For 212 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Sherlock: Season 3
Lowest review score: 25 Snooki & JWOWW: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 212
212 tv reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Drew Peterson: Untouchable isn't a terrible movie. But it is the victim of a bad casting decision that put Lowe in the loafers of this puffy, inexplicably cocky and occasionally charismatic cop.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The acting is solid, the scenery is appealing and Becca's quest to find her son provides a fair bit of dramatic tension. But what's really missing is credibility.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's a unique concept [public can purchase online that night or the next day], although that's where Fashion Star's originality ends.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This female-skewing drama gets points for its actors' performances and its originality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Television shows about advertising, like most professions, are generally more compelling as fiction, not fact. That's certainly the case here.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This "Ghost"-meets-"A Gifted Man"-meets-"Grey's Anatomy" has some fun, clever and emotion-stirring moments, but they're handicapped by cheesy montages and one too many scenarios designed to remind us of the importance of having hope.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Dallas is full of implausibilities. So are a lot of soaps. But this one offers something the others don't: a nostalgic romp in a dysfunctional ranch that was a Friday night fixture on many a TV set.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's already clear, however, that the writing can be a bit corny, the action sequences a tad ridiculous and the plot prone to nit-picking.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show should focus less on catty hospital politics and more on the inherently compelling conflict of a person who has good reason to do bad things.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The show isn't revolutionary, but it is sweet and relatable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It's not ground-breaking or cutting-edge, and it's by no means the funniest show on TV. But it has the potential to get more lovable with time if viewers vote to give it a chance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Monday Mornings spends a fair bit of time probing controversial and ethically complex issues like organ donation, informed consent, health insurance and advance directives. But that, coupled with a cast of characters who don't become all that compelling after three episodes, isn't enough to elevate the series above the rest of the pack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The Brit does a toe-curling turn--almost to a fault--as a successful web designer who, when it comes to dating, crashes more often than shoddy software.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    If you’re into The Vampire Diaries (I’m not), you’ll get sucked into this sleek spinoff.
    • 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.”
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It’s sexy, pretty and fun, but don’t use it to cram for that European history exam. The show plays fast and loose with the facts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The 13-part series feels like a G-rated version of that HBO hit, without the top-notch writing and production. Even so, it’s decent, family-friendly escapism for fans of supernatural TV.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Bonnie’s panic attacks and Clyde’s crystal-ball premonitions add hokeyness to an otherwise decent drama, whose biggest crime is being stretched over two nights instead of one.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    A whole new crop of crazies populate the sophomore season, but the murder and mayhem is laced with a been-there- done-that feel.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This tale of a twisted family’s misguided quest for love and money is still creepy and atmospheric enough to make for pulpy television fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    For every great line, there’s a dud.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 50 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    It starts to feel repetitive in the second half. But a convincing Zoe Saldana Avatar keeps you vested in the outcome, and the City of Light makes an enticing backdrop for the Prince of Darkness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    Working the Engels is a decent little sitcom made more appealing by its likeable cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    The mostly intriguing premiere raises many questions, not least of which is: Will the story be too out there for a mainstream audience?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Lori Rackl
    This pleasant enough rom-com would be better if it relied less on predictable sex jokes and focused more on the fish-out-of-water angle that will ring true to anyone who’s lived abroad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    2 Broke Girls has its fair share of genuinely funny lines....But the program has plenty of eye-rollers, too.