Leslie Felperin
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For 157 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Maidan
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 157
  2. Negative: 8 out of 157
157 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Jig
    Although there is some insightful observational work, and the dancing itself is aces, pic feels overcrowded with characters.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Ups the self-parody so much that it's practically a Wayans Brothers spoof, albeit with fewer jokes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Presented and narrated with warmth and welcome moments of humor by thesp Jeremy Irons, often seen wearing a hat that looks salvaged from a recycling bin, the picture delivers a judicious mix of human interest and useful statistics that will make it accessible to middle-class audiences.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    In the end, the material feels a bit attenuated, like a short that’s been stretched to feature length, even if the characters are enjoyable, sympathetic enough company for the pic’s 84-minute running time.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    A sweet but slight love story about world-weary hipster bloodsuckers.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    A pleasant, polished, but somewhat by-the-numbers effort.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Half of a Yellow Sun is the kind of ambitious literary adaptation that wants it all kinds of ways, not all of them compatible.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    If the metrics by which you want to measure Love are its brute sexiness and technical panache, then the film is indeed rather extraordinary. Thanks to Noe's regular collaborator Benoit Debie (who also shot such recent visually bravura films as Spring Breakers and Lost River), Love contains some of the prettiest shagging scenes in cinematic history.
    • 70 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The screenplay leaves it to the audience to map the psychological terrain, which will frustrate some but thrill others who prefer oblique storytelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A respectable but surprisingly conventional feature-debut effort from Brit artist-turned-helmer Sam Taylor-Wood.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A Tempest so kitschy, yet curiously drab and banal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The picture works best as a vehicle for the likable talents of thesp Aasif Mandvi, arguably best known for his occasional "reporting" on the Middle East on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Not exactly an unholy mess, but still a rather too pious retread of classic sci-fi/action/horror riffs that lacks originality or pizzazz.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    What's singularly lacking here is any sense of how to use the underage characters, who, apart from one or two, are a barely distinguishable gaggle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Beautifully assembled, but emotionally inert despite its focus on bereavement and love's endurance, Russian art film Silent Souls reps at the very least a significant step up for its helmer, Aleksei Fedorchenko.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A very 2011 take on Alexandre Dumas' classic that feels weirdly dated already. Although adequately entertaining thanks to lavish production values and game supporting perfs, this anodyne adaptation lacks a killer hook that would help it cross over to a demographic beyond action buffs and fanboys.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Although a massive hit at home, taking approximately $16 million at the wickets, this great-looking but tonally uneven pic won't jive with audiences quite so well anywhere else.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Taking liberties with journalist Neil McCormick's memoir to create narrative tension, screenwriters Simon Maxwell and prolific scribe team Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ("The Commitments") overstuff the story with subplots and trite character arcs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The result is a superficially handsome crime thriller that doesn't tick, although it's got a pretty, jeweled face, and some clever scripting by William Monahan (scribe of "The Departed"), making his directorial debut here.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Fuzzy-headed biopic, which glosses over the former British prime minister's politics in favor of a glib, breakneck whirl around her career and marriage.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    In sartorial terms, the fabric is to die for, but helmer Whitney Sudler-Smith's documentary follows a banal pattern, while the finishing lacks finesse.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Much more amusing in theory than in execution.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Picture may not be Scots helmer David Mackenzie's best effort, but it's easily his most lighthearted, a cheery trifle that reps a contrast to his recent pictures, the apocalyptic "Perfect Sense" and U.S.-set comic misfire "Spread."

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