Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Leslie Felperin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Sight and Sound, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56% Tokyo Tribe "This slab of lurid, pervy, blood-soaked silliness from cult Japanese director Sion Sono is kind of a hoot. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 100% The Supreme Price (2014) "Director Joanna Lipper builds up a coherent, accessible account of Nigeria's otiose politics since the late 1980s, supplemented by nifty graphics, archive footage, and explicatory contributions from expert witnesses such as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
88% Green Room "As action, it's niftily executed, the suspense neatly built, and the shocks expectedly surprising. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 91% The Tribe (2015) "A disturbing and extraordinary work. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "It's a wise, playful work, that pivots on a clutch of knockout naturalistic performances from the leads ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 50% The Man Who Saved the World "The present and the past are smoothly sutured together by deft editing and an insistently mournful string score, although it's sometimes a bit repetitive. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "TourĂ©'s performance is a tower of power that augurs well for her future career. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 57% The Little Death (2015) "The set-up is a bit like that old Woody Allen's farce Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex crossed with Love Actually, though it's better than either because there's a disarming depth and poignancy here as well. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "An immensely likable movie, impeccably acted and wise about the nature of exile. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
68% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Reprising the kind of musical performances, campus hijinks, stinging humor and sassy sisterhood put in place by its eminently likeable predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 remixes the elements and comes up with something even slicker and sharper. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 7, 2015
81% A Royal Night Out "An eminently watchable diversion. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 5, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Born of War (2015) "You can respect that it was made for a fraction of the cost of the average, similarly politically superficial American action-thriller, but that doesn't make the failure any more noble. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 20% Anti-Social "It's essentially constructed from crime-film cliches, that could claim a pension and, worst of all, it's way too long. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 100% Bloody Daughter "This intimate documentary centres on Martha Argerich, considered to be one of the greatest classical pianists of her generation, but it's also a portrait of an unusually talented, bohemian family, with all the expected dysfunctions. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "In an era when so many celebrities from our childhoods have turned out to have feet of clay or worse, it's tremendously reassuring to find out that Spinney is just the sort of kind-hearted sweetheart you'd expect ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing "As a primer for those who know next to nothing about him, or the more informed who'd like a brush up, this is an eminently serviceable work, albeit one that really doesn't need to be seen in a cinema. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 25, 2015
3/5 100% Exit "Stylistically, this is very much the Tsai Ming-liang school of sad, damp poeticism, but thankfully without Tsai's ponderous torpor and studied obliqueness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 87% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "Just let it wash over you and embrace the weirdness, aptly described by one writer as a cross between Monty Python and Samuel Beckett. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Darkest Day "Obviously made on an infinitesimal budget that was probably spent mostly on digital cameras, fake blood and all the cans of beer the characters drink in one of the first scenes, Darkest Day is a plucky if hardly original British zombie film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Mange Tes Morts "It works well enough, thanks to Hue's facility in coaxing credible performances from the cast, but it's a bit slow to warm up. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/5 89% Glassland "Like the emotional equivalent of a massage with a sandpaper loofah, the film leaves you feeling raw and tender, thanks particularly to the knockout performances from the small cast, especially Collette. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Kamienie na szaniec (Stones for the Rampart) "A sleek and watchable history, possessed of a bristling energy ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 29% Planetary (2015) "The experience grows numbingly monotonous and painfully sanctimonious. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Amityville Playhouse (The Amityville Playhouse) "It's so bad one starts to wonder if it's all not some kind of elaborate satanic joke that induces a kind of giddy, demonic hilarity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Tin "It plays like something hammered together with well-meaning if amateurish enthusiasm, aimed squarely at viewers still nostalgic for Poldark. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet Margarita, With A Straw "Director Bose handles the material with a light, elegant touch. It helps that the cast, especially the remarkable Koechlin who gives a bravura performance in both physical and emotional terms, can carry it all off. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 15, 2015
19% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "Whatever the filmmakers' subtextual intentions may be, the film certainly gets stronger and more compelling as it goes on, thanks in part to intense emoting on the part of its cast. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Drone "[A] cool-headed, finely constructed documentary on the newest, most controversial method of warfare. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 100% I Used To Live Here "The pacing is a little ponderous, but director Frank Berry coaxes impressive performances from the cast, especially Jones and Dafhyd Flynn, as a troubled friend. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 67% The Decent One (2014) "The decision to add in sound effects to zhoosh up the imagery may irk some purists, but Lapa also knows when silence is most effective. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Hackney's Finest "Despite the title, the film has zero sense of place and could have been shot anywhere with Victorian housing stock and a multiethnic cast. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 58% The Signal (2014) "Sadly, this flubs the landing with a banal and credulity-stretching finale that feels like a bad Twilight Zone episode, but the first hour or so is terrific. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
45% En chance til "Unfortunately, the rest of the film, apart from the cast, has precious few redeeming features. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 24, 2015
3/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "Be prepared for a melancholy denouement that's not suitable for younger children, but which grown-ups and older kids may find heartbreaking. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Sixteen (2013) "Writer-director Rob Brown overstuffs the plot with melodramatic incident, but elsewhere shows laudable restraint with dialogue that refrains from filling in every gap, gliding, unfussy camerawork, and a sparse, understated score. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 86% White Shadow "At the heart of all this artistry lies a touching story of friendship, new love, and recurrent loss, anchored by a bravura performance by lead Bazili, a non-professional actor of immense promise. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
91% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Blythe Danner lands her best screen role in years as a retired widow who decides to dip a tentative toe into the dating pool in indie comedy I'll See You in My Dreams. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet In A House That Ceased To Be "It's impossible not to empathise with Noble and her siblings' pain and righteous indignation, or to admire her generosity of spirit, but it's not as fluently told as it could be. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 86% My Name Is Salt "A mesmerising, lyrical work about endurance, craftsmanship and family dynamics, all unfolding in a stunningly bleak landscape, where abandoned bicycles and machinery pepper the ground. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 100% Salesman (1968) "Poignant and funny, its rhythms may seem stately to viewers used to the wham-bam style of current documentary film-making, but this is a classic of its kind. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 9, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "Ultimately this feels like a vanity project designed to do for Penn's bankability, Africa, Spain and mercenaries what the Taken franchise did for Liam Neeson, Paris and Albanian gangsters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "Despite the hard-hitting nature of the material, Longinotto never sensationalises or sentimentalises her subject and so delivers a galvanising portrait of female heroism and endurance that's clear, dignified and marked by a touching empathy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Sea Without Shore "There's no discernible narrative, but cinematographer Marcus Waterloo's twilight-hour visuals, Glenn Freemantle's subtle, layered sounds, and the Hafler Trio's music create conspire to create a lyrical sense of wintry desolation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 82% Difret "It's hard not to stifle a tear at the emotional climax, and cinematographer Monika Lenczewska does a particularly handsome job evoking the milieu. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
100% A Brilliant Young Mind "[A] deeply affecting, sensitively handled British drama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3/5 57% Hinterland "So wispy and slight that it would only take a strong sneeze to blow it away, but its tender sensitivity is delicate and affecting enough to make one want to cup hands to protect it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The result is a shocking but ultimately galvanizing work of reportage that meets the same high standard of their previous collaboration, The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "A big part of [Demange's] achievement resides in the casting of such a veteran crew of character actors in the first place, but credit is due for coaxing such subtle performances. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 23, 2015
5/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A funny, melancholy and peculiarly haunting exploration of an S&M relationship between two women. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
83% Queen and Country (2015) "Rambling and unfocused but not without its moments, John Boorman's 19th feature film, Queen and Country, represents a very belated sequel to the director's 1987 feature Hope and Glory. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 20, 2015
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