Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Leslie Felperin's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100%

Sonita (2015)

"The kid is a force of nature, and it's impossible not to be swept along by the powerful tide of her story." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 75%

Yarn (2016)

"A scrappy but endearing documentary about mostly female artists and a traditionally feminine art form." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Inferno (2016)

"Arguably the best in the franchise so far. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 8, 2016
3/5 100%

Driving With Selvi (2016)

"One can help wondering what darker details might have been left out of the final edit, but it's an effective bit of awareness-raising." ‐ Guardian
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 89%

Tharlo (2016)

"As a bit of anthropology offering a glimpse into Tibetan life today, it's perfectly serviceable." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 94%

The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2014)

"The set-up is a bit schmaltzy and the only guesswork is how bitter the bittersweet ending will be, but Haro coaxes strong performances from the cast ..." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/5 10%

Dare To Be Wild (2015)

"At least the gardens are, as you would expect, spectacularly beautiful." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 22, 2016

Carrie Pilby (2016)

"A well-intentioned but imperfect young-adult-skewing comedy-drama." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 19, 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Pregnant with possibility, but it fails to deliver." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

The Neighbor (2016)

"This rough and raw thriller is reminiscent of the sort of pleasingly tawdry fare they used to show at drive-in cinemas and grindhouses back in the day, in a good way." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Captain Fantastic (2016)

"This is really a movie for upper-middle class hipsters who once fancied themselves firebrands and status quo-challengers in college, but now consider only buying organic food at Whole Foods and not vaccinating their kids to be radical acts." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2016

Blair Witch (2016)

"By sticking so slavishly to the original Blair Witch film's template, the result is a dull retread rather than a full-on reinvention, enlarging the cast numbers this time but sticking to the same basic beats." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016

Sing (2016)

"A veritable farmyard of fun." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 11, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Theo and Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) (2016)

"An intensely flavoured slice of life, salty-sweet, rich with feeling." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 64%

Black (2015)

"There's a lot to admire, from the honesty about the brutality of gang culture, its pungent sense of place and the vitality of its young cast." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 98%

Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)

"A telling scene where he gets worked up about the "criticism" of him on his Wikipedia page hints at a darker side to his character, and he doesn't take kindly to a journalist querying his vigilante methods." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 13%

400 Days (2016)

"Nearly all the spooky bits are achieved by pure aural assault, and the characters are such stock types, haunted by such predictable backstories, it's like watching Solaris performed by sock puppets." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Clean Hands (Schone Handen) (2016)

"Penning seemingly never met a heavy-handed symbol he didn't want to deploy, but he's good on action sequences." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 85%

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016)

"If ever there was a movie tailor-made to provide subtitle-reading training for the tween and teen kids of left-leaning parents, this is it." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

ID2: Shadwell Army (2016)

"Conceptually, the precarious core conceit might have worked, but the handling falls back on cliches too often, and Rivers makes for a lumpen, dull lead." ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 11, 2016

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"[Director Maiwen], her co-screenwriter Etienne Comar and the exceptional cast led by Emmanuelle Bercot and Vincent Cassel have an acute enough eye for the manners and mores of these archetypes to make the material feel consistently fresh and alive." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"Animations, interviews and recordings of phone calls made at the time between Laura/JT and the various celebrities and literary figures she/he befriended flesh out the tale." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 31, 2016

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)

"In the empowering tradition of Shut Up & Sing, Running From Crazy and Force of Nature, veteran documentarian Barbara Kopple serves up another portrait of female strength and resilience with Miss Sharon Jones!" ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 21, 2016

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"Yeon Sang-ho has instantly transformed himself into Korea's go-to-guy for zombie movies." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3/5 81%

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"Like the mansion where most of the action unfolds, writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen's fourth feature brims with mutant creatures, bestial desires and warped family feelings." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 17, 2016

The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017)

"Evoking some unholy cross between the satanic classic Rosemary's Baby and Lucile Hadzihalilovic's uncannily eerie Innocence, with an inky dash of Lost Highway, [Osgood Perkins' film] represents a remarkable debut." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/5 67%

The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)

"Full of striking images, especially of Catholic rituals and darkened, palatial rooms backlit with despair. But the core concept is kind of stupid." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 7, 2016
4/5 100%

Notes on Blindness (2016)

"[A] richly evocative and thought-provoking film ..." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"Traitor suffers somewhat in comparison with Night Manager: Feature length doesn't always suit the longform, dense storytelling of Le Carre's work." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 30, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

"This breezy blast of bawdy jokes and Bollinger product placement should lift spirits in a post-Brexit Britain and earn a considerable pile of devalued sterling along the way." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2016

The Little Prince (2016)

"An ambitious gamble that looks like a sure bet commercially but which, artistically, shortchanges its source material." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 27, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)

"It doesn't really add up to much of an argument, jollied along as it is by stylised editing and jaunty ironic music." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 81%

Les Cowboys (2016)

"The Searchers, another story of an "abducted" child, is clearly meant to be a touchstone, but Bidegain cannily exploits and then subverts that connection, taking the story to unexpected places with twist after twist." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"The main thing consumers will be looking for from Resurgence is bang-for-buck entertainment, and that it delivers reasonably successfully." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 21, 2016

Septembers Of Shiraz (2016)

"Heavy with earnest good intentions but too underpowered and oddly packaged to deliver the emotional gut punch its subject demands, Septembers of Shiraz is a disappointing misfire." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"A compelling gateway documentary that should absorb both fans and novices alike." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 100%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"It's a proper animation buff's piece of work, and admittedly a little slow to get its yarn ripping, but mesmerising and moving in the later stretches." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/5 79%

Unlocking the Cage (2016)

"An exemplary piece of documentary storytelling." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 16, 2016

No Stranger Than Love (2016)

"Disappointingly bland and dramatically wan, and laced with some painfully pretentious dialogue." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 92%

When Marnie Was There (2015)

"The painterly, old-school aesthetic brings an aptly nostalgic feel to this examination of how the past can haunt the present and the rapturous intensity of young friendship." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"David Gallego's opalescent monochrome cinematography is simply breathtaking and only enhances an utterly magnetic experience." ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 53%

Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015)

"Ultimately this feels a bit too much like one long advertisement for the restaurant and misses an opportunity to develop a more probing thesis ..." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Breaking the Bank (2014)

"Diverting enough to pass muster, thanks to a seasoned cast." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Blood Orange (2016)

"It's all rather forgettable, but at least it makes you appreciate just how great Pop is in those insurance adverts by comparison." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Price of Desire (2015)

"Sometimes borderline risible, but even so, one can't but fail to be impressed it got made at all, given the subject is really mostly of interest to design geeks and those fascinated by intellectual property law." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 86%

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (2014)

"Invoking storytelling and cinematic traditions that are more than a century old, yet deploying the most sophisticated technology to create its hyper-realist textures, this wonderful French cartoon is entirely dialogue free." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Gray Matters (2014)

"[An] interesting and densely layered exploration of the life and legacy of architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet

Who Took Johnny (2013)

"Timely, shocking and relentlessly compelling." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)

"While the inclusive, just-be-yourself moral message is didactically sound, this CGI phase of the animated train franchise sorely lacks the charm of the original low-tech shows." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 100%

Chicken (2016)

"Stephenson elicits lively, empathic performances from his small cast. Chambers is a particular standout, as a character just that tiny bit irritating enough to skirt feeling like the standard-issue movie martyr." ‐ Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
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