For 18 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hal Lipper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 A League of Their Own
Lowest review score: 40 Always
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
18 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Hal Lipper
    A League of Their Own is a grand-slam comic drama. Superbly written, acted and directed. [1 July 1992, p.1D]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Hal Lipper
    Batman is perfect summertime fare. Its secret is levity hidden in a dark and troubled soul.. [23 June 1989, p.6]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Hal Lipper
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is one of the finest installments in the saga. [6 Dec. 1991, p.5]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Hal Lipper
    Spielberg's Empire of the Sun dispels with the sugar coating that turned Alice Walker's searing novel about racial and sexual subjugation into "The Color Purple: The Coffee Table Edition." Yet, Spielberg retains a sense of innocence in this ambitious, visionary tale. [10 Dec 1987, p.6]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Hal Lipper
    10 Cloverfield Lane superbly shuffles what we know (and don't) and what the characters are experiencing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Hal Lipper
    The Last of the Mohicans is grand entertainment. Romantic, exciting, though unremittingly violent at times, it is rich in frontier lore and in its respect for the land that the conquering settlers too often take for granted. [25 Sep 1992, p.5]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Hal Lipper
    Too often, the movie relies on the contrived situations endemic to gangster movies, rather than explore new routes to tell the story. Yet, there is an undeniable visual power that places The Untouchables in the class of The Godfather and Once Upon a Time in America. [3 June 1987, p.1D]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Hal Lipper
    JFK
    Stone's riveting three-hour movie freely mixes black and white and color documentary footage with pseudo-documentary and dramatic footage, so the line between real and fabrication is constantly blurred. [20 Dec 1991, p.7]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Hal Lipper
    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids pulls some familiar plot - and emotional strings. It's a tad too predictable. But it's resourceful and well-crafted. It's the type of movie that works on one level for parents and another for kids. Both will be pleased. [23 June 1989, p.12]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Hal Lipper
    Carpenter returns to his roots, which is to say he's gouging eyes and summoning demons. He's doing it in a wonderfully rough-hewn, low-budget style that fondly recalls Halloween, the granddaddy of slasher movies. [24 Oct 1987, p.1D]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Hal Lipper
    Spike Lee's cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson demonstrates he has the juice to be a top-notch director with Juice. His directorial debut commands respect. What it needs is a deeper story to match its fine acting and visual panache. [17 Jan 1992, p.5]
    • Tampa Bay Times
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Hal Lipper
    Alien is the most artful entry in the drool-beast series. It gets serious points for cinematography, editing and design. But it hardly generates the requisite shocks its predecessors have so skillfully delivered. [22 May 1992, p.8]
    • Tampa Bay Times

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