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, Hollywood Reporter, Sight and Sound, Variety

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Showing 51 - 100 of 658
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
3/5 69% Kung Fu Killer (2015) "The fight scenes are terrific, but the haphazard plotting, off-the-peg characterisations and drippy music elsewhere lack flavour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
88% Traitors "Gullette strains to make the outcome upbeat, which damages credibility somewhat. Still, lead thesp Chaimae Ben Acha has charisma, and the pic makes the most of a manifestly low budget. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 17, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Honestly titled if nothing else, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a sluggish also-ran compared to its predecessor, 2011's retirement-themed comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Fairytale: Story of the Seven Dwarves "The script balances kiddie-friendly winsomeness and knowing winks for grownups, and is more tightly constructed than you'd expect, with even fleeting throwaway gags delivering plot payoffs later on. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 88% Coherence (2014) "It's best not to know too much more going in, but suffice it to say Byrkit's parable about choices and how they make us who we are has an eerie potency. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2/5 0% Down Dog "Ultimately, the premise is absurd and repellent, and Durr's gurning performance doesn't help. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "In the hands of sister-brother co-directors Ronit Elkabetz (who also co-stars) and Shlomi Elkabetz this patriarchal legal loophole becomes the wellspring for densely rich drama, told with stringent austerity but also humor and judicious empathy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "This impeccably assembled and argued film represents a brave, timely intervention into debates around the organization that have been simmering for some time. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
77% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "For all its flaws it's a rich, thought-provoking film which, while challenging, is not without humor and visual pleasures. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "McGregor, who is having a bit of comeback moment right now, is kind of great as the ruthless antihero, and the action set pieces have plenty of fizz. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 100% I am Yours "Acharia's electric performance is impressive, while director Iram Haq brings an insider's sympathy to the protagonist's plight. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015
85% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
100% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "The animation itself is pleasingly tactile and hand posed, up to Aardman's usual high standards. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
49% Cake (2015) "Less emotionally potent than it wants to be, and feels as if it might have been overmedicated by script doctoring to make it more palatable to Aniston's fan base. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "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. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2015
5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Tatum is on searing form, and Carrell really knocks it out of the park with his first straight dramatic role. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) "Andrei Zvyagintsev's fourth feature is a thriller, a black social comedy, and a thinly veiled swipe at Putin's regime in one tidy package. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 24, 2014
3/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) "It's intrinsically rousing stuff, although the journey is a little low on drama apart from the odd shark attack and a bit of bickering between Heyerdahl and his virtually indistinguishable crew of blond men with beards. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/5 60% Bringing Tibet Home "It all starts feeling manipulative as well as banal. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
100% Maidan (2014) "Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa's Maidan harkens back to the heroic, journalistic roots of documentary-making and yet feels ineffably modern and formally daring. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2014
8% The Pyramid (2014) "A stinker in every sense. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4/5 82% The Homesman (2014) "Jones's direction is stylish and assured, and he generously gives Swank room to prove what a great actor she can be with the right material. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 21, 2014
91% The Tribe (2015) "The use of sign language, deafness and silence itself adds several heady new ingredients to the base material, alchemically creating something rich, strange and very original. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2014
5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "It's not the sort of tidy biopic that Hollywood churns out in batches, but that somehow makes it even truer to the spirit of the Romantic period when it takes place. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3/5 91% The Way He Looks (2014) "The whole thing has warm, positive messages to transmit about physical difference and teen sexuality. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 23, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Bogowie "The film-making is a bit old-fashioned, especially the swelling orchestral score, but it tells a fascinating story well and ably captures a specific time and place in medical history. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet The Knife That Killed Me "It's enough to make one very curious about where co-directors Marcus Romer and Kit Monkman will go next. Hopefully, to classes in how to handle actors. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 23, 2014
2/5 11% United We Fall "Yellow and red cards must be shown for the film's sleazy displays of sexism, racism and homophobia. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/5 74% Bjork: Biophilia Live (2014) "Even if you're not mad about the tunes, the light show and interwoven footage of astral bodies, dancing microbes and pulsing starfish is alone worth the price of admission ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 16, 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "It's a lovely piece of work. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 13, 2014
4/5 97% '71 (2015) "An extraordinarily tense adventure story that recalls John Carpenter's Escape from New York as much as Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 83% Giovanni's Island "Affecting, if sometimes heavy on the sentiment ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/5 63% Gold "On the strength of this and the upcoming The Falling, Williams is emerging as the most promising new talent to come out of Game of Thrones. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/5 43% Luna "Ultimately, this audacious mix of genres compensates for the conventional drama's shortcomings, and Kirwan is especially good as the broken, clenched Christine. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/5 72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "Fans of the band will undoubtedly love the package, which puts the group front and centre. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2/5 79% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "Is there any more tired device for illustrating growing attraction than a montage sequence where the characters make funny faces for photographs? " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/5 93% The Last Impresario "White makes for a glittering prism through which to view a certain generation of bohemian excess and creativity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 25, 2014
35% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) "The film manages, impressively, to be both crushingly banal and offensive in its use of cultural stereotypes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 19, 2014
93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "Visually ravishing, emotionally wise, and kinky as a coiled rope, writer-director Peter Strickland's third feature The Duke of Burgundy is a delight. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/5 78% Ballet Boys "Shot over four years, this pleasant but not especially insightful Norwegian documentary tracks three teenage boys training at Norway's top ballet school. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 12, 2014
5/5 96% Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014) "A crackling, tense thriller, graced with beautifully measured performances, that explores with wisdom and sorrow the best and worst in human nature. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 11, 2014
79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "A solid, duly moving account of their complicated relationship, spanning roughly 25 years, and made with impeccable professional polish. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
88% The Good Lie (2014) "A touching, generous-hearted movie that touches on immigrant experience with grace. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) "This decidedly average psychological thriller represents a missed opportunity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2014
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