Christy Lemire

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For 331 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Christy Lemire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Lowest review score: 0 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 331
331 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    By indulging in the exact same instincts it insists are problematic artistically, Peter Rabbit 2 wants to have its carrot and eat it, too. But maybe that won’t bother you. Maybe you’ll be grateful for a return to the theater and the opportunity to do so with your kids. In that regard, the sequel hops along in sufficiently bouncy fashion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    It’s a harmless animated adventure that will provide a bland diversion to young viewers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    Despite the fact that you’ve heard these songs countless times in a variety of settings, these inspired incarnations will make you feel like you’re experiencing them for the first time, just as Moby Doc as a whole breathes thrilling new life into a safe and conventional genre.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Their many challenges wrap up too neatly, but there are enough genuine moments of truth in Blast Beat to make you wish there were even more.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Ultimately, The Woman in the Window offers a lot of build-up, a lot of possibility. But the revelation of what’s truly going on here is anticlimactic—the equivalent of closing the curtains and turning away from the window with a disappointed sigh.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    Despite the slick variety of shadings and textures Mandler employs to bring the story to life, the ending feels anticlimactic, like the tidy wrap-up at the conclusion of a TV procedural.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Things Heard & Seen is partly a Gothic horror movie and partly a portrait of a marriage falling apart. It’s more effective as the latter than the former, but by the end these two seemingly separate kinds of movie dovetail in a way that’s surprisingly clever and effective.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    The makings are all there for a fascinating character study, which Stowaway more closely resembles than a sci-fi thriller. But the fact that we know so little about these people beyond a few basic traits makes it difficult for us to feel as emotionally invested as we should in their fate.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    Despite the dazzling, sun-soaked scenery, the long nights of partying and the sight of these attractive actors stripping themselves bare—physically and emotionally—for their roles, the harsh truth of Monday, and its accompanying hangover, comes all too soon for us.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Despite the familiar nature of the themes writer/director Neil Burger is exploring, his film still offers plenty of tension and his trademark visual panache.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    Back and forth The Oak Room goes, without ever building the tension it ostensibly seeks. Instead, it meanders from tale to tale, and the writing isn’t sharp or specific enough to sustain this kind of complex framework.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The jumbled narrative structure allows for a couple of a-ha revelations, but it mostly creates a distance for the viewer. And yet despite these flaws, the artistry on display in Violation is undeniable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    There’s a surreal, dreamlike quality throughout, with bursts of violence and bad behavior. But while Grabinski certainly deserves credit for his ambition, the juggling act he’s attempting gets away from him, and Happily ultimately ends up being more frustrating than dazzling.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 0 Christy Lemire
    The pacing is sluggish, the script is crammed with both incomprehensible technical gobbledygook and lazy, sexist jokes, and the visual effects are laughably cheesy. My kid could make a more dazzling space movie on his iPad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Stretched out to 90 minutes in Sponge on the Run, the pacing lags, the goofiness sags, and you discover over time that there’s not much holding these antics together.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    It’s some of the absolute best work of Hopkins’ lengthy and storied career.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    The detached, bemused tone that sustains the film for so long eventually gives way to actual feelings—to its detriment—as this dark comedy steadily turns just plain dark.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    The costume design from Jane Petrie creates a timeless elegance. And Pfeiffer’s performance only becomes richer as her character reveals the kindness that’s been buried within her cool, stylish persona all this time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Little Fish would have left a lingering, wistful feeling under ordinary circumstances. Debuting during a pandemic, however, adds a layer of poignancy to this story of a worldwide virus that causes memory loss, creating loneliness and isolation for both its victims and their loved ones.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    For a movie that’s about a character on the run, No Man’s Land meanders and takes its time in a way that feels in conflict with the narrative.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    It’s time for your annual Liam Neesoning: that cinematic tradition in which the seasoned star plays a grizzled character with a particular set of skills, which come in handy to dispatch bad guys and rescue good ones. But this year’s entry in the subgenre, The Marksman, is particularly mediocre.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    Time may feel like a flat circle, but the calendar says it’s January, so that means we get shoddy, dumping-ground dreck like the generically titled Redemption Day.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Gadot remains a winning and winsome figure in “Wonder Woman 1984,” and she retains her authentic connection with the audience, but the machinery around her has grown larger and unwieldy. Maybe that was inevitable, the urge in crafting a sequel to make everything wilder and brasher, more sprawling and complicated. In the process, though, the quality that made the original film such a delight has been squashed almost entirely.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    It lacks the verbal punch of a pulpy film noir. Its pacing is too slack to serve as a gripping romantic thriller. It even rings hollow as a cautionary tale, because everyone is scheming and duplicitous and so no one has been truly wronged.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Everyone’s so handsome and there are SO many cozy sweaters and clunky boots to enjoy on those rainy days. But these characters are barely more than a collection of quirks, and the thing that’s keeping them from being together forever has got to be the most ridiculous of all contrivances.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Christy Lemire
    Alas, everything is wrong with Superintelligence, beginning with the misbegotten premise of Steve Mallory’s script.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Run
    You’ll be able to figure out where Run is headed pretty quickly, but that doesn’t detract from the precise thrills and campy fun along the way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    This is the kind of solid, grown-up drama we don’t see very often anymore. In a world of superhero blockbusters, this low-key throwback of a Western is the stuff of timeless cinema, but it may as well be a unicorn.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    Granted, it’s meant to be a fantasy film, but not a single moment rings true in A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting — not the teen angst, not the little-kid nightmares, and definitely not the sense of fun and camaraderie meant to fuel these Halloween adventures.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Perfectly serviceable and utterly forgettable, Honest Thief nonetheless offers a few pleasing details to keep it from being a total slog.

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