Lisa Alspector
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For 529 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Alspector's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Chuck & Buck
Lowest review score: 0 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Alspector
    The stylized physiques and movements of the characters in this exciting animated musical-romance-adventure are at once realist and fantastic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Alspector
    Possibly the most daring and honest drama about sexuality I've ever seen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    A hearty style of self-referential filmmaking that only adds to the persuasiveness of Lillard’s stunning performance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    It's an inspired pairing. Wilson is electric as he seduces Chan into a partnership in this self-consciously crafted western, whose cleverness is only part of what makes it so funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Few things are more enthralling than unrequited love, as demonstrated by this drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    With the devout collaboration of the cast, Williams blurs the boundary between experience and storytelling as if the distinction were not only irrelevant but presumptuous.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    This movie restores genre elements to a level of potency that's disturbing, satisfying, and rare as hell.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    It's scary and hilarious, with a magical, nonrealist tone, and it emphasizes physical comedy as much as disturbing, beautifully integrated metaphors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Using archly staged interviews and reconstructions that draw attention to the components of the documentary form, Morris does justice to the complexity of hot-button issues by suggesting several layers of subtext at once, portraying the articulate Leuchter as both rational and prone to rationalize.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Some delicately interwoven and unresolved subplots help make the young character's rite of passage wholly, disturbingly compelling.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Lee performs magic. He's preserved and expanded the experience of an adrenaline-pumping, uproarious night of racism-, classism-, and sexism-subverting humor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    This is the scariest movie I've ever seen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    A wonderfully complex examination of sexual and material politics that's full of bravely provocative, gently funny, and warmly human encounters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Sumptuously hued in its emotional and visual tones, this drama is also a fairy tale, its plot contrivances beautifully justified by its minimalism.
    • Chicago Reader
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Almost cagily creating understated drama from high-stakes reality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    A scene set inside the chicken-pie-making machinery proves that the Rube Goldberg formula is infallible.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    It may not be “The Bridges of Madison County,” but the latest Kevin Costner romance is nearly as good as they get.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    The visuals are wild, the sound track has the audacity to underscore the subtext instead of just echoing the obvious, the comedy is irreverent and occasionally slapstick, and the metaphorical details are consistently strong.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Inspired, elaborately plotted, and unusually satisfying variable-speed chase comedy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    It's easy to suspend disbelief and embrace this historically creative fiction, whose clever relationship to what's known and what's unresolved is part of what makes it so intriguing and so romantic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Mitchell, who also directed and wrote the screenplay, originally created this glorious rock opera for the stage with composer-lyricist Stephen Trask.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    A movie whose story may be even more innovative than the superreal solidity of the animated characters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    This terrifyingly beautiful movie blends metaphor and stark social commentary to achieve a spontaneous grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Full of adventure, spectacle, light romance, and the kind of suspense that doesn't require an unpredictable outcome to make your spine tingle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Director George Tillman Jr.'s screenplay covers an array of events in the characters' lives so replete with drama it could easily be too much, but the movie's humor is vibrant, the sorrow unexploitive, the sexuality character enhancing, and the love heartfelt--and Tillman is tremendously skilled at bridging the vast shifts in tone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Alspector
    Writer-director Wong Kar-wai makes these five self-consciously idiosyncratic types--often seen through distorting lenses in cinematographer Christopher Doyle's somber, garish Hong Kong--fully and instantly believable.