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 7.7 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
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Failed romantic comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Michael Tolkin and Bruce Joel Rubin's straightforward script and Mimi Leder's toneless direction make this attempt so boring that the titles counting down the months, weeks, and finally hours to impact are best used to gauge how soon the movie will be over.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Poorly paced action comedy.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The grasping novelty of the visuals doesn't rival the uncharismatic leads or the hopelessly, unironically banal plot.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The writers must have racked their brains for the formula: two parts other movies to one part childhood revenge fantasies
    • 9 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Seems like a miscalculation on multiple levels.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This insufferable romance-adventure includes vague comedy as well as unintentional humor, and its target audience seems to be preadolescents who won't notice the calculated enthusiasm with which it sidesteps sexuality.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    As if to justify a serious discussion of this comedy before dissing it, some reviewers have pointed out that it evokes Casablanca. Maybe that's why the plot seems imposed on the characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Ill conceived or badly handled.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Formula thriller that exploits homosexuality better than murder-mystery clues.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    A euphemism for the right of anyone to make movies just as awful as those of big studios.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    All I saw were unimpressive digital effects; artless, quick-cut abstracted gore; and a last-ditch attempt to evoke a visceral response by heaping the climactic scene with bat shit.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    The insultingly trendy post-postmodern tale rationalizes its own product placement by using overkill.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Prinze and Stiles regularly talk to the camera, but that doesn't make their characters self-aware.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    A straight exploitation story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    This blunt comedy suffers from poor pacing, colorless dialogue, and subpar performances by the two leads that reveal just how much a director contributes to our perception of what a star is.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    The plot somehow manages to be both hackneyed and convoluted.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Neither the love nor the loss in this tear-jerking romance contains much drama.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Overlong, neither funny nor scary movie about a big lizard.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Adam Sandler displays no virtuosity and stirs no pathos in this special-effects comedy.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    For every jab at hypocrisy in law enforcement or in the media's crime coverage...there's a scene's worth of uninflected scatology or misogyny.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Corky never becomes sympathetic, and without this fundamental irony the movie doesn't have a leg to stand on.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    It makes me sick all over again just describing this--the most affecting scene in a sluggish would-be comedy that reflects the dubious state of the art of fat male comedians exploiting themselves in 1997, the year its star died.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    Misguided attempts at political correctness make this serial-killer movie stupid instead of just dull.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    This programmatic male-bonding comedy doesn't even borrow well.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Lisa Alspector
    This hopelessly redundant action gross-out aspires to a form of hip vacuousness--and may achieve it.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Alspector
    Horrendous dialogue and horrific directing dominate this thriller.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Alspector
    Disingenuously naive romantic comedy.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Alspector
    This derivative concept movie is tiresomely slick as well as shamefully sloppy, and someone should issue a restraining order requiring writer-director Darren Stein to stay at least 100 yards away from irony.