Leto Reviews

August 19, 2019
The unreal musical sequences in which crowds burst into renditions of Psycho Killer and The Passenger are fun, yet the film seems a bit too pleased with itself for coming up with something Danny Boyle might have tried 20 years ago.
August 1, 2019
Maybe you had to be there, but it's a movie's job to take us, and this one gets only partway.
July 26, 2019
Leto sadly feels more like the conclusion of summer than the start of the year's brightest season, and is too devoid of energy to warrant a recommendation to anyone other than diehard fans of Serebrennikov's prior work.
July 19, 2019
It's all too inane and superficial. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 21, 2019
[T]he movie is less compelling as a narrative than it is as a recreation of the atmosphere of a certain time and place.
June 7, 2019
If these bands aren't your jam, you're in for a bit of a slog.
May 23, 2019
Serebrennikov has a great eye for composition and crafting a set piece, but the meandering pace and loose approach to storytelling makes his second feature akin to an album front loaded with banging tunes and the rest is filler.
May 22, 2018
[Summer] uses a narrator to distort the turn of events only to in the end signal that things did not occur the way the way they did. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 14, 2018
Never manages to convey what was so radical or pivotal about the movement, nor why anyone should care.
May 11, 2018
Insufferably mediocre. [Full review in Spanish]
May 11, 2018
Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov's film turns Leningrad's early-'80s rock boom into a winking 24 Hour Party People-like doodle.
Top Critic
May 10, 2018
Only sporadically finds the sweet spot, landing on stray moments of both human tenderness and musical euphoria in a bemusing blizzard of assorted characters, styles and songs that often tips over into outright kitsch.
May 10, 2018
Ultimately too repetitive and self-indulgent to justify its long running time...