Joanne Ostrow
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For 241 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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 241
241 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The thrill of the chase comes through in the film.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The 10-episode dramatic comedy, dropping Tuesday on Amazon Prime, is romantic, funny and fresh--ripe for binge-viewing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The prettiest soap opera on TV continues to offer a refuge from the present while mirroring contemporary attitudes and evolutions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The series successfully blends super-heroics with women’s post-war fight against sexism in a fun, winking way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    We'll see if audiences can tolerate the notion of profound interrelatedness as weekly entertainment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Truthfully, a little bit of this fun farce may go a long way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Bunheads hasn't quite found its footing, but shows great promise thanks more to the cast and crew than to the initial hour.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Frankly, the acting merits more accolades than the storylines so far.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    The Scotts have held onto enough of the memorable 1978 movie adaptation of Robin Cook's novel to pay tribute, but added enough to make it feel contemporary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Some are going to embrace this new freedom; others are going to be overwhelmed. The very personal reactions make for grand voyeurism.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    If you like dark action-adventure with a deep mythology, you may enjoy this suspenseful hour, intended to perplex as it entertains. For some viewers, however, the questions will get in the way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    The casting and direction are solid. We'll stick with it for now to see if there's growth in the character relationships, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Vegas is likely to be successful simply because, at heart, it's a CBS crime procedural with cowboy threads.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    It's easy to get hooked on the drama's fast-paced, international intrigue and tony visuals (shot in London, Scotland and Morocco). It's almost enough to keep you from contemplating some of the more outrageous turns.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    It's a strange amalgam of behind-the-scenes imagining, video simulations, archival footage and patriotic odes to the military regarding a rather recent event.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Of course it's formulaic, but the cast is inviting and the formula works.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    While uneven and not as immediately seductive as David Chase's 'The Sopranos,' Ball's Six Feet Under is a daring exploration on a theme, funny to creepy to plain weird. [3 June 2001, p.E-01]
    • Denver Post
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    This series won’t change the world, or even the world of TV comedy, but it is an intriguing diversion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    We know the body convulsing on the floor of the grand foyer isn't really being electrocuted. And yet we get sucked into the suspense and the gore as the players express fear, anxiety and tearful protests against being the next to die. ABC's amalgam of drama, murder mystery, parlor game and elimination competition for money is a curious mishmash.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Scott Bakula as Capt. Jonathan Archer is not as commanding a figure as some past captains. But his inexperience suits the prequel's tone. [26 Sep 2001]
    • Denver Post
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    The first four episodes supplied to critics are engaging, but especially in the aftermath of his passing, the shadow of James Gandolfini is, sadly, everywhere.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Trump's narrative skills are as grating as his accent, but the hook is undeniable: With peeks into The Donald's penthouse, boardroom, helicopter, limo and his taste in hiring and firing, this debut has solid entertainment value. [8 Jan 2004]
    • Denver Post
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Thanks to Sedgwick, the hour is a distinguished contribution to the cop genre, delving further into a character's personal life than the "Law & Order" procedurals, and avoiding the showy visual effects that are high points of the "CSI" brand. [13 Jun 2005]
    • Denver Post
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    A good concept in need of nurturing. [20 Mar 1995]
    • Denver Post
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    For better and worse, it feels like an extended version of a "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    There seems to have been a conscious decision to add a dose of not just violence but horrific suspense and shocking violence. The first hour in particular feels like a disappointing departure. The character remains the same, even if he encounters accentuated gore and mental illness in the criminals. He even grows a bit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    The Michael J. Fox Show is not only an enjoyable TV comedy about a likeable guy in a likeable family, it’s not only a step toward wider recognition of a specific disease and of disabilities in general, it’s the return of a primetime icon after years away battling Parkinson’s.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    It has the feel of a quirky cable comedy.

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