David Wiegand
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For 598 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Wiegand's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Men of a Certain Age: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Z Nation: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 598
598 tv reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    A single film about three young people won't, by itself, make a universal happy ending for every troubled LGBT kid in the United States. But it's doing its job if it reaches just one of them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Almost Royal has enough silliness for both American and British tastes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The series, created by Mara Brock Akil, works for a number of reasons, including Union's performance as a very credible contemporary woman.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Gordon-Levitt has unshakable cred among the 18-to-34-year-old demo targeted by Pivot, but the cool thing about HitRecord on TV is that it's just great TV for anyone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The changes enhance the comic balance between the reality-based humor of a young couple coping with their new baby and their evaporating youth, and the "SNL"-sketch-like satire of a powerful and powerfully self-involved talk show hostess.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Television simply doesn't get warmer or fuzzier than Last Tango in Halifax, but the reason the six-part series works so well is that its sweetness is not unalloyed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Overall, the emotional honesty of Kieran's character and his all too human craving for acceptance and happiness make In the Flesh oddly moving.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The cast is appealing and the story line is not only compelling but also deals with fascinating moral complexities.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Hurricane is a whirling impressionistic painting of the band, beautifully conveying the energy, drive and genius of the Stones, more or less chronologically within the basic flashback structure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    [Berg gives] us a richly detailed look behind the scenes of the boxing world, and, in the process, showing us a battle-scarred warrior determined to live to fight another day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The films work individually, of course, but gain even greater meaning and emotional strength in context with each other.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    What separates it from "Veep" is that Alpha House almost seems possible, and it's not just because of similarities between the characters and real pols. It's about the mind-set, the dealing, arrogance and boorishness of our shaky legislative branch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Once they buy into the richly charactered story, it'll be an even bigger challenge to let go.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Elementary will probably infuriate Sherlock Holmes purists, but other viewers are likely to find it gripping and well cast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    At times, there are actual punch lines in the script and the show veers into "writerly" territory.... But make no mistake: You should overlook the shortcomings and enjoy the series on its own otherwise considerable merits, chief among them, of course, Billy Bob Thornton.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    This is a family show in the best meaning of the term.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The second of the new Lewis mysteries is even better plotted than "Soul of Genius."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The performances are all first-rate, so much so that they help the audience overcome very minor skepticism when events in Tony Basgallop's script feel a bit too convenient to be entirely credible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Interviews with Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers, Sidney Poitier, Kathy Griffin, Harry Belafonte, Anne Meara, Bill Cosby and others provide ample evidence of Moms' enduring influence. Yet, even if you remember how great she was, you may find yourself wishing there were fewer testimonials and more footage of Moms performing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the most part, Weird Loners is done well enough to merit your attention.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    The life of an everyday American high school girl has rarely been rendered with such sly and funny precision as it is in MTV's aptly named Awkward.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    This may not be Martin Scorsese's most sophisticated film, but it actually takes a smart filmmaker to understand that, with a subject like Fran Lebowitz, the best thing you can do is let her talk.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Despite the pluses and minuses of the script, the cast generally delivers the goods, especially Phyllis Logan as housekeeper Mrs. Hughes, Joanne Froggatt as lady's maid Anna Bates, and Jim Carter as Carson, the overseer of the household staff.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    American Horror Story: Coven ramps the silliness up an enjoyable notch with a story set in a New Orleans school for young witches.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Just as "A Mighty Wind" and "Waiting for Guffman" aren't like traditional movies, "Family Tree" isn't like traditional sitcoms, in that there isn't a traditional setup-punch-line structure to it. It does evoke comedies such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Arrested Development," though, where the humor is more incremental, character-based and cumulative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    If Amy really was enlightened, there'd be no show, but the fact that she's wearing her enlightenment like an ill-fitting coat gives the show both its comedic and plot trajectories.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    For the most part, [Haynes] succeeds because he embraces the story's excesses instead of feeling they need to be swept under a metaphorical rug.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 David Wiegand
    Rodriguez is a charmer and as intentionally preposterous as it is, Jane has more than enough plot string to keep it going for a long time.

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