Lisa Nesselson

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For 114 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 8.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Nesselson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Three Colors: Red
Lowest review score: 10 Twentynine Palms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 114
  2. Negative: 2 out of 114
114 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Nesselson
    Red, the beautifully spun and splendidly acted tale of a young model’s decisive encounter with a retired judge, is another deft, deeply affecting variation on Krzysztof Kieslowski’s recurring theme that people are interconnected in ways they can barely fathom. If it’s true — as the helmer has announced — that this opus will be his last foray into film directing, Kieslowski retires at a formal and philosophical peak.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Nesselson
    The first-ever screenplay written in the Inuit language, Inuktitut -- and the first time's a charm.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Almost completely dialogue-free but graced with terrific sound design and a swell score.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    This autobiographical tour de force is completely accessible and art of a very high order.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    This audacious, irony-laced, convention-jumbling tale is just plain fun to watch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    The entertaining second seg of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors” trilogy is involving, bittersweet and droll. A fine lead perf from Zbigniew Zamachowski anchors an ingenious rags-to-riches tale of revenge filtered through abiding love.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Lisa Nesselson
    This is, quite simply, thoughtful and ultimately moving animation at its best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A compact triumph of stop-motion animation in the service of a bittersweet tale, My Life As A Courgette (My Vie de Courgette) is as delightful as it is affecting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Bold final sequence is a visual and aural crescendo calibrated to show that while each person is fundamentally alone, every life inevitably touches other lives.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    The wrenching tale has something for anyone who likes their melodrama spiked with palpable tension and genuine suspense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Though almost laughably intricate in its plotting, this thoroughly Gallic adaptation of Harlan Coben's novel reps an entertaining sophomore outing for thesp-turned-director Guillaume Canet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    Visually stunning, practically dialogue-free and very family-friendly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    As wrenching as it is funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Lisa Nesselson
    If you've pondered how to order a round of fellatio as one orders a pizza or wondered what gay gentlemen of a certain age talk about, this touching glimpse of faded beauty and looming decrepitude fits the bill.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Adapting a book by semi-notorious novelist and critic Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly (1808-89), Breillat freely stamps her strong and singular feminine insights on a man's material.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    The only thing that’s clear from start to finish is that Hadžihalilovic is in absolute command of her unsettling cinematic realm.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Varda renders the political personal and the personal universal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    The bittersweet fact that money can buy many things but love and talent aren’t among them is explored with often-thrilling artistry in Marguerite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Classy, funny cross-cultural adventure is Alain Corneau's most accomplished and entertaining film since 1991's "Tous les matins du monde."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Sure to inspire debate in France and Germany and of obvious interest to anyone who follows the roots of modern international terrorism, doc probes gray areas in the colorful life of its controversial, limelight-courting subject.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Lisa Nesselson
    A movie so unrepentantly French that viewers who enjoy truly Gallic pics can start (tastefully) salivating now.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Suspenseful, funny, touching, sexy and painlessly pertinent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Wonderfully engaging look at 1970-71 from a child's p.o.v.

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