Lisa Schwarzbaum
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For 1,907 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 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lisa Schwarzbaum's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Fat Girl
Lowest review score: 0 Old Dogs
Score distribution:
1,907 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The most unexpectedly audacious, exhilarating, wildly creative adventure thriller I've seen in ages.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Jaoui handles her crowd of vivid characters so naturally, and shoots her scenes so unobtrusively, that the diagrammatic cleverness of the plot never overwhelms the intelligence of the observations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The movie was a major success for Melanie Griffith, sure, but it was as the secretary's boss ... that Weaver combined all of her star qualities, pulled in laughs, and took home an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The charm and art of De Felitta's gentle domestic sketch expand far beyond biographical borders.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Feels delightfully organic, eccentrically rambling, the found artistic collage of a woman who herself loves to collect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A suspenseful and delightfully creepy French drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Even blood, spilled so freely, has a distinctive intensity of red in this beautiful and harrowing film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Acompelling, cant free drama about clashing class systems and challenged family relationships that's all the more engrossing for its organic, near documentary style.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Fonteyne edges closer than most to capturing the mysterious rhythms of liaisons -- pornographique, romantique, and otherwise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The nonprofessional cast of Bahman Ghobadi's remarkable, slow, rough edged feature reveals a simple, piercing grimness and determination framed by the gray, icy landscape of Iranian Kurdistan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Leconte (''Ridicule'') gives his heart to the luck of romance, to the dream state visual style of Fellini, and, most lyrically, to the passion of the dagger point swoon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Del Toro builds excitement, dread, and melodrama in equal layers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Cagey, high gloss comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The tonal elegance of this black comedy set in a dark time -- is boldly dependent on performances that tug at taut lines of moral complexity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Hanks towers as a near naked, near biblical man. Zemeckis tells his story -- the screenplay is by William Broyles -- with a control magnificent in what isn't shown as much as in what is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Watch for the director's own mother, Lili Kosashvili, a standout as Zaza's fierce, stately mama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The script is a steady accretion of small stabs to the heart, propelling the gorgeous performances of Berling, Regnier, and especially the 76-year-old French cinema veteran Bouquet, whose every faint smile is killing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    High school reunions should only be this satisfying.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    One of the great virtues of Disney's most elegant animated ''classic'' in years is how blessedly sermon-free this zippy, dignified retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ripping 1914 yarn is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A stirring action movie -- in the international manner of ''The Fast Runner'' or ''No Man's Land."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Riveting family portrait.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    What matters now, what Lumumba conveys, is the urgent chaos of revolution.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The subtle selectivity of Leconte's eye, how he moves with great control from gesture to gesture, is matched by the disciplined intensity of the performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The charming movie, already an international success, seduces.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    The result is a movie, and Cannes Palme d'Or winner, of riveting power and sadness, a great match of film and filmmaker -- and star, too.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A surreal, elegantly melancholy, and yet witty ensemble story.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A delightful, perceptive, funny, detail-perfect fable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    It's all very French, very intricate, and -- this is Rivette's magic -- seemingly as light as air.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    A warm embrace of tradition and boisterous, ethnographically rich local culture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Gorgeously shot tableaux of random adolescent brutality are interrupted by flashes of computer garble and chat-room talk, backed by ''Lily's'' music, with its blend of Debussy-like arpeggios and Enya-like sighing.

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