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 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
529 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Writer Barry McEvoy and director Barry Levinson might want to brush up on the use of metaphor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    A kind of idealist fantasy that seems almost hamstrung by its plot.
    • 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
    By the time the manic camera slows down to reveal the back stories of the characters, everyone's motives are either moot or redundant.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    This movie's story must have been computer generated along with its animation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Unlike Michael Jordan, this 45-minute large-format movie demonstrates mostly unrealized potential.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    The movie occasionally makes an unexpectereference -- though with more desperation than wit.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Lisa Alspector
    Cathartically disgusting adventure movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Jamal (Martin Lawrence), starts trying to make the best of a bad situation, which becomes our job too.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Stylish but insubstantial thriller .
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Nearly toothless 1998 existential drama.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Its ponderous explanations about why there are vampires in Arizona in the new millennium (blah, blah, blah).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Grossly unimaginative.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The labored storytelling in this movie about displaced ambition diminishes the impact of the powerful performances.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Writer-director Peter Greenaway never uses narrative lightly...references to the act of filmmaking exhaust their impact pretty quickly.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Until the diverting special effects take center stage, this story, about an alien intelligence that builds an army out of flesh and metal, pathetically exploits genre conventions without generating self-reference, camp, or thrills.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The filmmakers uphold an unfortunate tradition in movies based on TV shows by busily adding superfluous plot elements.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The characters seem both reduced and idealized, and the plot has turns a dispassionate dramatist would avoid.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Awful light drama.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    This mildly moody SF thriller belabors standard dramatic conceits involving jealousy and sexual betrayal.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Excruciatingly earnest yet convictionless movie.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    The inevitable isn't worth the wait.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Lisa Alspector
    Ludicrous revenge thriller.