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 Big Brother: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
33 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Fries
    An affable new sitcom.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Fries
    With Birds of Prey, Kalogridis has crafted a tidy concept, crossing an idol with a villain to make a new breed --- slightly naughty, definitely conflicted but with some serious kick-ass power.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Laura Fries
    Works a little too hard to be everything to everyone. However, beyond the carefully calculated diversity of the pilot lies a pleasant and heartwarming series that may bridge the generation gap at the WB. It's still a chick show, but at least Gilmore Girls could attract women well past the N' Sync phase. [4 Oct 2000, p.7]
    • Variety
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Fries
    It all makes for an intriguing setup that doesn't quite gel, even by the end of the third episode.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Fries
    More like great water-cooler gossip than actual true-crime material, the self-deprecating humor helps but doesn't exactly distinguish the series from other examples of this genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Laura Fries
    Viewers looking for polished fashion and couture really won't find much here...On the plus side, judges Cynthia Rowley, Derek Blasberg and James LaForce are far more likable and approachable than most TV experts.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Laura Fries
    But more often than not CSI isn't sure if it's trying to be intellectual or just sensational. John M. Keane's heavy-handed music, inversely proportional to the events onscreen, doesn't help. Subsequent episodes would do better to pull back on attention-grabbing stunts in favor of the mystery and drama that lies at the core of this premise. [4 Oct 2000, p.2]
    • Variety
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Laura Fries
    Besides a few screwball scenes and hints at a possible pairing a la "Romancing the Stone" between Danny and moony-eyed romance novelist Kate Providence (Christine Lakin), the rest feels rather ridiculous.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Laura Fries
    Sticking absurdly close to the same formula as the original, down to the opening theme and the filming style, the new version lacks that same sense of wonder and awe that Beverly Hills decadence and excesses once held over viewers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Laura Fries
    Airing on consecutive weekends, the third and fourth installments, like many a sequel, reinforce the law of diminishing returns.... As the self-proclaimed demon spawn, Cook appears to relish the role, making a good case for villain of the year. Other performances are so wooden it’s no wonder purging fires are a recurring theme.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Laura Fries
    As a director, Nigel Lythgoe works the judge's reaction shots, often forgetting wallflowers enjoy watching the dancers, not other wallflowers. [22 Jul 2005]
    • Variety

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