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 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Lowest review score: 10 Twentynine Palms
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 114
  2. Negative: 2 out of 114
114 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
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    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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Turns on an intellectual gimmick in the vein of "Memento," weaving down sinister byways, the better to click with satisfying symmetry.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    A gripping,stylishly lensed thriller.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Romance, creativity, subterfuge and repartee are among the pleasures to be had in Moliere, a consistently diverting, bittersweet costumer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Varda renders the political personal and the personal universal.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Building blocks of tale are not new, but there's an appealingly rough-hewn and convincing tone to the proceedings.
    • 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."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    he film’s unexpected narrative elements — including a few shots you’ve never seen no matter how often you go to the movies — make this a rewarding take on coupledom told with satisfying visual flair.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Lisa Nesselson
    Hockney designed 11 operas, so buffs will be in seventh heaven here; but docu's potential audience extends to anyone interested in the creative process and life's ironies -- music lover Hockney has gone deaf from a genetic condition that surfaces in middle age.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Fast, dumb fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    A Cathererine Deneuve-Gerard Depardieu vehicle that leaves ample room for interesting supporting characters, this moody, more-bitter-than-sweet ode to anxiety is intense adult fare reinforced by effective no frills lensing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    An intricate, fetchingly lensed tale of historical speculation framed as a plausible thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    A melancholy actioner that shines a new light on film noir. A sort of "The Third Man" for the 21st century, chiaroscuro curio's level of graphic invention is exceeded only by its pleasingly mournful approach.
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    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    An enjoyable and entertainingly cast fable about love, death and fitting revenge, "Plots With a View" (AKA Undertaking Betty) strikes a near-miraculous balance between the silly and the morbid.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Fantasy sequences, including animation, keep the melancholy tone from overwhelming the proceedings.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Snappy, affecting documentary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    A small, affecting road movie peopled with sharp vignettes.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    The motivations and the performances are solid in Jane Got A Gun, an attractively mounted post-Civil War revenge drama with plenty of shooting and a well-placed twist or two.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Although occasionally both overwritten and overly symbolic, tale carries a satisfying emotional charge.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Brisseau trains his deft camera on the crescendo of female sexual pleasure and how women can heighten the intensity of already blissful sensations via transgressive flourishes. If exiting viewers could all be asked "Was it good for you?" the likely answer is "Yes."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Lisa Nesselson
    Any buyer who's had success with Troma fare in the past will find the makings to delight the self-selecting audience that generates grosses from gross-out humor.

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