John Anderson

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For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Anderson's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 90 Orange is the New Black: Season 2
Lowest review score: 30 Empire (2015): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
23 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is not quite the train wreck one might expect.... Mostly he vents. And whether Mr. Tyson delivers the truth as advertised isn't really the question. It's whether anyone, at this point, cares very much.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    Turn can be described as both sturdy and unsteady.... Mr. Bell is a less-than-charismatic centerpiece, but he also makes emotional sense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    The nastiness of Babylon is refreshing, even while the writing fails to support either the level of acting or the atmosphere, which aspires to something far more clever than what the writers ... have delivered.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    It’s certainly entertaining and well-done but, based on the first two chapters, the viewers are going to have to swallow quite a large helping of implausible sauerkraut to attain their suspension of disbelief.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 John Anderson
    Blunt Talk is as wildly uneven as it is occasionally brilliant.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 John Anderson
    Mr. Burns has created a show that is watchable.... but the lack of any rudimentary joy among any of the characters means there’s also no one to like, not during the early episodes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 John Anderson
    At no time will the viewer feel that he or she has been transported to 1805 Russia, the drawing rooms of St. Petersburg, or the blood-soaked battlefields of the Napoleonic wars. That said, it’s not entirely a bad time. This is because directed Tom Harper and screenwriter Andrew Davies are far less interested in Tolstoy’s take on the individual’s place in the universe than they are in the who’s-sleeping-with-whom school of world literature and the more sentimental aspects of Tolstoy’s story. Neither are they much interested in subtlety.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 John Anderson
    The veracity of this series is, in the end, less important than what it says about a culture in which people blithely create online worlds on a collision course with the truth. Schadenfreude may be the lifeblood of reality television, but in "Catfish," it's fairly guilt free.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 John Anderson
    True Deetective is both underwritten and over-plotted.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 John Anderson
    That no one acts in a manner remotely plausible during Murder in the First, regarding either the law or human life, will have viewers feeling like they're just being moved through the system.

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