For 72 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John Leonard's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 90 Everybody Hates Chris: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Gossip Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 72
  2. Negative: 8 out of 72
72 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    When it isn’t slamming bedroom doors in a high-rise apartment house in ostensible Manhattan (just like Mad About You except without the charm) or meeting for heavy innuendos at the corner diner (just like Seinfeld except without the writers), Rules reiterates Til Death’s take on marriage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 John Leonard
    The unnecessary reimagining from executive producer David Eick, is a lot darker than the 1976 original
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    Freddie... isn’t funny.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    I’m tempted to suggest that Eleventh Hour will only be worth watching if it acquires a sorely needed sense of humor, but maybe I’m missing some laughter in the dark.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    I don’t care whether Serena (Blake Lively) and Blair (Leighton Meester) can ever be best friends again after what happened with Blair’s boyfriend before Serena ran off to boarding school is not just because I’m an old fart.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 John Leonard
    Like Huck and Jim, or Ishmael and Queequeg, Crusoe and Friday embody the triumph of homoerotic male bonding over the steeps of race, culture, and ethnicity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 John Leonard
    San Francisco shifts shapes nicely, and there’s sufficient tension in the pilot to keep our nerves strung out, and since executive producers Kevin Falls and Alex Graves are West Wing veterans, it’s no surprise that the characters pass for adults.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 John Leonard
    Since Swingtown isn’t even peekaboo, much less dirty, I wish I could say that it’s played for laughs. But I don’t know what it’s played for.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 John Leonard
    Although not quite Northern Exposure for morons, Men in Trees makes you want to climb one, just to get out of the way of the smirks.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    All alone, Goldberg is beside himself, as if Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler struggled for possession of his soul.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 John Leonard
    This mini-series actually improves on the original 1969 Michael Crichton sci-fi non-thriller, which spent too much time in a fab lab in the desert and not enough inside the icky green virus—or outside, where the government was covering up its biological-warfare experiments.
    • New York Magazine (Vulture)
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 John Leonard
    Except for a visit to a gay bar for hip-hop, most of the action (tantrums, blubberings) occurs either in the house or a sandwich shop at the mall. This is because the unappetizing Kath & Kim is fixated in the oral stage.

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