Megan Lehmann

Megan Lehmann
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

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Hanare Banareni (Kuro) (2012) Insubstantial but occasionally diverting, it's a comic drama whose purely physical comedy comes in fits and starts, seemingly independent of the narrative. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
100% Ship Of Theseus (2012) It's an ambitious outing for a first-time feature and, despite some unadventurous editing and an occasionally too-talky script, young playwright-turned-filmmaker Anand Gandhi should be commended for his commitment to intellectual truth-seeking. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
61% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
62% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2014
78% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
80% Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014) This Ozploitation remake is a spookily effective fright-fest. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2014
67% Despite the Gods (2012) An absorbing documentary chronicling the derailment of an ambitious, Bollywood-style filmmaking effort. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
70% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2013
83% 100 Bloody Acres (2013) You'll laugh, you'll squirm. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2013
90% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
40% Mental (2013) A cuckoo comedy that puts the fun in dysfunctional. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2013
53% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2013
45% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2012
60% Dead Europe (2012) In the end mood is all, and it's a bummer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012
38% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2012
37% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2012
51% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2012
91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2012
66% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2012
No Score Yet 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2012
91% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2012
34% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2012
45% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2012
38% Johnny English Reborn (2011) A redundant spy farce sequel that's less of a rebirth than a retread. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2011
63% Griff the Invisible (2011) A superhero wannabe fights the forces of loneliness and alienation in this uneven Aussie indie. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2011
59% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2011
84% The Snowtown Murders (2012) A well-made but hard-to-watch portrait of Australia's worst serial killer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2011
77% Fast Five (2011) Utterly preposterous, but this car-crazy franchise is armor-plated. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2011
77% Thor (2011) The hammer-hurling god of thunder kicks off this superhero summer with a bang. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2011
71% Rio (2011) A tropical-colored wingding that will have kids and their chaperones shaking a tail feather to its pulsating Latin beats. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
16% Skyline (2010) A laughably bad sci-fi mash-up with some above-average special effects. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2010
64% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2010
61% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2009
55% Australia (2008) Baz Luhrmann has delivered a shamelessly melodramatic, often eccentric spectacle with true-blue blockbuster potential... Australia defies all but the most cynical not to get carried away by the force of its grandiose imagery and storytelling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2008
61% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2008
88% The Black Balloon (2008) Young love triumphs in a terrific Australian indie that deals with autism in an authentic, unsentimental way. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2008
51% 30 Days of Night (2007) A terrific horror premise goes begging in the garbled Halloween offering 30 Days of Night. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2007
54% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2007
70% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2006
69% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2006
50% The Silence (2006) Eloquent direction lifts this beyond a genre whodunit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2006
48% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2006
65% Jindabyne (2006) A coiled and enigmatic psychodrama that cements Australian director Ray Lawrence's standing as a fine, if not prolific, filmmaker. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2006
73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) Witty choreography juices the pedestrian plot. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2006
98% Ten Canoes (2007) An enchanting fable rich in authenticity and shot through with unexpected humor. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2006