90

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
A gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Nothing about Leap Year plays out exactly like you expect, and Rowe prefers to send you home with enigmatic questions instead of clear-cut answers. You may not fully understand Laura, but chances are you won't be able to forget her.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Leap Year is a story of survival, and its poised aesthetic is remarkably keyed to its main character's shell-like behavior.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Don't get the wrong idea -- to Rowe's credit, this isn't just a movie about sex. It's a compassionate study of human loneliness. Whatever you do, don't confuse this with the Hollywood rom-com of the same name.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Richard Mowe
A tough psychological drama, it may stretch some audience sensibilities.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Might be too much for some audiences, but it is a potent and surprising work.
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
There are trifling signs of freshmanship, but also a steady observant eye, and in the end Leap Year bears heartbreaking witness to hopeless depression, isolation, and the failure of sex as few movies ever have.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
For those who can't handle graphic scenes of golden showers and cigarettes ground into bare breasts, Leap Year will feel more like a blind leap into the void of art-house cinema du extreme, South of the Border division, than a portrait of urban ennui.
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60

Empire

Aussie migrant Rowe has an acute eye for the emotional badlands travelled by Lopez's struggling journo. A tough but humane and affecting watch.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A far cry from 2010's shallow rom-com of the same name, this Leap Year is a haunting portrait of loneliness in its starkest state.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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