Leslie Felperin
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For 116 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 At Berkeley
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 116
  2. Negative: 6 out of 116
116 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A pleasing walk in the park for all involved, not exactly profound, but appealing to both long term fans of the franchise and accessible to newcomers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A charming animated feature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The picture laudably adopts an intimate, personal approach to a subject -- hardworking Chinese garment workers -- that's been covered in more hectoring fashion elsewhere.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    An utterly fascinating experiment that apparently blends real and faked material to examine notions of celebrity, mental stability and friendship.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Adapted from a comicstrip-turned-graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which was itself based on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," picture represents a satirical but soft-biting swipe at contempo middle-class mores among Blighty's chattering countryside classes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Sacrifice is practically a chamber piece, and duly draws its strength from its performances, especially those of Ge and Wang.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Rio
    Like its flight-challenged parrot protagonist, Rio takes a while to get off the ground but manages to soar by the end.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Stillman proves he still knows how to write crackling, articulate dialogue for quirky preppie characters whom he loves laughing at as much as with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The powerhouse cast is so capable, the actors just about manage to play the picture as if it were a "Midsummer Night's Dream"-style frothy farce, with marigold garlands and picturesque poverty.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    While managing to deliver enough suspense and bloodletting to appease gore fans, steadily improving helmer Christopher Smith ("Severance") and screenwriter Dario Poloni smuggle in a merciless critique of religious delusion.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Although beautifully rendered throughout, with delicate, elegantly drawn watercolor-like illustrations, the picture may seem too plain and simple for the oversophisticated tastes of kids in Europe and North America, while Arrietty herself reps a slightly insipid heroine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Helmer James Watkins ("Eden Lake") and scripter Jane Goldman judiciously combine moves from the classic scare-'em-ups with new tricks from recent J-horror pictures to retell Susan Hill's oft-adapted Victorian gothic pastiche.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Clearly, these films are the work of people who love animals. More importantly though, going beyond the pat eco-conscious message that every kids’ film has to have, HTTYD2 touches on how complex the emotional bond between a person and an animal can be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Picture's tone is far more poetic than polemical.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Like most Sono pictures, too long. But its gleeful humor and dare-you-to-watch aesthetic will help it rack up kills at specialty fests.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A chirpy, tween-skewing, snowboarding-themed romantic comedy, Chalet Girl slaloms exuberantly down a predictable path, kicking up regular flurries of fun along the way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Setting most of the action in a mocked-up theater emphasizes the performance aspects of the characters' behavior, a strategy enhanced by lead thesp Keira Knightley's willingness to let her neurotic Anna appear less sympathetic than in previous incarnations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Although rich in ideas and always compelling to look at, writer-helmer Patrick Keiller's latest semi-experimental pic Robinson in Ruins reps a minor disappointment after his outstanding, same-veined previous works, "London" and "Robinson in Space."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The worst that could be said of helmer David Gelb's feature debut is that it's perhaps a little over-garnished with backstory about Ono's relationship with his two sons, and is slightly repetitive. That said, this intrinsically compelling hymn to craftsmanship and taste in every sense should cleanse palates.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The picture still tells a riveting story about contempo Russia's darkest side.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Curtis ends up making a virtue out of the narrative’s episodic quality, a tendency that’s been criticized in his previous work; the film, like life, is just one damn thing after another, and that’s really the rather lovely point.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Brugger ensures it's a fairly entertaining excursion, especially when he starts to enjoy getting into character as the nefarious white man in Africa.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    No
    After "Tony Manero" and "Post Mortem," his devastating portraits of how the Pinochet regime psychologically brutalized the people of Chile from 1973-90, Chilean helmer Pablo Larrain satisfyingly completes the trilogy with an affirmative victory for democracy in No.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Robert Redford’s unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.