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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    [Farrellys'] great achievement is forcing those of us addicted to eye candy to see we have a problem.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At its best when it’s least overtly allegorical--and fortunately that’s most of the time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Intending to study the degree to which social class would determine the subjects' destinies, the series actually documents something more filmable--the degree to which the subjects believed social class would determine their destinies and the degree to which they believe it has.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    As a ditz who's just smart enough to know something isn't right, Lyonne blends hyperbole and sincerity in perfect proportions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Drew Barrymore's virtuoso performance smooths over the plot holes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The treatment of this touchy material is impressive, neither gratuitous nor mincing, but this satirical comedy doesn't really go anywhere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    For the sake of more irony--the movie is lousy with it--the precocious characters have an infantile response to the discovery that their parents are missing: all want their mommies after a night of junk-food excess.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The social criticism is as unforced as the humor (and the references to "The Conversation") in this 1998 conspiracy thriller, whose spirited action is balanced by an almost contemplative attitude toward surveillance phobias and the movie cliches they've spawned.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Some powerful dialogue.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Jas lots of action, drama, comedy, and corn -- and few pauses, which is striking.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A judicious mix of the lightly gory, the generously cartoonish, and the unexpectedly atmospheric makes for action that's scary yet unintimidating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Scenes that should have been uproarious are weaker than many of the movie's smaller moments.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Political incorrectness, gross-out humor, references for their own sake, and some real wit are distributed over the 85 minutes with an unusually consistent sense of timing and proportion, and the tone is just right.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Powerful, funny romantic drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Depp conveys his character's ambivalence and ambiguity with utter conviction, and though the annoying score tries to throw Pacino's monologues over the top, his persuasive, low-key performance puts the violins in their place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The movie manages to push buttons without seeming formulaic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Much of this fractured drama and dark fantasy takes place inside the mind of Charlie (Futterman),
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    With its persuasive special effects, gentle pace, and more expressionistic than surreal production design, this serious yet far from ponderous drama is something of a marvel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Potential irony is everywhere in this movie's subtly surreal situations and candy-colored imagery.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Exciting, clever sequences driven by surprisingly little plot and culminating in a climax full of the transmogrification animation was invented for.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Funny, moving, and insightful look at questions about identity and community.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The lush, emotional scenes are enhanced by the sound track.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    This bleak vision directed by Darren Aronofsky ("Pi") is pointless with good reason.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Despite a melodramatic score that at times seems almost facetious, the movie's tone is sober and sincere, its unlikely ending persuasive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Stylistic excess, comedy, and romance often help make extremes of cruelty and horror function as cathartic metaphor, and all three figure, not always successfully, in this sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Realist fairy tale.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    By the time the fighting between clones and their originals turned to fraternal bonding, I was quite moved, even blissed out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The conventional ghost-appeasement scenario isn't very suspenseful, which may be part of the reason it's so gripping.

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