfunctional." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 25, 2013

I Give It a Year (2013)

"It winds up rather inelegantly shoehorning salty humor and abrasive sentiment into a genre template, but an above-average number of laugh-out-loud set-pieces compensate for the resulting wobbly narrative." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 24, 2013

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

"A negligible narrative takes nothing away from the heart-stopping beauty of the visuals in this 3D spectacular." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 19, 2012

Dead Europe (2012)

"In the end mood is all, and it's a bummer." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2012
No Score Yet

Ace Attorney (2012)

"A cartoonishly fun, if overlong, ride for those who've never even heard of side characters like Detective Dick Gumshoe and Lotta Hart." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 6, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"It's familiar, drawn-out shtick, and the humor lacks the subtlety of the first and best Ice Age, but there are some visually inventive high points." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 26, 2012

Swerve (2013)

"The sun-bleached terrain of the Australian outback is not the natural habitat of the noir thriller, so Craig Lahiff's feisty genre outing is a neat surprise." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 7, 2012

Maniac (2013)

"This is down and dirty genre filmmaking, and the various slaughters, excruciatingly detailed scalpings and other atrocities are no less gruesome because of the highfalutin approach." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2012
No Score Yet

Children of Sarajevo (2012)

"Shows a filmmaker whose passion for her subject has now twinned with a maturing proficiency to deliver a drama of some power." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2012

Holy Motors (2012)

"A deliciously preposterous piece of filmmaking that appraises life and death and everything in between, reflected in a funhouse mirror." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2012

Antiviral (2013)

"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, David Cronenberg should be feeling pretty chuffed with son Brandon's big-screen debut, a petri dish of high-concept perversity and cultural commentary teeming with lo-fi ickiness." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 21, 2012

Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

"The role of a beautiful and damned 19th century libertine sounds like a perfect fit for disheveled English rock poet Pete Doherty, but then there's the little matter of being able to act." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 21, 2012

The Sapphires (2013)

"A jewel-bright charmer about four spunky indigenous women whose powerhouse voices catapulted them onto the 60s-era world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2012

Battleship (2012)

"Impressive visual effects and Berg's epic set pieces fight against an armada of cinematic clichés and some truly awful dialogue." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 11, 2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

"As the band of adventurers skips from one supersized Survivor-like challenge to the next, one can't help feeling the creative potential of Verne's vision is wasted." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 17, 2012

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

"A redundant spy farce sequel that's less of a rebirth than a retread." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 18, 2011

Griff the Invisible (2011)

"A superhero wannabe fights the forces of loneliness and alienation in this uneven Aussie indie." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2011

The Eye of the Storm (2012)

"An intelligent, visually sumptuous drama that embraces the grandeur of the Australian literary classic upon which it's based." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 24, 2011

The Snowtown Murders (2012)

"A well-made but hard-to-watch portrait of Australia's worst serial killer." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2011

Fast Five (2011)

"Utterly preposterous, but this car-crazy franchise is armor-plated." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2011

Thor (2011)

"The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 17, 2011

Rio (2011)

"A tropical-colored wingding that will have kids and their chaperones shaking a tail feather to its pulsating Latin beats." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 7, 2011

Skyline (2010)

"A laughably bad sci-fi mash-up with some above-average special effects." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2010

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2012)

"Australia may finally have a homegrown blockbuster on its hands with the terrifically engaging Tomorrow, When the War Began, an action-packed war film for and about teenagers." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 5, 2010

Love the Beast (2009)

"Bana's easygoing manner and a lingering sense of nostalgia build a mellow mood overall, while shrewd editing by Conor O'Neill and a rocking Aussie soundtrack pump up the volume on the race sequences." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 3, 2009

Australia (2008)

"The most expensive Australian film ever made is rousing and passionate." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 18, 2008

Newcastle (2008)

"Cinematographer Richard Michalak's gorgeous water-based action shots guarantee the young target audience will want to head straight out for surf lessons, but there's even less dramatic heft here than in the superior Blue Crush." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 1, 2008

The Black Balloon (2008)

"Young love triumphs in a terrific Australian indie that deals with autism in an authentic, unsentimental way." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 5, 2008

30 Days of Night (2007)

"A terrific horror premise goes begging in the garbled Halloween offering 30 Days of Night." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 24, 2007

Gone (2007)

"First-time director Ringan Ledwidge conjures up an effectively creepy mood to accompany three young backpackers on an ill-fated road trip across the Aussie desert." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 12, 2007

Opal Dream (2006)

"This is another tale about dreamers, transplanted to the Australian opal-mining hub of Coober Pedy, where the frenzied quest for the rainbow-colored gemstones creates a modern-day gold rush atmosphere." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2006

The Book of Revelation (2006)

"The premise is provocative but the film lingers too long on the scenes of imprisonment, turning them into a kind of soft-porn performance art and leaving the emotional aftershocks less satisfyingly explored." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2006

The Silence (2006)

"Eloquent direction lifts this beyond a genre whodunit." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2006

Macbeth (2006)

"This is Shakespeare as action film -- furiously paced and unapologetically cinematic. If the baroque sets and costumes often overwhelm the acting, it's unlikely the hipsters will mind." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 13, 2006

Jindabyne (2006)

"A coiled and enigmatic psychodrama that cements Australian director Ray Lawrence's standing as a fine, if not prolific, filmmaker." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 20, 2006

Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006)

"Witty choreography juices the pedestrian plot." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2006
No Score Yet

Caterpillar Wish (2006)

"While intelligent performances from the luminous Porter (Better Than Sex) and newcomer Thaine make their unconventional mother-daughter relationship feel thoroughly organic, the script finally collapses under the weight of a narrative pile-up." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 7, 2006

Ten Canoes (2007)

"An enchanting fable rich in authenticity and shot through with unexpected humor." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2006
3.5/4 55%

The Polar Express (2004)

"Devoid of 21st-century irony, this visually stunning, action-packed yuletide treat is sweet and, yes, magical in a way that will enchant kids and give older viewers a twinge of nostalgia." ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 10, 2004
3/4 76%

Brother to Brother (2004)

"An intelligent and entertaining exploration of racial and sexual politics that brings alive the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and draws parallels with African-American identity crises of today." ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 5, 2004
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