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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 EZ Streets: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 293
293 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    It's a beautiful interview piece with archival photographs and clips that will inform any viewer's appreciation of the performing arts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    While Moore's performance is riveting, the most insightful aspects of the tale are the insider reactions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    London Spy, premiering Jan. 21 on BBC America, is a complex, sometimes cryptic import that is worth puzzling over.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Creator-executive producer Mitch Glazer draws a loving and critical portrait of the awesome and awful fantasyland that actually existed in that time and place.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Outrageous. ... Thanks to inspired editing, it all hangs together. [14 Jul 2003]
    • Denver Post
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The second season looks to be equally incisive [as the first]. With heart.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The 13 episodes are fun, not groundbreaking, but slickly produced and accented with musical comedy. Like the two stars, the series is endearing, loud and desperate for attention, but ultimately a love letter to comedy and comedy history.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Not only is it creepy, suspenseful and full of splendid special effects, veteran actors and fresh young faces, but it's laced with big thoughts about environmentalism and the future of the planet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The thrill of rock 'n' roll as it took a turn toward modern punk, discovered disco and made way for hip-hop in 1970s Manhattan is captured in a fresh way in Vinyl, a tough-minded series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    A medically sound, educational effort.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The Girl, directed by Julian Jarrold, impeccably re-creates the film technology of the time. It also delivers a psychologically astute reading of one of Hollywood's more bizarre entanglements.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    That uncomfortable flash of shame even as we smile at his antics is what makes Life's Too Short so oddly engaging.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Two sweet, funny, even poignant dramedies ["About a Boy" and "Growing up Fisher"] launch on NBC this weekend, both helping midseason feel richer than the meager offerings of the network's fall slate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Overall, The Knick is a sublimely addictive ride for which viewers will want to scrub up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Two sweet, funny, even poignant dramedies ["About a Boy" and "Growing up Fisher"] launch on NBC this weekend, both helping midseason feel richer than the meager offerings of the network's fall slate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Oliver is terrific at mining humor from the most popular topics of the day, that is, the idiocy of the media and politicians. He's funny when he's knocking our intelligence. But he's best when he sticks to a barrage of short bits, enhanced with clips or photographs, as in his first week's efforts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Luckily the addition of a few big-name guest stars helps the series regain "the big mo," as they say in politics. Judging by the six episodes I've screened, HoC remains an addictive if not credible political potboiler, elevated by new actors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    This reprise won’t eclipse memories of the film, but it shouldn’t be automatically discounted. It’s a longer, slower study, suited to a different medium and hitting the same gruesome and all-too-human notes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    Yes, they [Amanda Peet and David Walton] throw sparks, but it's more than that. The quick reparte and the presence of great secondary players is also a crucial part of the appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    [Empire is] still addicting and with a number of hot guest stars.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    [Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas is] clever enough for adults, sweet enough for young kids and musically inventive enough to please the worst Scrooge.

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