For 8 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Finnerty's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 90 The Wire: Season 5
Lowest review score: 20 Tell Me You Love Me: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Finnerty
    Local stories can have more poetry than grand ones; that is the genius of The Wire. It's not what happens to the characters, or the societal trends the script explores, that matter so much as the authentic and precise way in which events are represented.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Finnerty
    There are entirely too many convenient coincidences, car accidents, Acts of God and gang-related atrocities for one insular neighborhood, and the violence starts to feel contrived, even gratuitous.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Amy Finnerty
    Impressive... Ms. Mirren leaves her authoritative stamp on the role of Elizabeth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Amy Finnerty
    Nonorganic dialogue quickly becomes boring for viewers. The directors seem to have lavished so much energy on the choreography of the sex scenes that they have nothing left for verbal expression.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Finnerty
    An escapist, absurdist universe of barely credible plots, stellar GPAs and flawless faces.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Amy Finnerty
    Thankfully, we are spared the misty earnestness of "Seventh Heaven."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Amy Finnerty
    The writers deploy the savant protagonist's gift so cleverly in moving the plot along, we wonder why they can't lend more nuance to the characters.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Amy Finnerty
    Judging from the first episode, "Emily" needs not only a new boyfriend, but also some more grownup material.