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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
2.5/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Annabelle: Creation is a workmanlike horror film that skilfully builds narrative tension and offers horror fans some genuine, well-developed scares. But Sandberg is unable to transcend a stale and rather pedestrian storyline.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
2.5/5 44% Hampstead (2017) As a feel-good romantic fantasy, this grey-powered version of Notting Hill just passes muster. But it's a far cry from the filmmakers' best work.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Having successfully pulled off three Danny Ocean cons, director Steven Soderbergh is looking for a new bank vault to plunder. Logan Lucky turns out to be a playfully subversive variation on the theme.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
22% The Time of Their Lives (2017) It has precious few strengths.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3.5/5 77% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore's tenacity in the face of so many setbacks is hugely impressive. This is a man for whom the term indefatigable could have been coined.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
2.5/5 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Valerian and the City Of a Thousand Planets plays like a psychedelic joy ride through the cinematic universe -- with nods to Star Wars, Blade Runner and Avatar amongst others. But it lacks any kind of narrative compass.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3.5/5 88% A Monster Calls (2017) Bayona shifts easily between the raw, painful reality of Conor's situation and the allegorical fantasies that help him make some kind of sense of it.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2.5/5 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) By the time the two travellers have eaten their first proper meal together, Jacques' food obsession is starting to look more like bourgeois self-indulgence.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
3.5/5 100% Chicken People (2016) Here's a documentary worth crowing about.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
2.5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) After eating exhaust fumes for the best part of two hours, this moviegoer left feeling decidedly queasy.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/5 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Lady Macbeth is a riveting 19th Century bodice-ripper that also manages to canvas issues of power, class, race and gender politics without labouring any of the aforementioned points.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) The Beguiled works primarily due to the casting of Nicole Kidman in the crucial role of headmistress. The star hasn't had a chance to flex her comedic muscles this convincingly since To Die For's wickedly funny Suzanne Stone.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes At Night marks writer-director Trey Edward Shults as a talent to watch.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Emily Dickinson is a tough nut to crack, but Cynthia Nixon has the right tools.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 88% Una (2017) Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn wrestle with the slippery semantics of sexual abuse in this muscular film adaptation of David Harrower's acclaimed stage play Blackbird.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) The route the filmmakers take might be familiar, but after gunning it, they take the corners like pros.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3.5/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Bay's last hoorah is the sci fi equivalent of an all-you-can-eat banquet dinner. The flavours sometimes clash, but there's no doubting its value for money.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3.5/5 86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Can I Be Me is a touching, empathetic portrait of Houston as a daughter, mother, powerhouse performer and flawed human being.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
1.5/5 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) This good-looking biopic does the late US hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur absolutely no favours.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Minions might struggle to carry an entire movie (as their self-titled 2015 spin-off confirmed), but the googly-eyed little guys steal every one of their scenes in this workman-like three-quel.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/5 48% Rough Night (2017) Rough? The night in question is dangerously splintered -- and therein lies its intermittent charm.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
2/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a lumbering monster of a film. Despite its limited intelligence, however, it is still capable of maximum destruction.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/5 48% Churchill (2017) Fifty years at the forefront of global politics make Churchill a fascinating narrative subject. Cox's performance captures both his gravitas and his flawed humanity.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 50% The Promise (2017) The Promise is no Dr Zhivago. But it delivers handsomely.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) My Cousin Rachel is a cracker of a yarn. But the first film adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's novel since the 1952 Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland version is hampered by a sense of contemporary reserve.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3/5 46% Wilson (2017) Wilson, the motormouthed misanthrope Woody Harrelson plays in this workmanlike adaptation of Daniel Clowes' graphic novel, is an acquired taste.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The action is solid enough and the effects, of course, are impressive, but the [Wonder Woman] lacks imagination.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3.5/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) 20th Century Women isn't a perfect film -- some of the changes in perspective are a little jarring and the resolution feels rushed. But Mills has a keen eye for observational detail and the world he creates feels authentic.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2.5/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Abject terror, toxic self-loathing and malevolent misogyny are debut director Ben Young's three main instruments in this nasty little chamber piece, inspired by real events.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
4/5 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Plain, needy, strangely dignified and compulsively watchable -- it's the performance of [Gere's] career.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Not even a change of directors (Norwegian filmmaking partners Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg) can alter this oceanic monster's destructive course.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/5 19% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch's action sequences have plenty of explosive charge. And the underwater scenes are vividly realised. The set-up is also well considered - since it includes moviegoers in the joke with a minimum of winks and nudges.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/5 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent is superb as the sympathetic curmudgeon who has got to retirement age without facing any difficult truths.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2/5 89% 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 76% 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 91% 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 35% 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 30% 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 75% 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 60% 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
82% 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 23% 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