Lawrence Toppman
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For 1,433 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lawrence Toppman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1,433 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Plays like some uninformed seventh-grader's view of gay men.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The movie is as padded as Allen's jelly belly.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The filmmakers find "laughs" in sadistic violence.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Yet even the language, finally, becomes as inauthentic as the accents.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Dark Blue proves again what a remarkable actor Denzel Washington is. Too bad he's not in it.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Utterly generic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Solaris is a film where people...often...speak... like... this, and the camera moves slowly across sterile interiors.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Goes wrong in less than two minutes, which may be a world record for sequels to decent movies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Writer-director Coppola and her production team have gotten the look of the late 18th century right...But they've gotten almost everything else wrong.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Interesting and idiotic elements almost exactly balance each other.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Everything about the film seems to have been done on the cheap. The music sounds like it came from a high school band.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The writers supply character traits that seem to point toward a pay-off but never reach one. People all end up as tight-lipped, indistinguishable automatons who plummet 50 feet down jagged rocks with scarcely a scratch.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Repeated lapses in continuity and common sense.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    It starts as enjoyable B-movie pulp, degenerates to camp, then turns into laughable lunacy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Sandler proves even a hardened Israeli secret service agent can be an imbecilic juvenile.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    It's theoretically possible to make a fascinating film about a thieving, self-indulgent, freebasing, treacherous scumbag who pimps his girlfriend to a gangster and contributes nothing to society. Wonderland isn't that film.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A frenzied, cacophonic cartoon.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    This picture has an ugly habit of humiliating Bridget, which "Diary" did not.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Without a plausible script, crisp dialogue or rounded characters, the majority of the picture will sag gracelessly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    ATL
    Director Chris Robinson moves his camera aimlessly, cutting in and out of speeches as if he were just as bored as I.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Most painfully, the semi-alert Owen and the leaden Aniston go together like sausages and syrup.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The truly appalling thing, though, is the stupidity of the screenplay by Richard Kelly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    What's the message: that women must remain vigilant about poundage to keep husbands from chasing taut-thighed secretaries? That's a charitable Christmas thought.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Better than you might expect, if you didn't expect it to be any good.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    There's nothing more painful than watching comics tank, and Looking for Comedy in a Muslim World is a 95-minute wince.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Of COURSE it's bad. It was always going to be. But it's worse than necessary.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    There's one thing to be said for The Perfect Man: It confirms my belief that I'll never need to see another Hilary Duff movie until (1) she turns 30 or (2) she plays a crackhead in "Requiem for a Dream II."

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