Leto Reviews

October 1, 2019
An incredibly imagined film.
August 16, 2019
Don't let the premise intimidate you.
August 14, 2019
An earnest portrait of a little-known era in music history.
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 5, 2019
It's a playful, reality-bending conceit as well as an unexpectedly poignant one.
June 7, 2019
If these bands aren't your jam, you're in for a bit of a slog.
Top Critic
June 6, 2019
Leto feels like a dream of freedom, carried along on the New Wave sounds of David Bowie and Talking Heads, and full of yearning for the country to loosen up a bit.
June 6, 2019
Weaving a glancing love triangle into a poignant observation on the waxing and waning of creativity, Serebrennikov revels in radiant black-and-white scenes of urban grit.
May 30, 2018
An ode to a world without boundaries.
May 15, 2018
Far from an angry political screed, it feels both removed from its fraught larger context and shrewdly, poignantly attuned to it.
May 15, 2018
Even if Leto doesn't trumpet any obvious political agenda, it still feels dangerous, like a sidelong glance that shoots daggers.
Top Critic
May 12, 2018
A loose, ambling, sometimes obnoxiously stylized biopic of Soviet singer-songwriter and Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi, who died young and beloved.
May 10, 2018
For all of its candied sketchiness, Leto nails the feeling -- or the memory -- of finding yourself in a world that isn't afraid of who you might become.
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
Not a lot actually happens in Leto. There are some beautifully fluid performance sequences...
May 10, 2018
Leto is a film with some wonderful moments and some slightly forgettable stretches - like an album with one or two wonderful tracks.