For 24 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Rorke's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Downton Abbey: Season 4
Lowest review score: 30 Hostages: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Robert Rorke
    One of the many excellent things about Downton Abbey is the variety of rich female characters creator Fellowes has fashioned.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Robert Rorke
    This is a 12-week 24, so loyal fans can expect twice the action in half the time. You won’t want to miss a minute.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Robert Rorke
    With her pitiless, clear-eyed gaze, McDormand is a marvel as Olive, capturing not only the character’s indomitable spirit but her fears as Olive’s world begins to crumble.... The film, directed by Lisa Chodolenko, recalls those ’70s films like “A Woman Under the Influence” and “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” that weren’t afraid to take the full measure of a woman’s life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Rorke
    The third-season premiere [of] Homeland delivers a strong episode that repairs much of the damage done last season to this excellent show.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Rorke
    The contrast between the laid-back romanticism of the West Coast and the formality of New York is palpable in scene after scene.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Rorke
    Orange Is the New Black is a cultural phenomenon and worthy crowd-pleaser--and is the one series everyone should watch this summer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Robert Rorke
    The Affair is told from two points of view, Noah’s and then Alison’s, and memory being the imperfect mechanism that it is, their versions of the story don’t match, in tantalizing ways.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    When the jokes work, they’re hilarious.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    [Lange and Bates] are the only reason to watch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Rhys Meyers already has his fans, but he’s likely to win over skeptics as this new Dracula makes a seduction out of death.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    We already know things are going to go wrong; it’s just a tantalizing question of when and how.... In a TV season where some seriously lazy casting is hindering the new shows, [Hannah Ware is] a breath of fresh air: she’s subtle, assured and has an ethereal allure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Drug cartels, a room of shrink-wrapped bills (worth $60 million), body bags and buckets of blood are just some of the intriguing elements in this uniquely Mexican-American drama, where the layers of corruption on both sides of the border seem impenetrable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    [An] intensive and exhaustive new documentary series by Ken Burns bowing Sunday night on PBS.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    The Middle East of Gordon’s Tyrant is as explosive as on “24” and “Homeland,” but he’s much better at letting the special effects guys manufacture the blasts than he is at creating those moments with his characters.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    Like a lot of junk food, Sharknado might taste good while you’re eating it--but even with Cheetos you have to know when to take your hand out of the bowl.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    Maybe Legends will get better, but if TNT expects Bean to carry this show, they’re going to have to give him better villains and better back-up support.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    How to Get Away with Murder is no “Good Wife” in the sophistication (or writing) departments, and when key turning points in the case involve witnesses who are color blind, you just want to Skype with Jessica Fletcher from “Murder, She Wrote” to wrap this one up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    If the writers can stop laying it on so thick, maybe Walsh will find her way into the role and Bad Judge will have a better shot at entertaining and shocking us.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    If you’re not already a fan of the story, Constantine has some kinks to iron out before the unenlightened will willingly follow this master of the dark arts.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    The Red Tent would have benefited from more subtlety--hardly Lifetime’s stock-in-trade. Still, it is a major step up from the network’s usual fare of films.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Rorke
    History fans will scoff at this rendition of a famous story and the target audience won’t give a royal tweet about it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Rorke
    [Octavia Spencer is] cast as the one-note, wise-cracking Nurse Jackson--who works alongside Dr. Jack McAndrew (David Annable)--her talents are largely wasted in a role that’s seriously underwritten.... The feelgood message of this show is so relentlessly upbeat--like the music that nearly drowns out every scene.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Rorke
    Television has a rich tradition of wacky wife/reasonable husband comedies, from “I Love Lucy” to more contemporary examples such as “Will & Grace” (a platonic rom-com) “Dharma & Greg” to the relationship between Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and Jay (Ed O’Neill) on “Modern Family.” Sorry to say, Marry Me is not yet in this company.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Rorke
    Ain’t much [Collette] can’t do, so when she temporarily foils Carlisle, we have a pretty good idea who’s going to keep the tables turned on this show.

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