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
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 92% 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 93% 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 95% 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
3/4 80% Get On Up (2014) "In Boseman's hands - and his feet, and his entire body, for that matter - he demands and earns our attention. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Director and co-writer James Gunn brings a giddiness and a wondrous, endless sense of why-the-hell-not? possibility that's reminiscent of Star Wars. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Aug 2, 2014
2/4 29% 4 Minute Mile (2014) "4 Minute Mile at least has the decency to acknowledge that it's aware of its underdog sports-movie clichés, especially the ones that made The Karate Kid such an '80s classic. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
1.5/4 47% War Story (2014) "There's minimalist filmmaking that's quietly intriguing, and then there's emotional detachment that's stultifying to the point of being nap-inducing. War Story falls into the latter category. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
72% The Ring (2002) "The Ring, about a videotape that kills people, is so full of inconsistencies and plot holes that I stumbled from a recent screening with few answers, and a ton of questions. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/4 18% And So It Goes (2014) ""And So It Goes" does what it needs to do for its target audience in thoroughly sufficient, mediocre ways. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "It's so hard to describe how amazing Snowpiercer is without giving away everything that makes it amazing. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1/4 0% Persecuted (2014) "A heavy-handed and didactic drama which also manages to be totally mushy in terms of the message it's trying to convey. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1.5/4 17% Sex Tape (2014) "It's a one-joke movie that feels like a one-joke movie. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/4 98% Boyhood (2014) "Linklater and his team have done something incredibly difficult and made it look effortless. The result is easily one of the best films of the year. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 13, 2014
3/4 83% Begin Again (2014) "The wholesome, hopeful, let's-put-on-a-show enthusiasm may sound hokey but it's actually infectiously joyful. At the same time, Carney roughs up the edges just enough to make this fairy tale seem somewhat accessible and realistic. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jul 12, 2014
2.5/4 23% Tammy (2014) "[The material] requires a light touch that sometimes eludes Falcone. But the intention is admirable, as is the focus on flawed female characters and the way they relate to each other. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 2, 2014
1.5/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save the planet once more, Transformers: Age of Extinction plays like a parody ... " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 29, 2014
1.5/4 70% They Came Together (2014) "Simply recreating what we know to be hackneyed and safe doesn't suddenly make it hilarious and surprising. There has to be a spin to it; there has to be some innovation. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/4 45% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) "A tasteful and formulaic biopic, visually lush but emotionally shallow. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
2/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) "It's glossy and entertaining but also safe and conventional. If my father had lived to age 72, he would have loved this movie. This is your target audience. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 21, 2014
1.5/4 23% Think Like a Man Too (2014) "Everything about this film smacks of laziness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "22 Jump Street is pretty much the exact same movie as 21 Jump Street. It knows it, you know it, and it knows that you know it. And that is why it's brilliant. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted Jun 14, 2014
1.5/4 32% Lullaby (2014) "A film like "Lullaby" should both enlighten and inspire debate. Instead, it feels simultaneously superficial and overbearing, albeit with a few moments that do indeed resonate. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) ""The Fault in Our Stars" feels emotionally inert, despite its many moments that are meant to put a lump in our throats. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) "At its core, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind could have been just another love story. Refracted through Kaufman's wonderfully weird prism, it's something truly memorable. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 75% Lucky Them (2014) "Toni Collette radiates smarts, humor and a world-weary cool in "Lucky Them." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
2.5/4 88% Elena (2014) "What began in beautiful, intriguing fashion ends up feeling surprisingly dull. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "The results are both dazzling and intimate, clever and - during one tour-de-force sequence - spectacularly funny. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 28, 2014
1.5/4 14% Blended (2014) "A decent movie might actually be buried here somewhere deep, deep down. The world will never know. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 74% Godzilla (2014) "This is what you get, San Francisco, with all your douchey, flashy, dot-com money: You get stomped on by Godzilla. " ‐ ChristyLemire.com
Posted May 18, 2014
3/4 92% Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014) "Johnsen intimately chronicles the fascinating push-pull of Ai's daily existence: the man he truly is now contrasted with the man he hopes to become once again. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 16, 2014
48% Bad News Bears (2005) "Billy Bob Thornton has proven he can do pretty much anything, but he simply does not look haggard, washed-up or miserable enough to be a believable Morris Buttermaker, the role Walter Matthau immortalized. " ‐ Associated Press
Posted May 13, 2014
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