Lawrence Toppman
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For 1,445 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lawrence Toppman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1,445 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Director Doug Liman and a trio of writers eventually forget the rules they set up and hurl combatants to places they could never have seen or even known about: Who'd willingly project himself into the middle of a Chechnyan war zone?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    A mediocrity at any time, because of its implausible script and bland characters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    It's a disconnected, implausible story that aims for a tone of magic realism and falls short on both counts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Harsh Times contains exactly 30 seconds of novelty.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    I don't know if the new movie is Smith's weakest. It's certainly his most disposable, a warmed-over hash of jokes that will have Mewes fans rolling with laughter and the rest of us rolling our eyes in disbelief.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The filmmakers' ineptitude is staggering.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    Might have been funnier if it had been put together with more care.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Lawrence Toppman
    The film seems almost intentionally bad in most ways, as if Gilliam were expressing a suicide wish for his directing career.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 33 Lawrence Toppman
    The movie feels not only calculated but tired.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Lawrence Toppman
    The rest of the film couldn’t convince a sixth-grader it might happen. CIA agents search a home for evidence but leave the front door unlocked and unguarded, so Devereaux sneaks in and knocks them out.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Lawrence Toppman
    What do you get? A reboot of "The Lone Ranger” that metaphorically drags this noble story – and literally drags its title character – through a steaming heap of horse droppings.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 33 Lawrence Toppman
    It’s hard to stay connected to a disaster film where the biggest disaster is the script.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Totally underwhelming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    It's as French as a half-smoked Gauloise and, like a half-smoked Gauloise, it stinks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Goes awry within moments and never gets on track. The scripters and director Harold Ramis have no idea whether to aim for cynical humor, film-noir romance or post-crime tension, so they miss all three targets completely.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    "I didn't write this." In heaven, Graham Greene is mumbling those same words over and over right now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    A three-hour-and-10-minute exercise in slight characterization, pointlessly showy editing and vapid plotting.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Once again, something that might have been a faintly amusing sketch on "Saturday Night Live" -- maybe even a tolerable 30-minute short, had the writing been more clever -- gets tortured into the shape of a feature film.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    You won't see a single joke here you haven't encountered before, all in funnier forms.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Even if we leave aside the obvious time travel paradoxes, we can have a good horse laugh at the rest of the plot's inanities.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Self-respecting filmgoers will find this a "Walk" to dismember.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Campion has no clue how to sustain suspense and no actress of the caliber of Holly Hunter, Nicole Kidman or Kate Winslet (her recent leading ladies) in the main role.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Messing may simply be one of those actresses who's the right size for TV and the wrong size for the big screen.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Like the Big E himself. It starts out fast, dangerous, sexy, confident, funny with an edge. It ends up confused, bloated, unable to leave the stage when it should.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Writer-director Reverge Anselmo has created a movie of ineptness so perfect and unified as to boggle the mind.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Studios can release movies even more insultingly dumb, crudely assembled and cheaply produced than this one, though such an achievement will require some effort.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Many movies require us to turn off our brains, and many rely on clichés and/or coincidences. It takes a special kind of shamelessness to do both, and Into the Storm has that in spades.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Affleck simply wasn't meant to play action heroes or tough guys. He's about as tough as tapioca pudding.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Lawrence Toppman
    Designed to appeal to people who thought "She's All That" was too mentally demanding.

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