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 8.4 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    A better disaster movie than it is a thriller.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Romantic comedy is set mainly in NYC, where the plight of its ambivalent lovers seems particularly trivial.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The ultimately uncomplicated view of sexual and emotional violence in a family is only tragic, not insightful.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    A cute send-up of preadolescent stereotypes.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Intriguing but poorly executed ideas are the basis of this not entirely unappealing romantic comedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Cathartically disgusting adventure movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The end justifies the means as long as everything turns out OK for the not-too-obedient American soldier and everyone else who enjoys Coca-Cola.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Director Bruce Beresford -- not intending to be funny but succeeding wildly.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The movie's repeated attempts to combine seriousness and humor as in a blender give it a dysfunctionally earnest tone.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This kind of wheel spinning comes from having the desire to speak but nothing much to say, and Smith, who's made a slight movie about his being a slight filmmaker, seems to know this.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Fast-paced editing doesn't compensate for unconvincing dialogue.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This terrible live-action comedy based on Jay Ward cartoons has its moments and its near misses.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In this inept thriller...the script is a coloring book, and the director's careful to stay within the lines.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    People frequently cover the camera lens with their hands or refer to the "documentary" being filmed, as if to assure us that what we're seeing is real.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Too much plot and too much faith in special effects and adolescent humor doom this "Babe" wannabe.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In nearly every scene of her dangerously underwritten role, Diaz has a mouthful of cliches.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Writer Kevin Williamson, who's also responsible for the overrated "Scream," sets cleverness above emotional impact in a poorly conceived 1997 thriller with plenty of empty references.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This movie's story must have been computer generated along with its animation.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    More of the abundant sight gags and slips of the tongue originate in bathrooms and bedrooms than are actually set there.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Unlike Michael Jordan, this 45-minute large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid thriller.

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