For 1,905 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Schwarzbaum's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Dish
Lowest review score: 0 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
1,905 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A bummer - slack rather than loose, tired rather than fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    It's a tragedy, really: According to the hapless team who made the movie, Our Paige is a relatively interesting young liberal who knows her own mind before the accident and a rather tedious, girlish conservative who fusses about keeping her hair smooth afterwards.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Killing looks ridiculously easy in this dispensable exploitation picture, directed for maximum impact of head-cracking pain by ad-trained Irish director Gary McKendry in his first feature.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    This inauthentic teen tale, with its cosmetically softened edges, serves neither the young people nor the Mendes fans for whom it might be intended.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    In the face of such junk, the idea that Fox would proudly put himself on a punishing regime of severe diet and exercise to get prisoner-skinny-yet-crazy-muscled for the job of make-believe is vanity at best, obscenity at worst.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The title Addicted to Fame hints that Giancola knows enough to count himself among the hooked. But the crappiness of this documentary about a crappy parody of a crappy B movie suggests that he hasn't kicked the habit.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A Scottish weepie of such bathos and balderdash that it deserves a drinking game in its rotten honor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The movie wants so badly to be mentioned in the same breath as "Heathers" or "Election" that it's not even funny. Really, I mean it, this charred-black comedy is not even funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Firewall is a witless entertainment, and a derivative one, too; it's everything listless about Hollywood in February, everything discardable about the genre in general.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    An appalling, jaw-dropping movie that will cause serious nightmares.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The audience may have bought the act in "Napoleon Dynamite." But this time, the act bombs.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A crude, silly supernatural thriller.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Becomes yet another lame sports farce.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Maybe the worst thing that can happen is that every other movie at the multiplex will be sold out this weekend.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The cast itself is weirdly overqualified.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    An awful, stillborn comedy assembled out of rusty spare parts from secret agent movies and run-of-the-mill ''Saturday Night Live'' skits.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    To a character, every man in this faux-homey burg has been castrated! They're all impotent buffoons!
    • 22 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    All I know is that something has gone terribly, drum-beatingly wrong in Congo (Paramount, PG-13), and you can sense Jungle Trouble brewing from the git-go.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    When you watch this failed horror thriller -- which has been under studio doctors' care for some two years, undergoing futile title changes and reshoots -- there's no respite from the odor of flop sweat stinking up the screen.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    It's a toss-up as to what's the worse sin in this graceless piece of tragedy porn.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    There's something about Holly: She's the most ridiculous, irritating, two-dimensional rom-com heroine since...Katherine Heigl's last rom-com.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Witless, insultingly derivative, muddy-looking, and edited in the hammering epileptic style that marks so many films produced, as this one is, by Michael Bay.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Under the direction of Entourage's Mark Mylod, the movie not only makes cheap sex jokes but looks skanky, too. Lighting, camerawork, and editing are all a slapdash mess, one that further hinders the actors trying their best to get through this failed hookup of a comedy.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Terminal colon cancer has never looked more fetching than in the critically ill romantic-disease comedy A Little Bit of Heaven.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 16 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    An appreciation that the pain is personal doesn't compensate for the picture's self-absorbed need to alienate.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    How you feel about Valentine's Day may depend on how you feel when someone really, really cute -- and someone you're really, really fond of -- gives you a nasty box of cheap chocolate on Valentine's Day, picked up at the corner Rite Aid and delivered with the price tag still attached.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Exhausted as the premise already is -- hapless boomer learns that real manhood is a function of committed fatherhood -- Old Dogs nevertheless finds ways to make the lesson even less tolerable.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A huge pile of horsefeathers is being peddled as fairy dust in Bigger Than the Sky.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A stinker, the more so for the thespian excesses of the accomplished cast.