For 192 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Curt Wagner's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Looking: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Anger Management: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 192
192 tv reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The visual style pours as much emotional juice into the boiling, moody brew that Gilligan cooks up as his actors' searing performances do.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    True Blood works best when its freak flag flies--as long as its core characters are along for the ride.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Stuffed with absurd situations and piles of bad taste, Wilfred is the strangest new show on TV. And the funniest.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    With all its harsh realism and attention to detail it feels more authentic than a lot of the actual historical dramas on TV.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Southland brims with plot twists that never, ever feel contrived.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Justified continues to explode with superb writing, complex characters and rich acting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    And we're off and running with another season of great animation, skillful voice acting and hilariously foul-mouthed fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Game Change is less about Palin than it is about this sad state of political affairs....That message made an impression, as did two amazing performances, beginning with Julianne Moore's uncanny and nuanced portrayal of Palin.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The story remains completely realistic and believable while paving new roads for future developments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    [Show creator Callie Khouri] has created rich histories for each of her compelling characters. The actors give nuanced performances that make their characters more than one-dimensional cliches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Damages proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Where it truly excels is in showing the emotional costs paid by the super soldiers doing their jobs and by the witnesses and/or victims of all the mayhem.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    It's not always pretty or easy to watch, but Southland remains an outstanding hour of appointment TV.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Unlike Season 5's two-hour premiere, which easily could have been edited to half its length, every minute of Sunday's episode feels necessary, checking in with all our favorite players and dancing with Weiner's favorite theme, death.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    It's a powerful, emotionally engaging character study.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    These final episodes overflow with love, compassion and one lesson we all can take to heart: Cathy lived.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    It gets darker, scarier and more captivating with each episode as Luther matches wits with killers and cops alike.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The Returned is far and away the most thoughtful and thought-provoking series I've watched this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    [Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's] riveting work would be worth the admission alone, but the hauntingly beautiful True Detective excels in every way.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Unlike in "Homeland," the show's main conceit grows even more complex and fascinating by including the Jennings kids.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    With its strong performances, subtle details and believable situations, Looking presents a convincing portrayal of everyday life--either gay or straight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The first three episodes of the epic fantasy's fourth season reach new heights at times, offering enough twists, shocks and action to make us forget last season's mind-blowing Red Wedding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Whitechapel defies the odds, however, rising above its cliches with solid writing, taut direction, evocative cinematography and great performances by Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Hardy and the supporting cast deliver.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    I'm pleased to report that creators/writers Ben Court and Caroline Ip and exec producer Sally Woodward Gentle have tweaked that gimmick ever so slightly, making Whitechapel fresh yet familiar in Season 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    In order to fully appreciate SOA, viewers have to buy into Sutter's premise that murderers can be sympathetic and heroic, but that's not hard to do with such intelligent writing and so many mesmerizing performances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The smartly written series throws a lot of information, historical context, beautiful sets and costumes at viewers early on to create what eventually becomes a first-rate thriller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    [It's] a new season of jump-from-your-seat scares and shivery twists that will leave you breathless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Cougar Town returns with its wit, silliness and good-heartedness fully intact.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    It's a funny, creepy, touching thriller that had me laughing one second and peeking between my fingers the next.