Leslie Felperin

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For 265 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Maidan
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 265
265 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Intriguing formal noodlings can’t disguise the cliches in the script. Even so, it’s clear that Abbasi has talent and ambition.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Ups the self-parody so much that it's practically a Wayans Brothers spoof, albeit with fewer jokes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Amusingly tacky and offensive though it is, proceedings grow a bit monotonous, because all the tunes have pretty much the same beat and everything is pitched at the same hysterical, OTT level.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Although engaging enough to hold interest, the just slightly off casting of Ewan McGregor and Stellan Skarsgard...dampens plausibility.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It feels ineffably slight even if it’s a consistent pleasure to spend time in the company of these three likeable women.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s no missing the polemical points being made or doubting the film is meant to inspire further action, but even hardened whale-eating oil oligarchs are likely to be charmed by the idealism and smarts of these audacious activists.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Some parts – the solid cast, a few well-turned one-liners – are really quite good indeed, although viewers have to wade through a moderate fug of reindeer fart jokes to get to them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s no doubting Heineman and his crew’s audacity as they venture close to the line of fire, but the commitment to observing dispassionately at all times starts to feel a bit like a cop-out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Fashioned out of well-worn, if not hackneyed, horror tropes, Demonic is no meta-level deconstruction of the genre, but it’s a more than competent, fugue-like manipulation that freshens familiar components with a tricky structure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The use of video diaries and the expository speeches are painfully on the nose at times, and dramatically spins a bit out of control by the end, while some of the acting is patchy. Still, one can’t but fail to be impressed with the film’s commitment to investigate its issues with subtlety and frankness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s tremendously reassuring to find out that Spinney is just the sort of kind-hearted sweetheart you’d expect, a man who’s spent a lifetime making children happy. And it’s a kick to see archive footage and interviews with some of the old, non-puppeteer cast members.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    A banal and credulity-stretching finale that feels like a bad Twilight Zone episode, but the first hour or so is terrific.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The fight scenes are terrific, but the haphazard plotting, off-the-peg characterisations and drippy music elsewhere lack flavour.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Byrkit’s parable about choices and how they make us who we are has an eerie potency.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    McGregor, who is having a bit of comeback moment right now, is kind of great as the ruthless antihero, and the action set pieces have plenty of fizz.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    You can’t help feeling you’ve seen variations on this coming-out story too many times (which applies to the gay theme as much as the disability one), and everyone is just a little too nice to be true, even the bullies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner’s narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    At its worst, the film oozes the sickly smugness of a self-help pamphlet, but when it relaxes its didactic grip and lets the actors take control it can be quite charming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    This is a conversation starter, not especially distinguished as film-making but vital and deeply felt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It's certainly atmospheric and cool in a new-New Wave way, but really, what's the point?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours. Only once viewers have come down and digested it all might they feel like the whole experience was actually a little bland, lacking in depth and so effervescent as to be almost instantly forgettable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a very good iteration of the genre, with moody lighting, razor sharp editing and great fight sequences, but be advised that only the strongest of stomachs need apply: it is excessively gory and amoral, even by the standards of such fare.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Whatever the filmmakers' subtextual intentions may be, the film certainly gets stronger and more compelling as it goes on, thanks in part to intense emoting on the part of its cast, with Harris, Keeley and especially Soller standing out particularly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    In some ways, the thoughtful, dense script marks an improvement on the original, and the cast is certainly tonier this time around. What’s missing is the original’s evil wit, amoral misanthropy and subversive slipperiness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s so much to root for here it’s painful to concede there’s some hideously on-the-nose, spell-out-the-motivation-in-capital-letters writing that lowers the tone.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s no doubting Brook and the performers’ commitment to their craft, even if the end result is somewhat repetitive.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    As a bit of anthropology offering a glimpse into Tibetan life today, it’s perfectly serviceable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Jig
    Although there is some insightful observational work, and the dancing itself is aces, pic feels overcrowded with characters.

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