For 243 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 25 The Neighbors: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    The unusual medical cases feel like a way of marking time until Dr. Black can once again go off her meds and turn into a sex fiend in a show that might as well be called “Fifty Shades of Grey Matter.”
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    It’s decent material to mine for laughs in a two-hour movie, but it wears thin on a weekly basis despite solid performances by the rest of the cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    This cult hit deserves mainstream success in its second season, which wastes no time diving back in to the heart-pounding action.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It’s a poor man’s “American Horror Story: Coven” but with more shrieking and less fun. On the upside, Janet Montgomery makes for an intriguing sorceress.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The show’s pace is slow in spots, but the dark humor and twisted tone make it oddly compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    The premiere lacks the gravitas of last season’s heavily symbolic opener, but it sets the stage for what promises to be a tumultuous, enticing end run.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s a cinematic story whose focus isn’t polar bears and receding glaciers.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Lori Rackl
    The sharply written, slow-paced premiere ratchets up the tension on what’s reported to be the bloodiest 10-episode season yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    Not only is it funny, it has an air of authenticity thanks to co-creator Mike Judge, who mines his previous experience as a Silicon Valley engineer for laughs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Beneath these sometimes confusing layers lurks a promising show about a relatively unexplored chapter in U.S. military history.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The personal and professional problems of the shop’s myriad employees feel tedious and redundant, but at least Jeremy Piven has toned down his bombastic performance in the titular role.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    There’s an acerbic charm to Fox’s 1991-set sitcom that elevates it above similar newcomers “Growing Up Fisher” and “The Goldbergs.”
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The man-banter humor and language in Sirens can be jarringly crass at times--an unexpected pothole hit while cruising along with these generally likable characters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    The patchwork narrative covers Chicago’s murder epidemic, gang violence, public schools crisis, sports stuff--all familiar stories. But they’re packaged in an engaging, informative way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The use of animation makes it feel even more like something you’d see in a high school science class. Special effects have come a long way since 1980, yet they manage to be less impressive in this updated version that shoots for the stars but falls short.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Bogged down by mundane subplots and generic characters, it lacks the atmosphere, tension and emotional pull that defined Sundance Channel’s recent “zombie” show, “The Returned.”
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    What the 10-episode series lacks in originality it makes up for by piling on the creepy suspense.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This thriller is a fast-paced ride through the minefields of domestic and international relations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    It’s the thinking man’s serial-killer drama, a twisted tale that never trolls for cheap scares but is plenty terrifying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    [An] insightful sketch show.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Lori Rackl
    This haunting six-episode season explores the deep divide between a parochial community and a marginalized Native American tribe.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    For every great line, there’s a dud.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s an interesting conceit rooted in real behavioral science.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Lori Rackl
    The articulate comic whose charm is deftly walking the balance beam between cool guy and geek was at his best when he was simply conversing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    An eccentric kid (Benjamin Stockham, “1600 Penn”) looking for a father figure finds one in his man-child neighbor, Will, played with the right amount of humor and heart by David Walton (“Bent”).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    This miscast, tone-deaf family sitcom fails on multiple fronts, the biggest being J.K. Simmons’ nonsensical character: a lawyer and father of two who’s managed to hide his blindness from just about everyone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Fleming’s life could have used an editor; the four-part series feels repetitive and should have been cut in half.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    Christina Ricci does a haunting turn as notorious hatchet swinger Lizzie Borden.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    A winsome opportunist (Luke Arnold), a ruthless captain (Toby Stephens) and a tough-talking tavern owner (Hannah New) are just a few of the colorful characters involved in a brutal power grab in the 18th century Bahamas.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Lori Rackl
    It’s a fun, entertaining spin on the legal procedural and an ideal showcase for Kinnear’s rakish charm.

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