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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Alspector's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Tarzan
Lowest review score: 0 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Much of this fractured drama and dark fantasy takes place inside the mind of Charlie (Futterman),
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Jas lots of action, drama, comedy, and corn -- and few pauses, which is striking.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A painstakingly crafted nonrealist story, which doesn't seem to imply anything beyond what it depicts.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Deftly realist character study.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The movie manages to push buttons without seeming formulaic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Though its startling shifts in tone sometimes seem unmotivated, this dark yet syrupy 1998 romance has an adolescent charm.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    This friendly, briefly exciting story (1998), inspired by John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, achieves a nice balance between caricature and nuanced characterization and even manages not to be cloying.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Mostly it's an overearnest examination of emotional and sexual fidelity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    [Farrellys'] great achievement is forcing those of us addicted to eye candy to see we have a problem.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At a relaxed pace, accompanied by restrained pop music.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At its best when it’s least overtly allegorical--and fortunately that’s most of the time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Mildly exciting sports-in-prison movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    The luminous images--as much the filmmakers' as the painter's--are occasionally transcendent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    At once a light comedy and a reasonably serious meditation on the perils of fame.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Some powerful dialogue.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    With a distinctively middle-aged zest, Carpenter retools even the hopeless cliche requiring action heroes to spout bad puns while dispatching bad guys; his eminently stylish movie proves that new blood can flow from an old vein.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Powerful, funny romantic drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    A persuasively feminine coming-of-age story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Alspector
    Potential irony is everywhere in this movie's subtly surreal situations and candy-colored imagery.