For 14 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe McGovern's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 91 The Tunnel: Season 1
Lowest review score: 50 Benders: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 tv reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Joe McGovern
    Handsomely constructed as always, the fourth and final season is cleaved between insurgent American spy Abe and traitor Benedict Arnold. [16 Jun 2017, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Joe McGovern
    [An] earnest, lightweight documentary about vitality. [2/9 Jun 2017, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Joe McGovern
    Graves is a lumpy blob of satire--witless and unadventurous in its targets. ... Nothing more than a Veep for Dummies. [Oct 14, 2016, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Joe McGovern
    The show nonetheless sails along thanks to a full tank of Billy Bob. [14 Oct 2016, p.52]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Joe McGovern
    Shows like this only click when you're having some nasty fun, and fortunately we get some from Peter Mullan as a gentlemanly baddie and The Leftovers' great Ann Dowd as a gay gangster's mama. [9 Sep 2016, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Joe McGovern
    The premise sounds vaguely familiar... But The Tunnel still delivers on its nasty twists. [17 Jun 2016, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Joe McGovern
    This unfocused three-night miniseries puts a dull Downton luster on gritty events. [22/29 Apr 2016, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Joe McGovern
    Superbly acted but severely unadventurous in scope, Confirmation plays like a milquetoast movie of the week from yesteryear.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Joe McGovern
    As the film moves past Sept. 11 and into topics like black sites, waterboarding, and drone warfare, a fascinating schism opens, exposing the existential battle being waged among the agency's own captains for the CIA's soul. [20/27 Nov 2015, p.105]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Joe McGovern
    Agent X is a silly, overly earnest espionage drama. [6 Nov 2015, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Joe McGovern
    The show stumbles with labored one-liners and too-zany situations. [2 Oct 2015, p.68]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Joe McGovern
    The series is imbued with retro cool and, similar to the winking hindsight of Mad Men, takes pleasure in mixing a complicated past with a keen sense of pop. [19 Jun 2015, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Joe McGovern
    Oyelowo now gives us an inverse performance [from his performance as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma], mesmerizing in its small, sad details and sense of anti-charisma. [29 May/5 Jun 2015, p.98]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Joe McGovern
    [While the] two-hour premiere suffers from the tempo flaw that marred the show, the pace does quicken with the introduction of the American Judas, Benedict Arnold. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.104]
    • Entertainment Weekly

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