Alessandra Stanley
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For 481 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alessandra Stanley's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 10 Hellcats: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 481
481 tv reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The premiere showcases seven different women, doctors and their patients, in various states of anger, insecurity and neediness. It’s like a Hogarth engraving of the seven stages of womanly despair, “A Surgeon’s Progress.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The stars are appealing WB veterans, but it is hard to believe that subsequent episodes will carry the same edge as the premiere. "Supernatural" is not "The Sixth Sense," it's "Ghostbusters' Creek."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Up All Night could use more backup players and more imaginative writing. Most of all, the show has to get over its fear of offending.
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    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Most of what went on in between was rather stilted, which is to be expected when new hosts take over a long-established show, and this one has been around for 17 years. But even on Day 1, there were signs of where The View is headed, and it’s likely to be more tame.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Most of what went on in between was rather stilted, which is to be expected when new hosts take over a long-established show, and this one has been around for 17 years. But even on Day 1, there were signs of where The View is headed, and it’s likely to be more tame.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The series needs to work more on the writing and less on the lighting to make these particular characters welcome week after week.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Mr. Romney is likable in this depiction. But little in Mitt suggests that he is also electable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The new show about another troubled city and its leader looks more like an ad campaign than a documentary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Ms. Walker is an appealing actress with a strong presence, but in the pilot, at least, her character isn't as well formed or well written as other tough-talking television dames.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    There is some archness in Killer Women--the opening scene looks like a Robert Palmer music video from the 1980s--but no real humor and still less suspense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The first few episodes of Ray Donovan are disappointing--grandiose, predictable and painfully slow.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    They are your grandmother's Angels, throwbacks to an era when there was something contrary and cute about a woman with flowing hair and a lethal karate chop.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    There are some funny moments on "Hot Properties," but few surprises. It's a very conventional, even sedate sitcom about sex.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Manichaean characters work on soap operas as long as they come with plenty of machinations. Unfortunately, there are no J. R.’s in sight on Cane, and the one Samuels with Alexis Carrington potential, Ellis, is played by a surprisingly subdued Polly Walker.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    This version is palely faithful to the original without any of its seditious zest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The show's characters are flat and so is the writing, but there is something universally appealing about blood, guts and a rushing gurney. There is no Dr. Feelgood in House, but the patients' symptoms provide a little consolation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Secret Diary has amusing touches, but not enough to sustain an entire series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The setting, London, is new, but not much else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    "Rollergirls" takes heroic steps to go beyond the silliness and try to understand and ennoble players, but the subject is just not worth so much effort.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    This new suspense drama, about a small group of people who wake up as hostages in an empty, creepy hotel, has promise, but it also has familiar and ominous signs of a short life expectancy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Lacks bite.... The series aspires to pick up where 'The Simpsons' and 'South Park' left off, but many of its jokes and cultural references seem off. [4 Feb 2005]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The third season doesn’t just stretch credulity, it tries patience.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Viewers are treated to the spectacle of teenagers who can freely roam New York unsupervised by parents or teachers, tethered, by their own volition, to the strict rules and unyielding cliches of a Bravo reality show.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    A little of this kind of excitement goes a long way. One crashed wedding can be entertaining, but a steady stream could wear thin.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    An impatience with subtlety is one of the problems with the first episode of Outlaw--the plot points and the performances are overblown, too obvious and too cute.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Nip/Tuck proves its own point: Plastic surgery isn’t magic. At some point the cracks beneath the surface and other signs of age will out.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    The show's main characters are all too familiar.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Dollhouse has an amusing premise, but the universe it inhabits in the early episodes is thin and bland.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    Kath & Kim should be funnier, and could yet be, but the pilot disappoints.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    There isn’t enough Jack Nicholson in Eastwick, and that is one of the main reasons to avoid this ABC adaptation of the 1987 movie “The Witches of Eastwick."

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