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
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
3/4 57% Focus (2015) "Co-stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie remain consistently charismatic, even once the script for this heist caper collapses in a punishing pile of its own twists and double-crosses. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 71% The DUFF (2015) "Whitman displays flawless comic timing and consistently makes inspiring choices in terms of delivery, reaction, even the slightest facial expression. She shines confidently in a self-deprecating role, and it's irresistible. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "It realizes this story is ridiculous in ways the book itself never could. It has an actual sense of humor. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Feb 15, 2015
1.5/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "A lot of people spent a lot of time and a lot of money making a lot of movie, but there's not much there. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Feb 10, 2015
2/4 26% Love, Rosie (2015) ""Love, Rosie" is one of those annoying movies in which everything would be just fine if the two central characters had a simple conversation that cleared up all their misunderstandings. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
2.5/4 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) ""The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" remains true to the surrealism of its animated television roots. But it also tries to force a live-action element which isn't as comfortable a fit as a certain pair of symmetrical trousers. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3/4 69% Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015) "Show 'Em What You're Made Of is the title of a song on their new album, but you also get a sense that they feel liberated in finally showing the world what they're made of through this film. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jan 31, 2015
1.5/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "The cheese is thick and it smothers everything in "The Boy Next Door," but it's never quite gooey or spicy enough. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2.5/4 52% The Humbling (2015) "Pacino gives a refreshingly quiet and understated performance with poignant moments of vulnerability. It is the most consistent factor in a film that is frustratingly inconsistent. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 23, 2015
1.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) "Let's start with the fact that Hemsworth stars as the world's most brilliant hacker. Let that sink in for a moment. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jan 17, 2015
2/4 27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "If you're at the multiplex in the middle of the afternoon, and "The Wedding Ringer" is the only movie playing at a time that's convenient, you won't be completely miserable. This is not exactly a ringing endorsement, I realize. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) "It manages to be both old-fashioned and high-tech. It remains faithful to the character's roots while also placing him firmly within a contemporary setting. It's charmingly funny and shamelessly punny. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 16, 2015
1.5/4 51% The Interview (2014) "This is what all the fuss was about? " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Even when "Two Days, One Night" drags a bit, Cotillard's performance remains compelling. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 24, 2014
84% In Bruges (2008) "In Bruges is a wildly imperfect feature debut, but it does make you curious to see what else McDonagh has to offer. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted Dec 14, 2014
1.5/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "A numbing and soulless spectacle of 3-D, computer-generated imagery run amok, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" presents an enduring tale by pummeling us over the head with it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 89% Still Alice (2015) "With a combination of power and grace, Julianne Moore elevates "Still Alice" above its made-for-cable-television trappings, and delivers one of the more memorable performances of her career. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
3/4 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) "The pacing is so zany, the jokes are so rapid-fire and the sight gags are so inspired that it's impossible not to get caught up in the infectious energy of it all. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 26, 2014
2/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "It's an elaborate game of hurry-up-and-wait. And it's the most shameless example yet of splitting the final book in a hugely popular series into two film adaptations. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Nov 23, 2014
0/4 0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "It is The Room of Christmas movies. Actually, The Room is more enjoyable. But you get the idea. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
3.5/4 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) "What a tortured path "The King and the Mockingbird" has taken to reach theaters in the United States, and what a treat it is for us to be able to experience it now. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2/4 72% Interstellar (2014) " It's a film I didn't exactly enjoy and can't say I would recommend. And yet as an event, as a singular movie-watching opportunity, it's undoubtedly worthwhile. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Nov 16, 2014
2.5/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "A strongly acted, handsomely crafted film that nonetheless feels bland and unsatisfying. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/4 88% Actress (2014) "Even calling "Actress" a documentary doesn't feel entirely accurate. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 7, 2014
3/4 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Crashes and crime scenes are his bread and butter. He is driven. He is innovative. He is happy. He is also a monster - a fiend who preys on people at their weakest and worst moments. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Nov 5, 2014
2/4 41% Horns (2014) "Radcliffe, through his sheer presence and the piercing honesty of those big, blue eyes, makes this mixed-up material watchable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/4 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "You never feel like you're watching a play on film: The way Morgan has opened up the proceedings in his screenplay feels organic under the direction of Ron Howard, who has crafted his finest film yet, and one of the year's best. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3/4 91% Dear White People (2014) "Writer-director Justin Simien takes a sledgehammer to the rosy notion that we've achieved a post-racial utopia - but he does it with great wit, bite and flair - in his debut feature, Dear White People. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Oct 27, 2014
3/4 85% John Wick (2014) "While the body count grows numbing and repetitive, "John Wick" actually is more compelling in the aesthetically heightened, specifically detailed world it depicts. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/4 92% Birdman (2014) "The result is one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year-which might even be the best movie this year. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/4 94% Whiplash (2014) "It's one of the most disturbing entertaining movies I've seen in a long while. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/4 63% One Chance (2014) "The goose bumps are undeniable. You may as well just give in. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
67% Space Station 76 (2014) "This may look like a wacky spoof of 1970s sci-fi, but Jack Plotnick's beautifully designed comedy-drama actually has a lot more on its mind. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3.5/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "This is the most elegant, exquisitely made trash. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Oct 5, 2014
1/4 2% Left Behind (2014) "It should have more smoldering panic bursting into full-blown freak-outs. It should have more passion, more intensity. It should have more bees. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
66% The Girlfriend Experience (2009) "We also find ourselves wondering about the real Chelsea, but Grey plays her as such a chic, chameleonlike enigma, she remains beyond our grasp. It's all part of the game: enticing but frustrating, the ultimate tease. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/4 66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "It's a risky approach that's bound to frustrate many folks, but it's also quite illuminating in its own way. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
1.5/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Mawkish, self-satisfied and false, This Is Where I Leave You strenuously attempts to wring poignancy from its familial clashes and catharsis. More often, it's cringe-inducing. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Sep 21, 2014
2.5/4 63% The Maze Runner (2014) "What's intriguing about "The Maze Runner"-for a long time, at least-is the way it tells us a story we think we've heard countless times before but with a refreshingly different tone and degree of detail. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1/4 10% No Good Deed (2014) "No Good Deed practically fetishizes the brutality Idris Elba's character inflicts on a number of women. It sexualizes him as a killing machine. It wants us to salivate over him and tremble before him simultaneously. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Sep 14, 2014
3.5/4 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) "As we enter this season of big, important awards contenders that "matter," "The Skeleton Twins" is a small, intimate gem that might truly matter. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
2.5/4 52% Frontera (2014) ""Frontera" is a well-cast, well-made, well-acted drama that you will probably forget about soon after you've seen it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2.5/4 100% Rocks in my Pockets (2014) ""Rocks in my Pockets" is a bold, rough-hewn combination of papier-mâché, stop-motion animation and hand-drawn images. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 3, 2014
2.5/4 36% If I Stay (2014) "[Moretz's] grounded, naturalistic presence goes a long way toward making mushy material palatable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 22, 2014
1.5/4 18% Let's Be Cops (2014) "This notion might have worked perfectly well in sketch form, but stretched out to feature length - in a film that's overlong at nearly two hours - it grows thin, repetitive and wearying. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 17, 2014
2/4 45% Life After Beth (2014) ""Life After Beth" gets into the well-tread zombie-comedy territory in a clever and inspired way. Then it doesn't get out of it nearly so skillfully. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
1.5/4 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "It's essentially a Transformers movie - a Michael Bay production complete with mass destruction, urban panic, white-hot lighting, inane quips, product placement, explosions and, well, Megan Fox. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 10, 2014
2/4 43% Step Up: All In (2014) "Even by the standards of this franchise-and this genre in general-"Step Up All In" is pretty laughable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 68% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) "Despite being handsomely crafted, well acted and even sufficiently enjoyable, "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is also conventional and predictable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 7, 2014
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