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 7.7 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 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Shtick isn't all this movie has to offer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A black waitress and a white corrections officer in rural Georgia experience more misery in the first hour of this movie than some people do in a lifetime, and to its credit the drama doesn’t collapse under the weight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A persuasively feminine coming-of-age story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A painstakingly crafted nonrealist story, which doesn't seem to imply anything beyond what it depicts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At once a light comedy and a reasonably serious meditation on the perils of fame.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Mildly exciting sports-in-prison movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    There's charm and insight in the candid depictions of the teenagers' sexual experiences and discussions.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Entrancingly lurid live-action fantasy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Divided into sections bracketed by the arrival of each new DJ and is enlivened by the edgy yet trendy environment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The narrative--a complex structure of flashbacks and shifts in perspective that's part inspirational story, part courtroom drama, part character study, part exposé--never makes it seem that history is being oversimplified.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The coincidences that bring some characters together and keep others apart in this romantic comedy are plotted with musical grace.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A graceful, understated sense of period allows the behavior of the characters in this love story to be unusually nuanced, making their experiences seem uncontrived as well as archetypal.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Improves as it unfolds.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    This gorgeous expressionist drama makes the comparisons so effectively at the outset that by the end they seem belabored.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Challenges us to reconcile its snapshots of earnest entrepreneurs, colleagues, and fans with its long takes of her disillusionment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A sense of authenticity overshadows any contrivance in this subtly classic drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The wavering style and tone fragment the movie, undermining both characters' development, though each retains her power as a symbol.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Persuasive stylized drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Many of the plot points seem belabored because they're introduced in the voice-over, then ploddingly dramatized, then analyzed by the family over meals.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Favreau, who also plays the long-suffering Bobby, mixes elements of drama into this appropriately annoying comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The luminous images--as much the filmmakers' as the painter's--are occasionally transcendent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The characters--their motives at once obvious and obscure--are almost painfully fascinating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Kempner's lighthearted yet not apolitical collage conveys how Greenberg's success as an athlete in the 30s and 40s contradicted an ethnic stereotype.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The characters have been designed to make fun of themselves, disguising the craft of writer Neil Cuthbert and director Kinka Usher in getting us to laugh at them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The behind-the-scenes revelations are thoroughly convincing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Deftly realist character study.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At once self-conscious and generic, this smart monster movie about smart monsters -- supersharks cleverer than the scientist who created them -- repeatedly lulls you into thinking it's paint by numbers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A wizard at manipulating time, Kitano introduces staccato elements that interrupt the meditative pace even as they help set it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The bitterly beautiful black-and-white industrial and residential landscapes reflect the sense of anonymity felt by the characters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A sparing use of exterior shots during the mesmerizing buildup to the match heightens their impact, while invasively tight close-ups put the actors to the test.