Christy Lemire

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For 380 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Christy Lemire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Call Me by Your Name
Lowest review score: 0 Cosmic Sin
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 380
380 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    McDonagh’s film is well-crafted throughout but ultimately has nothing fresh or insightful to say about the ugliness of white privilege.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Raiff offers some impressive tonal mixtures and narrative surprises along the way, and even though his third act sags a bit, the performances—particularly from an achingly melancholy Dakota Johnson— remain compelling until the end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    The documentary from directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes briskly tells the story of The Jane Collective, which helped thousands of women obtain abortions when they were still illegal in the late 1960s and early ‘70s...the story of their daring remains frighteningly relevant nearly 50 years later as it appears that Roe is increasingly in jeopardy, providing an undercurrent of tension throughout.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    With its amusing training montages, colorful supporting characters, and uplifting message of perseverance, The Phantom of the Open does exactly what you expect it will in the most familiar, comforting manner imaginable. It earns the politest of golf claps.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Men
    Whatever your reaction is to the latest meticulously made mind warp from writer/director Alex Garland, it won’t be indifference. This is a visceral experience, and it reinforces Garland’s singular prowess as a craftsman of indelible visuals and gripping mood.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Senior Year takes two high-concept premises—the going-back-to-high-school movie and the waking-up-from-a-coma movie—and slams them together in an intermittently amusing but mostly obvious comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    The story itself is so absurd and is told with enough surprises and dry humor that it’s constantly engaging.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Despite the familiar settings and tropes in director Sammi Cohen’s debut feature film, Crush feels refreshingly contemporary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    At the very least, The Bad Guys encourages kids not to judge a book by its cover—and maybe even read an actual book about these characters afterward.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    These “Fantastic Beasts” movies are just not good. They’re extremely OK, but never truly inspiring or transporting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    As They Made Us is clearly a personal debut effort for Bialik, but she shows enough confidence behind the camera to make you curious about whatever other stories she has to tell.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    While “Superior” has a rich style and a couple of intriguing ideas, it ultimately doesn’t add up to much, leaving you with the feeling that you’re watching an inferior homage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    It's pretty standard man vs. nature stuff. It’s also a pretty simple parable about the perils of greed. All of this would be fine if “Gold” had more to it, but aside from its undeniable style, there’s very little there there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    This is the most beautiful Batman movie you’ve ever seen—even if it’s not really a Batman movie at all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Copley’s performance remains riveting throughout. It’s a testament to his delivery and physicality that we can hear Kaczynski speak expansively about what he’s going to do, and we can watch him experiment with various explosives, and we’re still on edge, wondering what might happen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Director Ruth Paxton puts you on edge from the beginning in “A Banquet,” and holds that unsettling mood throughout. But because the sound design is so vivid and Paxton’s eye for disturbing detail is so creative, it’s even more frustrating that the payoff is so unsatisfying.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The glittering cast of Death on the Nile is all dressed up but, alas, they have nowhere to go.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    The film is clearly sweet and well-intentioned, but Mexican director and co-writer Analeine Cal y Mayor has trouble transcending the confines of her meager budget, which leaves “Book of Love” looking and sounding distractingly chintzy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    Again, merely watching Brody engaging in such painstaking work is interesting; the generic bloodbath that ensues, less so.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    While Dosch’s work is ever-changing but always accessible, Polunin never comes close to matching her acting ability, which ultimately leaves “Simple Passion” lacking.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    The 355 amasses some of the most talented and electrifying actresses in the world, then squanders them in a generic and forgettable action picture.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    The Spanish maestro knows precisely how to get all the colors out of his charismatic muse, and in turn, the veteran star takes his material and makes it feel both fiery and grounded.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    The feature filmmaking debut from writer/director/co-editor Lauren Hadaway is an intimate and powerful sensory experience all around, but it’s the sound editing—Hadaway’s first calling, having worked with the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, and Damien Chazelle—that grabs you off the top and envelops you throughout.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Director Tim Sutton, working from a script by Greg Johnson, offers some striking visuals and a couple of compelling performances. But for the most part, this high-concept Western is too much of an empty drag to ever grab you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Writer/director Camille Griffin’s feature filmmaking debut is an ambitious but muddled mix of Christmas comedy and apocalyptic drama.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Christy Lemire
    Paul Thomas Anderson’s golden, shimmering vision of the 1970s San Fernando Valley in Licorice Pizza is so dreamy, so full of possibility, it’s as if it couldn’t actually have existed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    Behold the craven exercise in hollow nostalgia that is Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Jagged rides the wave of that excitement, but avoids opportunities to explore deeper below the surface.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    In recalling his youthful days in an insular neighborhood in the titular city, Branagh has made a film that’s both intimate and ambitious—his Roma, if you’ll forgive the inevitable comparison to Alfonso Cuarón’s recent masterpiece.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Moving from in front of the lens to behind it, the former ‘80s sitcom star clearly has something personal and piercing to say. Her film will surely resonate with so many others who hear their own nagging voices in their heads.

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