For 90 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Camhi's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 90 The Story of the Weeping Camel
Lowest review score: 20 Double Parked
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 90
  2. Negative: 2 out of 90
90 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Camhi
    If you can suspend your disbelief regarding Nello's naïveté, this film offers some quiet pleasures.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Camhi
    With improbable charm, Gabizon knits it all together, his characters' sexual obsessions and earthiness tempered by a soulful melancholy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Camhi
    Despite the choppy script and cartoonishly bad villains, what emerges is a compelling tale of the moral compromises a corrupt system demands of even its most unwilling participants.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Camhi
    Disturbing and compelling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The admirable Gainsbourg refrains from overacting, but her leading men never quite transcend the emptiness and inanity of their characters' dilemma.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Even Mastroianni cannot hold our attention for over three hours.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Marshall Karp's script is clever and funny, though studded with anachronisms.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    This extraordinary story still sparks controversy in France, but in Berri's hands, it never comes alive...a shadow play of historical icons, rather than a portrait of people in love.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Manchevski has a rare visual intelligence, whether filming the face of a dying woman or Times Square's reflection in a windshield. But in reaching for a cubist style of storytelling, he sacrifices character and motivation.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    He's (director Abranches) so focused on creating a strikingly mannerist visual style that he forgets to flesh out his plot and characters.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The filmmakers skillfully evoke the sense of menace that nature holds for many urban dwellers. -- Sometimes, though, the editing is choppy, and the film could use more of a script.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The film's broad performances and heavy-handed moralizing strike a note of condescension sure to be heard by the alienated teenager within us all.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Backed by a strong supporting cast, Whaley makes Jimmy a vivid character, but he never achieves anything like the tragic grandeur of a Willy Loman. He's at once too earnest and too unappealing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    It lacks the toughness and social insights of its Mexican new wave predecessors like "Amores Perros." And even as the story of one woman's midlife crisis, it's a bit lightweight.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    How did this rude monk, prey to depression and satanic hallucinations, change the course of history? Luther offers scant illumination, for the big brown eyes that served Joseph Fiennes so well in "Elizabeth" are little help with the spirit of Reformation.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The problems come in the shadow world, where everything's a jumble, where Dark's compositional strategy ("all clues and no solutions") eventually becomes wearing, and Gordon's direction can't hold it all together.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Berliner captures the eerie beauty of their music alongside their strange dignity. But his mannered style (colored filters, multiple exposures, jump cuts) leaves an uneasy impression about the balance of power in his relationship to his subjects, women of surprising strength and enduring frailty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    A bit naive and formless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The Inheritance is most effective in its first half...But the film falters as it moves closer to home and the heart, veering off into melodramatic and quasi-surreal scenarios.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The pacing feels choppy, and the characters' emotions are sometimes too sudden to be believable. (One exception is Rhys Ifans, affecting as Amelia's long-suffering and neglected suitor.)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    Bening's comic gifts make the most of Ronald Harwood's witty screenplay, though she falls flat in her character's rare moments of sincerity.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The subjects can be amusing, chilling, or tragic -- but in the end, they offer few surprises.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Camhi
    The complex questions Walk on Water raises receive only confused answers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Camhi
    Something lured Paul Cox down memory lane, but he should have stayed at home.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Camhi
    It manages to be both ponderous and silly.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Camhi
    Though Hopkins lovingly re-creates the surfaces of shtetl life, its deep spirituality seems to elude him.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Camhi
    "No poetry after Auschwitz," Theodor Adorno proclaimed. One sometimes wishes he'd added, "And no big-name cinema either."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Camhi
    The writerly restraint that confines them to the airport is admirable, though the fairy-tale ending in Acapulco seems like a throwaway.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Leslie Camhi
    Most of the redemptive notes ring false, as does the mythical Manhattan, where the snow is just too clean and everybody lives around the corner.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Leslie Camhi
    Child abuse, domestic violence, and the struggles of single mothers deserve better treatment than this.