For 33 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Laura Fries' Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Five
Lowest review score: 20 Survival of the Richest: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
33 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Laura Fries
    A member of the top of the class of the fall season. Offering more comedy than drama, the show is quirky, with feel-good sentiments lingering beneath clever writing. [6 Oct 2000, p.24]
    • Variety
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    This world is inhabited by every type of get-rich schemer, social pariah and general loser, but is given enough depth and emotion to draw viewers in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    Proving that lightning can and does strike twice, High School Musical 2 actually surpasses the first movie in sheer energy and verve.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    While the characters here haven't yet had the chance to become as interesting as Carrie Bradshaw and company, this great adaptation of Gigi Levangie Grazer's story should help fill the void left by "Sex and the City."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Laura Fries
    With a dream team of producers, directors, writers and stars, this is more than a message movie; it's artful storytelling at its finest, focusing on the human considerations of a disease that afflicts one in eight women.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    The series is anything but ordinary, a cosmic blend of high school angst and otherworldly intrigue.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    On the surface, the concept of Criminal Intent seems like a gimmicky way to milk some of the success from its predecessors, but in the capable hands of exec producers Wolf and Rene Balcer, who also serve as the show's head writers, it makes for taut, engaging television. This self-perpetuating franchise of cops and lawyers is hardly running out of steam. [28 Sept 2001, p.8]
    • Variety
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    As good a couple as he and Sarah Michelle Gellar made, Boreanaz was too boxed in by the "Buffy" love story. The actor, formerly tagged by some as just another pretty face, is given much more to do here and proves that he can handle the load. [4 Oct 1999, p.4]
    • Variety
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    The show not only gives its devoted fans what they love most --- continuity monitoring --- but rejuvenates a somewhat tired notion. [27 Sep 2001]
    • Variety
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    A hip-sounding and visually entertaining piece that might best be summed up as "The Odd Couple" meets the "The Brady Bunch" meets "teensomething." [28 Sept 1999, p.10]
    • Variety
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    Director Coky Giedroyc's grittier, reality-based approach to Sarah Phelps' adaptation contrasts sharply the popular and nostalgic musical account "Oliver!" Nevertheless, this version does stay true to Dickens' original intent to call attention to social evils in harsh times.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    Plenty spicy series “Soul Food” dishes up even more sex and drama than the 1997 hit movie it is based on, while retaining the look and feel that made the saga of the Joseph family so appealing on the bigscreen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    Writer-director Mike Robe does a nice job of exploring the repercussions of life choices.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    State of Mind is a smart and edgy series featuring a fresh and talented cast, solid writing, good music and a great premise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Laura Fries
    Crews quirky mannerisms don't overwhelm the plot, and the show does strikes a nice balance between whimsy and its much darker backstory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Laura Fries
    At least Danny is more heartfelt and poignant than the average sitcom.

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