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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
3/5 42% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Foy's Salander has less sharp edges than her predecessors, but the actress brings a winning combination of toughness and vulnerability to the role. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 84% Boy Erased (2018) By treating all of his characters with respect - and even, dare I say it, compassion - the writer-actor-director offers up a thoughtful study of faith, courage and prejudice. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) [Malek creates] a soulful impression of the late great rock star, successfully channelling Mercury's sinuous stage persona in a series of charismatic concert performances underpinned by Queen's rousing back catalogue.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Michael Moore might have been beating the same drum for the best part of 30 years, but the rumpled rabblerouser's insistent rhythm is hard to resist. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) An achingly tender film about letting go.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) The film feels more like a sugar rush. Even before the credits roll, you can feel your blood glucose levels starting to plummet.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 83% Ladies in Black (2018) The characters behave as though they are stuck in some kind of handsome display case. The filmmakers fail to bring them to life.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
1/5 33% The Predator (2018) Audiences might [have] reasonably expected more from the seasoned action screenwriter.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 93% Searching (2018) Perhaps Searching's biggest achievement is the way it so eloquently illustrates the gulf that can exist between a loving-if-flawed father and his struggling adolescent daughter.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Pooh's innocent philosophy hits the sweet spot - even McGregor's earnest plodder benefits from his proximity to the film's real star.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) Perhaps Berg is hoping all that sound and fury will camouflage the holes in the plot. Instead, Mile 22 implodes under the weight of its own heavy weaponry.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Wayne (2018) Directed by Jeremy Sims, Wayne is snapshot of '80s male culture; a tall-but-true story of a life lived at full tilt by a bloke with a singular vision and the audacity to deliver on it. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) The strengths of The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is director Desiree Akhavan's understated treatment of this potentially heavy-handed, message-driven material.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Such uniformly strong performances from so many little-seen or unknown actors is a stark reminder of the wealth of talent that is there for a slowly diversifying Hollywood to tap into. ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2.5/5 55% Tag (2018) But while there's something appealing about Tag's aggressive physical comedy, the film's premise is thin to the point of undernourishment. This is reflected in a forced and unconvincing resolution.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Incredibles 2 is a solid enough sequel, but it doesn't have the original film's light, playful touch.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Fallen Kingdom ups the ante with a new, genetically enhanced super predator.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It's fun to be scammed so seductively.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
2.5/5 72% Kodachrome (2018) Sudeikis has perhaps the most challenging role. He struggles to find the right pitch.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) [Director Aster] manipulates his audience with as much skill and dexterity as Annie displays in creating her everyday dolls houses, an original, contemporary, evocative twist on the classic Victorian horror trope.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2.5/5 54% The Bookshop (2018) Although it celebrates an essentially antiquated art form, The Bookshop is rigorously unsentimental in tone.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 78% I Kill Giants (2018) Wolfe successfully conveys the high-stakes intensity of Barbara's experience. But while the character is credibly immersed in the dark, strange, paranoid, animistic world she has created for herself, the filmmakers never really get inside her head.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2/5 39% Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2018) Despite Cassell's committed performance, Gauguin doesn't really add much to (or subtract much from) an already threadbare myth.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 37% Gringo (2018) Not even Gringo's impressive ensemble cast can breathe much life into these overblown but underwritten characters.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
2.5/5 88% Midnight Oil 1984 (2018) It delivers. And there are a few candid offstage moments fans can't miss.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3.5/5 86% Tully (2018) But the chemistry between the two actresses is so strong, and the story is so affecting, the unresolved elements of their relationship don't matter nearly as much as one might expect.‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
3.5/5 89% 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 42% 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
72% 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 83% 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 64% 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 72% 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 84% 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 12% 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 97% 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 37% 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 95% 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 74% 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 91% 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 94% 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 55% 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