Leslie Felperin

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For 334 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 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. Negative: 10 out of 334
334 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    This making-of-a-star drama is old-fashioned and corny, and not in a good way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Out of Blue is one of those films you're not sure if you really enjoyed viewing, but you're immensely glad that it exists, cheered to know the film industry still has room for maverick, boundary-smudging work like this.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Final Score puts a cheeky British spin on the set-up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    One senses that Billingham is not always at ease with the narrative demands of filmmaking. But his startling eye for the common made strange is very visible here, and hard not to hope that he’ll make further forays into filmmaking after this very auspicious debut with a work that feels so close and true to his earlier material.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The frequent zigzagging back and forth between the 2010s, the present, the early 2000s and Arulpragasam's childhood becomes quite dizzying over the long haul, and the film almost starts to feel like a work that's gotten lost in the editing suite as the director and subject struggle to say everything about globalism, fame, identity and whatever else comes into their heads, until the film is at risk of saying nothing much at all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Leslie Felperin
    The end result is pleasant but bland.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The look is cute, deceptively simple and suggestive of the illustrations in children’s books, however, the 2D minimalism is executed with a high degree of craft. It is hard to make something like this look so easy and effortless.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    For all the faith-based platitudes baked into the script, it has to be conceded that directing brothers Andrew and Jon Erwin steer the ship steadily and draw out sincere and persuasive performances from Finley, who really can sing gloriously well, and Quaid, who even with a now ravaged visage is still just as dangerous, compelling and sexy as ever.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Stubby’s minimal anthropomorphism makes him a believably doggy sort of dog, whose expressions and behaviour clearly indicate that the animators spent many hours studying the real thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    A friend who watched this with me said that it’s the kind of film she’d like to see again when she’s dying. That pretty much nails its meditative, melancholy tone and suits the kind of work Goldsworthy does, which is all about the ephemeral and the enduring; time and the tactile qualities of the instant.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Parker, a more competent and imaginative director than Mamma Mia!’s stage-show holdover Phyllida Lloyd, likes to assemble the musical numbers in such a way as to recall the very earliest days of pop videos, with snappy editing or Busby Berkeley-style overhead shots of choreography veering on abstraction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    As a film this is anything but banal, and operates as a potent reminder of the randomness, and casual cruelty of modern terrorism, the way it leeches out the humanity of victims and perpetrators on both sides.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    On a beat-by-beat basis, writer-director Matt Palmer’s feature debut skates close to the edge of cliche – only to swerve suddenly in an interesting new direction almost every time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Half the Picture is a vital, comprehensive documentary on a subject that's so fundamental to the industry it's about, you have to wonder why dozens of movies on this scale or bigger haven't already been made.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    The flavorful cast inhabit vividly drawn characters, and, perhaps most of all, the film exudes wall-to-wall, high-grunge atmosphere. That’s a lot of checked-off boxes, and yet the effect is efficiently wild rather than wildly involving, entertaining but not indelible.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    [A] simply lovely comedy-drama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Newton’s storytelling is skittish and a bit too on the nose at times, but his palpable generosity toward his cast is rewarded with committed, passionate turns from the ensemble. However, Nicholson, a performer all-too seldom given a chance to lead, is the big door prize here, offering an intricately layered performance that lifts the whole film up a notch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Dvortsevoy deserves praise for making a film willing to show a woman ready to do anything she can to live, unafraid if those choices make her character unsympathetic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Although the narrative is structured through a highly unbelievable instigating conceit — Zain is trying to sue his own parents in court for giving him life in the first place — Labaki lures such outstanding performances out of the almost entirely non-professional cast and sketches such a credible view of this wretchedly poor milieu that the flaws are mostly forgivable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    At heart, it's more concerned with capturing the feel of the early '80s, the paranoia but also spirit of communal life in crowded apartment blocks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    Ultimately, Loznitsa builds up a portrait of a bitter clockwork world where the faces of the doomed are above all part of a landscape.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski's latest film, is bittersweet and unbearably lovely, a sad ballad of two lovers who can't stand to stay apart but also sometimes can't stand each other either.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    British thriller Beast takes a fistful of tired old tropes — like a hunt for a serial killer, and the ‘ol Joe Eszterhas-style is-he-or-isn’t-he-a-baddie tease — and manages to fashion something fresh, fierce and quite striking from them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Leslie Felperin
    One can never quite tell with Dumont if he’s deadly serious about all this or laughing up his sleeve. That’s sort of what makes his work fascinating, although in this instance, viewer patience is severely tested.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Leslie Felperin
    Adams displays terrific range and an incandescent screen presence as she effortlessly incarnates Shante over a 10-year period, from puberty to young motherhood.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    RBG
    A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    This woman, for all her flaws, is clearly a warrior first and foremost.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Leslie Felperin
    Perhaps fittingly given the downturn in the repetitive final act, over the long haul the joke starts getting old in every sense.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Leslie Felperin
    Thanks to inventive camerawork, mesmeric performances and incisive yet elliptical editing and storytelling, the claustrophobia becomes a feature instead of a liability.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Leslie Felperin
    No matter when the action is set, some things never change in Park’s world. Nor should they.

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