Christy Lemire
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For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Christy Lemire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 53
  2. Negative: 11 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Christy Lemire
    Birdman is a complete blast from start to finish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    A digitally restored version arrives in spectacular fashion with its mixture of bold imagery and biting wit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    As we enter this season of big, important awards contenders that “matter,” The Skeleton Twins is a small, intimate gem that might truly matter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Co-stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie remain consistently charismatic, even once the script for this heist caper collapses in a punishing pile of its own twists and double-crosses.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    John Wick breathes exhilarating life into this tired premise, thanks to some dazzling action choreography, stylish visuals and–most importantly–a vintage anti-hero performance from Keanu Reeves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Quickly and convincingly, it becomes its own funny and fast-paced phenomenon with its own modern-day charm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Whether his film is lush or rolling in the muck, it always has a tactile quality that makes it accessible, which is also true of the performances from his (mostly) well-chosen cast.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Toni Collette radiates smarts, humor and a world-weary cool in Lucky Them.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    You’d have to be totally cynical, with a heart of stone and ice water in your veins, not to be even the slightest bit charmed by One Chance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    You’re likely to laugh and learn in equal measure–and so will your little ones.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it’s impossible not to get caught up in the infectious energy of it all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    As Aaron’s star patient and best friend, LeBron James is kind of wonderful playing a version of himself who’s sensitive, analytical and strangely stingy. It’s an inspired casting choice.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    There are traces of Woody Allen at work here as While We’re Young vividly makes fun of a specific subculture of hyper-articulate New York denizen, as well as the way its characters try to stave off the malaise of aging by clinging to characters who radiate the exotic promise of youth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Swanberg finds a pleasingly low-key tone throughout the film, which (blissfully) is especially true during the kinds of moments that usually are played for wacky laughs in pregnancy comedies.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    It wants to scare the hell out of you, and it does that quite effectively with several serious jumps. About a half-dozen times, I’d say, Whannell creates moments that are legitimately surprising and frightening because he uses silence so well in contrast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    It’s charmingly funny and shamelessly punny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Greene’s film is deceptively profound in that it’s about a specific woman with a specific kind of life, yet it has universal resonance as a reflection of the struggle so many women endure—the desire to be all things to all people and inevitably failing someone, the yearning to balance career and parenthood and never finding enough time to do either completely right.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    See it with someone you love, and then just try to feel smug about the security of your own relationship afterward.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    What’s fascinating about Jimi: All Is By My Side is not only its decision to show us this particular chapter in Hendrix’s life, but also the way it teases out the shadings in a famous figure we only think we know so well.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Dior and I won’t tell you much about Simons’ personal life, or his family, or where he lives, or why he does this, which ultimately makes it difficult to connect with him. (Interestingly, a little online research reveals, he started out as a furniture designer.)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Depression is such a personal, intangible, mystifying phenomenon. Signe Baumane tries to make sense of it in unexpected fashion — through colorful animation and dark humor — with Rocks in My Pockets.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Pacino dials down the manic, wide-eyed “Hoo-ah!” that has defined his screen presence over the past couple decades, and often rendered the Method master a parody of himself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    A well-cast, well-made, well-acted drama that you will probably forget about soon after you’ve seen it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    The number of important, enduring 1960s and early ‘70s songs that a group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew brought to life is staggering.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    What’s intriguing about The Maze Runner – for a long time, at least – is the way it tells us a story we think we’ve heard countless times before but with a refreshingly different tone and degree of detail.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Intimate and impressionistic but ultimately a little self-indulgent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Cotillard can be an exquisitely subtle actress, with expressive eyes and a face that are made for quiet suffering. Even when Two Days, One Night drags a bit, Cotillard’s performance remains compelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    With a combination of power and grace, Julianne Moore elevates Still Alice above its made-for-cable-television trappings, and delivers one of the more memorable performances of her career.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    It’s a biopic about one of the most brilliant people in the history of the planet, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking – a man famous for thinking in boldly innovative ways – yet his story is told in the safest and most conventional method imaginable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Zany and zippy as you’d expect, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water remains true to the surrealism of its animated television roots.

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