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Danny Leigh
Danny Leigh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Sight and Sound, Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) There is more to the Safdies' secret sauce than panic. At first glance the cast has the feel of a group of strangers grabbed at random from the sidewalk, yet it clicks and keeps clicking.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
2/5 41% Seberg (2020) For all her charisma, the miscasting of Stewart isn't helped by a berserker wardrobe department. The costumes wear the movie - the story is half-buried under a pile of sherbet lemon negligees.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4/5 90% 1917 (2020) If Mendes' film-making has sometimes felt to have not fully outgrown his beginnings in theatre, 1917 is wildly cinematic, a movie that makes you feel the breath of mortality on your neck.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
2/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit is many things, well-intentioned among them. Brilliant it is not.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
1/5 71% The Gentlemen (2020) As it did two decades ago, the adolescent need to impress hangs thick as Lynx body spray.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3/5 100% Amanda (2018) The risk is mawkishness, but the film sidesteps it with a close-up study of loss and new connection.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) A viciously droll game of movie Cluedo, the murder mystery dusted off for the modern age.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
4/5 95% Atlantics (2019) A luminously punky slice of Senegalese gothic.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) The main attraction is the actorly ping-pong of Hopkins and Pryce, respectively curmudgeonly and crinkle-eyed.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) The flaws of The Nightingale should not stop you from seeing it - a film as painful as vital conversations often are.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
2/5 51% Charlie's Angels (2019) Rarely can a movie have left the editing room with so many scenes simply petering out, as if the punchlines had been left on the back seat of an Uber.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 74% Harriet (2019) Erivo tears through Harriet, a live wire in the heart of a biography of Harriet Tubman that without her might have risked stateliness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 92% Blue Story (2019) The film has the tang of reality and sobering power.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4/5 75% Judy & Punch (2019) Balancing slapstick and the anything-but-funny, the film is not without wobbles. As with any high wire act, those are half the point.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) Of interest principally to pre-existing fans, but a bigger picture takes shape too...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 84% Official Secrets (2019) Hood knows how to crank the tension and a certain fury ticks under the story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) A meal made up of nothing but appetisers.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) LaBeouf is scruffily compelling, while the pinpoint comic timing of Gottsagen should be a lesson to any drab corners of the film industry still resisting disabled actors.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) A familiar mix of splatter, lazy punchlines and target-audience wish-fulfilment in which the girl is always got by the geek.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
3/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) The tone on the border of deadpan and surreal remains in place, so too the frantic pinball scripting in which everything that can go wrong does, but rarely quite how you imagined.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 53% Farming (2019) A less uncompromising film might give the withdrawn Enitan a way to articulate his trauma verbally, but it is here and now that Akinnuoye-Agbaje claims that voice.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
3/5 71% The King (2019) Fifteenth-century England is recreated - but the actual story is only half-familiar, the Globe transplanted into the age of Game of Thrones.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) The sense of real life rerun is vivid. Hogg keeps you in the palm of her hand as few film-makers could.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 59% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) Noble delivers what is really theatre on screen, clingfilmed sandwiches rustling from the stalls. But Spall and Redgrave excel and the art endures.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 100% Seahorse (2019) Finlay is alive both to the humdrum and astonishing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
2/5 27% A Million Little Pieces (2019) An opening title card coyly quotes Mark Twain: "I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened." As the credits roll two fanciful hours later, you will know the feeling.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 100% Bait (2019) The film keeps you on your toes, sidestepping into unexpected places. Politically and cinematically, Jenkin is too much of an original to box himself in.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) Rather than a glorified DVD extra in which talking heads amble through on-set yarns, Phillippe creates a true companion to the Ridley Scott classic, with its own visual identity and jittery atmosphere.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 93% Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) Webber feels less interested in the wider narrative than he is in the microcosmic lives of his subjects, but there is untold drama in their stories, and the music is a cause for celebration.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
4/5 88% The Great Hack (2019) This jazzy, sobering film records the rise and fall of Cambridge Analytica. As a narrative, the terrain is challenging, the execution sometimes baggy, sometimes a little brisk. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
4/5 75% Halston (2019) A tour through some of the most pivotal moments in the history of American style, Halston's career a golden thread running from the pillbox hat worn by Jackie Kennedy... to the decadent 1970s in which he dressed half of Studio 54.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Lelio structures his film not as a shopping list of plot points, but vignettes and snapshots of the multitudes that Gloria contains...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Thompson's performance is compulsively fun, the actor relishing the bone-dry put-downs of a memorably serrated character.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 97% Dirty God (2019) Polak's images jar and startle.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Simon Kinberg's grand farewell to the big screen has the feel of a hurriedly arranged office leaving do.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 82% High Life (2019) Like all good sci-fi, Denis's film also speaks to the moment...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
3/5 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) The result can be exhausting - and exhilarating, Decker's approach splintered and unpredictable but slowly creating streams of narrative...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) As the duo progress from allergic dislike towards odd coupling, the film's sheer cheapness is as distracting as spinach between the teeth.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) Glimpsed away from the mic, she sweeps past the camera with a Mona Lisa smile and no small talk. Between songs she again smiles and says nothing, that silence a story, her choice to be simply a vessel, not a star.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 61% Vox Lux (2018) Vox Lux does what good pop songs do - it shushes your doubts and quickens your pulse.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Director Dome Karukoski wisely understates the line from... carnage to orc-filled battlefields, even if the fine actor Craig Roberts is cast as a working class proto-Bilbo guiding Tolkien through the trenches.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 81% Long Shot (2019) While Theron is a trouper and a deft enough comic actor to keep the set-up ticking, the film is more assured with pratfalls and tangents than a romance that only ever convinces as a slightly odd fantasy...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
4/5 97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) Hollywood would make it a thriller; Erlingsson keeps his politics as teasingly agnostic as his tone, his Icelandic landscape raw, strange, and like everywhere, defended by more Hallas all the time.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
5/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) The story is so richly novelistic the temptation is just to synopsise - but that risks not only spoilers, but failing to convey how much wonder is conjured beyond the plot, the stellar performance of Zhao, the insta-futuristic landscapes...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) Eighth Grade is also deeply sweet in unexpected places and howlingly funny, attuned to the timeless indignities of any adolescence.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/5 71% Pond Life (2018) The default tone of Bill Buckhurst's film is northern English eccentricity, but the nostalgia has an edge.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The japey inter-hero rivalries and beyond-state-of-the-art visuals go down as easily as always in a formula which, if never quite revolutionising the comic book saga, gave it a much-needed overhaul...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2/5 30% Red Joan (2019) Her story might make a compelling film - but it isn't this one...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/5 60% Greta (2019) Huppert lurks and looms, clearly having a blast. At least someone is.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) The impression is that everything else in this headache of a film is only there to let Mel Gibson say ugly things on screen and thus, as they say, trigger the libs - a feeble use of Zahler's talent.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019