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
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Scenes of ingenious slapstick violence.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Though passionate, doesn't pity or flatter the rank and file.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This low-key romantic comedy proves that destiny-powered love stories can be formulaic without being predictable.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    This moving story is full of breathtaking compositions, gorgeous spectacle, and inspiring philosophies articulated by sympathetic figures.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    An unprecedented friendship between a monster and a child leads to an amazing chase scene.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Elegant flamenco tragedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    The movie's no roller-coaster ride, but there isn't a boring moment either.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    Scary and exciting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Alspector
    It's not supposed to be a revelation--just a pleasant rendition of a teen-comedy trope
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Challenges us to reconcile its snapshots of earnest entrepreneurs, colleagues, and fans with its long takes of her disillusionment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Movies about the trajectory from outsider to insider in LA social and professional circles--the two always seem inextricably linked--are a dime a dozen, but this one is fresh, thanks to a script by lead actor Jon Favreau that lets us know Mike knows he resembles a character in a movie even if he doesn't know he is one.