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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The plot is largely a series of excuses for one-liners expertly delivered by Maguire, making all the hatred, maiming, and killing seem like digressions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Smug, uninsightful light drama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Conveys little sense of a connection, as if di Florio had made it mainly because she had access to a celebrity.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Ultimately the movie is alluring and respectful--its sadness may be what saves it from becoming sensationalist or trite.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Makes for a tiresome antidrama populated mainly by unambiguously good characters who might as well be invulnerable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn are too good for this embarrassing remake.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    If misery were inherently interesting, this adaptation starring Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle as a couple plagued by alcoholism and child mortality might be too.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A kind of idealist fantasy that seems almost hamstrung by its plot.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Cathartically disgusting adventure movie.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    After loosening us up with some irresistible shtick that rigorously fulfills genre expectations, the movie subtly, systematically begins to break down familiar tropes in the depiction of attractiveness, attraction, and heterosexual courtship.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Fast-paced editing doesn't compensate for unconvincing dialogue.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The kind of ugly-duckling role that's long been ironic for her (Bullock).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A blandly twisting plot with no meaningful revelations or substantial themes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Even the most shocking elements of the story are made bland by childish overkill.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This comedy-thriller that has no particular motive for changing tones.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The thin story covering her acquisition of one wave after another while narrowly escaping death time and again is strictly for player one.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This terrible live-action comedy based on Jay Ward cartoons has its moments and its near misses.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Must have been slapped together fast: live-action stunts created by uninspired editing lead up to computer-generated imagery that's just as lame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Ritchie may be skilled at generating controlled chaos, but his surprise-a-minute strategy ultimately holds no surprises; Snatch is even more frenetically boring than his 1999 "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Trite transformation comedy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The movie occasionally makes an unexpectereference -- though with more desperation than wit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This Farrelly brothers "hommage" replicates the mechanics of their work without echoing its spirit or complex tone, and many of the deliberate offenses fail to transcend mere exploitation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A story that holds little suspense; we know exactly how happily this animated musical will end--and the wait isn't very diverting.

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