For 326 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Megan Lehmann's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 City of God
Lowest review score: 0 The Cookout
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 326
326 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Megan Lehmann
    A sublime variation on the buddy road movie, infusing the midlife crises of the two main protagonists with hope and poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Megan Lehmann
    It's a wistful yet penetrating film, shot through with magic realism and life-affirming humor, that gets you deep down where you live.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Megan Lehmann
    Chance encounters and fated love are the stuff of fairy tales, which is what makes the deliriously romantic sequel Before Sunset a small miracle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Megan Lehmann
    Like a bomb exploding in a fireworks factory: It's fierce and shocking and dazzling and wonderful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Megan Lehmann
    Who's going to love it? Anyone with a sense of humor: Team America: World Police is hands-down the funniest movie of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    More than a celebration of Chaplin's art; it is a thorough examination of what made this gifted artist, the world's first true celebrity, tick.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Brilliantly idiosyncratic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    This wonderful party of a movie, as totally original as its hero, stamps on a smiley face that will linger for hours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    [McCarthy] marries beautifully spare compositions with comically abbreviated dialogue to craft something magnificent from a vaguely precious premise that could easily be the foundation for a parody.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    A comedy as black as the asphalt desert of a mall parking lot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Hilariously overblown, "Cruelty" fairly pops at the seams with the beloved eccentricity of Joel and Ethan Coen, from the fiendishly ludicrous scenarios and casually tossed off visual gags to the razor-sharp repartee.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    One of the year's most engaging films.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    It is an important, thoroughly bewitching work of art.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Anderson gives The Machinist a sickly noirish look that contributes to the creeping horror - but it's the emaciated Bale's spectral presence that leaves the imprint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    In place of elaborate sets, clever filmmaking gives the impression of a central London emptied of people and cars, to eerie effect - and this opening reel is nothing short of magnificent.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Even with Burton's imagination turning its trademark cartwheels, the film's big beating heart holds the whimsical offshoots steady.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    A stunning display of a filmmaker adventuring on the far side of what's possible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    More than a ripped-from-the- headlines drug drama, Maria Full of Grace is like a horror movie made real.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Devoid of 21st-century irony, this visually stunning, action-packed yuletide treat is sweet and, yes, magical in a way that will enchant kids and give older viewers a twinge of nostalgia.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Megan Lehmann
    Despite its shock value, Thirteen rises above dysfunctional-family-drama cliches, thanks to the truthfulness of its script and the keen eye of a sympathetic director.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Delivers a sugar rush without the calories.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Most of Ultimate X is comprised of truly exhilarating footage of men -- and one woman -- pushing their bodies and their nerve to the edge.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Aside from a jarringly fake computer-generated avalanche scene that momentarily challenges the necessary suspension of disbelief, the big-bang set pieces are superbly crafted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A true fan's nirvana.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A leisurely, scene-setting start, peppered with authentic banter and winning localized humor, fleshes out the characters in Manito so well you feel as if you live alongside them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Has a desolate air, but Eyre, a Native American raised by white parents, manages to infuse the rocky path to sibling reconciliation with flashes of warmth and gentle humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    This is what IMAX was made for: Strap on a pair of 3-D goggles, shut out the real world, and take a vicarious voyage to the last frontier -- space.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A compelling portrait of a matchless man, who's still going strong at 72.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Succinct yet detailed storytelling, evocative cinematography (by Ellen Kuras) and arresting central performances add up to a trio of engaging character portraits.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A gentle comedy, brimming with hope and faith in human resilience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    It's hard to go wrong with documentary subjects as articulate and intriguing as childhood friends John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Kosashvili's clear-eyed approach to the cultural tradition of arranged marriage balances respect and scorn, and he reconciles the comedy and tragedy inherent in Zaza's tug-of-love with finesse.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Bale, one of the most intriguing actors of his generation, plays a young man rebelling against his liberal upbringing with a mix of bemusement and lost-puppy anguish, making this film as much about mothers and sons as struggling couples.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Commendably, Carrera steers clear of preachiness in his exploration of a timely and relevant issue, and Bernal's transformation from naive priest to tortured adulterer to hard-nosed careerist is riveting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    There's a carnivalesque medley of subplots scampering about the screen, but Serreau manages to emerge triumphant with all the threads nimbly stitched together.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Overly long and uncomfortably intrusive, but never less than compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    At once, a joyful celebration of female friendship and an unusually honest look at newly responsible young women wistfully saying goodbye to the dreams of their youth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    There's also enough laconic humor, warming camaraderie and hopeful stabs at dignity to keep the story from assuming the glum gunmetal gray of its setting on the coast of northwestern Spain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    It manages to be both kinetic and dream-like at the same time -- "Run Lola Run" by way of David Lynch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    It's a hushed work of restrained emotions, elliptical storytelling and spare dialogue, peopled with smart, authentic characters who have drawn you into their lives before you know it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Paints a picture of a young man enamored of his own image. His enormous success turned the ever-cocky Gator egomaniacal -- and abusive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    One of those all-too-rare cases in which a riveting premise is expertly executed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    This contemplative drama manages to dodge mawkish potholes to emerge as a strangely life-affirming work.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    An atmospheric and subtly engrossing relationship saga, which wowed the critics when it played on British TV and is just now getting a theatrical release.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A tour de force that is weird, wacky and wonderful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Director Timothy Linh employs a delicate - but never sentimental - touch which, combined with strong performances from the principals and Kramer Morgenthau's vivid cinematography, makes for a transporting experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Ironically, what's lacking in Howard's stark, often brutal, late 19th-century chase drama is emotional punch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    As transporting as its otherworldly title suggests.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    When Gilliam is finally forced to admit defeat, it is nothing short of heartbreaking - for audiences, too, as the few shots that made it into the can hold such promise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    The dirty old man who became a cult poet and author was a true original, and every minute he's on screen, whether it's reading from his brutally honest work or musing on a hard-lived life for the cameras, it's hard to look away.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Part urban thriller, part unorthodox love story, this well-acted portrayal of the shadowy realm occupied by London's illegal immigrants is buoyed by stinging social commentary and a surprising twist of intelligent humor.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Offers an idyllic, comforting surface of tree-shaded lanes and sunshine-dappled fields - but a disturbing tale throbs beneath.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Campbell is a sweet presence and a capable dancer, featured in a theatrical pas de deux on an open-air stage during a wild thunderstorm that is one of the film's visual highlights.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A hilarious, pitch-perfect comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A thrillingly vicarious experience that answers a primal urge to join our feathered friends as they soar and glide in the blue beyond.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Its "I see dead people" premise is shopworn, but Hong Kong brothers Oxide and Danny Pang manage to deliver real skin-prickling jolts with their minimalist horror film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A cheerfully trashy, dead-on spoof of the B-movie genre, boasts the kind of cheese-tastic effects, overcooked dialogue and rigid performances that would make Ed Wood proud.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    The spaniel-eyed Jean Reno ("Ronin") infuses Hubert with a mixture of deadpan cool, wry humor and just the measure of tenderness required to give this comic slugfest some heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    There is much sadness in this finely wrought drama, winner of nine prizes at the Israeli Academy Awards, but the family's hard-won escape from emotional lock-down is ultimately uplifting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A love letter to a New York neighborhood that is rapidly disappearing -- a tight-knit Dominican community.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Against all odds, director Steven Shainberg has managed to craft an oddly compassionate -- and often very funny -- tale of an emotionally symbiotic affair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Builds steadily from its smarter-than-your-average-horror-film beginnings to a genuinely cunning psychological thriller with a third-act twist guaranteed to shock even the most eagle-eyed watchers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Dialogue is sparse in this leisurely paced chase; instead, the bluesy vocals of indigenous singer Archie Roach -- singing de Heer's lyrics -- are layered over the action as a kind of musical narration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Settles into an unflinchingly honest coming-of-age portrait.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Jenkins doesn't stint on the sickening reality of Wuornos' abhorrent behavior -- it's Theron's complex, deeply felt depiction of a thoroughly messed-up soul that forces us to look beyond the monstrous nature of her acts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Uber-hip technique triumphs over substance in Reconstruction.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    An amusing side dish to the sober political documentaries flooding the art houses, The Yes Men effectively uses high farce to mock the status quo as a way of questioning it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Leigh's uncanny ability to mine emotional truth packs the usual punch. And the trademark flashes of humor sprinkled throughout ease the bleakness of the landscape.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Metallica brought back the rights and funded the project, and it's their honesty and willingness to front the cameras, warts and all, that makes this well-edited, often very funny, documentary so compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    As this Woodstock-on-wheels careens through the countryside, stopping only to play for thousands of hirsute revelers -- and, once, to stock up on booze in Saskatoon -- its famous passengers celebrate with delirious joy the pure, unadulterated magic of music.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Conforms to many of the tropes of a formula thriller but, aided by an evocative Philip Glass score and Tim Orr's beautifully naturalistic cinematography, it transcends the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Delivers its provocative message in the measured tones of a college professor -- yet there's no danger of falling asleep in this lecture.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Some of the visual flourishes are a little too obvious, but restrained and subtle storytelling, and fine performances make this delicate coming-of-age tale a treat.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    An intelligent and entertaining exploration of racial and sexual politics that brings alive the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, and draws parallels with African-American identity crises of today.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A joyous, toe-tapping celebration of a musical style born of sorrow.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    It's a credit to the actors, particularly the superb Campbell, that completely preposterous material can be made strangely touching.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Infused with the hazy golden glow of nostalgia and unfolds at a leisurely pace, reminiscent of "The Virgin Suicides."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Clarkson, the reigning queen of the indies, is simultaneously funny and heartbreaking, following up killer performances in "The Station Agent" and "All the Real Girls."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Sometimes teeters on the verge of going completely over the top, but it's mostly saved by its own self-awareness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A pleasantly diverting period romp that Annette Bening turns into a wickedly funny tour de force.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    An amusing McGimmick.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Engrossing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    It's the addition of Depp's corrupt CIA agent, Sands, that really makes this violent, over-the-top action film, with its maze-like plot, sing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Indie hipster Jarmusch's distinctive brand of effortless cool and quirky humor percolate through each of 11 vignettes, all shot fairly statically in crisp, aesthetically pleasing black and white.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    Elf
    Ferrell's manic, overgrown-kid energy sweeps all before it, announcing him - after his standout turn in "Old School" - as a major leading-man talent who can charm as well as amuse.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    The frantic nuttiness of the stylistically dynamic Huckabees is often laugh-out-loud funny, but amid the pandemonium there's a sense of truly rigorous soul-searching.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A fanciful little indie brimming with emo music and curious little vignettes, marks a self-conscious but very promising debut for "Scrubs" star Zach Braff.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    While immersed in the horror of their plight, you might forget to breathe.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    A wickedly sexy Daryl Hannah is particularly memorable as the Pilager family's black sheep Maddy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Megan Lehmann
    The strapping Damon's lived-in performance makes us happy to follow Bourne wherever he may go.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    There's nothing particularly startling or new in the script by Siegel and his co-writers Lisa Bazadona and Grace Woodard - except that it, refreshingly, draws its characters in real-life shades of gray.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    Very funny. It's also heartbreakingly sad.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    Some of the plot points are confusingly vague, the tone lurches wildly between genres, and the film's epilogue pushes the bounds of believability - but The Hard Word could never be accused of being predictable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    A good-looking, if imperfectly plotted, coming-of-age feature -- that doesn't quite manage to sidestep the clichéd sport-as-metaphor-for-life trap.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    Enough SpongeBob-meets-Monty-Python silliness to give adults a kick as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    Pray will force you to look at the music as more than just gobbledygook created by musical-bower birds who can't spell.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    Lacking quite the zip and zing of "Run Lola Run," this lively indie tale of a drug deal gone awry could be alternately titled "Walk Fast Bobby Walk Fast."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    When the world gets too big and scary, the Hundred Acre Wood remains a clearly delineated comfort zone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    This is an egotistical endeavor from the daughter of horror director Dario Argento (a producer here), but her raw performance and utter fearlessness make it strangely magnetic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Megan Lehmann
    A sensual performance from Abbass buoys the flimsy story.