Jeff Korbelik

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For 172 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 78% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeff Korbelik's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Chance: Season 1
Lowest review score: 16 Secrets and Lies: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 172
172 tv reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    You expect Fargo to be dark, funny and quirky. But, darn it, if it doesn’t pull at the heartstrings, too.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Each episode brings a sense of foreboding, making viewing sometimes uncomfortable. And Moss, well, she captivates as the heroine with the odds stacked against her. This one is must-see television.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Korbelik
    There are times when the dialogue is rough and doesn’t flow quite right, but not enough to overshadow the humor. Ansari has a gem of a show here.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The wide-eyed Ahmed is perfect as the naive young man who can’t seem to make a right decision. That is until he agrees to let Turturro’s Jack Stone help him. And Turturro hits the right notes as the cynical attorney who has his work cut out for him.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    Atlanta is deep, even a tad dark, and refreshingly different from the screwball wackiness of “Community.”
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The performances, especially Gooding’s and Travolta’s, are over the top, but, heck, so were the real-life events. Gooding and Travolta show just how sensational the whole thing was. The trial captured a nation’s imagination, and, more than 20 years later, it still does.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    It’s stark, harsh and sometimes difficult to watch. It’s also some of the best-made television, dramatizing real-life issues that are as eye-opening as a slap across the face.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    McGregor’s portrayals, especially when the brothers share the screen, are astonishing, reminding me of Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany’s multiple-role performances in “Orphan Black.” Winstead and Coon are noteworthy, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The drama is quite riveting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The pilot is a trip, with Thornton’s character leaving four bodies in his wake--three of whom he dispatched himself. Each meets his end in an unusual, dramatic and somewhat humorous fashion. It’s just the kind of thing you’d expect from a Coen brothers' product.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    These episodes will stick with you long after watching them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    National Treasure is an uncomfortable, but compelling watch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    While the first episode lacks development of any of the characters outside of Kunta Kinte, a young man taken from Africa and sold into slavery in the United States, it still resonates. It’s a story that needs to be told again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The third season picks up right where the the other two left off, with more suspenseful tales “exploring themes of contemporary techno paranoia.”
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    The series is visually arresting, with brightly colored clothes that seem to have come right out of closets from the 1970s. It adds to the series’ trippiness. Legion is not mainstream like Stevens’ “Downton Abbey,” most likely catering to sci fi and comic book fans instead.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    While Geere and Cash are razor sharp, the supporting cast are just as entertaining, if not more so.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    This is just pure camp. This is what Murphy does best. Get out the popcorn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    The draw here is watching how unraveling the mystery results in Dory finding herself and taking charge of her life. She just needed a little prompting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Jeff Korbelik
    Aldon is a hoot. Her character Sam is rough around the edges, which makes her extremely relatable. The series hits its stride in episode two when Sam speaks at her middle daughter’s school about female empowerment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    These shows are character studies. They are methodical and well-orchestrated. Both are a joy to watch and savor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    This is the best new show of the summer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Just as Gilligan routinely did with “Breaking Bad,” the first episode ends with a cliffhanger of sorts, and another pleasant surprise. It’ll make you wish 9 p.m. Monday comes quickly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Jeff Korbelik
    UnREAL is way over-the-top and trashy, but in an entertaining way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    This is one you will want to binge-watch. It’s a thrill ride from the onset.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    The series is fun, scary and a perfect tribute to the era, including the spot-on hairdos and clothes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Pulling it all together is the cast. Cooper is fierce and weathered, Negga is spunky smart and Gilgun is just a joy to watch and hear, with that thick Irish accent of his.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Creator/executive producer Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”) serves up a dark, edgy, violent and, at times, gruesome series that has some teeth to it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    For those of us 40 and older, it’s a bit of a hoot watching Foster navigate these waters, from learning how to use Twitter to deciphering texts IRL (in real life) to explaining away those crow’s feet, among other things that aren’t mentionable in a family newspaper. But it’s the personal relationships--with the hunky Tortorella and with Duff--that hold the most interest here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Jeff Korbelik
    Big Little Lies is a slow burn. The joy is watching Witherspoon, Kidman and Woodley really working Kelley’s scripts, especially Witherspoon, who just commands the small screen with her abilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Jeff Korbelik
    Bloodline unfolds like a good novel. It’s so well acted, that like a good book, it’s hard to stay away from it

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