Christy Lemire

Christy Lemire

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 0%

Max Steel (2016)

"A movie based on a toy should be a whole lot more fun than this." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 95%

Aquarius (2016)

"It may feel like it drags a bit in the middle, but Aquarius has so many individual moments of grace that it rewards you for sticking around." ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2016
1.5/4 44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"A flat and suspense-free tale of pretty people in peril." ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1.5/4 64%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"The latest from Tim Burton would seem tailor-made for his tastes but it's a convoluted slog, dense in mythology and explanatory dialogue but woefully lacking in thrills." ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 64%

Storks (2016)

"Zippy and zany, cute and cuddly, Storks manages to balance wild humor with winning heart-for the most part." ‐
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 87%

Other People (2016)

""Other People" breathes new life into the formulaic, dark comedy about death." ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2016
2.5/4 40%

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)

"Either you'll be willing to go with some of its wilder visual conceits or you won't. (I was, for the most part.)" ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 44%

Hands of Stone (2016)

"In trying to encompass way too much, Hands of Stone ends up feeling superficial and unsatisfying." ‐
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"It's a classic hero's journey full of action and adventure, but it's also an intimate fable about love and loss, magic and memory." ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2.5/4 79%

Joshy (2016)

"You probably wouldn't want to spend that much time with these people yourself, but at least they're never boring." ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/4 11%

Nine Lives (2016)

"It's not that Nine Lives is terrible. It's just that it's not terrible enough." ‐
Posted Aug 9, 2016
1.5/4 26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"It's massive, messy and noisy. And it stinks." ‐
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/4 60%

Bad Moms (2016)

"Even when things soften and turn sweet toward the end-including an unexpectedly emotional segment during the closing credits that I will not spoil for you-Bad Moms retains an appealing wrongness. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2016
3/4 75%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"It is an incredibly simple yet irresistible idea for a movie. It's also exactly what you think it's going to be - no more, no less." ‐
Posted Jul 26, 2016
1.5/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"It hammers us over the head with the same handful of jokes in the hopes of beating us into submission. And it strains the screen appeal of a group of actors who normally are enormously likable." ‐
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 94%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"Veteran French director Anne Fontaine approaches a spiritually and emotionally complex real-life slice of history with deftness and understated drama in "The Innocents."" ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"It's gorgeous. It's lively. It's got terrific performances from a strong voice cast. It's emotionally affecting without being heavy-handed." ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2016
1.5/4 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"It's just dull and hollow-a massive waste of time and money." ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2016
.5/4 5%

The Do-Over (2016)

"Typical Adam Sandler fare in every way, from the raunchy humor to the inclusion of his buddies to the deplorable view of women to the vacation disguised as a movie shoot to the forced sentimentality in the final act." ‐
Posted Jun 18, 2016
2.5/4 67%

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016)

"Husson captures the restless rhythms of adolescence-the push-pull of angst and boredom, of self-consciousness and the yearning to lose oneself completely." ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2016
0.5/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Easily a contender for the worst movie of the year." ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2016
1/4 No Score Yet

Urge (2016)

"A movie that's as empty and unlikable as the characters themselves." ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 71%

The Ones Below (2016)

"Even as events turn more than a tad preposterous with twists that seem not just predictable but inevitable, Farr keeps a handle on the tension and tone, which keeps us hooked." ‐
Posted May 27, 2016
2/4 85%

The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016)

"The musical elements of the film aren't even the most compelling parts. They're actually surprisingly cheesy." ‐
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Maggie's Plan (2016)

"Miller offers a vivid snapshot of a niche segment of New York. ... She truly gets the city's rhythms and idiosyncrasies, and her dialogue frequently sparkles." ‐
Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/4 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Jodie Foster has directed a real-time drama that's lean, efficient and benefits from the enormous charisma of George Clooney in the starring role as a slick, smug financial pundit." ‐
Posted May 13, 2016
3.5/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"The fact that a Marvel movie dares to question the big, shiny spectacle that is its bread and butter - and acknowledge that untold thousands die in the name of entertainment - seems rather novel. " ‐
Posted May 11, 2016
3/4 90%

A Bigger Splash (2016)

"Simultaneously lush and lurid, sumptuous and startling, "A Bigger Splash" never goes where you expect, even as its undercurrent of danger is unmistakable from the start." ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
.5/4 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"Mother's Day might be trying to show how diverse and progressive it is in representing every kind of family, but it's a laugh track away from Three's Company levels of subterfuge." ‐
Posted May 2, 2016
1.5/4 17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"If you liked "Frozen" but wish it had been angrier, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is for you." ‐
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1.5/4 9%

Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016)

"It's all extremely romantic...and shallow, and actually a little dull. "Ri" ‐
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"It is pummeling. It is punishing. It is nauseating and headache-inducing." ‐
Posted Apr 9, 2016
1/4 13%

Meet the Blacks (2016)

"The movie as a whole is such an incompetent train wreck, you can't look away, just to see how much worse it can get." ‐
Posted Apr 3, 2016
2/4 25%

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"Everyone is horrible all the time-so when they do horrible things to each other, the result is a chuckle rather than a vicious bite. The music business is cutthroat, we get it." ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2016
1/4 29%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"Gags get piled upon gags with relentless frenzy and results that are overbearing rather than uproarious. You can rely on every character to behave the exactly the same way every time, regardless of the situation, and that way is usually obnoxious." ‐
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1/4 13%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"A nightmarish landscape that's meant to be frightening - or at least unsettling - ends up being hilariously cheesy instead." ‐
Posted Mar 20, 2016
3/4 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"Bring tissues." ‐
Posted Mar 16, 2016
1/4 26%

London Has Fallen (2016)

"London Has Fallen is Donald Trump in film form." ‐
Posted Mar 14, 2016
2/4 47%

The Young Messiah (2016)

"We know how the story ends, so there's little in the way of tension." ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2016
1.5/4 35%

The Other Side of the Door (2016)

"It might be trying to make a point. If so, it sure is hard to hear it over the noisy screeches and cheap jump scares." ‐
Posted Mar 4, 2016
1.5/4 80%

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"It's a shame that a movie about a man with zero athletic ability, who had the fearlessness to attempt a perilous 90-meter ski jump for the first time ever in front of a rapt Olympic audience, takes no chances." ‐
Posted Feb 24, 2016
3/4 85%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Their latest, Hail, Caesar!, is their giddiest comedy to date, but it's also hit-and-miss within itself. " ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 87%

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

"So vividly immersive is Kung Fu Panda 3 - so vibrant, so tactile - it will make you feel as if you've stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you've stepped out, you'll be craving dumplings." ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 49%

How To Be Single (2016)

"Think of "How to Be Single" as a cinematic Whitman's Sampler: There are enough pieces that work to offset the pieces that don't." ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1.5/4 42%

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

"Maybe someone else can crack the code to the ultimate Austen mash-up when the inevitable "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" adaption comes along." ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1.5/4 7%

Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

"Mostly, "Fifty Shades of Black" is exactly what you expect it will be." ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016
1.5/4 16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"The 5th Wave plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called YA Movie the way it wallows in all the overly familiar tropes of the genre." ‐
Posted Jan 24, 2016
1.5/4 27%

The Boy (2016)

"It's awkward and strange but never shamelessly over-the-top enough to serve as a guilty pleasure." ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/4 94%

In The Shadow of Women (2016)

"Garrel may not be saying anything new about the capricious whims of the heart, but he does so with a purity of narrative and tone, and with thoroughly convincing performances from his stars." ‐
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.5/4 92%

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

"That's what's so impressive about the tricky balancing act Abrams has pulled off with The Force Awakens: He's made a movie that's simultaneously gripping and a huge release. We are in good hands, at last." ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2015
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