For 240 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Transparent: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 The Neighbors: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 240
240 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    It’s just another police procedural pretending to be something bigger, and I don’t feel all that compelled to stick around and watch this golden boy grow up.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The quality of the material doesn’t measure up to the cast’s talent level.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Intelligence feels more like a dumb action movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Spy games aren’t nearly as fun when you know who the mole is from the start. That’s the main problem with this unsuspenseful eight-part miniseries.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The series is artfully shot, superbly acted by Eva Green (“Casino Royale”) and boasts an impressive pedigree (producer Sam Mendes of “Skyfall” and “American Beauty”), but it lacks the compelling quality of the pulpy fiction that spawned its pejorative name.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Instead of Ryan being a complex antihero with shades of gray, he’s more like a boring beige.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The only buoy that may keep you holding on week-to-week is the entertaining interplay between Blackbeard and honorable spy-surgeon Tom Lowe.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The pretty packaging is wrapped around a hollow mystery that’s less whodunit and more who cares?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    This dark medical drama directed by Oscar-winner Steven Soderbergh suffers from multiple ailments, not least of which is its relentlessly grim tone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    He’s another reluctant antihero battling supernatural terrors that, with the help of some whiz-bang special effects, are all style and no substance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    If only Houdini could have waved a wand and made half of this too-long miniseries disappear.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    At least this courtroom comedy is better than “Bad Judge.”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    Aside from a few funny jokes padded between layers of groaners, there's quite a bit to hate--or at least strongly dislike--about Fox's new sitcom.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    But instead of filling that "AMC" slot with something fresh and new, all we get are stale leftovers.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    At least with the movie, the actors relayed a vulnerability that sparked occasional empathy. That pathos got lost in the transition from live action to animation.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    Much of what passes for humor in Work It is mined from the same, quickly depleted vein: men awkwardly trying to pass for women.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    After watching two episodes, I'll admit to being mildly curious about what happened to Riley's husband. But I can't bring myself to sit through more of this silliness to find out if there's a happy ending.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    With the exception of the bull-ride-gone-bad scene, Bristol's day-to-day life isn't very interesting.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    [Liz & Dick] isn't offensively bad. But it is by no means good.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    So far Deception feels like one long TV crime drama where everyone takes turns standing under a cloud of suspicion.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    This overly ambitious series tries to do way too much and ends up doing nothing particularly well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    The actresses do a good job, too. It’s just a shame they have to do it in a largely dull, predictable show where it’s impossible for them to shine, no matter how hard they clean and scrub.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    Neither pilot [Intelligence or Killer Women] left me with a desire for more.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    The addition of a misunderstood, brilliant kid belonging to a diner waitress unconvincingly played by Katharine McPhee doesn’t help.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    Since just about every character is neurotic, cartoonish or annoying, you end up rooting for them to remain dateless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    What started off last year as a promising sci-fi summer series quickly devolved into a silly mess.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Lori Rackl
    The water may not be running, but the risk of repetition sure is.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    What follows is a silly, youth-oriented CW drama packaged as a fish-out-of-water yarn.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Lori Rackl
    We're supposed to believe that there's a nice guy lurking underneath that misogynistic, bigoted shell. But just like everything that's for sale at Outdoor Man, I'm not buying it.

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