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
    • 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
    Cathartically disgusting adventure movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The end justifies the means as long as everything turns out OK for the not-too-obedient American soldier and everyone else who enjoys Coca-Cola.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Director Bruce Beresford -- not intending to be funny but succeeding wildly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This kind of wheel spinning comes from having the desire to speak but nothing much to say, and Smith, who's made a slight movie about his being a slight filmmaker, seems to know this.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Fast-paced editing doesn't compensate for unconvincing dialogue.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This terrible live-action comedy based on Jay Ward cartoons has its moments and its near misses.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Too much plot and too much faith in special effects and adolescent humor doom this "Babe" wannabe.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In nearly every scene of her dangerously underwritten role, Diaz has a mouthful of cliches.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Writer Kevin Williamson, who's also responsible for the overrated "Scream," sets cleverness above emotional impact in a poorly conceived 1997 thriller with plenty of empty references.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This movie's story must have been computer generated along with its animation.
    • 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
    Unlike Michael Jordan, this 45-minute large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This Farrelly brothers "hommage" replicates the mechanics of their work without echoing its spirit or complex tone, and many of the deliberate offenses fail to transcend mere exploitation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A story that holds little suspense; we know exactly how happily this animated musical will end--and the wait isn't very diverting.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    It's almost always night and almost always raining.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    By the time the manic camera slows down to reveal the back stories of the characters, everyone's motives are either moot or redundant.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    As the characters behave with symbolic excess in situations designed to provoke their bigotry and self-interest, superficial black comedy periodically gives way to painful drama.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    If misery were inherently interesting, this adaptation starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle as a couple plagued by alcoholism and child mortality might be too.
    • 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.

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