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)
Biography:
Vicky Roach has been The Daily Telegraph's film critic for more than a decade - but who's counting? Prior to landing what many consider to be the best job on the paper, she paid her dues as an entertainment writer and arts editor. A long-time member of the Film Critics' Circle of Australia, she majored in film theory at UTS. It was there, she learned the valuable lesson that those who can't do ...critique.
Location: Sydney, Australia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 100% The Australian Dream (2019) A thoughtful, layered companion piece to The Final Quarter. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) A competent action adventure with uncomplicated morals. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 65% Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) A straightforward but compelling account of a significant military victory in an unpopular war. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) A pedal-to-the-metal action adventure - with very little under the hood. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Fabulously flawed. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Lean, exceptionally mean, and oddly compelling. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 51% A Dog's Journey (2019) This shaggy dog sequel scratches all the designated spots. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 66% The Public (2019) Written, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, The Public is a pleasantly old-fashioned crowd-pleaser, which argues that libraries are the last great bastion of modern democracy, since they provide free access to knowledge, community and shelter. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 50% Palm Beach (2019) The trouble with a picture postcard backdrop such as Sydney's northern beaches, is that it can be rather distracting - especially in moments of high drama. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 68% Angel of Mine (2019) Swedish actress Noomi Rapace does "unhinged" with a level of commitment that's hard to match. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 99% Amazing Grace (2019) The opportunity to see Franklin give one of the greatest gospel performances ever recorded is so precious. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 83% Dogman (2019) A bleak but fascinating study in crime, character and toxic masculinity from the director of the acclaimed 2008 Neapolitan Mafia movie Gomorrah. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 85% Animals (2019) Adelaide's Sophie Hyde... directs this Irish-Australian coproduction, based on Emma Jane Unsworth's 2014 novel, with a sure-but-sensitive hand. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) A kind of middle ground between commercial constraints and creative indulgence. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
1.5/5 21% The Kitchen (2019) Nothing about these characters, their relationships with one another, or the world they inhabit feels authentic. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) [Writer-director Lulu] Wang balances the comedy and the tragedy of the situation with deft assurance. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) There are plenty of sequences in which you will find yourself holding your breath - and the visual effects department has a ball. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 72% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Breezy, undemanding entertainment. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
2.5/5 93% Claire Darling (La dernière folie de Claire Darling) (2018) Too much is left unexplored or under-explained. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 58% Ophelia (2019) Ridley is well cast as the feisty rebel who has the courage and intelligence to triumph over centuries of patriarchal oppression. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Defend, Conserve, Protect (2019) Defend, Conserve, Protect couldn't be described as an objective account of Sea Shepherd's uncompromising endeavour, but it's compelling, heartfelt and impossible to ignore. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3/5 91% The Keeper (Trautmann) (2018) [Director Marcus H.] Rosenmuller's respect for his characters is obvious, which might well explain why he has chosen to tell their story fairly straight. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
3.5/5 79% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2018) Sink or Swim has fewer nips and tucks than your average feel-good comedy. And that's a large part of its attraction. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Sweet, funny, mutually supportive - Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and Timon (Billy Eichner) elevate friendship and fart humour to a whole other level. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) By making her own distinctive impression in a crowded field, Wilde, too, announces herself as a talent to watch. - News.com.au EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
1/5 17% After (2019) After makes 50 Shades Of Grey look like Anna Karenina. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 42% Stuber (2019) The pair's quarrelsome screen chemistry carries this pedal-to-the-metal buddy movie past the flags. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The filmmakers do such a convincing job of portraying Parker as an ordinary high school student, the character and his story arc feel correspondingly pedestrian and flat. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Annabelle Comes Home maintains a surprisingly high level of tension for such a low body count. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is a superior jukebox musical and it hits all the right notes as a crowd-pleasing rom-com. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 100% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A ripping good yarn. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/5 64% Child's Play (2019) A basic, no-frills, novelty toy slasher fest. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2.5/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) It's as if the filmmakers are assuming some kind of attention deficit disorder on the part of their young audiences. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Not even a souped-up visual effects department can get this Men in Black reboot out of second gear. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Back is extraordinarily seductive. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is an action-packed animation about growing up and moving on. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
30% Red Joan (2019) Red Joan's romantic representation of its central character's early life is at odds with Dench's powerful, unvarnished performance. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Seems not even a giant, radioactive reptile can carry a creature feature on his own any more. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) There is so much here that's worth exploring, but writer-director Simon Kinberg barely scratches the surface. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) By opting for a more careful, conventional route, director Dome Karukoski sells both his subject and his audience short. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
3.5/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) There won't be a dry eye in the house. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Endgame succeeds in offering its fans a very real sense of closure. And that's no small feat. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 86% Top End Wedding (2019) Top End Wedding, a tale of cultural identity and healing, was something of a passion for project for Tapsell, and in the end, that genuine fervour shines through. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/5 59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) [Aja and Nelly's] Bollywood dance routine brings the house down. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
2.5/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) If you are looking for something to rattle your popcorn, the latest film in the Conjuring Universe will suffice. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Not many writer-directors -- male or female -- create roles as rich and complex and compassionate as this for older women. Or indeed women of any age. An everyday survival story. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Gyllenhaal leads her audience into uncharted territory. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 27% The Aftermath (2019) Intelligently acted, exquisitely art-directed, The Aftermath is an old school romance that fails to develop some interesting themes. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
2/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park takes its inspiration from early childhood craft sessions and the storytelling feels about as sophisticated. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Butler's occasionally inspired action-comedy fails to deliver on its initial promise, but enough of the jokes hit their mark to provide an amiable afternoon's entertainment for school holiday audiences and their chaperones. - Daily Telegraph (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019