For 28 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lena Wilson's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Ibiza
Lowest review score: 0 The Perfection
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
28 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 0 Lena Wilson
    Either this movie was made due to one of the most humongous creative blind spots in all of filmmaking, or it was made because in this, the year 2019, there are still people who believe that eroticized, lightened-up rape scenes are not only permissable – they are empowering.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Lena Wilson
    A noir-ish melodrama so oversaturated with dourness that it borders on parody
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Lena Wilson
    Equal parts choppy and charming, “See You Yesterday” has trouble balancing quirk and melodrama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Lena Wilson
    Despite its flaws, it goes down easy and guiltlessly, like cheap champagne.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Lena Wilson
    A staggering accomplishment in its storytelling, visuals, and performance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Lena Wilson
    Save for an overdependence on neon lighting, a general misunderstanding of how entertainment journalism works, and perhaps more alcohol consumption than is responsible for a film sure to be watched by teen girls and young women, Someone Great is a heartfelt and hilarious first feature with ample female talent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    With a popular subject, and some downright corny visual devices, The Inventor doesn’t knock it out of the park as neatly as some of Gibney’s other works. Still, it’s a worthwhile and damn entertaining addition to the developing Elizabeth Holmes canon that makes up for its flaws with undeniable watchability.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Lena Wilson
    These characters are undoubtedly supposed to be parodies of themselves, but their collective unrepentant narcissism broods more resentment than laughter. By the end of the feature, it’s hard not to cringe every time somebody talks.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Lena Wilson
    If the performances were as wooden as the plot, “Imaginary Order” would be unwatchable ... Instead, McLendon-Covey’s lead turn and some savvy supporting performances (most notably Kate Alberts as her daughter) keep things compelling for the film’s overstretched 100-minute run time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Lena Wilson
    Song of Back and Neck is worth a watch—even if you’ll scratch your head more often than you’ll laugh.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    When all’s said and done, Wobble Palace is trying so hard you can’t help but like it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    As surely as a hiker extending her arms in the middle of an undulating lava field, Iceland has arrived, with a startling movie that’s every bit as idiosyncratic, homely, and dynamic as its country of origin.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 33 Lena Wilson
    Unfortunately, while Set It Up sets up instances of subversion, it ultimately topples into a predictable mess of romantic noxiousness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    With capable performances and a smart, character-focused script, this film balances its formal conventions with narrative nerve, ultimately making for a satisfying – if not show-stopping – watch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Lena Wilson
    You might start this film expecting a riotous night with some of the most underrated women in comedy, but you’ll soon find yourself invested in a mesmerizing story of partnership and personal growth.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Lena Wilson
    Maybe if the film had dwelled on its more off-color scenes instead of falling back on typical comedy fodder, it would be truly magnetic. Unfortunately, it’s more like a sloppy friend who, despite starting the night off full of joie de vivre, you now have to help stumble home.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Lena Wilson
    It’s beautiful, if not brilliant, and (aside from a final act that drags on way too long) fun to watch. In the alternate universe where I don’t care about misogyny and I decided to watch this movie on mute, it’s probably one of the best things I’ve seen all year.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Lena Wilson
    While Our House occasionally loses sight of itself and could stand to take more risks, it offers a wholly original perspective on female friendship bolstered by precocious directorial acumen and a self-assured visuals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Lena Wilson
    Ava
    This is one of the most thoughtful films about the female experience to debut in recent years, and should be mandatory viewing for anyone eager to engage with confidently-made, skillful art cinema.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 33 Lena Wilson
    Zoe
    Though the film attempts to introduce a future laden with fascinating social implications, it maddeningly ignores them in favor of an overwrought, plodding, and inherently sexist romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Lena Wilson
    The cinematic equivalent of a bath bomb, this fizzy feature is sure to delight — at least until the charm fades. So unfurl your towel, dust off your bathing suit, and soak up that warmth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Lena Wilson
    First Match is a culturally significant, capably-crafted film, but it leans on safe familiarities when it should seek risky rewards.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    It’s a well-made, gutsy film. So, if you can withstand the whole soul-crushing feature, you’ll probably be glad you stuck it out. If “glad” is an emotion you can still feel afterward.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 16 Lena Wilson
    Neither romantic nor comedic, When We First Met is almost too vapid to be aggravating. After watching it, you might be tempted to hunt down a time-traveling photo booth of your own so that you can undo your mistake. Luckily, this movie is so shallow you probably won’t even remember it after you wake up tomorrow
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Lena Wilson
    As a film, Saturday Church could so much more, and its disheartening shyness keeps it from achieving greatness. A few choir boys short of a hallelujah, Saturday Church feels more like a subdued sermon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Lena Wilson
    Simmons is naturally charming, but that only goes so far in a film strung together by half-baked characters and a gimmick.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Lena Wilson
    The Tribes of Palos Verdes privileges melodrama over nuance, pitting skilled actors against a humdrum script and sketchy roles. It doesn’t offer anything new, and bungles any mildly interesting plot points.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Lena Wilson
    This film might not blow you away, but it is unique, and it will make you laugh. And ultimately, that’s all you really need from an indie comedy.

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