Rachel Leishman

Rachel Leishman
Rachel Leishman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Mary Sue Culturess
Publications: The Mary Sue, Culturess

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 71% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) We've talked about Star Wars, and it's something we've done together because that's what this series DOES for fans, and I'm so grateful to the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special for reminding us of that togetherness. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
4.5/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) There are movies in this world that aren't meant to do anything except give you a sense of pure happiness, and that's Bill & Ted Face the Music. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/5 44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) It's a beautiful story and hits those emotional notes that make Drake Doremus's work so cathartic. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 30% Bloodshot (2020) It's cheesy, explains why it is cheesy, goes back to being cheesy without the explanation making sense, and then we get to see Guy Pearce with fun glasses so, a win for me! - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
88% Onward (2020) Onward may have taken my number one Pixar spot and I'm not ashamed to say it. It's an emotional roller-coaster with heart, soul, and adventure and I can't recommend it more. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 75% To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) What I love about this sequel is that it feels very much like young love. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/5 59% The Last Full Measure (2020) The Last Full Measure focuses more on the soldiers in a way that made me recognize the pain these men faced (and continue to face) after leaving the war and how it never really left them. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
3/5 14% Dolittle (2020) If you want to go into something and just laugh and have fun, then you'll enjoy Dolittle. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) There is just something about this journey, about the need for Lance Corporal Schofield to find Lt. Joseph Blake. It's something that I would see again and again. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Is it one of the best animated movies I've seen in a while? Yes, I think I like it even more than I liked Frozen 2, and that's saying something. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 20% Cats (2019) All I can say is that Mr. Mistoffelees definitely is the best, and maybe this entire movie is overtly sexual for absolutely no reason. So, you know, fun for the entire family. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 94% Marriage Story (2019) Baumbach manages to bring the heartache and loneliness that comes with a divorce to life in a way that stays with you long after you've left the cinema. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
3.5/5 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) The film does a great job of bringing these larger-than-life figures to the screen in a way that doesn't feel as if either is treated unfairly. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) So, honestly, a fun hour and thirty-nine minutes. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out delighted me to no end and kept me thinking the entire time. With each new twist, I thought I knew who did it and what was going on but then I was shown I couldn't trust a single person and that's the sign of a brilliant mystery. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) It's limited, brilliant, and now we have an entire movie worth of interviews at our disposal. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) I love Jojo Rabbit with my whole heart, and it is the perfect blend of Waititi's wit and ability to pack a comedy with an emotional punch-a definite must-see. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/5 68% Human Capital (2020) With surprising twists and reveals, the movie does a great job of keeping you engaged with the story. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Overall, I think that Blinded by the Light is going to hit home for so many of us, even being set in the late '80s, and it truly shows the power of music and how it can uplift us. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The movie isn't perfect; it has its flaws... and we don't all have to love the idea of the struggle of the straight, white, male actor. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) MJ grew as a character and managed to represent all the things we love about the iconic Mary Jane Watson, with a new twist, made it a delight to watch as Peter and MJ started to let their relationship form. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) If you like the Beatles, you'll like Yesterday's end credits where you get to hear the actual "Hey Jude"... But I wish I had come away with more from Yesterday and characters that I could have believed in. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is maybe the perfect conclusion to this series. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
22% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men should have been an important cultural boon to Fox-they took some of the most iconic characters in comics and had the chance to bring them to screen in a meaningful way. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) As someone who had their doubts about the movie, Rocketman's unapologetic nature about Elton John is exactly the kind of movie I wanted. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/5 90% Bull (2020) Bull is the perfect kind of story to usher in a new understanding of friendship, humanity, and coping. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 87% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) We Have Always Lived In The Castle is visually stunning, a fresh look at the Shirley Jackson story, and has a slow-building dread that will stay with you. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 59% Charlie Says (2019) Something about Charlie Says works and provides us with a new and interesting look into Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkin. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
2/5 54% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) We're left with a movie that romanticizes the idea of Ted Bundy and does very little to honor his victims. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 46% Dumbo (2019) Heart-warming, beautiful, and a Tim Burton masterpiece, Dumbo brings you into this world of wonder and feels as if you're home among Medici's family. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) This is one incredible introduction to a hero. One that had me screaming in the theater! - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
89% Behind the Curve (2018) Overall, it's a fascinating look at how deep people will willingly go into conspiracy theories... - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 38% I'm Not Here (2019) From a wonderful female director and showcasing the power and dedication that women have, I'm Not Here is a heart-wrenching and beautiful film. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) There's a beautiful message throughout the film that Paige brings to life: We can all be freaks, as long as we're true to who we are. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
27% Rent Live (2019) Rent Live was not actually live, but it did succeed in bringing back some of back those feelings we used to have about the show, crying through songs that we've heard over and over again. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 60% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia is a wonderful movie and one that, if you're a nerd for Shakespeare and his work, you'll absolutely love. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 94% The American Meme (2018) I highly recommend The American Meme... it is going to change the way you view both social media and society. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4.5/5 73% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer is hands down the best work Kidman has done yet, unafraid of inhabiting this incredibly raw character-one who is trying to understand pain in a new way, and it's definitely a movie you don't want to miss. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The movie has a lot of heart, and you'll find yourself crying more often than you'd think, but it is hands down the best Spider-Man movie ever made. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 83% Creed II (2018) So, sure, Creed II has elements of boxing to it, but the heart of the story is with these men dealing with the emotions of fatherhood, opening up, and owning their past mistakes to move on with their futures. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 61% Outlaw King (2018) The love story between Elizabeth and Robert can seem contrived, but there's an earnest quality to it because of Pine and Pugh's performances, and it brings a heart to the movie that branches outside of the fight for Scotland. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) When you go into seeing A Star Is Born, one thing is always clear: You're in for great music and a broken heart. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
84% A Simple Favor (2018) It keeps you on the edge of your seat and, even at the end, you still can't believe the twists and turns that play out. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018