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 Tarzan
Lowest review score: 0 Bless the Child
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The movie is truly an open text--its generous poetry inspires free association rather than predictable emotion.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Dark fantasy triumphs in this gorgeously animated surrealist adventure.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Dizdar inventively examines bigotry, combining daring humor and hyperbole, dark realism and shining idealism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A hopeless romantic meets a hapless realist in this gritty, elegant drama brimming with spontaneous-seeming close-ups.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Beautiful story of doomed love.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    One girl's melancholy (beautifully expressed by actress Kerry Washington) is a response to a fractured romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Funny? This one is. It's also sweet and thoughtful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Provides glorious escapism without asking you to turn your brain off.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    In a perfect marriage of player and part, Reese Witherspoon is Elle Woods.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    After a slow setup, this charming fable wisely spends most of its time on the golf course.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Solid formula comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Gutsy romance-drama that breaks a cardinal rule of storytelling and pop psychology: its iconic lovers aren't forced by a tragedy to learn that they shouldn't depend on each other to feel whole.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The tone -- a combination of earnestness and gallows humor -- is strangely appropriate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Deep and textured drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The simple premise of one scene of table-turning voyeurism is brilliant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Where other King stories and hundreds of other movies simplistically exploit the archetype, this tale intricately relates the actions of its young evildoer to the more abstract forces bearing down on the adults.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Director John Madden calmly dissects the emotions of a woman whose personal life is effectively nonexistent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The extravagant makeup and special effects are actually unobtrusive because they're demanded by the pleasantly formulaic story, whose conflicts -- and broad, innocuous political allegory -- justify the heartwarming resolution.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The slick satire cleverly equates materialism, narcissism, misogyny, and classism with homicide, but you may laugh so loud at the protagonist that you won't be able to hear yourself laughing with him.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Mesmerizing dark fable, which also contains moments of comedy and action that don't disrupt its oddly earnest tone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Director Ron Howard's deftness in suggesting the subjective experience of Crowe's character, who's later diagnosed with schizophrenia, makes for inspirational narrative.

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