Aaron Barnhart

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For 221 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Aaron Barnhart's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Gossip Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 34 out of 221
221 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    The effects-laden pilot of “Painkiller Jane” is certainly watchable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    True, Cannavale and Paulson take some getting used to, at least among those of us who remember Piven and Marshall. But the premise still has miles more appeal than a “CSI” knockoff.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    If [Sorkin] intends to preach off-key sermons every week, “Studio 60” is going to get old fast.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    Like young Jaime, it's going to take awhile for this show to find its artificial legs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    Unlike the previous Hanks-Spielberg efforts, each of these men is really on his own journey, and the changing shift of focus doesn’t help us build affection for the characters, either. The other problem with “The Pacific” is not really its doing. We’re in two wars now; comprehending a third seems a tall order for most people.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    In the tradition of "The Day After" and "My So-Called Life" comes The Big C, an important show premiering Monday that's not necessarily a great show.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    A viewer-friendly diversion.
    • Kansas City Star
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It’s a grim two hours... But it’s not overly explicit, and the script and talent are better than most Lifetime films.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It will take awhile to figure out whether Sons of Anarchy was worth the investment of our time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    [It] makes defense work look as sexy as anything on the high-tech "CSI."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    Unfortunately, whoever developed this show couldn't trust the audience to accept Piper Perabo's character as strong enough to get out of a pickle or two without male intervention. I won't reveal how, because the first episode is otherwise very enjoyable, thanks to a solid supporting cast including "O.C." dad Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and former WB/UPN heartthrob Christopher Gorham.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    There’s no doubt Life is blessed with a fine lead actor, an intriguing premise and better writing than most new shows this fall. It’s just that viewers aren’t going to find that promising TV drama buried underneath all the crime procedural.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    “Prison Break” could be the fall’s breakout hit, but only if other actors can bail out Miller.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It works because the three regulars--Zach Braff, Donald Faison and especially John McGinley--are all over these episodes, and the four newcomers are kept in their place.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It is a stew made from a teen-slasher base with chunks of prime-time CBS crime shows and some daytime spice stirred in. If the first six minutes work for you, you’ll probably want more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    My hope is that True Blood will get all of this tub-thumping out of the way in a few weeks and start its tremendous potential as an ensemble drama with hints of comedy.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    There’s nothing especially novel on “The War at Home,” except the way the familiar elements -- punch lines, fantasy sequences, sassy kids, talk-to-the-camera confessionals, bleeped profanity -- come together.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    Brothers really is not that bad a show.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    I worry about Chuck. I see it moldering before my eyes. And it’s nobody’s fault
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    While not quite the out-of-the-gate obvious hit that “The West Wing” was, ["Commander In Chief"] has enough going for it that it may soon become America’s favorite soap opera about a president of the United States.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    [A h]ighly implausible if smartly written hour. [16 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    I was disappointed by the opening episode, which left me with the distinct impression that Taye Diggs (playing a newly divorced doctor in the practice) and Tim Daly (Walsh’s first love interest on the show, but I’m sure not the last) were simply working off their ABC contracts that began on other, now-canceled shows. The portrayals of alternative medicine were unfortunate and too much forced zaniness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    From what I can tell, it’s going to be the same show every show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    This one starts out at a frenetic clip, and even A-list talent is helpless in the face of the formulaic banter that such occasions demand. Only when the show slows down--midway through, does Parenthood suggest that it may have something worth watching.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    An uneven but so far entertaining buddy show.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    It's all fairly paint-by-numbers with a fair amount of physical comedy, yet I couldn't help laughing out loud at times - watching Bynes give a terrier the Heimlich maneuver, for example. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Aaron Barnhart
    I didn't get much of a sense where this show was going from the pilot, though there was nothing to hate about Big Bang Theory, and the writing’s every bit as sharp as "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma & Greg," comedies overseen by Big Bang producer Chuck Lorre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    I know there are a lot of people out there who can’t get enough of it, all the irritation and the narcissism and the racial tension and the yelling. But I’m not one of those people....Curb Your Enthusiasm leaves me just...well, a little bored.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    Less of a punchline parade than a lighthearted look at the foibles of family life, Greetings From Tucson is laced with ethnic jokes about El Caminos, pinatas and family shopping trips. [20 Sept 2002, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Aaron Barnhart
    A mildly amusing sitcom that is promising -- including the sense that it promises to go nowhere fast.

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