For 105 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 At Berkeley
Lowest review score: 20 The Zero Theorem
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 105
  2. Negative: 5 out of 105
105 movie reviews
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Ups the self-parody so much that it's practically a Wayans Brothers spoof, albeit with fewer jokes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Jig
    Although there is some insightful observational work, and the dancing itself is aces, pic feels overcrowded with characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 54 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A Tempest so kitschy, yet curiously drab and banal.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Part bromance, part sci-fi spoof and all a bit disappointing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    An undeniably powerful record of the Palestinian village of Bil'in's course of civil disobedience from 2005 to the present...the pic is also shamelessly sentimental and manipulative in its construction.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Ultimately, "Renee" feels less like a walk away than a retread.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    Mixed-media approach is eye-catching, and the subject is unquestionably powerful, but the sentimental score and stridently drawn imagery detract from picture's impact.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The film’s thudding shocks and predictability dull its edge.