Gail Pennington

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For 290 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gail Pennington's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Joan of Arcadia: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 290
290 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Unfortunately, this Dracula isn’t fun at all. It’s not really scary, either, although it does spill a lot of blood.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Enjoying Timecop either requires putting your mind entirely into neutral or simply deciding to suspend a lot of disbelief. I couldn't suspend enough, so I wound up worrying about little things like why the folks of Victorian London, which he visits in tonight's opener, don't think Logan's spiky 1997 haircut is one bit peculiar. [22 Sept 1997]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Moments of sweetness, but too few laughs - and way too many sexual references. [8 Sep 2002]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Uneven, from amusing to embarrassing. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    In short, tight, low-cut everything, with her talents always on prominent display, Cox appears so much older than the baby-faced Von Esmarch that their relationship looks perverted, if not illegal. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The writing is clunky, Phillippe is stiff and Lewis overacts like a cop in some parody of cop shows.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Zoo has 13 hours, and many more animals, to make some sense of its zany story, but the leaden dialogue is almost certainly to make that seem much, much longer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The dialogue Arquette is forced to deliver is the worst thing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    What Chasing Life mainly raises, though, is eyebrows, for being so laughably bad.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    A grim and goofy sci-fi saga.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    One Big Happy isn't fresh or funny enough to transcend its message.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The lead characters for whom we're supposed to root in Manhattan Love Story feel as slapped together as people stranded at a speed-dating event.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The series itself turns out to be less "candid and comic" (as HBO puts it) than tired and tacky. [4 June 1998, p.G6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    It's all too cringe-worthy, even as Wilson goes all out to show us that she's happy the joke's on her. Even if you applaud her for that, Super Fun Night is not funny enough to be so sad.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Knepper is wonderfully creepy. But that's the last of the good news. From Rockne S. O'Bannon, Cult is too complicated for its own good, and not satisfying enough to make it worth figuring out.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    This American version incorporates the redneck humor so beloved in reality TV these days with battle-of-the-sexes cliches that should have been retired in the '70s.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Relaxed as he seems on stage, he's just that stiff when acting. And that, unfortunately, is most of the time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Sheen and Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show") have conspired here to create a show completely free of ambition to be anything except a showcase for Charlie Sheen.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Rob is a scream, and not in a good way.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The most puzzling thing about Are You There, Chelsea? is who exactly thought it was a good idea. Because it's not.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Unfortunately, beyond the strained concept, it has ridiculous dialogue and ludicrous situations that the best actors in the world couldn't salvage.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The Sharknado 3 team is clearly just making up the most ridiculous stuff possible at this point.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Gail Pennington
    One of the new season's bigger disappointments. The frantic pace of this action drama, set behind the scenes in a casino security firm, can't disguise the shallow story-telling and annoying, badly developed characters. James Caan is wasted as the boss, and Josh Duhamel got much better stuff to work with on "All My Children." [22 Sept 2003, p.E6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Gail Pennington
    Killing Jesus is apparently satisfied to look and sound vaguely cheesy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Gail Pennington
    All the characters lie on the couch a lot. While it's noted that they do have jobs, they seem to spend most of their time eating Oreos and watching TV. (Hey, that's my life. . . .) And they talk, but most of what they have to say isn't very funny. [22 Sept 1994, p.6G]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Gail Pennington
    A cruel and stupid show built around one Matt Hicks, who vaguely resembles Britain's Prince Harry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Gail Pennington
    If you're in the Sharknado fan club, you'll probably like the sequel. If not, you'll probably ignore it and watch something else. In either case, enjoy.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Gail Pennington
    Save yourself. Run from Stalker.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Gail Pennington
    All this suggests a by-the-numbers romance novel, but some romance novels are involving, or fun, or lively. Not Mistresses.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Gail Pennington
    Well, nothing much happens. Danny is a good excuse for a nap. [27 Sept 2001, p.F1]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Gail Pennington
    Run! Run fast and far from We Are Men.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Gail Pennington
    Even more obnoxious, although that hardly seems possible, is NBC's Hidden Hills, a crude and unfunny comedy about suburban families. [24 Sept 2002, p.E8]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Gail Pennington
    This is, hands down, the worst series of the year, with the most annoying lead character in a season with many annoying lead characters.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Gail Pennington
    The worst of the new season's sitcom crop, Tucker is crude, unfunny and mean-spirited. The only appropriate response is an urge to call child services and have the young star taken into custody. [2 Oct 2000, p.F1]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Gail Pennington
    Dads is so unfunny that we have plenty of time to contemplate how distasteful the show really is.

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