Joanne Ostrow

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For 293 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Frozen Planet: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 293
293 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Plays to an older crowd with its by-the-numbers approach. [29 Sept 2003, p.F01]
    • Denver Post
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    A gross-out cartoon. Fans of "Archer" likely won't sit still for the more juvenile antics of Unsupervised.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    The lack of a coherent storyline, even in a piece dedicated to exploring the lack of coherence in the world, makes The Leftovers a frustrating challenge.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    The combo platter of drama, crime, family and lots of food porn doesn’t quite gel. Everything feels predictable, the downbeat tone spreads across the plate to infect performances and, ultimately, the audience.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    "Grey's" keeps the high-school analogy to itself. Emily Owens M.D. never stops making the too-obvious comparisons out loud.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    The crew-cut and heavy black glasses are more memorable than the series. [13 Sep 1995]
    • Denver Post
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Zero Hour wants to be as brilliant as "Lost" but, sorry to say, feels more akin to the misfire "FlashForward."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Judging by the first two hours, Deception is not as seductive as "Revenge" and contains even more clunky acting and just as much melodramatic music.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Footage from the actual races is compelling. But race footage accounts for a minimal portion of the otherwise dragged-out show, edited for suspenseful teases, sexual tension, dramatic reaction shots and maximum personality clashes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    It will leave viewers alternately amazed at being allowed into the private universe of uncommitted male sex and disappointed from a dramatic standpoint. Handsome flesh and cinematography, but is that all there is? [3 Dec 2000, p.I-01]
    • Denver Post
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    Think “Game of Thrones” for broadcast TV, minus dragons, with over-the-top melodrama, as much skin as broadcast TV will allow and bad dialog.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    Viewers won't feel entertained so much as dismayed by the oddity. [5 Oct 2000, p.E-03]
    • Denver Post
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    The first time I watched the pilot episode of FX’s Married, I found it to be crass, sad and pessimistic, a not-funny comedy about the tribulations of marriage. The second time I watched, just to make sure, I found it less appealing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    Now the novelty is wearing off, and the hour is edging toward vapidity. ... The story is too rooted in convention to be truly outrageous, too melodramatic to make it plausible as anything but goofy comedy. How long do we need to play along? [13 Oct 2005]
    • Denver Post
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    The pilot only feels like it's three hours long. [17 Sept 1995, p.E01]
    • Denver Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    Sadly, the story is mystifyingly botched, failing as it tries too hard to be an action-packed mystery of secret societies and Dan Brown-esque intrigue with a strange penchant for geek humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Joanne Ostrow
    Insulting, derivative and neither credible nor fanciful.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Joanne Ostrow
    If the script by Liz Feldman (“Two Broke Girls”) were less tedious, if the acting by Cuthbert were bearable, if the whole enterprise were based on more than one joke... it might’ve worked.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Joanne Ostrow
    This one is excruciatingly unfunny, despite the good-natured young talent at the center. The show feels thrown together, the story so choppy you’d think scenes were scrambled in the editing room.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Joanne Ostrow
    Not funny enough to be campy, not smart enough to be serious, NBC's Dracula is an incomprehensible mishmash in period costumes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Joanne Ostrow
    The adaptation fails spectacularly.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Joanne Ostrow
    Rob! is genuinely offensive.

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