Rachel Leishman

Rachel Leishman
Rachel Leishman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Mary Sue Culturess
Publications: The Mary Sue, Culturess

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 66% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) So, honestly, a fun hour and thirty-nine minutes. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 99% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out delighted me to no end and kept me thinking the entire time. With each new twist, I thought I knew who did it and what was going on but then I was shown I couldn't trust a single person and that's the sign of a brilliant mystery. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3.5/5 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) It's limited, brilliant, and now we have an entire movie worth of interviews at our disposal. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/5 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) I love Jojo Rabbit with my whole heart, and it is the perfect blend of Waititi's wit and ability to pack a comedy with an emotional punch-a definite must-see. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
3.5/5 65% Human Capital (2019) With surprising twists and reveals, the movie does a great job of keeping you engaged with the story. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 88% Blinded by the Light (2019) Overall, I think that Blinded by the Light is going to hit home for so many of us, even being set in the late '80s, and it truly shows the power of music and how it can uplift us. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) The movie isn't perfect; it has its flaws... and we don't all have to love the idea of the struggle of the straight, white, male actor. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) MJ grew as a character and managed to represent all the things we love about the iconic Mary Jane Watson, with a new twist, made it a delight to watch as Peter and MJ started to let their relationship form. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
62% Yesterday (2019) If you like the Beatles, you'll like Yesterday's end credits where you get to hear the actual "Hey Jude"... But I wish I had come away with more from Yesterday and characters that I could have believed in. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is maybe the perfect conclusion to this series. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The X-Men should have been an important cultural boon to Fox-they took some of the most iconic characters in comics and had the chance to bring them to screen in a meaningful way. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) As someone who had their doubts about the movie, Rocketman's unapologetic nature about Elton John is exactly the kind of movie I wanted. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/5 90% Bull (2019) Bull is the perfect kind of story to usher in a new understanding of friendship, humanity, and coping. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 89% We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019) We Have Always Lived In The Castle is visually stunning, a fresh look at the Shirley Jackson story, and has a slow-building dread that will stay with you. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 59% Charlie Says (2019) Something about Charlie Says works and provides us with a new and interesting look into Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Susan Atkin. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
2/5 56% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) We're left with a movie that romanticizes the idea of Ted Bundy and does very little to honor his victims. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Heart-warming, beautiful, and a Tim Burton masterpiece, Dumbo brings you into this world of wonder and feels as if you're home among Medici's family. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) This is one incredible introduction to a hero. One that had me screaming in the theater! - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% Behind the Curve (2018) Overall, it's a fascinating look at how deep people will willingly go into conspiracy theories... - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
3.5/5 38% I'm Not Here (2019) From a wonderful female director and showcasing the power and dedication that women have, I'm Not Here is a heart-wrenching and beautiful film. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) There's a beautiful message throughout the film that Paige brings to life: We can all be freaks, as long as we're true to who we are. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
27% Rent Live (2019) Rent Live was not actually live, but it did succeed in bringing back some of back those feelings we used to have about the show, crying through songs that we've heard over and over again. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 59% Ophelia (2019) Ophelia is a wonderful movie and one that, if you're a nerd for Shakespeare and his work, you'll absolutely love. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 94% The American Meme (2018) I highly recommend The American Meme... it is going to change the way you view both social media and society. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4.5/5 74% Destroyer (2018) Destroyer is hands down the best work Kidman has done yet, unafraid of inhabiting this incredibly raw character-one who is trying to understand pain in a new way, and it's definitely a movie you don't want to miss. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The movie has a lot of heart, and you'll find yourself crying more often than you'd think, but it is hands down the best Spider-Man movie ever made. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) So, sure, Creed II has elements of boxing to it, but the heart of the story is with these men dealing with the emotions of fatherhood, opening up, and owning their past mistakes to move on with their futures. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) The love story between Elizabeth and Robert can seem contrived, but there's an earnest quality to it because of Pine and Pugh's performances, and it brings a heart to the movie that branches outside of the fight for Scotland. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) When you go into seeing A Star Is Born, one thing is always clear: You're in for great music and a broken heart. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) It keeps you on the edge of your seat and, even at the end, you still can't believe the twists and turns that play out. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018