Leslie Felperin

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For 240 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Leviathan
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 240
240 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Co-director Starzack was one of the guiding hands behind the series version of Shaun the Sheep, and that experience in the kind of brisk, skit-based comedy that makes the series so charming shows through here in stand-alone scenes.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Pic is a little too pleased with its own evenhanded presentation of liberal moral conundrums, but there’s no gainsaying Ostlund’s remarkable achievement in coaxing entirely naturalistic perfs from his young core cast
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    This impeccably assembled and argued film represents a brave, timely intervention into debates around the organization that have been simmering for some time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    As action, it's niftily executed, the suspense neatly built, and the shocks expectedly surprising.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    A sweet but slight love story about world-weary hipster bloodsuckers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    In the Fog explores the moralities of wartime with restraint and exacting execution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a good, solid little picture, but it’s not that great, and certainly not noticeably more accomplished or compelling than many of the other music-themed docs that come out each week with less fanfare.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    The use of sign language, deafness and silence itself adds several heady new ingredients to the base material, alchemically creating something rich, strange and very original.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Paradise: Hope has humor and warmth, and shows more genuine affection and kindness toward its characters than Seidl usually allows.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The endgame is disappointingly predictable, but writer-director-cinematographer Jeremy Saulnier has a lovely touch with faces, light and telling details.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Spirited, highly amusing and endearingly shambolic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a relief to report that the final film is actually quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy, albeit one with a few modern gizmos thrown in.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    A shocking but ultimately galvanizing work of reportage that meets the same high standard of their previous collaboration, The Invisible War.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The most affecting moments in the film are in more intimate settings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Berg’s account of the child abuse cases that led to the imprisonment of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), doesn’t reveal much that hasn’t already been in the news or written up in books, but it does provide a comprehensive, disturbing and utterly fascinating historical overview.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s no missing the polemical points being made or doubting the film is meant to inspire further action, but even hardened whale-eating oil oligarchs are likely to be charmed by the idealism and smarts of these audacious activists.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    There’s no doubting Heineman and his crew’s audacity as they venture close to the line of fire, but the commitment to observing dispassionately at all times starts to feel a bit like a cop-out.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    What Happened, Miss Simone does its job well, proving especially treasurable for its wealth of rare archive film footage and audio material that captures Simone’s fierce talent, fiery temperament and fragile mental health. But it is unlikely to be ranked up there with the best music-themed bio-docs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Director Brett Haley’s second feature has a disarming lightness of touch that keeps the proceedings buoyant, even when they inevitably brush up against mortality.

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