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 Tarzan
Lowest review score: 0 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In this inept thriller...the script is a coloring book, and the director's careful to stay within the lines.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    People frequently cover the camera lens with their hands or refer to the "documentary" being filmed, as if to assure us that what we're seeing is real.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The majesty of the landscape and the sweetness of a plot strand about the horse learning survival skills from a 12-year-old girl might have been more intriguing without the cloying voice-over.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In nearly every scene of her dangerously underwritten role, Diaz has a mouthful of cliches.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The movie's repeated attempts to combine seriousness and humor as in a blender give it a dysfunctionally earnest tone.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The story, which is even dumber than it sounds, is told in flashback.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The message must have got lost somewhere in the plot twists of this would-be topical thriller about the power of hearsay on a college campus.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Fast-paced editing doesn't compensate for unconvincing dialogue.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Makes for a tiresome antidrama populated mainly by unambiguously good characters who might as well be invulnerable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Slow, arty thriller.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Boring, irksome family movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Smug, uninsightful light drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Ultimately the movie is alluring and respectful--its sadness may be what saves it from becoming sensationalist or trite.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Their splashy gore is more convincing than this incompetent horror-comedy's attempt to mock bourgeois high school dissoluteness without appearing judgmental.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    It’s a heart-tugging scenario undermined by a striking hypocrisy: obscuring a hot-button issue in casting, some actors with Down's syndrome have minor roles, while Penn plays the lead -- and chews the scenery.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This ambiguously pitched comedy--its idea of sexy humor is a cheerleader farting--shoots for camp without bothering with satire.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Too much plot and too much faith in special effects and adolescent humor doom this "Babe" wannabe.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Exploits all the cliches about shrewish women and pussy-whipped men without achieving satire.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    More of the abundant sight gags and slips of the tongue originate in bathrooms and bedrooms than are actually set there.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Even the most shocking elements of the story are made bland by childish overkill.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Would have proved the point if it weren't so mechanically scripted.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Director Bruce Beresford -- not intending to be funny but succeeding wildly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Even the revelation of what the fifth element is at the end is disingenuous--in fact, the archness of this whole project is repellent.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Intriguing but poorly executed ideas are the basis of this not entirely unappealing romantic comedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Tedious mockumentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    If DiCillo had been going anywhere with this, I'd have gladly followed. But setting up petty ironies and pathetic references to Woody Allen seems to be his only goal.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The premise of this neither dark nor funny movie--which wants to be both--is that it's somehow ironic when wealthy characters are motivated by greed.