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Leonie Reviews

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
April 18, 2013
It hits all the expected beats of a thoroughly vanilla biopic as an aging Leonie reflects on her unconventional life via plodding voiceover while doddering through a forest collecting berries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2013
As a portrait of female strength and a celebration of the artistic spirit, "Leonie" too seldom comes fully alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Anderson
Variety
March 25, 2013
Failing to carve anything graceful or fluid out of a slab of biography, helmer Hisako Matsui does bring to light a curious and intriguing story of a great-woman-behind-a-great-man in Leonie.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 22, 2013
Lushly photographed and featuring a stellar performance by the luminous Emily Mortimer in the title role, Hisako Matsui's film is deeply heartfelt but only intermittently compelling.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
March 21, 2013
Leonie Gilmour was almost certainly unusual and unusually self-reliant. Too bad that the film that bears her name ultimately reduces her to the mother of her child.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 20, 2013
Color it inspirational.
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
March 19, 2013
"Love is one of life's most spiritual and beautiful chapters," Mortimer is forced to purr. Later: "It seems I am fated to move wherever it is I seek to build my dream."