For 1,197 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Liam Lacey's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 An Education
Lowest review score: 0 Daddy Day Camp
Score distribution:
1,197 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Hornby is a fine craftsman and his dialogue sparkles, though occasionally the scenes are too calculated.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    There's something about this story, and this war, that brings out the stripped-down conceptual artist in her (Bigelow): Against blank canvases of desert sand and rubble, explosive wires are linked to nerve ends, and everything that matters depends on the twitch of a muscle or a finger on a button.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    This is like no movie you've seen before, a haunting mixture of horror, history and fantasy that works simultaneously on every level.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    A simultaneously realistic and absurdist examination of police work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    The story may stretch credibility until it's ready to pop its seams, but Patel conveys the simple confidence of a prodigy who has learned everything important in life, except how to lie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    At heart, though, every moviegoer can recognize a love story, no matter how unusual the context.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    The adjective “inspirational” doesn't do justice to the quality of Schnabel's film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Mixing Chaplinesque delicacy with the architectural grandeur of a Stanley Kubrick film, director Andrew Stanton recycles film history and makes something fresh and accessible from it without pandering to a young audience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Funny, fascinating, utterly unclassifiable film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Dreamgirls is one of the best movie musicals in memory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    As refreshing as it is to find a movie that leaves you smiling, it's something much rarer to discover a film that makes you think about what a commitment to happiness really means.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    It's one modern film worthy of being called a contemporary classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Poised, delicate, powerful, hovering between poignancy and pealing laughter, it is a feast formed by skill and serendipity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    There's a giddy, absurd charm to the story, in which the strange setting only enhances the comfortable familiarity of the narrative and characters.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Once in a rare while a film comes along that is boldly original, communicates an important idea in an elegantly simple fashion and happens to be highly entertaining. Such is the case with Moolaadé.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Eyes Wide Shut still towers above most of the movies out there, immersing the viewer in a web of emotional complexity, at once raw and personal and, at times, theatrically overcooked.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    The best Canadian beer movie since "Strange Brew," and the best 1930s musical of the year, The Saddest Music in the World is the kind of exhaustingly delirious film that only Winnipeg director Guy Maddin could make.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    A great film about a good man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    If nothing else can be said of Dogville, it's a film that is like nothing else.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Dive into a masterpiece.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    A preening terrorist for the Me generation, his primary drive was vanity and his main professional asset an absence of empathy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Extracting big drama out of small events is Mike Leigh's forte, and with his latest little masterpiece, Another Year, the English director pushes himself to the extreme.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    This outing not only doesn't disappoint; it surpasses high expectations. This is a terrific, smartly designed adolescent adventure, visually rich, narratively satisfying, and bound to resonate for years to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Mostly, though, A Dangerous Method is a suave chamber piece: a series of glimpses of two 20th-century intellectual titans, in friendship and separation, and the story of a remarkable woman who history had swallowed up, brought into the light again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    As well as an engaging fable about a homeless orphan living in a train station, Scorsese's film is a richly illustrated lesson in cinema history and the best argument for 3-D since James Cameron's "Avatar."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    With elements of "A Star Is Born" and "Singing in the Rain," The Artist is a rarity, an ingenious crowd-pleaser.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    The story of a man afflicted with fearful visions, Take Shelter is a film that's hitting the right apocalyptic trumpet call at the right time.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Gravity, a weightless ballet and a cold-sweat nightmare, intimates mystery and profundity, with that mixture of beauty and terror that the Romantics called the sublime.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Le Havre, offers the director's usual humour, pitch-perfect acting and compassionate message, with a Gallic twist that should win new converts.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Liam Lacey
    Far from the push-button catharsis offered by most Hollywood redemption tales, the work is sober and deliberate, a mix of visceral intensity and artful design.