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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
3.5/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) A one-of-a-kind, sweet-and-salty bitser.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 82% Early Man (2018) In a cinematic landscape that favours wisecracking motormouths and polished but increasingly generic CGI, Early Man's sweet-natured slapstick and endearingly "primitive" look feel like a welcome counterbalance.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
2/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Bedazzling visual effects notwithstanding, the finished product is disconcertingly bland.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) [John] Krasinski directs with the precision of a master craftsman - there are flaws in the logic of the world he and co-writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have created, but they barely register.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is a love letter to '80s pop culture, jam packed with references... Beneath its retro glad rags, however, the story is deceptively layered.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 82% Blockers (2018) While the film's narrative template is conventional, its gender relationships are refreshingly robust.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Shame on you, Bruce Willis.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) The physical comedy between the small, quick-footed rabbit and [Domhnall] Gleeson's tall gangly adversary is nicely calibrated - even if the CGI-live action blend sometimes strains.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 73% The Mercy (2017) A compassionate and deeply moving account of a dream that ran aground. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 82% Game Night (2018) Game Night pulls off more narrative twists than an Olympic freestyle skier. And like those gravity-defying champions, the filmmakers' timing, preparation, and technical precision makes it all look deceptively easy.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) As a tribute, the film is very tender. As a biography, it might have benefited from a more objective point of view.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird... feels like a watershed moment for female audiences in general, offering mothers a working, warts-and-all screen version of themselves that they actually recognise.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Many of the women at the screening I attended responded to Fifty Shades Freed as if it were a comedy. Perhaps they are on the right track.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
2.5/5 96% Black Panther (2018) The plotting is predictable and the action sequences for the most part unengaging. Black Panther is a major disappointment.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
2/4 41% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) Even for a G-rated animated adventure, The Jungle Bunch is fairly tame.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
4/5 94% Sweet Country (2018) It's the indigenous cast, many of them non actors, who take the film to another level.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
3.5/5 76% Swinging Safari (2018) Swinging Safari is so crammed with in-jokes and memorabilia, the quieter moments are almost drowned out... But the film still offers movie goers a distinctive, exuberant, quintessentially Australian experience.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) As an oddly engaging romance, The Shape Of Water floats.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
2/5 57% The Commuter (2018) In The Commuter, Neeson, like his character, is simply punching the clock.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3.5/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) In All the Money in the World, director Ridley Scott suggests everyone has their price.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3.5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Elio might have come across as a bit of a prat were it not for his flickering, on-the-edge-of-adulthood beauty, which helps to mitigate some of his... actions. His emotional vulnerability in the face of his desire makes him universally accessible.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) Garfield employs the limited physical tools he has at his disposal to powerful effect. Foy applies the same poise -- and reined-in emotion -- she exhibited as the young Queen Elizabeth to deal with Diana's extremely challenging situation.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The filmmakers have set out to create a genuine sense of danger in this jungle world -- without actually traumatising younger viewers -- and they have got the balance just right.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
2.5/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman's floorboard-shaking, Broadway-belting song and dance routines can't cover for its flat-footed screenplay. Behind the smoke and mirrors lies an empty-hearted whitewash of history.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
3/5 51% Downsizing (2017) Downsizing's scaled-down characters, however, still offer a fresh and original perspective on mankind's greatest dilemma.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The Day of the Dead, which spans the full spectrum of human emotions, proves to be an extraordinarily fertile backdrop for director Lee Unkrich and his team.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is a worthy follow-up to Sean Baker's groundbreaking 2015 film Tangerine, also co-written with Chris Bergoch.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) In The Last Jedi, movie magic has been replaced by hocus pocus. Or perhaps even mumbo jumbo -- never has the eastern-western pop psychology of the franchise rung so hollow.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand's feel-good resolution is sure to get the tick of approval from the RSPCA. (Although vegan activists might reasonably take issue with the bull's domestic situation.)‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3/5 89% Just to Be Sure (Ôtez-moi d'un doute) (2017) De Lencquesaing lends her character an appealing earthiness. De France is good, too, as the tart-tongued medic with an overdeveloped sense of responsibility.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
2/5 32% The Secret Scripture (2017) A minor disappointment.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
2/5 45% The Star (2017) Could this be the moment animated anthropomorphism finally jumped the shark?‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The most surprising aspect about this singular movie about a singular individual is its universal entertainment value.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
2.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) This bite-sized literary biopic takes a good deal of poetic license with Charles Dickens' story around the time he wrote A Christmas Carol.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Director Joseph Kosinksi's fair dinkum approach suits the material well. What Only the Brave lacks in dramatic inventiveness, it makes up for in honest-to-goodness storytelling.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3.5/5 85% Wonder (2017) Chbosky plucks his audience's emotional heartstrings with the skill of a violin virtuoso.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3.5/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) It might not be subtle but director Simon Curtis makes his case with impressive narrative economy.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/5 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) A compelling and concentrated drama that doesn't waste a frame.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) As well dressed as any traditional period drama, Professor Marston offers a romanticised version of events... But beneath that glossy exterior lies a warm enduring love story that challenges rigid gender roles and the social orthodoxy.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4.5/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos and long-time writing partner Efthymis Filippou expertly ramp up the tension until its almost unbearable.They couldn't have pulled it off without uniformly strong performances -- there's not a weak link in the cast.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) Disturbing, provocative and timely - the parallels with the cases of police brutality and homicide that fuelled the Black Lives Matter campaign - this immersive dramatisation of events won't let us look away.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid might be a certifiable mess, but we still wind up rooting for her.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Tonally, Suburbicon is very flat... But there's something deeply fascinating about its flaws.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 88% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Frot nails Claire's emotional ambivalence and internal moral struggle. And Deneuve underplays the potentially larger-than-life Beatrice, a woman who lives out of a suitcase and earns her money by gambling, with similar assurance.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Under even the most cursory scrutiny, The Snowman simply melts.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The film is at its best in the brutish bromance between Thor and the Hulk as they compete for the Valkyrie's affections and the title of the strongest Avenger.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
3.5/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) An odd and oddly affecting rite of passage.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/5 32% Home Again (2017) Witherspoon, so good in her passion project Wild, mugs it mercilessly for the camera. It's as if she, too, is wrong-footed by the lack of canned laughter.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
2/5 44% The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016) The Dancer's screenplay - based on the novel by Giovanni Lista - is positively clumsy.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3.5/5 86% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) Seldom has the link between Uranus jokes and the survival of mankind been drawn so convincingly.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017