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 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    All the macho men who let down their guard for Blaustein can be proud of the loving deconstruction of violence-as-entertainment that resulted.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A hopeless romantic meets a hapless realist in this gritty, elegant drama brimming with spontaneous-seeming close-ups.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Quaid's buoyant earnestness complements the stunning, low-key performance by Caviezel, whose close-ups give new meaning to the idea that still waters run deep.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Rodriguez's unironic directing brings out the complexity of characters painfully aware of the stereotypes they represent and allows this gripping, scary, and romantic movie to offer more than factoids about other movies the filmmakers have seen too many times.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    After a slow setup, this charming fable wisely spends most of its time on the golf course.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A delicate balance of fantasy and realism, caricature and character study that isn't driven primarily by its plot or even the development of its protagonist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Spheeris, who includes her offscreen questions, evidently sympathizes with her subjects, though this doesn't stop her from pointing out their hypocrisy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Beautiful story of doomed love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Deep and textured drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It's not supposed to be a revelation--just a pleasant rendition of a teen-comedy trope
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It goes beyond sympathy and authenticity to insight as it examines the plight of a man who loves a man but feels he must love a woman.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Dark fantasy triumphs in this gorgeously animated surrealist adventure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Scary and exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Funny? This one is. It's also sweet and thoughtful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The theories about sexuality and trauma artfully advanced in this previously unreleased 1975 debut of director Catherine Breillat (Romance, Fat Girl) are more nuanced and intuitive than those of most schools of psychology.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Mesmerizing dark fable, which also contains moments of comedy and action that don't disrupt its oddly earnest tone
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A text that provokes thought more than directs it, which should fascinate new and repeat viewers for a long time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Audaciously combining conviction and childish humor, this SF thriller reminds us that the distinction between the tangible and the intangible may be frighteningly arbitrary--an idea that's made too scary ever to seem trivial, no matter how silly things get.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This wonderful 1997 comedy--about an unlikely group of men who are determined to strip to music rather than get day jobs--is genuinely effective at inverting gender stereotypes and other assumptions, and it's not the slightest bit heavy-handed.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Surprisingly, this didactic and self-consciously clever romantic comedy isn't annoying -- it's refreshing, moving, and at times quite funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Many of the elements in this story about a woman who's nearly eclipsed by her overbearing mother are all too familiar, yet the combination is utterly charming.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The movie is truly an open text--its generous poetry inspires free association rather than predictable emotion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Kitschy, clever expressionist sets, subtly marvelous 70s costumes, and an almost monolithic rock sound track enhance the meaty performances of actors who clearly appreciate the opportunity to riff on a classic--and promote vegetarianism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It's a heady mix of the earnest, the grave, and the frivolous. Wizardly director Kevin Reynolds even manages to condense into a single shot, with a wisp of humor, several of the hero’s long years in a dungeon without making them any less grueling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    An unprecedented friendship between a monster and a child leads to an amazing chase scene.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Though passionate, doesn't pity or flatter the rank and file.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Without becoming manipulative, sensational, or trite, the movie lets us know what became of the animals -- many dogs and one stowaway cat -- on the ill-fated ship.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The simple premise of one scene of table-turning voyeurism is brilliant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Subtly profound love story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Often coming across as simultaneously out of control and self-possessed, Borchardt can't have been an easy target, but the filmmakers seem to have nailed him.