Leslie Felperin
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For 145 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leslie Felperin's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Maidan
Lowest review score: 10 Hector and the Search for Happiness
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 145
  2. Negative: 8 out of 145
145 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Robert Redford’s unabashedly heartfelt but competent tribute to 1960s idealism.
    • 77 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Sacrifice is practically a chamber piece, and duly draws its strength from its performances, especially those of Ge and Wang.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Curtis ends up making a virtue out of the narrative’s episodic quality, a tendency that’s been criticized in his previous work; the film, like life, is just one damn thing after another, and that’s really the rather lovely point.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Picture's tone is far more poetic than polemical.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Setting most of the action in a mocked-up theater emphasizes the performance aspects of the characters' behavior, a strategy enhanced by lead thesp Keira Knightley's willingness to let her neurotic Anna appear less sympathetic than in previous incarnations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The film comprises an impressive directorial debut for Adler who demonstrates a confident grasp of pace, place and thesp handling.
    • 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.
    • 73 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’.
    • 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."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Rio
    Like its flight-challenged parrot protagonist, Rio takes a while to get off the ground but manages to soar by the end.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    If the emotional mathematics don’t quite add up, enough diversion is provided by pic’s broader comic setpieces to paper over the cracks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Stillman proves he still knows how to write crackling, articulate dialogue for quirky preppie characters whom he loves laughing at as much as with.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The picture still tells a riveting story about contempo Russia's darkest side.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    The powerhouse cast is so capable, the actors just about manage to play the picture as if it were a "Midsummer Night's Dream"-style frothy farce, with marigold garlands and picturesque poverty.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A chirpy, tween-skewing, snowboarding-themed romantic comedy, Chalet Girl slaloms exuberantly down a predictable path, kicking up regular flurries of fun along the way.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Saucily thumbing its nose at the insipid teen love of the "Twilight" franchise, Kiss reimagines its bloodsuckers as horny, supercilious Eurotrash with addiction issues, sucking the life blood from naive American thrill-seekers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A fraction less gut-bustingly goofy than its predecessors.
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    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Adapted from a comicstrip-turned-graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which was itself based on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," picture represents a satirical but soft-biting swipe at contempo middle-class mores among Blighty's chattering countryside classes.
    • 71 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.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Ups the self-parody so much that it's practically a Wayans Brothers spoof, albeit with fewer jokes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Some parts – the solid cast, a few well-turned one-liners – are really quite good indeed, although viewers have to wade through a moderate fug of reindeer fart jokes to get to them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Franco offers up a competently acted, technically adequate Cliff Notes take on Faulkner’s narratively refracted tale of dirt-poor Mississippi folk in mourning.

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