Leslie Felperin

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For 265 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% 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 Mr. Turner
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 265
265 movie reviews
    • 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."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Aniston submits an honest, sturdy performance. However, the film, directed by Daniel Barnz (Phoebe in Wonderland, Beastly) and written by Patrick Tobin, is less emotionally potent than it wants to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    At heart, the film's biggest flaw is that it doesn't seem to have any faith in its audience's emotional intelligence. It effectively neuters all the original story's elusive, poetic, melancholy qualities by spelling things out in capital letters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Although director Alan Taylor manages to get things going properly for the final battle in London, the long stretches before that on Asgard and the other branches of Yggdrasil are a drag.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    In the end, the film is so guilelessly unabashed about its hokum that it becomes sort of endearing in a way, and one can’t but admire the likes of Cox, McElhone and Toby Stephens as the boo-hiss bad guy for fully committing to the corn.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Some viewers might find that very cognitive dissonance interesting in itself, but many others may struggle to connect with a story that's essentially about an assortment of extremely entitled, self-absorbed people who ultimately have little new to say about addiction, families or the process of recovery.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Corny as a vat of polenta, but still rib-sticking enough to satisfy those who like lightly seasoned, easily digestible cinematic starch, Italy-set Love Is All You Need offers a romantic comedy for middle-aged palettes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    There is a decorousness at play here that adds an odd new flavor to the Almodovar repertoire, a politeness that’s quite unlike the lusty vulgarity of the past.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    By sticking so slavishly to the original Blair Witch film’s template, the result is a dull retread rather than a full-on reinvention, enlarging the cast numbers this time but sticking to the same basic beats.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A Tempest so kitschy, yet curiously drab and banal.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The sad truth is that, however engaging they are as performers elsewhere, neither Collette nor Barrymore are at their best here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    It’s no surprise to learn this was developed from a short film; it has a short’s fragmented, tone-poem quality, but not the sustained coherence of a feature.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Amiable if predictable.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Especially refreshing, even radical, is its sympathy for characters who read for pleasure and value rigorous thought. Unfortunately, by the end, it’s gone as mushy and ragged as a homespun hemp blanket.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    It’s passably entertaining, and like the last one breathtakingly crafted, especially Colleen Atwood’s microscopically detailed costumes.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Has sturdy production values, a tony cast and middlebrow tastefulness up the wazoo, but barely any soul, bite or genuine passion.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    This computer animated work has strikingly designed characters, and some good isolated sequences, but the script’s un bordel (French for shambolic mess).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Much more amusing in theory than in execution.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    There are crisply folded lines, and pleasingly peppery performances from the supporting cast especially, but where its beating heart should be there is a splinter of ice, the sense that no one involved is really doing this for that much love.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s bestseller honors the lurid spirit of the page-turner enough to satisfy fans, but he doesn’t transmute the material into something richer and deeper the way.

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