Leslie Felperin
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For 153 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 5.4 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: 93 out of 153
  2. Negative: 8 out of 153
153 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Like most Sono pictures, too long. But its gleeful humor and dare-you-to-watch aesthetic will help it rack up kills at specialty fests.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    There’s much to admire in the film’s elegantly classical tempo and the way Omirbayev achieves so much with so little.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Sleeping With Other People is a brittle, bawdy, frequently funny romcom that might be too smart for its own good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Helmer James Watkins ("Eden Lake") and scripter Jane Goldman judiciously combine moves from the classic scare-'em-ups with new tricks from recent J-horror pictures to retell Susan Hill's oft-adapted Victorian gothic pastiche.
    • 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.
    • 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’.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    A very fine if not exactly groundbreaking film about, as the title hints, perspective and distance.
    • 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.
    • 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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