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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    In a perfect marriage of player and part, Reese Witherspoon is Elle Woods.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Scenes of ingenious slapstick violence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The tone -- a combination of earnestness and gallows humor -- is strangely appropriate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Elegant flamenco tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Provides glorious escapism without asking you to turn your brain off.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Eventually writer-director M. Night Shyamalan neutralizes Willis's star presence with impressive plotting that's a fine excuse for the powerful atmosphere.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It's not a sex movie but a parody, and the loose feel is part of its genius.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Transcendently kitschy, trippingly funny fairy tale, which has a surprising amount of psychological insight and a dance number to die for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This low-key romantic comedy proves that destiny-powered love stories can be formulaic without being predictable.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The movie's no roller-coaster ride, but there isn't a boring moment either.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Director John Madden calmly dissects the emotions of a woman whose personal life is effectively nonexistent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This surreal, subversive teen drama tanked at the box office but has since become a cult favorite, prompting this new release with 20 minutes of additional footage.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Director Simon West hits just the right note between self-conscious silliness and real dramatic intensity in this 1997 action thriller, which uses typecast actors to make the characters' one-liners and predictable behavior resonate.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This moving story is full of breathtaking compositions, gorgeous spectacle, and inspiring philosophies articulated by sympathetic figures.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Doesn't try too hard to be anything other than a vicarious experience that makes you crave the satisfaction you know you'll get when the hero gets his revenge.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The script by Brannon Braga and Ronald Moore provides all the background necessary for viewers unfamiliar with the characters' previous movie and TV-series exploits, but not so much as to annoy fans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Writer-director Deepa Mehta fuses the soap-opera elements of her plot -- which reveals one sexual secret after another of the variously betrayed, selfish, and self-actualizing members of the two couples' New Delhi household--into profound drama.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At first Costner seems to distrust the hokey character he plays, but his performance and the movie's slanted humor, rash melodrama, and ludicrous action soon become riveting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Disarming-misfit story, which combines elements of a road movie, romance, small-town idyll, and police procedural.