Christy Lemire

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For 209 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 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: 52 out of 209
209 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    It’s almost too pretty in a self-consciously artful way, and that overriding aesthetic suffocates the underlying truth of the lead actors’ performances.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    So of course, Hardy applies that same intensity to the comic-book anti-hero origin story, Venom. And his fully committed performance is pretty much the only reason to see it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    Judy Greer assembled a monumental cast for her directing debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Then she stranded her fellow actors with material that doesn’t even begin to tap into their talents.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Everything gets upended in the film’s final third, when its languid pacing gives way to sped-up plotting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    A presence that initially was disturbing grows repetitive and almost predictable over the course of an entire film.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Christy Lemire
    A blandly gritty piece of late-August mayhem that’s as forgettable as its generic title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    It aims for and earns genuine emotion rather than cheap thrills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Swedish director Björn Runge’s approach is no-nonsense and workmanlike, perhaps to give these esteemed actors room to swagger and shine, but a bit more imagination and artistry wouldn’t have hurt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    A coming-of-age drama that’s as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Director and co-writer Susanna Fogel has trouble achieving a tonal balance between the comedy and the action, which only grows increasingly glaring over the course of the film’s overlong running time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    While Puzzle adheres to a bit of a formula in depicting her character’s path of self-discovery, it’s filled with vivid details and lovely grace notes along the way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The sequel (which is also a prequel) features a bigger cast, a longer running time, extra subplots and additional romantic entanglements. But it’s emptier than its predecessor and has even lower stakes. It’s less entertaining, and for all its frantic energy, it manages to go absolutely nowhere.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Just intense enough to provide a much-needed diversion, just lightweight enough to make you forget about it soon after it’s over. It’s not exactly “good,” per se, but it does what it sets out to do in terms of putting us on edge, which makes it … successful?
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    A strange little movie that attempts the tricky feat of combining comedy, drama, sci-fi and romance, but it doesn’t get those individual elements right so it never coheres as a whole.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Damsel is a sly feminist manifesto disguised as a shaggy, amiable hangout movie. It’s a quirky, comic Western with bursts of startling violence. And it calls for a bit of a high-wire act from its gifted cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Habits are hard to change; sadly, the people who are most likely to seek out a movie like Eating Animals are already on board with its message.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Slickly paced and radiating sexy glamour, “Ocean’s 8” moves with the swagger of a supermodel prancing down the runway.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Tackles the tricky topic of gender dysphoria with sensitivity and grace.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Christy Lemire
    Even by the low standards of this type of live-action, family friendly comedy, Show Dogs is especially lame. It’s actually kind of amazing that it’s getting a theatrical release at all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    The film we need right now, from a filmmaker we need right now: French writer/director Coralie Fargeat, who makes her stunning feature debut with a rape-revenge fantasy that’s as brutal as it is thrilling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Part of the allure of The Guardians comes from the casting: The radiant, real-life mother and daughter Baye and Smet play mother and daughter Hortense and Solange.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    It features Cody’s hyper-verbal brand of snark, cynicism and subtle poignancy, but it’s tinged with the wistful perspective that comes from hard-earned maturity and experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Eventually it becomes a half-baked, sci-fi horror flick, and even a bit of a drama. Like “I Feel Pretty,” it uses its high-concept premise to explore notions of feminine power, at least superficially — and similarly, its execution ends up being problematic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Fellow comedian Dave Attell is his delightfully twisted self as the MC at a Coney Island bikini contest where Renee puts on a wild spectacle compared to the typical skinny girls who populate such events. Again, this isn’t a moment of body shaming. It’s an unbridled display of enthusiasm. We’re laughing with her, not at her. If only the rest of the film had such complete confidence.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Danish documentarian Janus Metz — making his first feature, and working from a script by Ronnie Sandahl — feels the need to hold our hands and oversimplify these two titans of tennis.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    Here, Pfeiffer’s Kyra is our conduit to a world of anxiety and destitution within a seemingly exciting, glamorous city. And she’s absolutely heartbreaking with just the slightest register of sadness in a gesture or facial expression.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Ready Player One is at once familiar in its fabric and forward thinking in its technology, with a combination of gritty live action and glossy CGI. It’s an ambitious mix that can be thrilling while it lasts, and yet it fails to linger for long afterward, leaving you wondering what its point is beyond validating the insularity of ravenous fandom.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Both actors are gorgeous, of course, which heightens the romantic fantasy of it all, but there's also a naturalism to them that's appealing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Weirdly sluggish and dull.

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