Lisa Nesselson
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For 111 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Nesselson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Lowest review score: 10 Twentynine Palms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 111
  2. Negative: 2 out of 111
111 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Nesselson
    The first-ever screenplay written in the Inuit language, Inuktitut -- and the first time's a charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Nesselson
    Eye-poppingly intimate footage of various critters evolving from the fetal stage or eating, strolling, fighting and courting that can only be obtained via infinite patience with special equipment in exotic locations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A rousing, well-crafted romp packed with ingenuity, duplicity, close calls and heroic gestures, Bon Voyage is true to its title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    The wrenching tale has something for anyone who likes their melodrama spiked with palpable tension and genuine suspense.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Any negative stereotypes viewers might harbor about education in rural communities are sent packing by this magnificently lensed and cumulatively touching account from documaker Nicolas Philibert.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A breathlessly involving tale of urban indifference, rampant hypocrisy and the difference a little human decency can make, superbly played pic is a black comedy that's frequently funny but never frivolous.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Most of all, the satisfyingly cinematic screen adaptation puts motion and energy into a story that was mostly internalized from Victor's perspective in Rendell's book.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    This autobiographical tour de force is completely accessible and art of a very high order.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Told primarily via body language and facial expressions with a minimum of dialogue, beautifully observed, emotionally intense tale is an ambitious and rewarding outing for Frederic Fonteyne.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Told with a blend of visual mastery and emotional intimacy, ambitious venture sustains a special melding of romance and pragmatism that should engage discerning audiences.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A period drama marbled with humor, bold gestures and bittersweet consequences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A movie so unrepentantly French that viewers who enjoy truly Gallic pics can start (tastefully) salivating now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Visually stunning, practically dialogue-free and very family-friendly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    A full-bodied, funny and gloriously unpretentious ode to family, friendship and the meaning of life, The Barbarian Invasions is solidly entertaining, sharply written and genuinely touching.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Abetted by an excellent cast, vet writer Weber weaves a simple premise into comedy gold.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    As wrenching as it is funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Succeeds as a universal account of frustration applicable to any urban center where the gap between haves and have-nots is tauntingly visible.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Suspenseful, funny, touching, sexy and painlessly pertinent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Punchy dialogue, excellent thesping and a real feel for the universal tuning fork of great classical music make this a prime candidate for international arthouse play.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    There's plenty for both the eyes and intellect to groove over in Secret Things, a taut, juicy, low-key feast of sexual and office politics filtered through helmer Jean-Claude Brisseau's customary blend of expedient formality and all-stops-out baroque behavior.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    A demanding but rewarding emotional odyssey in a challenging visual package.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Almost completely dialogue-free but graced with terrific sound design and a swell score.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Uproarious romp, grounded in believable if gleefully implausible human behavior, is a model of comic timing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Or
    Consistently engaging, non-judgmental and cumulatively powerful two-hander marks a noteworthy feature debut for Israeli helmer Keren Yedaya.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    A zippy and sardonic feast of bad decision-making under pressure, 11:14 artfully molds the seemingly unrelated misfortunes of 10 characters into a satisfying and consistently entertaining whole.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    The daunting logistics and emotional juggling act of child custody and visitation rights post-divorce are examined via spot-on acting and deft helming in docu-styled Children of Love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    The whole endeavor pleases with its wealth of tiny observations that add up to an affecting whole.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Wonderfully engaging look at 1970-71 from a child's p.o.v.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Given its impressive balance of charm and bite, it looks like anything but suicide.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    A sly, enormously entertaining romp based on the antics of real-life Brit conman Alan Conway who rooked his way around '90s London posing as Stanley Kubrick.

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