MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 495 this week

Leo (2002)

R  |   |  Drama  |  12 March 2004 (UK)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 832 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 12 critic

A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 300 titles
created 16 Dec 2010
 
a list of 38 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
a list of 488 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 645 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 652 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Leo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Leo (2002)

Leo (2002) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Leo.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Don McKay (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.

Director: Jake Goldberger
Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo
Man to Man (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.

Director: Régis Wargnier
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen
First Born (2007)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac Webb
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Thomas
Stars: Rhys Ifans, Joseph Fiennes, Tara Fitzgerald
Dust I (2001)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. A burglar is held at gunpoint and forced to listen to a story. At the turn of the 20th Century, two brothers feud over a woman. She ... See full summary »

Director: Milcho Manchevski
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham, Adrian Lester
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter O'Brian
Stars: Matthew Modine, Saul Rubinek, Alan Bates
Spring 1941 (2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from the Nazis storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer ... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash
Stars: Katarzyna Al Abbas, Miroslaw Baka, Stanislaw Brejdygant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The... See full summary »

Director: Ido Mizrahy
Stars: Cooper Musgrove, Peter Gerety, Laila Robins
West of Here (2002)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Hamilton, Guillermo Díaz
Amy & Isabelle (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1971, in the small town of Shirley Falls, in Maine, the odd and lonely secretary Isabelle Goodrow raises her teenager daughter Amy alone. She has only two friends in her job among her ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Kramer
Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Hanna Hall, Martin Donovan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Leopold De Angeli is a talented playwright, but like many scribes he fancies the drink a little too much. In the hopes of saving Leopold's life, his theater friends come together to stage an intervention for him.

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Alexandra Eitel, Thomas Flanagan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Stephen
...
Mary Bloom
...
Ryan Eames
...
Vic
...
...
Caroline
...
Brynne
...
Ben Bloom
Davis Sweatt ...
Leopold - age 11
James Middleton ...
Louis
Don Henderson Baker ...
Jack (as Don Baker)
David Burke ...
Thomas Kingsley
Amie Quigley ...
Ruth Livingston
Andrew Ruse ...
Mark
Zac Epstein ...
Kid #1
Edit

Storyline

A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The boy you were is not the man you are.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Leopold Bloom  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

A letter addressed to Oxford, Mississippi, clearly has the ZIP Code 64933. The ZIP Code for Oxford, Mississippi, is 38655. There is no city with the ZIP shown in the film; ZIP's beginning with "649" would be near Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

Soundtracks

Loss
Written by Waz
Performed by Waz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A fantastic performance that time forgot
15 March 2004 | by (Cardiff, Wales) – See all my reviews

Writing gives you the ability to create worlds and examine your own life more effectively. Could writing be the perfect ticket to self-understanding? That may sound contrived, but it may just not be.

Leopold Bloom is a young gifted writer, but his mother believes he is the product of an affair. For this she resents him. Stephen on the other hand, is an ex-convict. He's quiet and controlled, as is Leopold. In a class, Leopold is asked to write a letter for an exercise. He writes this letter to a convict, where it is received by Stephen. They exchange letters, and become each others only friends.

The ending is cliched, but with the rest of this highly original behind it, there was no other way.

You'll be surprised by how moving this becomes towards the end after remaining quite sterile for most of its runtime.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ulysses and Leo mitchell_6
The sun burn cream mohsalah
'Everything Tastes Better With A Little Sin' dusty0580
similiarities to Slingblade tfrazier
He Could Look Down Gravely For However Long... civildiscussion7
Discuss Leo (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?