Mark Dawidziak

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For 181 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Dawidziak's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Hot Properties: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 181
181 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    It’s raucously funny in its own right and in its own way. If the first season’s remaining nine episodes are anywhere near as laugh-out-loud hilarious as tonight’s opener, Barbershop: The Series will be nothing less than Showtime’s strongest entry yet in the comedy field. [14 Aug 2005, p.J1]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Already TV's most literate and stylish horror drama, "Penny Dreadful" is adding new and intriguing elements to the ambitious structure as the third season begins.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    It's a sentimental journey, to be sure, but it never gives in to sentimentality. And while Tyson leads the way on this trip of a Lifetime, she is surrounded by co-stars adding illumination at every turn.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Director Michael Apted and writer Michelle Ashford masterfully guide you back into the Masters of Sex story, providing a beautifully textured framework for these wonderfully nuanced performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Although technically listed as a drama, make no mistake, it's one of the funniest programs on TV this season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    The show has lost none of its expert knack for building suspense and tossing surprises.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    A smart, stylish, sexy romp full of sizzling patter and clever chatter. Behind the glitz and glamour of Sin City are solid performances by Caan and his immediately likable co-stars. [22 Sept 2003, p.D7]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    This is hardly a one-character show. Ray is at the center of the movie-land maelstrom, to be sure, but everything around him is intriguing. And everything speaks to danger.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Sarcastic yet engaging, edgy yet heartfelt. [2 Oct 2001, p.E1]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    The show wins points for innovation, intelligence and solid production values. [6 Nov 2001]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Weaving the lives of these three towering Roosevelts into one triumphant 14-hour film, Burns has found another ideal prism for examining the American character and the American story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Drenched in whom-do-you-trust paranoia and dripping with suspense, "Invasion" grabs you by the throat in the opening seconds and never lets go.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Stark and disturbing, The Wire, like HBO's "Oz" and "The Sopranos," is not for those of tender sensibilities. It is often violent and vulgar. But, make no mistake, it is often brilliant. [1 June 2002, p.E6]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    This trio of tales uses plot elements from the original stories in wonderfully inventive and deliciously brilliant ways. In other words, knock the dust off of 221B Baker Street.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    It easily lives up to its advance billing as the best new show of the fall season.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    Travolta's cartoonish Shapiro is the exception, after all, and even most of the peripheral performances court favorable verdicts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    '24' seems to have smartly reinvented the intriguing formula, getting itself back on track for what could be the best season to date. [9 Jan 2005]
    • Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Dawidziak
    The marvelously textured performances and addictive narrative remain the most compelling reasons to watch Outlander.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Matching last year's blistering pace is a dizzying challenge for Netflix, but this is the team that can get them off to a flying start.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Checking in means checking out what's in store for the second season, and the tantalizing possibilities are gleaming like the surface of a highly-polished knife blade.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Mr. Selfridge has some enticing items to tempt those shopping for a quality viewing experience. At the top of this list is the gift that keeps on giving: Jeremy Piven's wonderfully textured portrayal of Harry Gordon Selfridge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    An extremely smart, wildly eccentric and very adult comedy. And if Bacon is bringing the heat, then Hahn is the aching, searching heart of this series.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Like "The X-Files," a series it resembles in both look and tone, "Threshold" is as much a horror show as it is a science-fiction program.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Murder in the First is an immediately engaging crime drama boasting a deep cast and crisp direction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    A darker shade of "Green"? Yes, at times, grim realities are made a trifle more real. Does that work? Yes, often wonderfully well.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    If some plot elements in the third season seemed forced (and they did), then Fellowes seems to have completely regained his balance in the fourth season. And that balance means expertly bouncing between the upstairs and downstairs worlds of Downton, letting the plot turns flow naturally, carrying us along joyously for the posh ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    There is a razor-sharp focus, as well as a renewed sense of purpose, in the six new episodes Netflix made available to critics in advance of the fourth-season premiere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Not all of the plots work at a high level. Still, even when things go wrong, you know the grand performances will save the Downton day. You're always in good company with this series.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Aspects of Battle Creek seem familiar, to be sure, yet it registers high on the giddy scale thanks to energetic direction, clever writing and the comic chemistry generated by Duhamel and Winters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Dawidziak
    Beneath all of the insanity, BrainDead again and again demonstrates it has a brain in its head. It's goofy-good-time stuff, all right, yet it has a point.

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