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Vicky Roach

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Vicky Roach's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Courier Mail (Australia), Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "The spectres are scarier than in the original film. And the action is slicker. But the humour is surprisingly patchy in Paul Feig's hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters reboot. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 53% Demolition (2016) "Gyllenhaal is terrific as Davis, a role that requires him to control his emotions until they threaten to pop, and then incrementally, imperceptibly let the pressure off. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "With this keenly observed comedy of manners, director Whit Stillman has successfully reimagined the period romance for contemporary audiences. Sharp, funny and briskly paced. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2016
4/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "Writer-director John Carney successfully rehabilitates the movie musical in this heartwarming coming-of-age story set in Dublin in the 1980s. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/5 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Our Kind Of Traitor isn't in the same duplicitous league as the best Le Carre adaptations... But director Susanna White holds her nerve with this intelligent, character-driven entry into the espionage universe. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2016
84% Goldstone "Noir fades to rouge in the harsh glare of the Aussie Outback. And few filmmakers are better qualified than Ivan Sen to capture this fascinating tonal shift. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
65% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "A good deal of the pleasure to be derived from The Wait comes from watching two strong actresses at different stages of their careers bounce off the other. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 8, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Funny, sharply observed -- and occasionally profound. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Even with his superior instincts, the mythical hero can't find a way through the confused screenplay. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2016
87% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Special mention should go to the Everybody Want Some!! hair and make-up department -- the lead actors' retro look is so convincing, you'd swear you were watching a documentary. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
98% Mustang (2015) "Erguven's assured direction seals the deal. There's a mythical quality to this tale of burgeoning female sexuality that transcends the more hackneyed elements of the plot and marks her out as a director to watch. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2016
73% Miles Ahead (2016) "Cheadle hits the odd bum note, but his affection for his subject is never in doubt. And he gets right under the musician's skin. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
95% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory has some great new characters -- Ed O'Neill's cantankerous Octopus, Ty Burrell's beluga whale and Kaitlin Olson's whale shark stand out. The animation is exquisite. A good portion of the film, however, feels reheated. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
29% Warcraft (2016) "The 5.5 million active subscribers to the gaming phenomenon deserve better. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "Horror-meister James Wan had yours truly pretty much from the opening sequence. And he didn't let go until the final credits rolled. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2016
10% Queen of the Desert "For moviegoers looking to lose themselves in an old-school epic, Queen Of The Desert certainly fits the bill. But as a celebration of the life of a feminist pioneer, the film is sorely lacking. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "The film's most impressive trick might be director Jon M Chu's ability to distract his audience from the realisation that this illusionist spin on the con caper is getting dangerously low on gas. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "Compared to Captain America: Civil War and even X-Men: Apocaylpse, Out of the Shadows feels like it's playing in the little league. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 9, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "The first film borrowed so heavily from both books there is very little left for screenwriter Linda Wolverton to work with. And it shows. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) "A smart, entertaining, well-paced thriller. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 2, 2016
99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "This film is a rough-cut, homegrown gem. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "In his fourth stint in the director's chair, Bryan Singer does a masterful job weaving new material with past storylines and great imagery. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2016
51% Bastille Day "Bastille Day might be a step up from Gerard Butler's jingoistic London Has Fallen, but that's hardly a recommendation. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) "The Meddler is Sarandon's film. The genuine pluckiness Marnie exhibits in the face of aching sadness makes her a winning character. It's the actress's juiciest role in years. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2016
3.5/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The jaunty story has enough kinetic energy to keep young audiences engaged. And it remains truthful to the anarchic spirit of the game on which it is based. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed is a franchise-reinvigorating reboot that can hold its own alongside a very select few. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "From this beginning, Sorkin and Boyle add layer upon layer of shadowing to their portrait of Jobs as ruthless, driven, obsessive, and extraordinarily charismatic, aided in no small part by Michael Fassbender's brilliant performance. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
4.5/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "An extraordinary achievement. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Although Youth is more uneven than its predecessor, a string of powerful images​ linger long after the credits have rolled. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Breezily paced, deftly plotted, confidently played -- this wildly entertaining dramedy about a desk-bound TV news reporter who impulsively accepts a job in war-torn Afghanistan has plenty to recommend it. Top of that list is Tina Fey, " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/5 86% Tanna (2016) "The most interesting interpretation of Romeo and Juliet since Baz Luhrmann's groundbreaking 1996 version. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/5 81% Man Up (2015) "Genuinely appealing. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 11, 2016
2/5 57% The Program (2016) "Foster holds nothing back in his extremely committed portrayal of one thoroughly nasty piece of work. But it's hard to go the distance with such a mean-minded protagonist. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 11, 2016
3.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "It takes an actress of the calibre of Jennifer Lawrence to successfully convey The Hunger Games protagonist's existential conundrum. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 11, 2016
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "When the first Star Wars film was released in 1977, nobody had seen anything like it. Almost 40 years on, the trail it blazed is now so well traveled, it's on every intergalactic tourist map.That makes Abrams' feat all the more impressive. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) "In terms of providing plenty of bang for one's buck, Breaking Dawn Part 2 definitely ends the franchise on a high note. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 14, 2012
3/5 38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) "Sure to hit the spot for anyone with an appetite for sweet, unselfconscious romantic fantasy. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2009
3/5 45% The Box (2009) "Like Donnie Darko, The Box's eerily effective atmosphere of paranoid conspiracy would not hold up to too much scrutiny. Fans of that twisted sci-fi conundrum will need no further encouragement to see this follow-up in the same vein. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3.5/4 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) "For a film that lost one of its key players, Heath Ledger, mid-way through production, The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus is remarkably cohesive. Marks a return to form for Gilliam. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 28, 2009
3/5 68% Funny People (2009) "It's a good deal more interesting than your average mainstream comedy. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 9, 2009
4/5 90% District 9 (2009) "The world Blomkamp has created in this original creature feature is at once familiar and distinctive. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Aug 12, 2009
4/4 83% Beautiful Kate (2009) "Part outback mystery, part kitchen-sink drama, Beautiful Kate is a remarkably assured directorial debut from Ward, who has honed her craft on short films. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Aug 7, 2009
3/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) "Public Enemies finds [Mann] a bit slower on his feet. The film lacks the narrative dexterity of Collateral and The Insider. And the end result veers between solid and stolid. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 31, 2009
3/5 48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) "A morally ambiguous tearjerker with a twist. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2009
2/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) "The film feels slighter than its hugely successful predecessor. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2009
4/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) "Harry Potter trades hocus pocus for real dramatic magic in Half-Blood Prince. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2009
3.5/5 45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) "Dawn of the Dinosaurs so successfully reinvigorates an already solid franchise, while simultaneously broadening the fan base, that you can already see the fourth film gathering on the horizon. " ‐ Courier Mail (Australia)
Posted Jul 2, 2009
2/5 37% Angels & Demons (2009) "A fast-paced and serviceable thriller, dressed in second-hand religious mumbo jumbo, that relies on constant forward momentum to ensure its audience doesn't have time to stop and think about it too much. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2009
3/5 59% W. (2008) "Part satire, part biopic, part behind-the scenes political drama, W gets stranded in a no-man's land somewhere in between. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2009
3.5/5 62% Changeling (2008) "A deftly handled tale about one woman's quiet and determined struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Feb 5, 2009
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