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 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Lisa Alspector
    Oscar baiting is the main point of this unintentionally silly drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 narrative that tries to juggle thriller elements, tons of pop culture imagery, and way too much philosophical baggage.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Two generic ideas amount to nothing in this theatrical dark comedy about violence and information overload.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Initially tolerable but increasingly stupid thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    In nearly every scene of her dangerously underwritten role, Diaz has a mouthful of cliches.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The story, which is even dumber than it sounds, is told in flashback.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Fast-paced editing doesn't compensate for unconvincing dialogue.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Makes for a tiresome antidrama populated mainly by unambiguously good characters who might as well be invulnerable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Slow, arty thriller.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Viewers have almost two hours to become thoroughly disgusted.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Boring, irksome family movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Smug, uninsightful light drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Ultimately the movie is alluring and respectful--its sadness may be what saves it from becoming sensationalist or trite.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    It’s a heart-tugging scenario undermined by a striking hypocrisy: obscuring a hot-button issue in casting, some actors with Down's syndrome have minor roles, while Penn plays the lead -- and chews the scenery.
    • 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.