For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maggie Lee's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 10 The BreakUp Guru
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
53 movie reviews
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    • 60 Maggie Lee
    A carefully constructed mystery that blends screechy comedy and crazed action in high-spirited but somewhat ungainly fashion.
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    • 60 Maggie Lee
    Certainly less of a dud than the director’s inane original, this follow-up is even more tyke-oriented, but at least it’s a livelier yarn and boasts a slick upgrade in visual effects.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maggie Lee
    This directing debut by helmer-scribe Shim Sung-bo echoes Bong’s trademark cynical vision of human nature, but the characters lack dimensionality and psychological depth.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Though this sequel is just as glossy and shallow as its predecessor, the story gets juicier as the four femme friends transform from kittens to lynxes in the wake of boy troubles and corporate takeovers.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Wholesome, effortless entertainment that runs smoothly enough but seldom takes one’s breath away in the romance department.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    There’s little in the way of drama, character depth or mise-en-scene to distract from Tiger Chen’s technically dazzling display of human combat in Keanu Reeves’ helming debut.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Flu
    The story flatlines as the crisis escalates, falling prey to pedestrian human drama and improbable conspiracy subplots.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    It’s the robots — endowed here with character-rich physicality and almost human-scaled facial features — who give the film its emotional heft.
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    • 50 Maggie Lee
    The decision to binge on CGI action setpieces overwhelms the romantic spark of the central characters, played by impossibly beautiful leads Lee Bingbing and Aloys Chen Kun, while the film’s themes of class division, human desire and hypocrisy find darker, more riveting expression only toward the end.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Despite its magnificent natural vistas and some pulse-pounding action in stunning 3D, Wolf Totem boils down to a familiar environmentalist allegory that doesn’t move or provoke too deeply.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Less offensively nationalistic than the second installment but falling short of the glowing humanity, genial Cantonese humor and visual flair of the first, the pic is somewhat tarnished by its pedestrian plot and limp characterization.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Maggie Lee
    Slow to heat up yet quick to burn out, police procedural-thriller Cold War 2 dramatizes internal strife and conspiracy among Hong Kong’s police force and ruling elite, adding some new twists in a narrative framework that ultimately can’t support the film.
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    • 40 Maggie Lee
    Without a dominant storyline, the film feels more like a collage of photogenic moments than a full-fledged narrative.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Maggie Lee
    Kawase embraces nature worship and pompous philosophizing in her indulgently mannerist style, which, over the course of two hours, overwhelms a small yet potentially moving story of two teenagers dealing with separation within their families.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Maggie Lee
    The film reaches a narrative and emotional impasse once it gets past the will-they-or-won’t-they stage.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Maggie Lee
    A visually arresting but vacuous, instantly forgettable period martial-arts romance.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Maggie Lee
    The sense of living dangerously is somewhat lacking as Kurt Wimmer’s emotionally vacant screenplay fails to make audiences care enough about the characters to sweat over their physical exertions.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Maggie Lee
    Like a school pageant with a Broadway-sized budget, this noisy production is a pileup of extravagant dance numbers, candy-colored sets and vintage props that, sans the requisite heart or hip factor, soon overstays its welcome.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Maggie Lee
    Taking more than a dozen credits, including helmer-scribe, Jackie Chan emerges a Jackie-of-all-trades and master of none.
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    • 30 Maggie Lee
    The film’s vacuous characters and inherent vanity have become awfully grating
    • 26 Metascore
    • 30 Maggie Lee
    A mind-numbing, crash-bang misfire that abandons chic European capitals for the character’s own backyard.
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    • 10 Maggie Lee
    A helming debut for mainland star Deng Chao and theater director Yu Baimei, who have claimed that they’re pushing the envelope of Chinese comedy but have in fact merely pushed the genre to a new low in terms of racist and homophobic humor.
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    • 10 Maggie Lee
    Single-handedly killing a once internationally beloved, one-of-a-kind Hong Kong genre that Wong himself invented, the filmmakers have so mangled their material to suit mainland criteria that they’re left with a string of moronic gags barely held together by cheapskate production values.

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