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 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Exciting mainly because anything can happen and does, the movie drags a bit as it approaches a climax set atop the Statue of Liberty.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Kelly is a supple and courageous storyteller, boldly free-associating as he mixes parody and satire with earnest psychodrama and coming up with plot points no one could anticipate.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Beautiful story of doomed love.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    After a slow setup, this charming fable wisely spends most of its time on the golf course.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    An unprecedented friendship between a monster and a child leads to an amazing chase scene.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It's not a sex movie but a parody, and the loose feel is part of its genius.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Goldblum and Murphy outdo each other in their odd roles, each minimizing his tendency toward shtick and giving a convincing dramatic performance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Dark fantasy triumphs in this gorgeously animated surrealist adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Though passionate, doesn't pity or flatter the rank and file.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Elegant flamenco tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Director John Madden calmly dissects the emotions of a woman whose personal life is effectively nonexistent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A consistently light yet derisive tone, modest production values, and masterful comic timing allow writer-director-star Trey Parker to expose cultural hypocrisies with precision. His performance--in both the movie and the movie within the movie--is dramatic and poker-faced, seamless and hilarious.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This corny and manipulative movie taxes your ability to suspend disbelief and predictably punishes characters for their hubris--earmarks of a great disaster flick, if the tone is just right.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The simple premise of one scene of table-turning voyeurism is brilliant.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Scary and exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Funny? This one is. It's also sweet and thoughtful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Deep and textured drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This moving story is full of breathtaking compositions, gorgeous spectacle, and inspiring philosophies articulated by sympathetic figures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    A hopeless romantic meets a hapless realist in this gritty, elegant drama brimming with spontaneous-seeming close-ups.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At its best when it’s least overtly allegorical--and fortunately that’s most of the time.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Unlike the many youth movies that can't overcome their makers' hindsight, this one may actually put you in an adolescent frame of mind.

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