Christy Lemire

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For 275 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Christy Lemire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Call Me by Your Name
Lowest review score: 0 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 275
275 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    A drama that’s tastefully restrained to a fault in a particularly British manner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The pacing is so jarring that the emotional payoff doesn’t develop as intended. And the overall irony, of course, is that this is a movie about the need for magic that could have used a little more of the stuff itself. But if it makes you think of your mom and dad fondly, even for a moment, well at least that’s something.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    The film’s frank talk about mental illness, suicidal thoughts, physical abuse and family loss is so potent and necessary that it makes you wish Fanning hadn’t been saddled with a treacly narration at the end, summarizing the themes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Christy Lemire
    Director Jan Komasa’s film — nominated this year for the international-feature Oscar — may feel a tad slow at times, but Bielenia is never less than totally compelling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The guerrilla-style approach is ambitious. The access is incredible. The film itself, however, is less so.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    From its lively and vibrant animated opening, Yan’s film is a complete blast, filled with zippy energy and irresistible girl power. And Robbie, in her seemingly endless versatility, is up for every challenge in a role that’s as demanding physically as it is verbally. She is positively infectious in the candy-colored chaos she creates.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Blake Lively gives it her all in The Rhythm Section, but the movie only meets her halfway.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    If The Turning leaves you screaming, it’ll probably be out of frustration over its abrupt, unsatisfying ending and not the actual frights that precede it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    While the performances are stronger and the narrative is more coherent than you’d see in a “Madea” movie, for example, Perry’s latest still features many of the auteur’s trademarks: dizzying tonal swings, awkward blocking, drab lighting, jarring edits and a mixture of the salacious and the puritanical.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Christy Lemire
    Like A Boss is a movie written and directed by men which bears very little resemblance to how women actually relate to each other.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    The ways in which the pigeons work wonders as a flock — to the point of becoming playfully weaponized in the name of good — is consistently inspired.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    It’s all weighty, serious material with huge stakes — emotionally, culturally and financially. But Roach, working from a script by Charles Randolph, finds a tricky balance of portraying these events with a sprightly tone while crafting a steadily building tension. Bombshell is both light on its feet and a punch in the gut.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    It ultimately results in a cold, unsatisfying experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    The Report is also surprisingly free of tension, given the subject matter; if you’re going to experience any anxiety, it’ll probably come from a sense of worry over whether all of this is going to be on the final exam.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Of course, the clothes are great: racks of shimmery, sequined knockouts and rows of fierce pumps. And it wouldn’t be a “Charlie’s Angels” adventure without a variety of wild costumes for the ladies to don for their undercover assignments as well as an assortment of high-tech gadgets.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 Christy Lemire
    Playing With Fire tries to be tasteless and crass but also treacly and cheery. It wants to you go: “Ewwww …,” but also: “Awwww ...” You’re more likely to groan, then look at your watch again.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Hamilton deserves better. So do the other strong women who make up the film’s trio of warriors, fighting to protect each other and all of humanity from technological destruction. Again.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    It may seem ironic that a movie about electrifying the United States should ultimately be so tedious and forgettable, but such is the state of the delayed and troubled drama The Current War: Director’s Cut.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Black and Blue is a B-movie through and through — and that’s actually a compliment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Zombieland: Double Tap is more of the same, but also much less. The cast is larger, the carnage is gnarlier and the comedy is even more meta than before. But while individual moments and action sequences might be amusing, the endeavor as a whole feels like a tepid retread.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    You may realize there’s not much to Harpoon as it sails off into the sunset, but that’s OK. This is one of those movies where the journey truly is the destination.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Christy Lemire
    For better and for worse, Bliss truly makes you feel as if you, too, are suffering from a narcotic-induced, hallucinatory freak-out—one that leaves you physically exhausted, mentally spent and ultimately wondering what the hell just happened to you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Midnight Traveler might have carried an even greater emotional wallop if we had a greater understanding of the feelings of the filmmaker whose work has endangered the lives of the people he loves most.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Hustlers as a whole is a blast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    It Chapter Two can be a sprawling, unwieldy mess — overlong, overstuffed and full of frustrating detours — but its casting is so spot-on, its actors have such great chemistry and its monster effects are so deliriously ghoulish that the film keeps you hooked.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    Before You Know It shifts seamlessly from quirky to sad to mysterious to wacky to surreal within just the space of a few days, so much so that you’d never know it’s director Hannah Pearl Utt’s feature filmmaking debut.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    While the premise eventually grows thin and the jokes turn repetitive by the third act, the chemistry between the movie’s three stars is both lively and substantial enough to keep the antics enjoyable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Christy Lemire
    I am here to tell you that you will be shockingly entertained. Dora and the Lost City of Gold manages to ride a fine line between being true to the characters and conventions of the series and affectionately skewering them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Christy Lemire
    Playing Banks over the course of more than a decade, Hodge consistently makes the movie compelling, even when it veers toward a safe, faith-based uplift.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Christy Lemire
    Diane Kruger is as inscrutable to us as she is to her fellow Mossad agents and the asset she seduces in The Operative, a solidly crafted if forgettable espionage thriller.

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