Ross Langager
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For 16 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 12% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 70% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ross Langager's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 70 Parade's End
Lowest review score: 50 Whitechapel: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    A lean moral thriller, Inside Men considers the core impulses of such justification, and draws out severe implications with considerable skill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    Even if it slips into generic tropes here and there, Whitechapel's own veneer of nicely crafted entertainment remains intact.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    Despite character-based faults and multiple narrative cul-de-sacs, [Parade’s End] does come around to revealing the consequences of maintaining public status and reputation at the cost of personal realization.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    Although the nature documentary elements are the focus, the added color of travel show features as well, as the general feeling of spontaneity (however carefully cultivated) adds a peculiar appeal to the package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    The Amazing Race is at its best when it anticipates our assumptions about other people, overturns them, and then invites all new judgments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    For these all-too-brief moments of sheer visceral exhilaration, all of the related backroom machinations, self-destructive manipulation, and blithe dishonesty of the characters seem completely justified.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Ross Langager
    Frozen Planet recycles some material from previous films from under the same umbrella (I'm pretty sure those duck-hunting wolves were in Life) as well as covering territory very well-trodden by other films.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Although it’s worth reserving judgment on the disposition and spirit of Under the Dome until we’ve seen at least a handful of episodes, it’s fair to say that the pilot embraces the material’s pulpier elements, with none of Lost’s nerdy digression or philosophical trolling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Even if it makes for far less gripping viewing in its sophomore iteration, Luther remains notable in the police drama pantheon for this stark perspective.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Walton’s Will is more jovial and goofy, a ladies’ man with at least one good and honest friend his own age in Andy. He’s also the primary reason to give NBC’s About a Boy any sort of chance to develop its formula.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Most of the time, Wipeout is quite wonderfully in touch with its unabashed silliness.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Once it gets past the cumbersome background exposition, The Finder begins to find its specific groove.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ross Langager
    Napoleon Dynamite the series forms its comedic syntax in the vernacular of those established shows [The Simpsons, Family Guy] instead of retaining the singular phrasing of Napoleon Dynamite the movie, and suffers as a result.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Ross Langager
    One needs to hone in on the performers to find reasons to stay engaged, because the plots and premises of Criminal Minds are worn thin as filaments by this point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Ross Langager
    Hawley’s film noir plot is reasonably Coen-esque in its twists and misunderstandings and character-motivated actions. But it can’t match the extremely particular style of the inimitable and unpredictable Coens, a target Hawley apparently chose for himself and misses by a country mile.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ross Langager
    The show's historical bread-and-butter is accompanied by a thin dramatic gruel, for the most part.

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