Joanne Ostrow
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For 235 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Transparent: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 235
235 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    [A] cleverly plotted, visually absorbing tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The thrill of the chase comes through in the film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Joanne Ostrow
    The 10-episode dramatic comedy, dropping Tuesday on Amazon Prime, is romantic, funny and fresh--ripe for binge-viewing.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    A good concept in need of nurturing. [20 Mar 1995]
    • Denver Post
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    The debut is cinematically beautiful, the cast is top-notch, the story is compelling, the characters distinct, the music stirring. The question is, why now? [30 Dec 1997]
    • Denver Post
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    While the first hour is daunting, the series offers a terrific villainess who also has a knack for humor. [28 Aug 2005, p.F-03]
    • 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    A worthy new configuration - the side-splittingly sad sitcom. [2 June 2005, p.F-01]
    • Denver Post
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Frankly, the acting merits more accolades than the storylines so far.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Vegas is likely to be successful simply because, at heart, it's a CBS crime procedural with cowboy threads.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    A funny but not particularly inventive political comedy about four Republican Senators sharing a house in Washington, D.C.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    It’s goofy, but fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Joanne Ostrow
    Heavy dysfunction gets a backup laugh track, and it can turn mean. But Lorre knows how to wring dark humor from tragic circumstances.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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