For 30 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 20% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lesley Smith's Scores

Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 80 Foyle's War: Season 8
Lowest review score: 20 Chaos: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
30 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Lesley Smith
    Mob City fails to make connections between now and the repercussions of the ‘40s, say, the marginalization of democratic debate, the pathologizing of women’s agency and autonomy, and the hysterical politics of fear and insecurity in an increasingly global economy. These daunting themes remain off screen here, leaving only a series of monotonous conversations and shoot-outs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Lesley Smith
    If the premise intrigues you, watch or rewatch Blade Runner instead, and offer Almost Human the all-too-human body swerve.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Lesley Smith
    On the evidence of the first two episodes, Resurrection seems just one more twist on an American obsession with investigating what lies beneath the surfaces of rural or suburban idylls. As a device to tell the same old stories about illicit love affairs, family estrangement, hidden crimes, and the secrets parents keep from children and visa versa, the arbitrary resurrection of the dead seems pretty extreme, and, frankly, a wasted opportunity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Lesley Smith
    [Perception is an] inept, and sometimes offensive, drivel, turning serious mental illness into a chic tic and woefully underestimating the intelligence of its audience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Lesley Smith
    The show's acting offers no respite. Scenes unfold very slowly, as characters talk quickly but pause at the end of each speech, often holding a self-satisfied smirk as if listening to an inaudible laugh track.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Lesley Smith
    Ironside is an exercise in cynicism, a safety-first raid on the vaults with not a shred of respect for either the its prospective audience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Lesley Smith
    This shying away from meaty storylines typifies the longstanding weakness of Major Crimes and, to a certain extent, The Closer before it.... As the team has little to do on the job, the episode fills out the time with minor whiffs of narrative.

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