For 393 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 393
393 tv reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    Hip, clever and hilarious...A sparkling little character study, quirky comedy, relationship drama and all-around delight. [5 Oct 2000, p.B43]
    • Newsday
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    With [Mike O'Malley's] fluid scripts, these sharp actors hit not just three-pointers but also free throws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    Best show of the season? Call me crazy, but it's a loopy-twisted-serpentine whodunit revolving around a whip-smart teenage girl...So let's recap. Engaging star, cool characterizations, witty scripts, meaty backstory. What's not to like? Only that networks always cancel deliciously offbeat gems like this. Let's hope UPN doesn't actually want to be a "real" network, after all. [22 Sept 2004, p.C01]
    • Newsday
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Browncoats Unite keeps the focus on the work itself. And that's what keeps "Firefly" afloat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    As bizarre as things can get, Torchwood still feels more like sci than fi, and more ego/id than alien vs. human. The Gwen character in particular radiates intelligence, and empathy, and curiosity, about what's out there and what lies inside Jack. We can't help but share her, um, enthusiasm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    Even film school snobs like me can learn a thing or 10 from Moguls & Movie Stars. The breadth and depth of information rushing through each hour is astonishing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Diane Werts
    Driver['s character] is so self-righteous in her advocacy, so insensitive to her impact, that a little of her goes a long way. And there’s more than a little of her here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    The busy season premiere quickly constructs an intriguing seesaw of aspirations and emotions, and it's self-contained enough to sell itself to even Nip/Tuck newcomers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    Smart. [23 Aug 1998, p.D10]
    • Newsday
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    Disney's HSM2 delivers precisely what's required. And America is all ears.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    They've translated the radio show's aural mosaic to the visual medium so effortlessly in this first season of six half-hours, we hope Showtime orders more of this life we all can recognize.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    So far no amnesia bouts or cougar attacks. And no Kim! [9 Jan 2005]
    • Newsday
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    There's real thought behind The West Wing, a blessed exhilaration in this increasingly apolitical medium. For those who remember when '70s TV comedy took on the world, this is a welcome arrival. True, the pilot takes some fish-in-a-barrel potshots at sanctimonious evangelists, in Sorkin's speechifying manner from "Sports Night." But it also delivers that series' satisfying depth of reflection and rich characterization. Eventually. Once we know who these people are. [21 Sept 1999, p.B27]
    • Newsday
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    [The] tightly crafted pilot abjures the urge to make its own judgments on good/evil, sanity/delusion, isolation/connection, conscience/capitulation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    This is a singular vision throughout, written and directed by the team of Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz. (She also plays Christine’s older sister.) Their intense focus draws a disquieting portrait of a peculiar personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    A nice balance of 60-40 character drama and medicine. "Homicide" heavyweight Braugher is intense once again, yet smart enough to keep sharing the screen with a strong ensemble. [10 Oct 2000]
    • Newsday
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    [These women make] instant impact, of course, with their stories but also through sheer personality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    As real as real gets, invaluably adding human understanding to a hot-button topic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Diane Werts
    Thurgood feels more "important" than dramatic. Part of it is Stevens' then-I-did-this structure, more focused on biographical bullet points than the flesh-and-blood human behind them. And part of it is Fishburne, who despite coiled power--his Ike Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It" was Oscar-nominated--resonates here as a cool character rather than a fiery one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    It's less the Plot Events that ring true here than the well-played little side moments and background squabbles, the simmering resentments and recriminations, the emotional tugs-of-war.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    [A] rewardingly seasoned new drama series that's practically indistinguishable from the acclaimed feature film, except that it's better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    No matter where you stand on the death-penalty debate, this is must-watch revelation--and, thanks to Herzog, tense and suspenseful drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    This four-hour gem is exquisite from start to finish, rife with the texture of its place and time, rich with human understanding expressed in everyday articulation and small gestures.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    "Dexter" knows what it's doing, and savors its skill immensely.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    This impressive fact-based debut from cultural journalist turned director Nelson George keeps us captivated simply by honing in tight on the character of its people, sketching in fine detail not just their admirable strengths but their all-too-human flaws.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    This narrated comedy-drama finely observes the particulars and peculiarities of teen life, both in the family its narrator is trying to outgrow and the high school pecking order he's hoping to rise in.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    There's enough human drama here to keep us occupied without having the walls fall down, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    This fall's most satisfying series delight.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Garcia's single-camera editing amplifies the comedy inherent, rather than being a crutch to create it. And the casting here is as good as "Earl," which is saying something--even if Leachman goes a bit off the rails as wacked-out "mamaw."

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