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Vicky Roach

Vicky Roach
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
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's the weak, pedestrian storyline that fails to carry the load. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
3.5/5 100% Rosalie Blum (2016) The elliptical narrative structure keeps audiences guessing for much longer than one might expect. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
2.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) When it comes to exploring the big picture, space provides filmmakers with pretty much a blank canvas. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) The film's leisurely pacing, which might take a moment to adjust to, mirrors the bus driver's own unhurried rhythm, allowing the audience to experience the world from his very particular perspective. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jan 4, 2017
3.5/5 70% Sing (2016) The last 30 minutes warms the heart as well as bringing the house down. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 93% La La Land (2016) While there is much to recommend Damien Chazelle's ode to Hollywood musicals of the 40s and 50s, there were times when I found myself curiously out of step with the rambling, retro production and the self-involved nature of the world in which it is set. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) Directed by Amma Asante (who helmed Belle with a similarly sure and light touch) A United Kingdom is a powerful story told with grace, dignity and restraint. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2.5/5 61% Allied (2016) Underneath its impeccably-tailored glad rags, however, Allied is about as animated as one of Madame Tussaud's waxwork dummies. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Jyn represents a new breed of (almost gender-neutral) hero: dogged, tenacious, resolute. And in a world as bleak as this one, that's what amounts to hope. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2016
3/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) True Blue has the same knockabout charm as its record-breaking predecessor. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) Moana (Auli'i Cravalho) could be the most fully developed royal Disney heroine yet. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Queen of Katwe walks the line between integrity and accessibility with grace and dignity. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3.5/5 97% Little Men (2016) A beautifully-observed account of friendship and human frailty. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 85% The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016) Tamahori's meticulous attention to historical detail transports us back to a very specific time and place. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) There's something half-formed about the Blood Wars narrative. This is reflected in the CGI, elements of which are surprisingly crude. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2016
3/5 79% Dancer (2016) Dancer is worth watching just to see the prodigious talent in full flight. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 82% The Founder (2017) As the titular Founder, Keaton embodies the American dream in all its strengths, shortcomings and contradictions. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 75% Trolls (2016) As a piece of animation, Trolls is beautifully textured. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
1.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Even by the relatively low standards set by Christmas comedies, Bad Santa 2 is a fail. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3.5/5 100% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2016) Few odd couples are fleshed out with as much care and attention. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 60% War on Everyone (2017) The Irishman has a wicked way with words and a wideranging sense of humour -- in War on Everyone, there are jokes-within-jokes-within jokes. But McDonagh's first film to be set in America lacks the humanity of his earlier works. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) I, Daniel Blake is an important story, powerfully told. But Loach's message would have been even more affecting had he delivered it in a slightly less didactic manner. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
89% Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016) A strangely hypnotic experience. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) The story might be familiar but the setting is very specific. The production design and lighting palette is similarly distinctive. Performances are universally strong and the romance between Nelis and a fellow teacher is nicely underplayed. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is reaching for something it can't quite grab hold of. But it comes a whole lot closer than most. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3.5/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals is a colder, more misanthropic creation. But the resolution of the intertwining narratives is expertly-handled. And the film's impact lingers long after the credits have rolled. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 9, 2016
3.5/5 79% American Honey (2016) Most of the time, the characters feels as though they are one beat away from something awful happening. And this tension keeps us involved even when the pacing falters. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
3.5/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Once Doctor Strange is paired with his scene-stealing magic cape, Cumberbatch's character literally and figuratively takes flight. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
2.5/5 51% The Accountant (2016) As an action thriller, the Accountant does little more than balance its books. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Mackenzie gives every one of his actors the opportunity to show what stuff they are made of. And they deliver, each in their own way. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Never Go Back is neither original or subtle, but like its titular enforcer, it gets the job done. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/5 88% Elle (2016) Elle is not a particularly deep exploration of rape and its surrounding trauma, power relationships and fantasies. But it does raise some intriguing questions. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) There hasn't been a spy couple this perfect since, well, Mr and Mrs Smith. Don Draper and Wonder Woman are well cast as the Joneses, two ultra-sophisticated, impossibly gorgeous, happily-married undercover operatives. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 26, 2016
1/5 31% Masterminds (2016) Galifianakis's bad hair is the first obvious clue of the filmmakers' creative miscalculation. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson is in his element here. When the barrage hits, it has a force that leaves even the audience winded. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3.5/5 70% Café Society (2016) It's Stewart, however, who grounds this film with the sort of strong, naturalistic performance that is fast becoming her trademark. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 19% Inferno (2016) The result is a solid, but rather unimaginative thriller that keeps us guessing until the credits roll but leaves us with nothing much left to ruminate over on the drive/train ride home. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/5 73% Boys in the Trees (2016) The atmosphere is evocative and the pacing tense, but Verso's ambitious screenplay would benefit from some judicious editing. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 82% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) In the end, the success of Joe Cinque's Consolation rests almost entirely on the shoulders of its lead actress, Wentworth's Maggie Naouri. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2.5/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) In the end, The Girl on the Train runs out of track. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A convincing and terrifying dramatisation of events in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, from the point of view of the men and women who experienced it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 83% Julieta (2016) Pedro Almodovar seduces his audience from the opening credits of this fertile Spanish melodrama about love, loss and reinvention. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/5 13% Spin Out (2016) Real belly laughs are few and far between. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) Edward Snowden doesn't fit the stereotypical image of a political activist or rabble rouser. And that's what gives Oliver Stone's forensically-minded docudrama its narrative traction. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Not so much a remake or a reboot as a fairly uninspired remix. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Confirmation (2016) Clive Owen wears a checked flannie better than your average movie star. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Ron Howard's feature-length documentary, the first to be authorised by the band since its breakup in 1970, offers audiences a well-paced and thoroughly engaging recap. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) A magical tale of love and letting go. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Watching Renée Zellweger reanimate the character of Bridget Jones 12-years on is a lot like reconnecting with an old friend. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/5 82% Girl Asleep (2016) If David Lynch imagined an encounter between Red Riding Hood and Mean Girls' plastics on the way to Napoleon Dynamite's house, it might turn out something like Girl Asleep. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2016