Leslie Felperin

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For 253 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 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 253
253 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It feels ineffably slight even if it’s a consistent pleasure to spend time in the company of these three likeable women.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It's to the script's credit that it doesn't tie up the story in cute little bows and instead leaves a number of questions unanswered by the end.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Anchored by two intense, intertwined perfs by veteran Vincent Lindon and relative newcomer Soko, a musician who also composed the pic’s growling, atmospheric score, this period drama offers a coolly febrile study of madness, Victorian sexual politics and power.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Sinuous sequences where one object morphs into another are his stock and trade, and that strength is on ample display in Cheatin’.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A compelling gateway documentary that should absorb both fans and novices alike.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Director Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker offers a wild ride through Ukrainian and Soviet history.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Perfs, by a mixture of non-pros and little-known thesps, are impressively naturalistic and spontaneous. Ostlund has a knack for comedy, although his script, co-written with Erik Hemmendorff, is a little opaque about where it stands on the morality of each strand’s situation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A spare but stealthily powerful tale.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Wrenching to watch, but told with clarity and guts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Although not as strikingly original as Bujalski’s earlier work, there’s something endearing about the characters, the film’s laconic, stoner rhythms and quirky plotting. In the end, it has something wise and kind to say about loneliness and the cult of personal improvement.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    An overview of African-American gospel sounds whose dazzling talent-display should exhilarate viewers regardless of religious leanings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    With acute sensitivity, Brit writer-helmer Joanna Hogg’s third feature, Exhibition, explores the difficulty of telling inside from outside, intimacy from estrangement, and revelation from concealment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Essential viewing for anyone interested in what freedom of information means in the digital age, this passionate, fascinating, unapologetically partial but fair documentary celebrates Aaron Swartz.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The result is an amusing, and occasionally touching meditation on fame, sibling rivalry and ambition, with a sweet payoff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    The final reel packs a genuine emotional wallop, even as it makes auds laugh with the vicious precision of its dramatic irony.
    • 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.
    • 72 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Facing the physical challenges of depicting Hawking’s disability, Redmayne pulls it off with enormous grace and endurance.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The use of video diaries and the expository speeches are painfully on the nose at times, and dramatically spins a bit out of control by the end, while some of the acting is patchy. Still, one can’t but fail to be impressed with the film’s commitment to investigate its issues with subtlety and frankness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    An intensely compelling work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    Dense thickets of information, told via rostrum-shot photos and documents plus angry mob’s worth of witnesses, become a grind after a while, as does the trite guitar-led mystery music.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s tremendously reassuring to find out that Spinney is just the sort of kind-hearted sweetheart you’d expect, a man who’s spent a lifetime making children happy. And it’s a kick to see archive footage and interviews with some of the old, non-puppeteer cast members.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The film lucks out by having an intrinsically compelling story, likeable underdog protagonists, and an exotic South Pacific location.

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