Lawrence Toppman

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For 1,585 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lawrence Toppman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 0 Left Behind
Score distribution:
1585 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Stuff yourself with popcorn, let the gray matter rest and enjoy what may be the best two hours of nonsense you'll see this year.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The cheesier it got, the more I liked it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Foggy allegories and misty metaphors.
    • Charlotte Observer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Ali
    Overlong, entertaining, sense-assaulting drama.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Watching Lovely and Amazing is like coming into a long-running, well-written television series where you've missed the first half-dozen episodes and probably won't see the next six.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    This is one of the few recent westerns that requires you to keep your eyes open and memory engaged.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    A scathing, scurrilous, sometimes silly but often searching comedy about the nature of faith in the 21st century.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    State-of-the-art.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Deep as a Canadian lake: Below the placid surface, menacing creatures swim around unseen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The rest of this well-intentioned picture never reaches (Washington's) level of subtlety and intensity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Isn't quite smart enough to untangle one large, insoluble problem at the end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The film isn't quite as striking as its star, but it's just as honest.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    For the first time since "Chasing Amy," I realized why people like Ben Affleck.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    (Ford and Thomas) give Random Hearts muscle when the story turns flabby, spine where it sags, wings where it threatens to stay earthbound.
    • Charlotte Observer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The sunshine in Sunshine comes from women around him (Fiennes).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    John Hancock must be the best filmmaker working in LaPorte County, Ind.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Kasdan ends up with an intellectually dishonest movie about intellectual dishonesty.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    A smooth, often funny, occasionally thoughtful romantic comedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Characters in Breillat's movies often make sex their god, lose faith in it, then find their lives hollow and grim. Bergman wouldn't have been so concerned with bodily woes, but he'd have understood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The Son's Room refers to every room this family will inhabit for a long time -- he's an unseen, ubiquitous presence -- but they may learn to lead ordinary, even joyful lives again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    A documentary that's as chaotic, rude and funny as the band could be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Greenwood, whose range has carried him from the lonely widower of "The Sweet Hereafter" to the creepy husband of "Double Jeopardy," gives a star-making performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Auteuil does an excellent job. He's like Marcello Mastroianni, whose naturalness also deluded people into thinking for a while that he wasn't a versatile actor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Except for moments of labored symbolism and a too cozy ending, the movie stays sharply focused on its well-chosen targets.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    The middle 90 minutes, which put Hanks alone on an island without voice-over narration or even a musical background, is as risky as anything Hollywood did this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    If you used this guy's umbilical cord for fishing line, you could land a world-record marlin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    O
    The filmmakers have a vision of the way Shakespeare can be made vibrant and vital to modern viewers, with or without the lofty original dialogue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    A Kafkaesque series of interwoven stories that depict the hopeless lives half the populace there (Iran) must lead.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    Depp gives yet another introspective, slightly mopey performance -- Graham never begins to act (and never has begun, as far as I know). But they're surrounded by an authentic, first-rate English cast.
    • Charlotte Observer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Lawrence Toppman
    This picture won't attract white audiences. I doubt that blacks would flock to a Jerry Seinfeld concert film. But we'd all get along better if we realized we had the right to laugh at each other's foibles

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