Amy Amatangelo

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For 51 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Amatangelo's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 91 Friday Night Lights: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
51 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Amy Amatangelo
    Go ahead and give this little show a chance. To paraphrase Coach Taylor's refrain: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose this show. [5 Oct 2007, p.e23]
    • Boston Herald
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    Even those who don’t have such a personal connection to the series will be captivated by the documentary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    It’s a charming and decidedly salty series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    Squeezed into a blue spandex suit with plastic chiseled muscles, the towering Warburton has done the nearly impossible. He has created a character who is ridiculously outlandish yet more than a mere caricature. [8 Nov 2001, p.50]
    • Boston Herald
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Amy Amatangelo
    The humor is more subversive than ever. [13 Aug 2007]
    • Boston Herald
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Amatangelo
    The show, with its confessional-style interviews and constant self-promotion within the episode (every commercial break lets you know what’s coming next), has the beat and feel of Real World. By treating the cast of Born This Way in much the same way they would treat any reality-show participants, the producers avoid any kind of condescending or patronizing tone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    Project Greenlight doesn’t have a history of churning out hits. But the process of making the film remains fascinating.... Project Greenlight doesn’t have a history of churning out hits. But the process of making the film remains fascinating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The good news is the characters created here are so interesting that we want to know more about them. Whedon continues to slay viewers. [19 Sept 2002, p.48]
    • Boston Herald
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    This nebulous look at the blurry line between crime and the law is already being done better on FX's "The Shield." That series...is instantly more approachable and arresting. In The Wire, the characters' hazy morality is so ill-defined and sketchy that it's hard to care about them. West is a compelling lead, but his purpose and motivation aren't clear. He's a tough sell as the show's main protagonist. [1 June 2002, p.23]
    • Boston Herald
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Amy Amatangelo
    It's not often that a movie that's important also manages to be educational and entertaining. Five is all three.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    The heart remains the same. If you loved it before, you’ll still love it. And if Community wasn’t your kind of humor in the past, it’s not going to be now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    It’s a thought-provoking soap opera with love triangles and mother issues. Although some of the plot points are too clichéd (Quinn’s affair with her married boss, played by Craig Bierko, is a predictable one), the show moves along at an engaging, entertaining pace.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Amatangelo
    Alias is one of those rare action dramas where all the elements - plot, characters, production design, costumes, soundtrack and performances - come together to form one perfect hour of television. [30 Sept 2001, p.56]
    • Boston Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Amatangelo
    The series works. McIver is a great, unlikely heroine.... The show will have to make the weekly cases a bit more difficult to crack if they want to hold viewers' interest.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The sets may at times look fake (is that Afghanistan or Vancouver?) and savvy viewers will spot the traitor in Mike's story line early on, but Traffic deftly puts tiny human faces on global problems. [23 Jan 2004]
    • Boston Herald
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    The shorter running time is a little disconcerting, and the ending of the episode feels abrupt. But children are also adaptable, often far more adaptable than adults. So even if these changes throw them off, it should be only temporary. Because almost everything we knew and loved about Sesame Street is there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The series is fun and frothy but also often poignant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Amatangelo
    Becoming Us, which is successful both as education and entertainment, vividly demonstrates that although some of Ben’s issues are unique, many are typical.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Amatangelo
    Say what you want about WB's late teen soap "Dawson's Creek," but even the worst episode was infinitely better than the network's dreadful One Tree Hill. [23 Sept 2003, p.46]
    • Boston Herald
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Amy Amatangelo
    A mind-boggling drama doesn't always make for compelling television. [12 Sep 2003]
    • Boston Herald
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    While some of the best dramas can dovetail a character's work and personal lives, Prime Suspect might be better off, at least in the beginning, focusing on solving the weekly case.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    The rather flimsy story is strung together by musical numbers--some stronger than others.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    Underneath the crude humor, there's a sweetness and an honesty to the show. The duo's struggle with weight is believable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Amatangelo
    Fontana and Levinson probably couldn’t write a better TV character than Sanchez or create a better TV setting than Iberville Parish.... What’s really missing is something Serial, The Jinx and Making a Murderer all had: a suspect.... In any case, Killing Fields at least generates anxiety and a desire to see what happens next.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    When Happy Endings is funny, it's need-to-pause-the-DVR-because-I'm-laughing-so-hard funny. And viewers should easily be able to commit to that.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Tierney and Morrow are both seasoned TV stars, but even they can't make The Whole Truth ring true.
    • 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.

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