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

Lisa Alspector's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Tarzan
Lowest review score: 0 Bless the Child
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    This 1998 romantic comedy mostly bores with its cumbersome exposition and close-ups of trivial objects scattered throughout lackluster montage sequences.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    All of this comedy's jokes are old.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Yet another unironic war movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Big, schmaltzy melodrama with mini melodramas.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Becomes blandly idealistic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Better than slick, though it feels pointless -- another homage to a kind of filmmaking that's had more than its share.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Satisfying in small ways.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Clunky and obvious.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    An intriguing noir whose conceptual sophistication is partly undermined by naive execution.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Sometimes come together exquisitely.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Writer Philip Stark ("That '70s Show") and director Danny Leiner ("Freaks and Geeks") apply mature comic instincts to an adolescent genre.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The comic timing and Gibson's mugging are skillful, but the movie fulfills expectations of plot twists and ironic atmosphere only after having made clear that it won't be offering much else.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    A narrative that tries to juggle thriller elements, tons of pop culture imagery, and way too much philosophical baggage.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The result is an exploitation movie that seems like it's about something -- though what exactly I couldn't say.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    A cute send-up of preadolescent stereotypes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The best short on this program of five is Bradley Rust Gray's 18-minute "Hitch."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The acting--especially Dreyfuss's ability to roll with the mood swings--is impressive if not redemptive.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    It's all corny and contrived and usually sensitive. The filmmakers even dare to show the effects of illness--a subject frequently glamorized to the point of being insulting--in a love scene of rare honesty.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    This serious if assaultively stylish meditation on faith uses traditional elements of religion-based horror in a way that's more innocent than calculating.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The feature has some lovely effects.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Romantic comedy is set mainly in NYC, where the plight of its ambivalent lovers seems particularly trivial.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Not even supercool Robert De Niro can enliven this boring tale about a team of mercenary operatives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Blends extremes of violence and humor to create an irreverent tone that nullifies everything; the plot is so clever it crushes the characterization, making all the action seem perfunctory.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    All the movie's free-form horror phenomena might have been more interesting if the plot didn't keep insisting on a systematic explanation for them.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Pesci proves he can act his way through anything.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Whedon and director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Delicatessen") bend over so far backward to make Weaver's and Ryder's roles beefy that they end up mocking the characters' bravura.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Two obnoxious, swaggering brothers -- whose sexual naivete is supposed to make them endearing as well as pathetic -- find happiness in this more schmaltzy than funny Saturday Night Live spin-off.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Nat Mauldin and Larry Levin's screenplay, indifferently directed by Betty Thomas, is simply an excuse for tired scatological jokes involving animal characters with the voices of well-known actors.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    A better disaster movie than it is a thriller.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The perfectly acceptable shtick executed by Williams--whose I-know-you-better-than-you-know-yourself seduction techniques ought to make him a hotter leading man--occasionally justifies the relentlessly light tone of this preachy 1998 comedy-drama.

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