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 Chuck & Buck
Lowest review score: 0 Jawbreaker
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Tedious mockumentary.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Director Bruce Beresford -- not intending to be funny but succeeding wildly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Too much plot and too much faith in special effects and adolescent humor doom this "Babe" wannabe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Writer Barry McEvoy and director Barry Levinson might want to brush up on the use of metaphor.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The fundamental problems with David Cronenberg's disastrous 1993 adaptation, written by Hwang himself, are twofold: the unsuitability of such a premise for film, where the actors and audience no longer share the same space, and the miscasting of Jeremy Irons as the accountant and John Lone as the diva.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This asthma-inducing adventure set on K2 starts out seeming as if its corny storytelling and phony-looking settings were designed to show that it's as much about genre-movie conventions as anything else.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Stylish but insubstantial thriller .
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The writers must have racked their brains for the formula: two parts other movies to one part childhood revenge fantasies
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This mildly moody SF thriller belabors standard dramatic conceits involving jealousy and sexual betrayal.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Its ponderous explanations about why there are vampires in Arizona in the new millennium (blah, blah, blah).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The elaborate climax set in a Paris bakery is the least boring part of this trained-animal movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Ludicrous revenge thriller.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This gross sex farce actually has a point, though about half the population won't like what it is.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Not particularly sensitive or funny comedy-drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The story is painfully slow.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The most subtly revolting aspect of the movie is how it manages to exploit violence for cheap thrills, in part by equating submission with love.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Wastes most of its 110 minutes making impotent jokes about male sexual behavior and the repugnance of old women.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Full of meaningless tragedies left unjustified by the absurdly optimistic ending .. (an) intolerable story.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The characters seem both reduced and idealized, and the plot has turns a dispassionate dramatist would avoid.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Doesn't do much with its pseudosavvy characters.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The labored storytelling in this movie about displaced ambition diminishes the impact of the powerful performances.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Poorly paced action comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This grasping comedy targets kids of all ages but will please no one as it exploits exhausted ideas about adolescence.