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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ross Langager's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 70 Inside Men: Season 1
Lowest review score: 50 Whitechapel: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
16 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Ross Langager
    Once it gets past the cumbersome background exposition, The Finder begins to find its specific groove.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ross Langager
    The show's historical bread-and-butter is accompanied by a thin dramatic gruel, for the most part.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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