Lawrence Toppman

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For 1,586 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lawrence Toppman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Ran
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1586 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    You could dismiss it, as I do, as an impenetrable and insufferable ball of pseudo-philosophic twaddle.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The movie is somewhat below average. The plot doesn't always hold together.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The movie is as padded as Allen's jelly belly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The opposite of memorable.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Excruciatingly flat comedy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Feeble, vapid picture.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Visually compelling, relentlessly loud and so shallow you need just a fragment of your brain to follow it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Puts more miles on plot that was worn out long ago.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    As in most cheap futuristic movies, everything is dark or illuminated by a drab bluish glow. The buildings look grubbily similar to each other, so every location has to be identified onscreen. Of course, that saves the audience the trouble of paying attention.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A mind-numbing carnival of violence.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    You can get all of this free on television any week, so why pay for it?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Williamson deals mostly in cliches, as if high schoolers weren't smart enough to appreciate anything subtler.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Has the sex appeal of a Road Runner cartoon, one-tenth the laughs and equal plausibility.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Sometimes seems longer than a rainy Super Bowl.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    He (Murphy) can't make chicken a la king from the chicken manure supplied by the writers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Once, for no reason, Franklin whirled the camera around 360 degrees while two people were having an ordinary conversation. I suspect he must have been as bored by then as I was.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Just a great, empty wind machine.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    It's blah. Worse than blah, actually, because it's so stupid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Though the writing doesn't work, you have to give Burns credit for shrewd direction. He gets the best performances I've seen from Graham and Murphy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A mediocrity at any time, because of its implausible script and bland characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    If you have a strong stomach, a weak sense of disbelief, an active interest in Denzel Washington or Angelina Jolie and a temporarily inactive brain, you may enjoy it awhile.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Long before this interminable film reaches its bogus finale, you'll realize that the people in it aren't real.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Rarely connects with reality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Cowardice and cliché - not a tasty combination.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A punch-drunk lightweight. Inside the ring, it lands some forceful punches. Outside the ring, it stumbles around, swinging wildly at nothing, until it collapses.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    If you get past the preposterous hypothesis at the start of Return to Me, you'll find a passably pleasant, utterly bland romantic comedy without a surprise to its 110 minutes.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    How bad, really, could it be? I couldn't have guessed.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Should appeal to anyone who likes films as mushy and unsurprising as baby food.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A fairy tale full of fascist, Bible-thumping straights, self-deluded and pathetic gay people who deny their impulses, and two honest lesbians who triumph.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A frenzied, cacophonic cartoon.

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