Joanne Ostrow
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For 215 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joanne Ostrow's Scores

Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Corner: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Rob: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 215
215 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Executive producer Melissa Rosenberg has crafted an off-putting start to a series that may have worked better in the Netherlands.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    The yin and yang of stardom are on display here: The footage from her in concert is breathtaking. The cliches from her interviews are cringe-inducing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Both ["Killer Women" on ABC, Intelligence on CBS] feel like paint-by-numbers hours, unsatisfying offerings that are difficult to recall an hour after you've watched them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Darabont certainly proves his love of the period, of pulp fiction and of the dark and moody film technique. He's less convincing when it comes to selling a story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Carrie Underwood isn’t an actor and Stephen Moyer isn’t a singer and together they lacked chemistry as Maria and Captain Von Trapp..... The highpoint of the evening was Audra McDonald’s rendition of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and Laura Benanti as the Baroness lit up the screen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Both [Killer Women on ABC, "Intelligence" on CBS] feel like paint-by-numbers hours, unsatisfying offerings that are difficult to recall an hour after you've watched them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    The cast is stunning, the music enticing. Yet Black Sails lands too quickly on an island (shot in Cape Town) and the best parts of the spectacle--the open sea vistas and the claustrophobic shipboard scenes--run aground.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    So far, it's less funny than intriguing, a way to shake up the sitcom.... The series, the first scripted entry from Ryan Seacrest Productions, seems awfully superficial, at least in the first three episodes available for preview.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    The show is fun to watch, but only because Maslany delivers such diverse and precisely defined characters worth watching.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Both ["Undateable" and The Night Shift] are NBC series serving as spring-summer filler, adequate at what they do but not worth scheduling your life around.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Both [Undateable and "The Night Shift"] are NBC series serving as spring-summer filler, adequate at what they do but not worth scheduling your life around.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    While it's enjoyable enough watching Malkovich sneer and gloat and threaten torture, the overall adventure isn't as enticing as recent frontier/mob/dirty-cop outings.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Kind of hilarious. Kind of silly. Mostly a game of spot-the-cameo players and teasing about what moment a certain chainsaw will come in contact with certain bodies.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joanne Ostrow
    Kelsey Grammer gives his pompous-windbag act another whirl, this time opposite Martin Lawrence on the predictably old-school comedy Partners.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    The crew-cut and heavy black glasses are more memorable than the series. [13 Sep 1995]
    • Denver Post
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Plays to an older crowd with its by-the-numbers approach. [29 Sept 2003, p.F01]
    • Denver Post
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    A gross-out cartoon. Fans of "Archer" likely won't sit still for the more juvenile antics of Unsupervised.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Byrne is trapped in a mediocre effort he created with Rob Long of "Cheers" that's best forgotten.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Zero Hour wants to be as brilliant as "Lost" but, sorry to say, feels more akin to the misfire "FlashForward."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    Other than the unspooling of the ghost of policework past, Golden Boy is so formulaic as to be instantly forgettable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Joanne Ostrow
    When the programming strategy is more compelling than the drama itself, that's a bad sign. [4 Apr 2000]
    • Denver Post
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Joanne Ostrow
    The pilot only feels like it's three hours long. [17 Sept 1995, p.E01]
    • Denver Post