Leslie Felperin

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For 312 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 312
312 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    This intoxicatingly stylish work is all over the place, a hot mess at times so ravishing it sends shivers down to the toes. Unfortunately, it’s also at times just plain crass and silly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    With his devastating, finely layered new drama Loveless (Nelyubov), Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Creature is exceptional in its depiction of the Byzantine bureaucracy that encases gulags, and how the towns adjacent to Russian prisons tend to be seedy snake pits of crime and venality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    [An] affecting and sincere documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Camara and Darin contribute outstanding work here, a beautifully meshed pair of performances that reveals nearly everything you need to know about the characters and their inner lives through exchanged looks, shrugs and the odd arched eyebrow.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    Even if you go into this film knowing absolutely nothing about the true story on which it’s based...you’ll sense something dreadful is going to happen because so much of it is crushingly dull.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    This is a conversation starter, not especially distinguished as film-making but vital and deeply felt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a very good iteration of the genre, with moody lighting, razor sharp editing and great fight sequences, but be advised that only the strongest of stomachs need apply: it is excessively gory and amoral, even by the standards of such fare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    It’s a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours. Only once viewers have come down and digested it all might they feel like the whole experience was actually a little bland, lacking in depth and so effervescent as to be almost instantly forgettable.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Holmer draws confident, luminous performances from the cast that rise to the occasion but never seem over-coached or phony.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    The dialogue is at times embarrassingly bad.... On the other hand, the period details are impressive and must have cost a pretty kopiyka or two, and the film benefits visually from being shot on location.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Even though this feature debut for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith, is sort of all over the place, it’s still often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances from leads Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Intriguing formal noodlings can’t disguise the cliches in the script. Even so, it’s clear that Abbasi has talent and ambition.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Kitty Green creates something powerful, provocative and dazzlingly original with her second feature.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A little more subtlety and a more nuanced approach to the dynamics of this culture clash would have made the film that little bit more effective.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    This neatly written Heathers-meets-Groundhog Day high-concept package delivers both technical polish and a toothsome yet likeable cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The farcical elements in the plot take far too long to gel, and Robespierre and company push too hard at mixing sad, silly and sweet.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    In the hands of director Christopher N Rowley and an assortment of screenwriters (including Byng), the result is a rebarbative mess – mirthless and shoddy like a disposable Christmas stocking novelty.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    Even though director Benjamin Ree has accessed the family archive of footage showing young Magnus as a socially awkward prodigy through the years and interviewed him directly many times, the film barely dents his inviolate wall of polite reticence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Hancock's apparently irrepressible penchant for folksy Midwestern types and perky montages dilutes any cynicism or misanthropy that might have given this material the edginess it deserves.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    A film that admirably tries to remain true to the slightly gritty spirit of its source material. Unfortunately, it also occasionally sprays the wall with maudlin touches and misjudged additions to the story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    As a bit of anthropology offering a glimpse into Tibetan life today, it’s perfectly serviceable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Although some of the film’s many twists are not that surprising, they’re satisfyingly delivered, and with a strong supporting cast ...plus striking dream imagery, this adds up to arguably the best in the franchise so far.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Utterly absorbing all the way through, this showcase for Bercot’s skill with large casts and intellectually rigorous storytelling may be her best yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Wrenching to watch, but told with clarity and guts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    At its worst, the film oozes the sickly smugness of a self-help pamphlet, but when it relaxes its didactic grip and lets the actors take control it can be quite charming.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Illumination’s latest plays to the company’s strengths, with inventive character and background design, hyper-rendered animation that pushes the technology envelope, especially in the realm of lighting and cute sight gags. But just as with, for example, The Secret Life of Pets or Minions (and let’s not even go there with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax), storytelling remains the outfit’s weak spot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    By sticking so slavishly to the original Blair Witch film’s template, the result is a dull retread rather than a full-on reinvention, enlarging the cast numbers this time but sticking to the same basic beats.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    There are crisply folded lines, and pleasingly peppery performances from the supporting cast especially, but where its beating heart should be there is a splinter of ice, the sense that no one involved is really doing this for that much love.

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