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 7.7 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Leaking platitudes and cutesy ambience, this comedy folds a smarmy, social-issue subplot into a Saturday-morning-kids'-show sensibility; it's full of geeky gadgetry, and must've been a lot more fun to make than it is to watch.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Geek-triumphs-after-all comedies can be charming, but in this one the triumphing begins so early it's hard to feel for the geek.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Olympia Dukakis and Illeana Douglas come off poorly in silly supporting roles that make Aniston seem to have screen presence by default. Her character's habit of compulsively adjusting her bodice ensures our attention has the proper focus.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    If spelling out stereotypes were inherently funny the movie would be a hoot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Partly because the seducer's technique is methodical--as a former conquest explains to the naive heroine--the movie's answers are too easy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Neither good nor terrible.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The draggy narrative of this 1997 comedy is tough to sit through--there are even several overproduced musical numbers--but it does have an intriguing subversive element that I don't want to give away.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    This 1998 movie is essentially a compilation of things-aren't-what-they-seem games played on the viewer; all its little tricks, including Ricci's snide and smart-alecky voice-overs about movie conventions, are really old--except one. But it's not worth the wait.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Rowan Atkinson's recalcitrant TV character is the hub of this 1997 feature that will disappoint fans and nonfans alike.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    The more pathetic the role, the more evident Robin Williams's conscientiousness--but his professionalism doesn't make this fantasy worthwhile.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Director Ron Howard makes too much of camera and editing tricks, as if momentarily confusing us about where a character is or which character's point of view the movie is taking will somehow deepen the narrative.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Their splashy gore is more convincing than this incompetent horror-comedy's attempt to mock bourgeois high school dissoluteness without appearing judgmental.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This movie's story must have been computer generated along with its animation.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    It's almost always night and almost always raining.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The message must have got lost somewhere in the plot twists of this would-be topical thriller about the power of hearsay on a college campus.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The majesty of the landscape and the sweetness of a plot strand about the horse learning survival skills from a 12-year-old girl might have been more intriguing without the cloying voice-over.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This ambiguously pitched comedy--its idea of sexy humor is a cheerleader farting--shoots for camp without bothering with satire.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    By the time the manic camera slows down to reveal the back stories of the characters, everyone's motives are either moot or redundant.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Exploits all the cliches about shrewish women and pussy-whipped men without achieving satire.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Intriguing but poorly executed ideas are the basis of this not entirely unappealing romantic comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Slow, arty thriller.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Would have proved the point if it weren't so mechanically scripted.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In nearly every scene of her dangerously underwritten role, Diaz has a mouthful of cliches.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The story, which is even dumber than it sounds, is told in flashback.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Boring, irksome family movie.
    • 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.

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