Amy Amatangelo

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For 56 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Amatangelo's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 91 Friday Night Lights: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 56
  2. Negative: 5 out of 56
56 tv reviews
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    • 60 Amy Amatangelo
    From the terrific opening theme song, it’s immediately evident that Hall’s sheer talent is immense. He’s got an innate gift for crafting catchy lyrics and the vocals and dance moves to bring his songs to life. He’s also an enormously likeable person.... But what the series is missing is an authentic look at how everything actually happens.
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    • 60 Amy Amatangelo
    The two debut episodes had moments of great fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    While the pace of the series definitely picks up in the second night, Bag of Bones doesn't pull off the scares of King's previous works such as Misery" or "The Shining" nor does it have the poignancy of his "The Shawshank Redemption."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Better With You has the foundation to be an engaging comedy. Right now, it's difficult to commit to a long-term relationship
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Tierney and Morrow are both seasoned TV stars, but even they can't make The Whole Truth ring true.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    Kirsten’s way of solving crimes may be complex, but the crimes themselves seem straight out of the CSI franchise.
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    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    [Host Mike Holmes] is encouraging while not cutting anyone any slack.... Like a Monet painting that looks best from a distance, the resulting work looks pretty from afar but up close is quite shoddy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    By casting such a wide net, viewers may leave feeling they know a little about a lot.
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    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    While it isn't as tacky as the MTV hit, it does wallow in uncomfortable moments in therapy and exposes people at their most vulnerable. These couples should have checked their love handles in private.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    The rather flimsy story is strung together by musical numbers--some stronger than others.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    The direction, at times, has a jerky feel. The dialogue is riddled with cliches.... But just when the whole miniseries, which Syfy is clearly hoping will become a regular series, is starting to feel mundane, there’s a last-minute twist that will demand your attention. It has the potential to make the series fascinating and much more than it originally seems.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    Alfre Woodard isn’t given a lot to do as President Constance Payton in the premiere, but, unlike Heigl, she does have the gravitas for the role, and the show would be wise to use her more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    When The L Word is judged on its dramatic merits, the real problem is not the stereotypical plot lines or limited scope, but the fact there's nothing here to make the viewer want to tune in every week. Sure, the series throws around catchphrases such as "nipple confidence" and frank talk of "butt waxing," but strip away the attention-grabbing antics and the show is rather boring. Perhaps The L Word stands for lackluster.
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    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    A part of me loves Adventures in Babysitting because it celebrates young women being supportive of each other, and the idea that friendship can blossom between polar opposites. Plus it's nice G-rated fun. In the over-sexualized world we live in, it’s a relief to have the young couples in the movie do little more than smile sweetly at one another. But it’s also a movie that includes stealing as a solution to a big problem, and lying to your utterly oblivious, bordering-on-irresponsible parents.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    Can we please have a moratorium on voice-over narration? This lazy device is being overused to convey what simple dialogue should. In John Doe, the title character's innermost thoughts won't stop. [19 Sept 2002, p.48]
    • Boston Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    There isn't necessarily anything new to see here. The first two episodes available for review hit upon all the familiar iconic moments.
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    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    The comedian [Steve Harvey] is affable enough, but his shtick gets old quickly. He spends most of the time mugging for the camera and mocking his own stupidity.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Amy Amatangelo
    It’s no surprise that the series doesn’t really give Arquette any opportunity to demonstrate the acting chops that garnered her an Academy Award or the warmth and likability she radiated for seven seasons on Medium. Van Der Beek and MacNichol also are capable of much more than simply spouting exposition.

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