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 7.8 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 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Too much plot and too much faith in special effects and adolescent humor doom this "Babe" wannabe.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Exploits all the cliches about shrewish women and pussy-whipped men without achieving satire.
    • 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
    Even the most shocking elements of the story are made bland by childish overkill.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Would have proved the point if it weren't so mechanically scripted.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Director Bruce Beresford -- not intending to be funny but succeeding wildly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Even the revelation of what the fifth element is at the end is disingenuous--in fact, the archness of this whole project is repellent.
    • 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
    Tedious mockumentary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    If DiCillo had been going anywhere with this, I'd have gladly followed. But setting up petty ironies and pathetic references to Woody Allen seems to be his only goal.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The premise of this neither dark nor funny movie--which wants to be both--is that it's somehow ironic when wealthy characters are motivated by greed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The kind of ugly-duckling role that's long been ironic for her (Bullock).
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    It's almost always night and almost always raining.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Trite transformation comedy.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The story--written by Brian Helgeland and directed by Richard Donner--was just dumb.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The moody images and Michael Nyman's score aren't enough to salvage this banal 1997 science fiction story.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Contrasting the erotic with the disgusting is usually provocative and can be funny, but not in this underdog comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    As the characters behave with symbolic excess in situations designed to provoke their bigotry and self-interest, superficial black comedy periodically gives way to painful drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This comedy-thriller that has no particular motive for changing tones.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This terrible live-action comedy based on Jay Ward cartoons has its moments and its near misses.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A blandly twisting plot with no meaningful revelations or substantial themes.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn are too good for this embarrassing remake.