Joanne Ostrow
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For 257 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Arrested Development: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 257
257 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Producer Terence Wrong once again delivers fast-paced, narration-free, riveting footage, thanks to video crews who spent four months, unescorted and unhindered, with hospital personnel and patients at crisis points in their lives.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Benedict Cumberbatch is alive and well and in fine form.... Purists may find the fancy graphics distracting but creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss use the high-tech touches sparingly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Beneath the craziness and violence are some great character studies, meditations on the nature of humanity, clever social commentary, fun flashbacks to vampire lives in past centuries and, as always, cable-ready hard bodies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Chronicling Cathy's journey, executive producers Darlene Hunt and Jenny Bicks (a cancer survivor) have so far taken her from denial to rage to bargaining and depression. Onward to acceptance, and to a satisfying conclusion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    It’s a next-gen “Barney Miller,” a smart workplace cop comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Whedon’s trademark humor in the midst of action-adventure (per “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) saves the day as often as the very human, yet very gifted heroes. That protects the fantastical from becoming ridiculous.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Dramatically gripping and well cast, the film offers a glimpse inside the compound that has made headlines.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    What could be a trite pitch for togetherness is probed for deeper meaning in an hour that has a big heart behind its hip stance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The evolution of the couple's relationship is as engrossing as the strong-arm spy stuff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    His name is above the title and, depending how you feel about James Spader, NBC’s The Blacklist may become your favorite fall show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    If you get past the large leap and buy into the premise, Hostages promises surprising switchbacks and character development ranking among the best of the season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Dunham succeeds in making viewers uncomfortable while proferring a new (sharp, slightly bitter) flavor of introspective female comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    It's telegenic, adrenaline-pumping drama, edited to manipulate as well as inform. (Not for nothing is a fresh-faced young female urologist the first character introduced, talking about a penile surgery.) But it's also real and, for that reason, far better than the "Grey's Anatomy" soap opera.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Beyond profundities laced with humor, the action drama from J.J. Abrams, created by “Fringe’s” J.H. Wyman and starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, is a visual feast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    It's all very creepy, mysterious and loaded with questions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Assuming you aren't a programmer and don't plan to invent the next killer app, you may at first find HBO's Silicon Valley more pathetic than amusing.... By the end of the second episode, however, the personalities take off, the humor sharpens and there's no need to reboot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    This isn't a procedural with a neat answer at the end of each episode. But it is involving.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Sharp, funny and demanding of its lead actor, 'Watching Ellie' is NBC's best sitcom attempt in years. [26 Feb 2002]
    • Denver Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The second hour is more engrossing than the first, and is easily rich enough to keep us coming back for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The thrill of the chase comes through in the film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    While Moore's performance is riveting, the most insightful aspects of the tale are the insider reactions.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The first three hours leave us thirsting for more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Suffice it to say creator Matthew Weiner unspools enough story to keep fans hooked, immediately satisfying some curiosities and creating others.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    [A] cleverly plotted, visually absorbing tale.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The entire 14-hour, seven-night experience of Burns' latest opus is an engaging and at times surprising marathon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The 10-episode dramatic comedy, dropping Tuesday on Amazon Prime, is romantic, funny and fresh--ripe for binge-viewing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    As an immersive experience for viewers who wouldn't think of getting this close to war zones, the Witness films are amazing documents.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Sure it’s sudsy drama. But great characters make for great fun in season 3.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    As the mystery unspools, Darcy withdraws from Elizabeth, and their relationship falters. Suspicions are raised, and Elizabeth must sort out the truth. Expect a dramatic trial and a surprising new suspect before it's all over. Of course, the joy isn't in reaching an answer. It's in the journey.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Will delight those who know a bit about the star-making machinery. It will tickle sports fans and entertain anyone in search of a decent adult comedy. [7 Aug 1996, p.G01]
    • Denver Post

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