Christy Lemire

Christy Lemire

Agrees with the Tomatometer 81% of the time.

Christy Lemire's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 25% Zipper (2015) "The film as a whole feels sort of retro as a tawdry cautionary tale. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/4 89% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "It's very easy to imagine sing-along showings cropping up for years to come. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 21, 2015
1.5/4 47% American Ultra (2015) ""American Ultra" tries to combine a sweet, slacker romance with a slick, super-violent action flick. If that sounds jarring to you, that's probably because it is. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3/4 88% Fort Tilden (2015) "With "Fort Tilden," writer-directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers have created two women who are drawn so vividly and so viciously, they're hard to dismiss. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2015
1/4 8% Fantastic Four (2015) " Laughably cheesy, bordering on Zardoz levels of simplicity. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 10, 2015
3/4 55% Paper Towns (2015) "Paper Towns is a movie that I really liked, but I probably would have loved if I'd seen it when I was 13. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 67% Unexpected (2015) "Except for a bit of contrived conflict that arises toward the end, the connection between these two expectant mothers-who are at vastly different points in their lives-rings with a mutual kindness and compassion. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "The overwhelming, self-serious sense that we are watching something Very Important blissfully doesn't exist in Ant-Man. It's just plain fun: light, breezy, simple and enjoyable. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "It's a familiar rom-com dynamic, but the reversal of traditional on-screen gender roles-combined with Schumer and Hader's easy chemistry-makes "Trainwreck" feel new and fresh. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/4 54% Minions (2015) "Fittingly, because they're pill-shaped, the Minions work best in small doses. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 12, 2015
3.5/4 95% Tangerine (2015) "Tangerine is a great Los Angeles movie and a great indie and a great reminder of the possibilities of creativity during a time when everything is a sequel or a reboot or a comic-book spectacle. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 11, 2015
3.5/4 97% Amy (2015) "A mesmerizing yet devastating look at a singular talent. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/4 35% Strangerland (2015) "Director Kim Farrant's debut feature is beautifully shot and offers some powerful, well-acted moments from a strong cast, but it's just relentlessly dreary. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "If you're not a fireman or a police officer or a cowboy beneath those breakaway pants, then who are you, really? This is the central question of Magic Mike XXL. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2/4 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) ""Terminator Genisys" turns unfortunately jokey and self-referential, to the point that it borders on parody. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 1, 2015
98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) "It holds up beautifully. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jun 29, 2015
1.5/4 36% Max (2015) "Max is an absurdly violent PG-rated movie in which kids and dogs are repeatedly in peril. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "If you liked the original Ted, Seth MacFarlane's 2012 surprise smash about a pot-smoking, potty-mouthed teddy bear, then you will probably like Ted 2. It is essentially the exact same movie, and more - and less. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 28, 2015
1.5/4 60% The Little Death (2015) "There is simultaneously too much and not enough going on in writer/director/co-star Josh Lawson's feature debut. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3.5/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "This is a movie that dares to explore existential crises, in the middle of the summer, in an animated movie that's aimed at the whole family " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/4 82% The Overnight (2015) "Deft and delicate and exquisitely uncomfortable, but it also offers revelations that are joyful, sad and true. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "So basically, Jurassic World is a big-budget indictment of corporate greed, jammed with product placement for Samsung and Mercedes-Benz and Beats by Dre and Coca-Cola. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 16, 2015
2/4 43% Madame Bovary (2015) "There's little tension as her romantic and financial calamities collide, only mere traces of tragedy. Even at nearly two hours, much-needed character development is sorely lacking. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 12, 2015
1.5/4 32% Entourage (2015) "These guys learn nothing, they don't change, they have no arc and they are never truly challenged. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "I leapt out of my seat and grabbed the arm of the critic sitting next to me so often (and he did the same, although he shall remain nameless) that you'd think we'd never seen a horror movie before. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2015
1.5/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "It's like Planes, Trains & Automobiles, only with a catastrophic body count. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 31, 2015
1.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) ""Aloha" feels like several films at once, crammed together and sped up, with results that are emotionally hollow and narratively confusing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Stop me if you think you've heard this one before. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 17, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Believe all the hype: This movie will melt your face off. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 16, 2015
1/4 8% Hot Pursuit (2015) "It's actually, actively worse than you think it's going to be. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 9, 2015
2/4 52% 5 Flights Up (2015) "What begins as a sweetly sentimental story ends up being cloyingly melodramatic. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "More does not necessarily equal better; here, more is just ... meh. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 3, 2015
3/4 84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Just try to stop yourself from swooning. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 1, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is the best movie I've seen all year. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Apr 25, 2015
1.5/4 18% Little Boy (2015) "It's meant to be a tale of uplift for faith-based audiences, but instead wears viewers down with a heavy-handed narrative, an overbearing score and voiceover that spells out everything in cringe-inducing, folksy tones. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 60% Unfriended (2015) "If you can give yourself over to the idea of Unfriended,you'll find it's surprisingly engrossing and really quite clever. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Apr 22, 2015
0/4 5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "Truly, there is not a single redeeming moment in director Andy Fickman's film. A general flatness and lethargy permeates these reheated proceedings. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/4 94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "You're likely to laugh and learn in equal measure-and so will your little ones. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/4 31% The Longest Ride (2015) "The Longest Ride is pretty darn tolerable - and sometimes even enjoyable - not just for fans but also for regular people who are, you know, cynical. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/4 81% Dior and I (2015) ""Dior and I" intimately demonstrates the tricky balance between art and commerce, between perpetuating a mythology while attending to the bottom line, and doing it with the pressure of a ticking clock. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3/4 93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "While he doesn't really uncover much that's new in "Going Clear," the way he's collected and assembled testimonials, documents and archival footage creates a cumulative effect that's chilling. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Apr 6, 2015
1.5/4 16% Last Knights (2015) ""Last Knights" is so thoroughly mediocre, so dully empty, that it's difficult to summon the enthusiasm to trash it. And yet, duty calls. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/4 65% Reaching for the Moon (2013) "It's hard not to admire the intentions of a movie that depicts two exceptional women living exactly the way they wanted, together, outside the expected societal norms of the time. But the tone of the film itself feels unfortunately conventional. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 31, 2015
1.5/4 45% Home (2015) "Heartwarming and harmless? Sure, why not. But it's also numbing in its simplicity and often rather annoying. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Mar 29, 2015
3/4 83% While We're Young (2015) "The observant and mocking humor that makes the film's first two-thirds so breezy and enjoyable gives way to shattering realizations, but Baumbach ultimately tempers that instinct somewhat by exhibiting genuine sympathy for Stiller's character. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 96% It Follows (2015) "Mitchell's skills in crafting mood and building tension result in one of the most mesmerizing and suspenseful horror movies to come along in a long time. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "The colors - good lord. They're like nothing you could experience in the real world. Cinderella's behemoth of a ball gown alone is 50 shades of blue. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Mar 15, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Wrecking Crew (2015) "It'll make you listen to "Good Vibrations," a song you've heard a million times, with fresh ears. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 13, 2015
1.5/4 30% Chappie (2015) "While the visual effects are spectacularly seamless, they're in the service of a movie which devolves from vaguely funny to just-plain silly to numbingly gory. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Mar 10, 2015
1.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Madden's movie is crammed with so many characters that we never spend enough quality time with any of them for their stories to resonate. While the many attempts at poignancy feel forced and false, the effort as a whole feels like it will never end. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 5, 2015
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