For 14 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 21% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mark Feeney's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 90 The Vietnam War
Lowest review score: 50 Mitt
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 tv reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Mark Feeney
    "Be prepared to weep." Those words also apply to the experience of watching these 18 hours. That is no small tribute to Burns and Novick--and a reminder of how much the war remains with us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Feeney
    These lives are familiar to us the way that folk tales are, which is to say that no matter how well we already know them they remain vivid and exciting and moving when told well, as they are here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Feeney
    The series presents an often-engrossing look at a unique cultural moment in America, when high-mindedness was in the saddle yet lawlessness was never so pervasive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Feeney
    Familiarity makes the story no less gripping.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Feeney
    As a filmmaker, Burns brings to bear a special vividness of scrutiny. No matter how familiar the material, he makes it seem as though he's discovering it afresh--so the viewer feels that way, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Mark Feeney
    The Ghost Army can feel a bit padded at times. Like one of those rubber tanks, it’s not as imposing as it seems. But also like those tanks, it’s memorable and not quite like anything else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Mark Feeney
    Burns and Novick know that what happens on the field makes baseball interesting--and what happens in the hearts and minds of its followers is what makes it great. That mingling of action and ardor (technical expertise, too) is what makes The Tenth Inning such fine viewing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Feeney
    A larger shortcoming of the documentary is that it shows Nixon in an almost unrelievedly unflattering light. His presidency had substantial achievements to go with the failures and fiascoes, and he was a far more complex man than the relentlessly grim bozo seen and heard here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Mark Feeney
    Pretty good, yes; but great, no--or at least not great in that Sunday-night way HBO has led people to take for granted.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Feeney
    The documentary has its flaws: the flashiness of the editing, an overly insistent score, the sheer annoyingness of many of the talking heads.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Feeney
    As it is, Kennedy buffs will enjoy Ethel enormously. Others likely will think it's about half an hour too long.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Mark Feeney
    Mitt, Greg Whiteley’s fly-on-the-wall documentary about Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns, is always interesting (how could it not be, with the remarkable degree of access the candidate gave the filmmaker?) but never really involving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mark Feeney
    41 is less an example of close and personal than up-close and fawning.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Mark Feeney
    It's not as if Kidman or Owen looks old, exactly. Still, the basic dynamic is a bit out-of-kilter. A lot of the early scenes don't make much sense if the Gellhorn we see is so clearly a mature, experienced woman.

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