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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Lori Rackl's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Orange is the New Black: Season 2
Lowest review score: 25 Guys With Kids: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 243
243 tv reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Intelligence feels more like a dumb action movie.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The pilot suffers from an identity crisis, straddling the fence between poignant comedy and eye-rolling farce.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The relationship jokes come off stale and cliched (men can't be monogamous!), and you're left feeling like you watched a raunchier--and less funny--version of "Friends."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    At least this courtroom comedy is better than “Bad Judge.”
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The pretty packaging is wrapped around a hollow mystery that’s less whodunit and more who cares?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The quality of the material doesn’t measure up to the cast’s talent level.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Their inherently compelling story is cheapened by too many gimmicks and a lack of focus, sins that the writers Hemingway and Gellhorn managed to avoid in real life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Instead of Ryan being a complex antihero with shades of gray, he’s more like a boring beige.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    When it comes to most of the rookie characters and the plot, nothing in the pilot of NYC 22 jumps out as being particularly original or interesting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    The show is packed with potential: a talented cast augmented by a deep bench of guest stars, a creator--“Doonesbury” author Garry Trudeau--well versed in political satire, and no shortage of material begging to be plucked from the real world. Despite all this, Alpha House still manages to fall flat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    If only Houdini could have waved a wand and made half of this too-long miniseries disappear.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Cats, dogs, tigers, tortoises, snakes, penguins--they're all mined for laughs in this so-so sitcom set in a New York City animal hospital.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Anger Management is a so-so sitcom peppered with equal parts funny lines and groaners.
    • 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
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    After swimming in its silliness for two hours, I can only say The River goes downhill fast.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    It sure felt a lot like the same old show to me, just with different faces.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Underneath the special effects and fairy-tale plot propeller lurks just another crime drama, and not a very good one at that.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Lori Rackl
    Bag of Bones isn't completely devoid of suspense, but it's a lot less satisfying than many other, far superior King adaptations.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    This overly ambitious series tries to do way too much and ends up doing nothing particularly well.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Lori Rackl
    But instead of filling that "AMC" slot with something fresh and new, all we get are stale leftovers.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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