Leslie Gornstein

Leslie Gornstein

Agrees with the Tomatometer 83% of the time.

Leslie Gornstein's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): E! Online

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 78%

Brave (2012)

"This Pixar film may not boast the pitch-perfect storytelling of Ratatouille or Incredibles, but it has belly laughs aplenty and a story that'll resonate like a choir of bagpipes for generations to come." ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 21, 2012
A 86%

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

"If you crave an animated adventure that isn't dumbed down, this is for you -- a pirate adventure in the spirit of Wallace and Gromit." ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 26, 2012
B- 51%

The Three Stooges (2012)

"The guys anchoring the latest iteration of The Three Stooges make every bark and eye-poke look like second nature." ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 12, 2012
A- 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"Ross delivers the dystopian excitement in high style, mixing naturalistic action with retro-futuristic production design that is sure to draw Oscar honors." ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 20, 2012
C 51%

The Switch (2010)

"The story is boosted by some decent acting and a few genuine laughs, but not enough to justify the cost of a theater ticket." ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 19, 2010
A- 81%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Much like the graphic novels that inspired it, the movie is as much a love letter to video games as it is a smart romantic comedy." ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 12, 2010
B 68%

Babies (2010)

"It isn't for everybody, but this documentary about four newborns from far corners of the Earth does a terrific job of illustrating just how diverse an infant's first year can be." ‐ E! Online
Posted May 6, 2010
C- 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"A weak leading man, an overly manipulative script and a tired retread of the motherhood genre reduce the movie to a late-night Lifetime TV rerun waiting to happen." ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 22, 2010
C- 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"Sparks has said he wrote this whole shebang for Cyrus, so it's maybe unfair to ask more from a film that's clearly a vehicle. No need to make a star push the boundaries when you can set up another shot of her pouting into the sun, wind whipping her hair." ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 31, 2010
A- 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"Swift action, a smart script, stunning animation and capable set of voice actors come together for a movie that soars." ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 26, 2010
C 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"Much of the book's cartoony charm gets lost in the conversion to live action, and we're left with a coming-of-age comedy that just feels aged." ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 24, 2010
D 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"If you thought New Moon was genius, this movie will be your Casablanca." ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 11, 2010
B- 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"With few exceptions, Marshall presents each star at the maximum of his or her talents; in the few precious moments when Roberts owns the screen, she also owns the whole movie." ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 11, 2010
C+ 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"[Adams] walks a tightrope between vulnerable and prickly, with very little aid from a script that seems hell-bent on making the world want to kill her." ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 7, 2010
A- 65%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Finally reveals a new side of Cera that has been years and years in coming. It's nice to see that the kid has range, and range he has got." ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 7, 2010
C- 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"Even Streep doesn't seem to know what to do with her character except laugh -- the only person, living or celluloid, in the theater doing so." ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 24, 2009
C 12%

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

"As much as these two characters talk, there's little worth sharing with the wider world beyond hey-you-slept-with-somebody." ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 18, 2009
B+ 63%

Brothers (2009)

"Deft acting -- hello Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman --saves the flick from wallowing too deeply into melodrama." ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 3, 2009
C+ 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"If you fixate on funny things like plot and character -- in movies, anyway -- too bad." ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 19, 2009
B 81%

Bandslam (2009)

"Whenever the music is playing, it's tough to fight the urge to rock out right in your theater seat." ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 14, 2009
C 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"If Ephron finds any parity in the tilting that Powell does at this edible windmill, she doesn't share it with the audience." ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 7, 2009
C 43%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"Parents will find their suspension of disbelief stretched thinner than a beanpole at the movie's climax, though the kiddie target audience will likely walk away enchanted by the overall message of hometown goodwill." ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 9, 2009
B- 12%

Pink Panther 2 (2009)

"The second take featuring Steve Martin as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau occasionally -- only occasionally -- gets a clue, thanks to The Pink Panther 2's strong cast and the intermittent cute line." ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 6, 2009
C+ 53%

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

"It was fresh the first time." ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 24, 2008