Keith Staskiewicz

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For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Staskiewicz's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 91 Bob's Burgers: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
37 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    While the show is not yet as boundary-pushing as Chappelle's, it is funny, and that should never be taken for granted.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    They’re all well acted, wryly funny, and between 6 and 11 minutes long: the perfect dosage to leave you smiling, with no unpleasant aftereffects.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    This is one tasty meal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot is promising, with sharp dialogue, a solid supporting cast, and Kaling's appealing unapologetic protagonist. [28 Sep 2012, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Overall, it’s a whole lot of premise-setting and foundation-building, but there’s enough here to be optimistic that this will be one more tick in the Good column of movie/TV synergy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    It has sharp writing and endearing characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Oliver can get a little overbearing, as even his wife admits, just because he's always so darn earnest. But hey, in a world of Real Housewives and shirtless, brainless tandroids, thank God somebody is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Luther avoids some genre cliches--we know the killer's identity from the get-go, which sidesteps the time-stamp predictability of a Law & Order episode--but plunges headfirst into others.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    This powerful documentary about the lingering effects of military conflict makes the point that PTSD existed long before we named it.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Fishburne's gravitas helps do the Supreme Court justice...justice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    [Both first episodes are] funny enough on their own, although taken together they reveal how easily the show's formula can be read after being on the air for so long. [12 Sep 2014, p.58]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's an oddity, but the comfortable looseness makes up for the fact that it's really about nothing in particular.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    A few key tweaks to the story and Joseph Fiennes' puckish interpretation of the king's right-hand sorcerer keep the legend from getting too stale
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    A template house-party plot and goofy supporting characters end up steering it toward something more predicable. [20 Jan 2012, p.71]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    Suits follows a slick, big-time lawyer (Gabriel Macht) who hires a mnemonic genius without a law degree (Patrick J. Adams), and the rest is likely just what we can expect from every remaining episode: kinda fun, moderately enjoyable, and reassuringly unchanging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's definitely not at that level [Battlestar Galactia], but with significantly higher production values and better acting (including from T-1000 Robert Patrick) than the vast majority of Syfy ventures, it easily steps up and over a bar that's set so very, very low.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's one part silly manufactured reality drama and one part Kenneth Anger fantasia, all ruled by a Tyra-nnical Queen of Hearts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    Morgan plays two roles: a hilariously absurdist reconteur and a race-and gender-obsessed observational comic who seems to have wandered in from the mid-90s. Of course, it's the former that produces nearly all of the hour's belly laughs, but unfortunately it's the latter that spends most of the time at the mic. [12 Nov 2010, p.70]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The complicated setup, the filmic style, the attempts of a laugh track all have you expecting more than the regular relationship cliches.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot is less than the sum of its creative parts. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The expected jokes about Botox, nose jobs, and Alley's weight abound and are executed with old-school shticky competence, like a middling '90s sitcom that never was. [6 Dec 2013, p.74]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    A lot like Shark tank but without the drama or the competitive spirit. [2 Sep 2011, p.68]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    The show has a hard time staying grounded. [13 Jul 2012, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's a relatively interesting premise, but once the interrogations start, it turns silly very fast.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    There are a few chuckleworthy lines, but overall the show is aiming straight down the middle, and that's exactly where it ends up. [25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.94]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    [Mankind is] filled with overdone battle reenactments, unqualified celebrity talking heads, and slo-mo iron smelting set to electronic dance music.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot's simple conceit--avoid the dreaded office drug test--is padded with an almost endless amount of jokes involving bodily waste, genitalia, and more bodily waste. Which is fine by me, if only they didn't commit an unforgivable sin for a show about potheads: trying too hard.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    While many from the original cast, including Jon Heder, lend their voices, the film's core of discomforting weirdness has been scrapped for cartoon zaniness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Keith Staskiewicz
    Minority Report is networky to the extreme. Bland heroics, banter with all the snap of wilted celery, characters that are the sum of three adjectives and are so effortfully congenial you can practically see the studio exec’s red ink on their foreheads reading “More likable,” and, of course, that odd pro-authoritarian bent that most cop procedurals (except maybe Person of Interest) end up adopting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Keith Staskiewicz
    [An] overlong and cheesy adaptation.

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