Christy Lemire

Christy Lemire
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/4 22% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) There's so little to these characters beyond a few superficial traits that when serious things happen-and boy, do they happen-it is impossible to be moved the way Sthers intends for us to be. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/4 94% Wild Rose (2019) Wild Rose may sound like a familiar tune, but you've never heard it performed quite like this. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
93% Champion (1949) A tight, gripping drama worth more to the movie customer than many multi-million epics. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
2/4 56% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Your kids will be sufficiently entertained, but they also deserve a dog that's willing to learn a few new tricks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Egerton gives a performance with such thrills and vulnerability, such charisma and pathos, that it's hard not to be wowed. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 95% Running with Beto (2019) Running With Beto is an intimate, thorough look at a candidate on the rise and on the go. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
2.5/4 47% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) The leads are so lovely and the city is so shimmery that it's hard not to get caught up in its spell-for a while, at least, until its corny coda. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
2/4 15% The Hustle (2019) It's not terrible. It's not anything, really, except an excuse for Hathaway to swan about in a series of clingy dresses and fake accents and Wilson to pratfall and deadpan her way from one outlandish scheme to the next. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 67% Wine Country (2019) Because the talent amassed here is so impressive, I wish the film had been more focused. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/4 35% El Chicano (2019) [El Chicano] functions most effectively when it explores the dangers of moral ambiguity. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/4 92% Disneynature: Penguins (2019) Just you try to resist the impossible adorableness offered up in the latest Disneynature documentary, Penguins. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
2/4 43% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2019) Director and co-writer Eva Husson awkwardly combines taut action with treacly melodrama. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
1.5/4 17% Hellboy (2019) You will never realize how much you need Guillermo del Toro in your life until you see the reboot of Hellboy. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
33% In the Cut (2003) Beneath its dense texture and rich mood, Jane Campion's romantic thriller is about nothing and goes nowhere. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
2/4 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo feels like one of the big-eared baby elephant's early flights: It's adorable and earnest but it causes a lot of commotion, and it only sporadically, haltingly soars. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 72% Triple Frontier (2019) While the action itself is vividly shot and often quite tense, the characters are so thinly drawn that it's impossible to connect with them, much less care about whether they make a clean getaway with their stolen millions. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) The girl power (and grrl power) ring out loud and clear, if a bit hollow. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/4 40% Run the Race (2019) Run the Race has enough of a shaggy, low-key likability that it makes you wish it were better. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/4 68% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Though it's tasty and enjoyable while you're watching it, you'll realize how hungry you are for something heartier soon after you've come down from your sugar high. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/4 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) While it's a lot of fun, it isn't as consistently clever or thrilling as its predecessor. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 98% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) It's a fascinating look -- and it's only 70 minutes long. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
1/4 19% Serenity (2019) Serenity is terrible and insane, and will surely end up being one of the worst films of 2019. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
0/4 No Score Yet The Last Man (2019) Rodrigo H. Vila's movie is more annoying than profound, and much of that is because of star Hayden Christensen's overbearing narration. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
1.5/4 40% The Upside (2019) A hollow replica of its source material. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
56% I, Robot (2004) It's spectacular entertainment, though under the direction of Alex Proyas it also has a darkly apocalyptic visual scheme. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/4 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule repeatedly spells out and hammers home its message about the importance of family, but it ultimately rings hollow. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It would seem like an impossible feat, but somehow, directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman have breathed thrilling new life into the comic book movie. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
29% Dreamcatcher (2003) Dreamcatcher is unspeakably bad -- and shockingly so -- considering that it's an adaptation of a Stephen King novel, from the director of The Big Chill (Lawrence Kasdan) and the writer of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (William Goldman). - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3/4 82% Ben is Back (2018) The performances remain uniformly strong and hold the story together, even as it threatens to spin out of control. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
1/4 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Hannah Graceis barely 85 minutes, with an ending so abrupt that you'll wonder whether you've missed something. (Spoiler alert: you haven't.) - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/4 78% Green Book (2018) It's glossy and zippy, gliding along the surface of deeply emotional, complex issues while dipping down into them just enough to give us a taste of some actual substance. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/4 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) There's indeed magic to be found here, as well as visual wonder, but there's also an unwieldy amount of character and plot. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
2/4 59% The Front Runner (2018) [Reitman's] missing both key insight and satirical bite in his depiction of this pivotal point in American history. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
1.5/4 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's at once familiar and bizarre, overstuffed yet half-baked. And while it boasts impressive individual elements, the overall result remains far from the magic it seeks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 66% Suspiria (2018) You will stagger out of the theater wondering what exactly you just saw, but you will not easily forget it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
12% Double Take (2001) Double Take is so convoluted, so unnecessarily mind-boggling, it should be called Quintuple Take. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
42% Vanilla Sky (2001) Vanilla Sky is nearly identical to the 1997 Spanish film it's based on, except it's set in Manhattan instead of Madrid and has a much better soundtrack. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
55% The Mexican (2001) The Mexican is sporadically entertaining. It works when Gandolfini is on screen; when he leaves, he takes the movie with him. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
69% Legally Blonde (2001) The movie is a lot like 1995's Clueless, which was also totally cute, in that it has a brain and a heart. And like its heroine, it's a lot smarter than it looks. - Associated Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
2/4 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) There might have been more power-and beauty-in a more understated approach all around. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
91% La La Land (2016) It is joyful. It leaps off the screen. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/4 29% Venom (2018) A tonally wonky lark that's actually stronger when it's sillier. It's a mess, but a fun mess-at least for a while. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
9.6/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) I knew form the first shot that I was watching a truly great movie... It's so real, it's so raw. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/4 76% Smallfoot (2018) If only the dialogue and visuals matched the daring of its ideology. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
8.5/10 99% Selma (2014) David Oyelowo breathes such life into it and makes you feel like you're seeing this person for the first time. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
9.5/10 97% 13th (2016) What [DuVernay] achives in a relatively short amount of time... feels thorough and yet concise and it's calmly powerful. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
1/4 18% A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018) Judy Greer assembled a monumental cast for her directing debut, A Happening of Monumental Proportions. Then she stranded her fellow actors with material that doesn't even begin to tap into their talents. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/4 66% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) A story that grows frustratingly conventional. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
9.6/10 99% Tower (2016) [The rotoscope technique] gives it urgency and a sense of movement. - What the Flick?! EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/4 26% The Nun (2018) An empty thrill ride. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018