For 6 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Kaltenbach's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Freaks and Geeks: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
6 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Kaltenbach
    Freaks and Geeks will certainly capture the heart of anyone who came of age in the late '70s and early '80s (it's set in 1980) and should ring true for anyone whose high school memories have not been totally sublimated...One of the few shows this season that's left me waiting anxiously for week two. [25 Sept 1999, p.1E]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Chris Kaltenbach
    If all this sounds like the cutest thing you've ever heard, it just may be. And yet, somehow, Dharma and Greg pulls it off, thanks largely to the considerable charm of Elfman, a cross between Lisa Kudrow and Drew Barrymore. [24 Sept 1997, p.1E]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Kaltenbach
    Too many characters quip too wise, but San Giacomo has a nice way with a line, David Spade plays a good unctuous photographer and Segal is his normal exasperating self. [4 Mar 1997]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Chris Kaltenbach
    So it's up to LaPaglia to assume the mantle of leadership. And talented as he is, he's no Benzali. [10 Oct 1996, p.3C]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Chris Kaltenbach
    It's hard to figure where the makers of "Third Rock" believe they went right. The humor never rises above high-school-lunchroom level, and even then it's not over-the-top enough to make it very appealing. The actors are talented enough -- Lithgow and Curtin certainly have nothing left to prove, and Gordon-Levitt seems to be that rarest of finds, a young actor who knows about timing. What they're doing in this mess is one of those questions for the ages. [9 Jan 1996]