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 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Lisa Alspector
    But the bland plot involves nested crimes gone awry and a bad car chase or two, and its bulky, styleless exposition is hard to wait out.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Lisa Alspector
    All this is accompanied by a too-emphatic pop sound track that turns almost every scene into a bad music video.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Lisa Alspector
    The filmmakers show habitual thriller viewers some respect by condensing the background story into iconic sound and image bites during the opening-credits sequence, suggesting they know we get the drill; this and the other stylish elements make it all the more disappointing that the movie's mediocre.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Sappy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Oscar baiting is the main point of this unintentionally silly drama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The scenes set on earth--messy, predictable satire about the commercial exploitation of fevered genius. The unconscious/underworld scenes may be boring because neosurrealism is a cliche.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The tectonic shifts in this camp-horror extravaganza are unsettling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The clunky plot is set in Santa Fe, and includes a foil character who might as well wear a sign on his forehead.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Overwhelmingly grisly.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The rest of these animated sequences...depend on gimmickry, cuteness, or facile ideology, and don't come close to demonstrating the complex relationship between sound and image found in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Time and space are condensed by means both elegant and crafty, and rarely are any of the characters made to be more--or less--than allegorical.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Nobody ever shuts up in this schmaltzy, mannered drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Stodgy storytelling and a hyperbolic score reduce their experiences to melodrama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Ultimately this is a sharp-focus issue movie, decrying intolerance as it explores the effects of labeling, the complexity of fetishizing, and the differences between business and crime.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The ultimately uncomplicated view of sexual and emotional violence in a family is only tragic, not insightful.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Somewhat depressive anecdote drawn out to feature length.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Sweetly mediocre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Instead of a credible main character this 1999 button pusher has lots of showy cinematography and generic dread.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The plot is more convenient than intriguing, the characters more cartoonish than iconic--especially the heroine, who grapples with feminism in a way that should have been fascinating.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The childish humor and sensationalistic effects undercut the movie's philosophical agenda.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The plot keeps switching tracks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Told from too many perspectives, the narrative puts suspense above substance, and its social consciousness seems contrived.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Bruce Willis's marvelous performance as a contract killer only makes everything else about this comedy seem more pathetic.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    This earnest yet cynical drama makes the gang-infiltration genre seem exhausted.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Cliched narrative, which isn't funny as often as seems intended.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Never seems to find its tone.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The buildup to social criticism in what at first appears to be pointless and partly misogynist exploitation is subtly impressive.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Its blurring of the line between parody and exploitation only makes it totally innocuous.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Hokey.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    An ounce of self-awareness about its almost gleeful use of cliches would have improved this dance soap opera.

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