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Leigh Paatsch

Leigh Paatsch
Leigh Paatsch's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Post, Daily Telegraph (UK), Herald Sun (Australia), Courier Mail (Australia), Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 67% A Time to Kill (1996) Better grab those homemade wigs and gavels, because here comes another ripping, one-size-fits-all slab of legal eaglery from the platinum paperback pen of John "you can buy my collected works at any airport newsagent" Grisham.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3.5/5 73% The Road (2009) The opposite of escapist entertainment, this rugged and wearing screen experience is tough, uncompromising stuff.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 71% Like Crazy (2011) The film, for the most part, is quiet, intimate, and willing to reach for an emotional authenticity that could leave everyone involved looking rather silly.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 45% The Whole Nine Yards (2000) The laughs don't exactly come thick and fast, but they do keep coming (a blessing in disguise when you consider how many mainstream comedies lose their ability to amuse by the halfway mark).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 65% Contact (1997) Sci-fi with a dash of substance, even if Foster's romance with a badly-cast Matthew McConaughey is an unnecessary diversion.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 86% The Proposition (2005) This self-styled "Australian western" is powerful, punishing drama of the highest class.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 82% The Report (2019) A wordy, worthy paper chase of a movie, albeit one that ultimately chases its own tail to an mildly frustrating end.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1/5 41% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) Irons is... asleep on the job for the entire film. Either that, or he was drugged, hypnotised and pushed in front of a camera without his knowledge or consent.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 42% Anger Management (2003) There are moments when the laughs come thick and fast, but just as many where the dream team just aren't connecting at all.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1.5/5 78% Munich (2005) A daft and directionless thriller from Steven Spielberg, cynically hijacking Israeli-Palestinian tensions to fuel the engine of an over-heated action vehicle. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 91% Michael Clayton (2007) George Clooney anchors a top-notch ensemble cast in this powerful legal thriller.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 37% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) While too bitsy to be regarded as a comedy classic, this is still a very amusing movie whenever some of those bits come together.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) It all ends rather politely with an 80s costume party, and rather worryingly with the possibility there might be a Grown Ups 3.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1.5/5 16% 47 Ronin (2013) The whole debacle cost more than 200 million bucks to make, and has only a handful of diverting visual effects to show for it. Avoid, dude.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 13% Taken 3 (2015) Unfortunately, Taken 3 will be remembered as the one where Neeson just couldn't save the day. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 38% Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (2019) These recollections and other personal anecdotes find Jeong at his most relaxed and funniest. When he's going with straight jokes, the show becomes hit-and-miss in a hurry.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 84% Beyond the Lights (2014) This quality drama about the all-consuming nature of fame desperately aspired to - and then precariously achieved - deserved to find a much wider audience upon original release.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 52% Notorious (2009) This so-bad-it's-actually-almost-brilliant biopic has an endearingly dodgy way of softening up hard facts. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4.5/5 92% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) The third Bourne instalment is not just the best of the franchise, but also one of the finest and most forceful action releases of the past decade.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 29% Fast & Furious (2009) After getting off to a flying start - a prologue depicting the hijacking of a petrol tanker on a mountain pass is top-notch stuff - the film loses serious momentum due to a sluggish story.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1.5/5 25% The Other Woman (2014) Performances are all over the shop - often in a worrying way - and the screenplay keeps switching tone from manic to moronic without notice.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) This entertaining doco does not pitch the Temple's oddball leadership group as heroes in any way, but it is fascinating to see how much a bunch of self-confessed trolls and trouble magnets can get done when they put their mind to it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 94% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) This unorthodox, intermittently astonishing French drama has been a multiple awards winner on the festival circuit.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 94% Midnight Run (1988) The comic chemistry between Grodin and De Niro is of a rare, and relentlessly funny calibre.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 7% Date Movie (2006) About one in three jokes hit their desired target, which is about par for the course for these kind of flicks. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 26% Along Came Polly (2004) Worth a look if you're after easy laughs, many of which come from Philip Seymour Hoffman as Stiller's right-hand buffoon.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 31% Dad's Army (2016) Another mediocre modern remake of a beloved old TV show. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 71% In & Out (1997) Not always that amusingly. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1/5 47% Shooter (2007) Imagine a Rambo remake directed by Fahrenheit 9/11's Michael Moore while high on crystal meth. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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86% What Maisie Knew (2013) A tough, rewarding study of emotional neglect that plays the emotions like a grand piano.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 85% The Namesake (2006) One of those films that easily wins your respect, but struggles to hold your attention. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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1/5 20% Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) The non-storytelling department - which, come to think of it, is just about the entire flick - is a hopeless blight for sore eyes, emptying its small box of shonky effects with the lights turned way down low. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 46% Waterworld (1995) My Kevin Costner gettin' all Mad Max on a turbo jet-ski beats your Eddie Murphy goin' through the motions.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4.5/5 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) This very unsettling chiller has since been elevated to classic status by virtue of the eerie chemistry few would have seen coming from the odd-couple pairing of Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 45% 50 First Dates (2004) Effective combination of sweet romantic comedy and broad slapstick that often plays like a direct cross between Groundhog Day and When Harry Met Sally.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 77% Braveheart (1995) Stirring re-stagings of the savage battles of Stirling and Falkirk remain the calling cards of the production, and still send a chill up the spine of even the most jaded moviegoers.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 67% God Help the Girl (2014) Feels like a 15-minute short stretched to two hours. Only if you're a Belle and Sebastian fan, and very, very patient.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 78% Kelly's Heroes (1970) The usually unemotive Eastwood is more engaged than usual, clearly having a whale of a time with a fruity support cast.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 80% Ray (2004) The soul-stirring sounds of music legend Ray Charles keep saving the day for this straightforward, safe-bet biopic. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 54% The Cable Guy (1996) The hook to this weirdly compelling film is its teasing nature as a comedy of terrors.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 94% The Truman Show (1998) As Truman, Jim Carrey turns his usually frenetic acting style down to a subtle level many would have thought beyond him. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) A thoroughly gruelling, yet highly engrossing biopic of the legendary French singer Edith Piaf.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 100% The Terminator (1984) Though the production design is a bit flimsy at times, both the big ideas at work and director James Cameron's brilliance as a proactive, inventive filmmaker generate a powerful flow that cannot help but sweep viewers totally away. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
2/5 57% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) What follows is a mostly dull journey, brightened only by the occasional eccentric interlude and a few sharp jabs at how governments choose to deal (and not deal) with illegal immigrants.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 69% Les Misérables (2012) An impressively epic screen adaptation of the smash-hit musical based on the famous book by Victor Hugo. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4/5 81% Hellboy (2004) A rare intelligent and shrewd adaptation of a comic book, taking risks without taking its audience for granted.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3.5/5 90% Spider-Man (2002) A perfectly-cast Tobey Maguire leads from the front with a surprisingly textured performance for a blockbuster, and the back-up he receives from co-stars Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe and the electric direction of Sam Raimi is equally effective. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2.5/5 18% The Juror (1996) Tremendously trashy courtroom drama that improves as its silly premise just keeps on getting, well, sillier. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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3/5 54% Cuban Fury (2014) An efficient enough British crowd-pleaser, spicing up a sit-commy dish with a sublime side-serving of salsa dancing. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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2/5 73% Remember the Titans (2000) So don't bring along your binoculars, folks, because you will be able to spot what is coming from some distance away. ‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020