Alessandra Stanley

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For 505 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 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alessandra Stanley's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 6
Lowest review score: 10 Hellcats: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 505
505 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Ms. Palin dominates as a disarming egotist whose presumption is balanced by charisma and animal cunning--and in this film, as in life, she has the last smirk.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    The hero of Awake has a psychiatric problem; there are no aliens or ghosts to explain away the more improbable turns, and this adventure is far more compelling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    It's the Lovings, not Loving v. Virginia, that hold our attention. Their reticence, even under such close camera scrutiny, is intriguing and even charming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Alessandra Stanley
    This nine-episode series is maddeningly and needlessly opaque, and so deferential to the rites and rituals of the track that the storytelling is labored and even joyless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Season 2 is in many ways as captivating and addictive as the first, but this time around, the series comes off as a shameless throwback to itself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Now they are the last blinkered women in the bunker, hoarding designer shoes and awaiting an Evite back to the glamorous life. They don't belong there, and that's what makes them so welcome.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    Now they are the last blinkered women in the bunker, hoarding designer shoes and awaiting an Evite back to the glamorous life. They don't belong there, and that's what makes them so welcome.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    On "State of Play" and Prime Suspect, ordinary men and women take center stage and hold it beautifully. [16 Apr 2004, p.E1]
    • The New York Times
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    It's a dead bore, weighed down by bad writing and a plodding performance by Mr. Corbett, who is to film noir what saltpeter is to sexual attraction.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    It should be funnier, but aptly enough, the pilot fails by also clumsily trying too hard, pushing what should be lighthearted portraits of insecure, inadequate mothers into grotesque caricatures.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Not all the films on "Mystery Movie Night" are equally good, but Innocent is one of the better choices.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    In a way it's as paradoxical as its subject: a big, lusty but surprisingly timid look at the bold pioneers and profiteers who ravaged nature to build a nation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    Rock Center is still a work in progress, so it's hard to judge how it will fare.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Alessandra Stanley
    A smart look at political power brokers that gets silly on the subjects of sex and violence.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    The series embraces the absurdities of its subject with enough compassion to avoid outright parody.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    It is surprisingly appealing. Talk shows depend less on the topic at hand than the chemistry in the room, and The Chew has tapped five very different and amusingly mismatched hosts.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Alessandra Stanley
    Carrie is hard to like, but Homeland is almost impossible to resist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    If only for the costumes and '60s music, Pan Am is amusing to see at least once, but if it has any instructive benefit at all, it's as a mood indicator for these times, not those.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    This Jane is not as morally spent and self-interested as Ms. Mirren's character, but she has an unusual and appealing roughness around the edges.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    It's Gossip Girl tailored to this economy, with just enough campy suspense to be enjoyable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    New Girl is charming and quite funny, but especially when compared with the other two shows, it seems quite old-school.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Whitney is funnier than "2 Broke Girls," probably because the humor seems more idiosyncratic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Alessandra Stanley
    The pilot begins promisingly with Max unfurling an Aaron Sorkin-like rant at a customer foolish enough to snap his fingers to get her attention. But after that there are too many one-liners about semen stains and orgasms that aren't clever, just pronounced very loudly to carry over the titters of a studio audience.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    Free Agents is not "The Office," but the lead characters are appealing, and the show is funny in its own, quite grown-up way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Alessandra Stanley
    The plot twists of The Hour can at times be puzzling, but the series is never dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Alessandra Stanley
    The producers didn't have any difficulty recruiting a gaggle of vain, vulgar spendthrifts willing to hiss, preen and cry on cue for the camera.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Alessandra Stanley
    For all its flights of fancy the Encore mini-series is not entirely silly or even half bad. Shot mostly in Nova Scotia, it's an ambitious, beautifully made adventure tale that seeks to be respectful of the book while still making the characters and story accessible to modern viewers.

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