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.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald, 2011-09-15
"Leap Year" might be too much for some audiences, but it is a potent and surprising work.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 2011-07-01
It's a gripping, mysterious use of no-budget cinema at its finest, and an intimate character study with surprising emotional power.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2011-06-24
To Rowe's credit, this isn't just a movie about sex. It's a compassionate study of human loneliness.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post, 2011-06-24
A haunting portrait of loneliness in its starkest state.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2011-06-24
Shocks only with its candor and complete lack of dramatic manipulation.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 2011-06-23
Leap Year lets actions speak louder than words, and the actions here are shockingly explicit.
Scott Tobias, AV Club, 2011-06-23
Like peanut butter and chocolate or Catholicism and guilt, few things go together better than sex and violence...
David Fear, Time Out New York, 2011-06-22
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.
Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, 2011-06-21
It shows what you can do when emotional understanding and storytelling craft become the ruling factors in a project, filtered through performers who can truly do the material justice.
Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2010-11-29