Leslie Felperin

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For 259 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 At Berkeley
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 259
259 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    If this film were a person, you’d want to give it a big hug, as you would a gawky teenager, and reassure it that it will be tough out there, that not everyone is going to get its idiosyncratic charms, but that’s OK because it’s awesome just the way it is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Taken strictly on its own terms, Saving Mr. Banks works exceedingly well as mainstream entertainment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Folky music and Studio Ghibli-level flights of eerie fancy are obvious pleasures, but even more subtle and entrancing is the way Moore and his team use echoed shapes to suggest hidden patterns in nature and parallels between the real and the mythical.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    As with his previous pics about the brood, Dutch-Indonesian helmer Leonard Retel Helmrich deploys an expressionistic, quasi-soap-opera approach to produce striking results, thanks especially to use of Steadicam. But the protagonists seem to be playing to the cameras more this time round, making "Stars" a less charming effort than earlier installments.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    It’s an immensely likable movie, impeccably acted and wise about the nature of exile.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Unfortunately, the narrative endgame is a mess, and should have been rethought in development, but there’s no denying Ezer has made a bold, audacious debut.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A spare but stealthily powerful tale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Wrenching to watch, but told with clarity and guts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    An intensely compelling work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Although this family-friendly tale of feckless adventurers pursuing a prize is consistently funnier than "Arthur," in language, humor and attitude it's as endearingly British as Yorkshire pudding, soccer hooliganism and wonky teeth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Some viewers may feel a little uneasy watching her being almost "catfished" by the deception, even if it turns out to be a delightful surprise, and a real emotional money shot when it finally lands.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    There's no subtextual allusion really to contempo France or civil wars elsewhere in the world today, just the feeling that this is an interesting story in its own right, fascinating precisely because it's so at odds with modern sensibilities.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Reprising the kind of musical performances, campus hijinks, stinging humor and sassy sisterhood put in place by its eminently likeable predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 remixes the elements and comes up with something even slicker and sharper.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Davies is in fine form here, with luminous performances, especially from Rachel Weisz, rounding out a classy package whose only major problem is it may be a bit too true to its period sensibility and legit origins.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    If nothing else, Armadillo proves just how well "The Hurt Locker" captured the mixture of boredom, fear, brutality and locker-room machismo that makes up the day-to-day routine of a frontline soldier.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The film has its own specific vibe, thanks in part to the writer-directors’ unique, immersive sense of the milieu and the leads’ tender chemistry.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a proper animation buff’s piece of work, and admittedly a little slow to get its yarn ripping, but mesmerising and moving in the later stretches.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Like the emotional equivalent of a massage with a sandpaper loofah, the film leaves you feeling raw and tender, thanks particularly to the knockout performances from the small cast, especially Collette.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    For all its flaws it’s a rich, thought-provoking film which, while challenging, is not without humor and visual pleasures, particularly in the restrained but bang-on period production design.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    "Doomsday," horror-trained British helmer Neil Marshall flexes strong action muscles and carves copious flesh here, creating the sort of broadsword-based bedlam that will thrill fans of ancient martial movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Equity is a smart thriller set in the corporate world that disguises its modest budget with an intelligent script and good set of hooks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This neatly written Heathers-meets-Groundhog Day high-concept package delivers both technical polish and a toothsome yet likeable cast.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Along with the moral lesson, Nguyen remembers to give auds some pleasures, including the exquisitely chosen soundtrack of African folk and pop music, Nicolas Bolduc's cinematography and the very artful use of sound throughout.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The constant juxtaposition of scenes showing the dark and light aspects of the characters endows the pic with a juicy moral complexity that will stimulate post-screening debates.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Just as Brenda lives by a credo never to judge another woman, so too does the film, which creates an uplifting portrait of redemption and acceptance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This is a beautifully distilled and literally still work that lingers in the mind long after its conclusion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The Good Lie is a touching, generous-hearted movie, sensitively directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) working with a smart, sly, long-gestated script by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Spirited, highly amusing and endearingly shambolic.

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