Emily Nussbaum

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For 115 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Emily Nussbaum's Scores

Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Behind the Candelabra
Lowest review score: 30 Whitney: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 90 out of 115
  2. Negative: 7 out of 115
115 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    Whatever the length of the show’s much admired tracking shot (six minutes, uncut!), it feels less hardboiled than softheaded. Which might be O.K. if True Detective were dumb fun, but, good God, it’s not: it’s got so much gravitas it could run for President.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    If series like In The Motherhood are designed as Trojan horses for product placement, they won’t have much impact if they’re as weakly written as this Frankensteinian mulch of mommy-war cliches and "Santa is dead" gags.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    In place of Saget’s real-life comic shtick, which is genuinely outrageous and dirty, we get sour, rehashed Honeymooners, misanthropy without insight.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    The Newsroom treats the audience as though we were extremely stupid.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    The problem is that Whitney is a terrible show, though in ways that resonate with our culture's debates about women and humor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    The first episode, on the subject of privacy, isn’t bad, as infotainment goes.... but once you click on the second episode--about feminism--the walls cave in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Emily Nussbaum
    [The] once-charming contrarianism has gone utterly rancid, leaving us with the unpleasant spectacle of David Duchovny straddled repeatedly by jailbait.

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