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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 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) I wasn't a huge fan of the recently-released Free Fire, but having now sat through John Wick: Chapter 2, UK director Ben Wheatley's virtuosic 70s warehouse shootout feels like War and Peace.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/5 78% Viceroy's House (2017) Chadha's passion is surely part of what makes Viceroy's House so accessible.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) An action fantasy that is as substantial as popcorn and about as easy to swallow.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3.5/5 78% Don't Tell (2017) The film belongs to Sara West, who is clearly an actress to watch.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) The filmmakers take full advantage of recent advances in visual and special effects technology to capture the viscous creatures in all their erotic grotesquerie.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 100% Whiteley (2017) Photographs, archival interviews and rare footage provide tantalising glimpses of the man who has become almost indistinguishable from the myth.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3.5/5 90% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) What sets I Am Heath Ledger apart from these moving amateur compilations, apart from the filmmakers' considerable experience in the area, is the extraordinary wealth of "home movie" footage shot by Ledger himself.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/5 37% Snatched (2017) The film is saved by committed performances from its two talented leads.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) Smart, entertaining, superbly-acted and shockingly funny, Get Out is a rare film that ticks all the boxes and works on a number of different levels.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
2/5 29% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Harmless, family entertainment that's a bit too clumsily-plotted and emotionally-manipulative to recommend it broadly.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3.5/5 100% Pork Pie (2017) Murphy does an impressive job of pulling all the narrative strands together for the climactic end sequence, combining a tangible sense of threat with a credible, feel-good resolution.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 71% EMO the Musical (2016) It's a corker concept, unevenly realised, but delivered with enough energy and conviction to ensure you leave the theatre smiling.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
3/5 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Director Niki Caro... devotes a generous amount of screen time to the impressive animal cast. It's a wise move. They are extremely photogenic.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn works hard to deliver a sequel that delivers on the promise of the original film. There are times when you can feel him straining under the weight of expectations, but for the most part, he delivers.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3/5 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire has cult hit written all over it.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 24% Table 19 (2017) The longer you spend with the motley bunch at Table 19, the more they grow on you.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
2.5/5 46% Going in Style (2017) It's comfy, familiar, and trading on an established reputations.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Beatty's first film in more than 15 years is an entertaining, insider's account of 50s Tinseltown with a keen eye for authentic period detail. But having been a member of the circus himself for so long, Beatty's perspective is one of wry detachment.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/5 83% Denial (2016) Much of its success can be attributed to the calibre of the three central performances.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3.5/5 87% Their Finest (2017) Funny, smart and deliciously unpredictable.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Big, , loud, fast, dumb fun -- without any brakes.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3.5/5 77% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Berlin provides a strong dramatic backdrop for Shortland's slick and atmospheric confinement thriller -- through her lens, it's an austere, eerie, underpopulated place.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
3/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) When used well, she's an arresting screen presence. But the flatness of Stewart's intonation works against her in this film.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
1/5 16% CHIPS (2017) An unrepentantly low-brow low point in the history of both buddy movies and TV remakes.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's a little-known story, powerfully told. The message is both timely and timeless.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 79% Colossal (2017) A wild and ambitious hybrid that ultimately fails to fulfil its promise.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2.5/5 38% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) Harmless, family-friendly school holiday entertainment aimed at younger audiences.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) Walker exhibits admirable restraint in the face of such potentially overwrought romantic tropes, refusing to milk the emotional moments, encouraging his actors to underplay the key scenes. The characters' self-deprecating humour also serves the film well.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3.5/5 91% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) Ove stands out from the pack because of a beautifully-nuanced performance from veteran Swedish actor Rolf Lassgard. There's nothing obvious about Pars' performance, either.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A slick US remake that honours the spirit of the original Japanese franchise but doesn't transcend accusations of whitewashing despite a strong central performance from Johansson.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
4/5 68% Life (2017) Espinosa unsettles his audience from the get go.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
1/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) The morphing teenage misfits don't stand a chance against the cliche-ridden script and clunky direction.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Playful, clever, jam-packed with pop culture references, The Lego Batman Movie has clearly been made by someone who is intimately acquainted with his iconic subject.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) The film is jauntily paced and the animation is beautifully rendered.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Verbinksi's atmosphere-building skills, however, are exemplary. He has such control over pacing and tension, audiences will be on the edge of their seats right up until the preposterous end.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience (2017) Peppa Pig is aimed at a specific target demographic and it won't play much beyond that. But the creators of this special cinematic event know their audience well. Peppa's fans are unlikely to be disappointed.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Watson fulfils her role as a classic Disney musical lead more than adequately -- she's the best thing about Beauty and the Beast. But the filmmakers have nothing -- apart from advances in digital technology -- to add to what is a very familiar story.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 50% The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016) The Death and Life of Otto Bloom stands alongside such Hollywood heavy-hitters on the basis of its sheer ingenuity.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
1/5 17% A Few Less Men (2016) A decade on, the jokes are really starting to decompose.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3.5/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) The jaw-dropping backdrop threatens to upstage both the human players and their barely-domesticated birds of prey.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3.5/5 89% Loving (2016) Told with solid, timeless craftsmanship of its brickie protagonist, Loving does its subjects proud.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4.5/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) And you thought Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense...‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 80% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) A poignant tribute to a national living treasure.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 66% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall stands out for its slightly discordant tone, which director Ry Russo-Young conveys not so much in the dialogue as in the performances and the hyper-reality of the backdrop.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A clever, but not-too-clever blend of humour, action and myth.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 74% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane has so many twists, turns, feints and red-herrings, the plot becomes unnecessarily complicated. It's Chastain's powerful screen presence that carries the film.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 92% Logan (2017) Like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the flicker of hope Logan offers is so fragile, it's hard to believe it won't be snuffed out... Superhero movies, it seems, can no longer be counted upon as a cinematic escape.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Someone should have stopped this ill-matched fight before it even got started.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Perhaps it's a result of the different acting styles, although clunky dialogue is a more likely culprit, but the relationship between William and Lin Mae lacks any credible potency.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 72% Jasper Jones (2016) [Director Rachel Perkins] must maintain the sense of threat and danger without being too explicit. For the most part, she succeeds, supported by strong performances from a seasoned cast.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017