For 100 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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Rorke's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Olive Kitteridge
Lowest review score: 25 Disjointed: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 100
  2. Negative: 4 out of 100
100 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Although a little sluggishly paced, this miniseries, based on the eponymously titled book by J. Randy Taraborrelli, makes a decent attempt to show why Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, was never comfortable in her own skin.... Garner gives a surprisingly confident, spunky performance as the Monroe.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Even though we know this is one love story that doesn’t end well, The Beginning of Everything delivers an entertaining seduction into a fabulous, bygone world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    When Masters stops himself from punching Johnny, Sheen--who has the least showy role here--has his finest moment. The exquisite Caplan, on the other hand, is given many chances to shine, and doesn’t let any of these moments slip away.... Season 3 promises to be the show’s wildest year yet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Stephen Colbert made a rousing, late-night debut.... His jokes were hit and miss.... Colbert really hit his stride, though, during an interview with presidential candidate Jeb Bush.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Fast-paced and trenchant, Shots Fired is a cynical snapshot of the American justice system in freefall.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Allegiance takes a potentially preposterous situation and makes it provocative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    It’s a chilling look at the rise and fall of a man whose greed knew no limits and unleashed a tide of misery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Sounds pretty standard, but Lear and his producers, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, have given Machado a full-fledged role to play. She is completely believable as a middle-class mom and nurse who is not afraid to keep her kids in line.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Hannah’s finally growing up, and how she deals with the inevitable betrayals of people she placed too much trust in will provide Girls with a worthy season arc--and give the aspiring novelist inside the hipster some real material to come.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    It’s a good start for a series that’s already been renewed for a second season--and will have time to grow.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Without [Escobar] there’s a gaping hole. So allow yourself to be mesmerized and appalled at one of the most outrageous true crime dramas ever filmed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    The show’s reputation continues to attract a variety of actors you wouldn’t necessarily put in a room together. Fortunately, McGregor underplays the dual role, avoiding caricature and subtly altering his Minnesota accent to suggest Ray and Emmit have had two completely different lives.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Biel is excellent as Cora--her facial expressions resonate with tortured emotions--and she’s ably supported by Abbott as the bewildered Mason. ... The opening episode of The Sinner features lots of blood and some requisite (tame) nudity; if you can get past that, it promises an eventful ride over the next eight weeks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    While the first two episodes of Top of the Lake focus on Robin’s complicated, unfortunate past, the clues in the murder story unfold very slowly--probably too slowly for American audiences--but when they finally do, the series, directed by Jane Campion (“The Piano”), picks up some steam.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    When the jokes work, they’re hilarious.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Viewers willing to lose themselves in this rich tapestry of a bygone world will not be disappointed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    The script, by Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, is a by-the-numbers affair that offers the character’s origin story up front, introduces the villain at just the right moment, throws in the requisite unexpected complication at the three-quarter mark and saves one twist for the final moment. Yet, there are some redeeming, clever touches, primarily whenever Kara (Melissa Benoist) has a scene with Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), her obnoxious media-mogul boss.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Vinyl will leave you dancing to the music, but may leave you wondering why you should care.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    The Orange cast is still bringing the same freshness to their performances to which we’ve become accustomed. And that may be the one reason to stick with the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    More entertaining than its network stablemate “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ” Agent Carter is a lighter, welcome addition to the ranks of TV’s kick-ass women, from Kalinda Sharma on “The Good Wife” to Carrie Mathison on “Homeland.”
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    The flavor of Superior Donuts might be old-fashioned--but a baker’s dozen of the sitcom might do the trick.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Robert Rorke
    Even if we know how Manson’s story eventually ends, this is one cop show that will chart a tantalizing path to that grim conclusion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Rorke
    Scenes in the middle of the show with Samwell Tarly (John Bradley) cleaning bedpans and serving soup at the Citadel dragged. ... The show thrills when concentrating on its formidable female characters.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    When Lowe is around, AHS almost feels like a real story. In between, the show serves as an excuse to show off production designer Mark Worthington’s stunning sets and scantily clad--and unclad--male actors.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    Game of Silence is not going to win any Emmys, but the murder-mystery at the show’s center is sufficiently intriguing to make you want to see the grown-up boys vindicated.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    The glacial pacing prevents any intrigue from building. Despite these drawbacks, the lovely Naomi Watts is able to bring subtle shading (and a great American accent) to the role as Jean’s professionalism is compromised by unconscious motives. It’s too bad the writers haven’t given her better material.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    Taboo is a BBC import and the first few hours are big on atmosphere and setting, but the story is a little too plodding and murky for its own good.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Robert Rorke
    The show’s reach may exceed its grasp, but the cast succeeds in selling a farfetched premise.
    • 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.

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