Nancy DeWolf Smith

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For 300 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Nancy DeWolf Smith's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Ray Donovan: Season 2
Lowest review score: 10 The Black Donnellys: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 300
300 tv reviews
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    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    This singing competition is like a hybrid of MTV's "Silent Library" and "Jackass." If you hated those or don't know what they are, consider yourself warned.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Writers (and co-executive producers, among others) Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen have an uneven and not 100% original touch here. But sitcom magic is difficult to make, and at least Mr. Robinson has a few tricks in its bag.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    While there's a nice ensemble cast, Mr. Samberg is meant to steal the show and he does--although not often in a good way.... But the nearly laugh-less pilot of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is like one of those SNL sketches that doesn't work but you don't mind too much because it's possible the next sketch will be hilarious.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Despite its updated gloss and cast, in fact, Raising the Bar doesn't really break a mold.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    There is some suspense here, even if it is mainly because the violence when it comes is so swift and sickening. But the show still feels slack.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Watching NBC’s Dracula isn’t always easy, and not only because its Dublin-born star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, is often compelled to speak with a cartoonish American accent.... The biggest distraction of all may be the series’ sociopolitical construct, seemingly ripped from the headlines about Occupy Wall Street, as told to climate-change zealots and written up by Dalton Trumbo.... To its credit, this one isn’t camp and doesn’t clown around.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The upside is that the first few episodes (of nine) may well draw you in, along with some wonderful performances.... If only there were more such gems in this particular crown.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It seems determined to eschew high style in favor of a flat, dark world that's appropriately grim yet also numbingly static.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The main thing in its favor is the chemical tension between its stars. That may not be enough, but it's something.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    It's a good refresher course, but not a hugely gripping one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Magic City is a little slow at getting under our figurative skin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    This film seems to want to scream, but never does, taking instead a mildly passive-aggressive approach to the objects under its microscope while following a trail of inquiry that meanders without ever arriving.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    [Why do] The husbands come across as total bums? Not just because of the way they lounge around all day moaning about how hard (sniff) it is (sniff) not to be able to provide for their family. They dress like bums, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The series might be more fun if "jobmother" Hayley Taylor didn't have to stop each time she utters a harsh truth and comfort an angry or weeping spouse.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Yes, it's all fairly formulaic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The miniseries itself never quite reaches dramatic liftoff. Could be the know-how-it-ends curse of biopics at work. Or perhaps it's because it is so difficult to spare time and emotion for a couple of punks.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    The result is ridiculous; but it's far more amusing than Hollywood Squares, which is where other formerly famous go to die.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Nothing much new here, although there's always another case for the audience to watch Laura solve.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Kings, which also serves up melodrama and mystical happenings, is far more ambitious [than Aaron Spellings' shows]. Yet it can have the effect of a real sleep potion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Although the theme of toxic corporate greed is still there, the elongating of the story into many hours and the flattening of some mysteries for clarity on television may annoy devotees of the feature film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    [The show is] so tame, in fact, that viewers may be forgiven for hoping, against their better instincts, that things get a little wilder, if not more wanton, down the road.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    There is a lot that is ridiculous here.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Amid memorable villains, Dickens always gave us someone to like and root for. It's hard to find anyone to cheer on here.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    After just one episode, I was interested enough to make a mental note to watch the final one someday, just to see who won and what the race was all about. People with more time on their hands and a tolerance for utter implausibility may choose to make the whole journey.
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    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    If only the formula didn't require the 6-foot, seven-inch Mr. Jones to hug so many sobbing thankful owners, with apparent tears in his own eyes. He's more fun when he's beastly.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Sex Box breaks no meaningful boundaries in its first two episodes. The average music video is more titillating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Ms. Hunt gets some humorous lines, and the banter between partners Callen and Hanna can make them seem like a new-age Starsky and Hutch.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Nancy DeWolf Smith
    This light-as-a-feather comedy can be fun.

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