Leslie Felperin
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For 122 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 At Berkeley
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 122
  2. Negative: 6 out of 122
122 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    One of Wiseman’s best, a summation of sorts of a career’s worth of principled filmmaking from a director in his ninth decade.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Simultaneously a modern essay on suffering, an open-ended thriller, and a black social comedy, it is most importantly of all a thinly-veiled political parable drenched in bitter irony that takes aim against the corrupt, corrosive regime of Vladimir Putin.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    Anchored by a masterful performance by Timothy Spall in a role he was born to play, and gilded by career-best effort from DoP Dick Pope, working for the first time on digital for Leigh to bridge the gap between the painting and cinematography, Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a lovely piece of work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    This at first slow-moving and then wildly kinetic actioner possesses a cool classicism that will appeal to offshore audiences as well as those at home.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Clearly rejuvenated by his collaboration with producer Peter Jackson, and blessed with a smart script and the best craftsmanship money can buy, Spielberg has fashioned a whiz-bang thrill ride that's largely faithful to the wholesome spirit of his source but still appealing to younger, Tintin-challenged audiencs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    An exquisitely realized adaptation of Lionel Shriver's bestselling novel. In a rigorously subtle performance as a woman coping with the horrific damage wrought by her psychopathic son, Tilda Swinton anchors the dialogue-light film with an expressiveness that matches her star turn in "I Am Love."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    An inventive, meaty distillation of Le Carre's 1974 novel, picture turns hero George Smiley's hunt for a mole within Blighty's MI6 into an incisive examination of Cold War ethics, rich in both contempo resonance and elegiac melancholy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Offering further proof that the latest 3D technology is good for a lot more than just lunging knives and fantastical storylines, Wim Wenders' dance docu Pina reps multidimensional entertainment that will send culture vultures swooning.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Although laid out with such clarity that any layperson could catch the gist of what's being discussed, Side by Side is not afraid to get nitty-gritty about more technical matters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Repulsive and sublimely beautiful, arguably celebratory and damning of its characters, it’s hideous and masterful all at once, “Salo” with sunburn.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    In the Fog explores the moralities of wartime with restraint and exacting execution.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    '71
    This outstanding, muscular feature debut for French-born, British-based director Yann Demange almost never puts a foot wrong, from the softly underplayed performances to the splendidly speckled cinematography and fine-grained period detailing.
    • 98 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope, writer-director Peter Strickland’s third feature The Duke of Burgundy is a delight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    An overview of African-American gospel sounds whose dazzling talent-display should exhilarate viewers regardless of religious leanings.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Mixing together some of helmer Aki Kaurismaki's favorite Gallic and Finnish thesps with a few newbies, Le Havre feels like a welcoming family reunion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A spare but stealthily powerful tale.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A nuanced, emotionally temperate study of a precocious youth.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.