Washington Post's Scores

For 1,028 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Murphy Brown: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Saint George: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 426
  2. Negative: 0 out of 426
426 tv reviews
  1. Bessie is a thoughtful and at times stirring example of how a film can add texture to a legendary figure.
  2. I trust completely the template laid out for The Killing by the original "Forbrydelsen" (which I've not seen) and the artistic instincts evident in the first three episodes.
  3. The show is point-blank, but somewhat brilliantly so.
  4. This plot sounds laughably bizarre, but Hit & Miss has a strikingly strong sense of pace and character.
  5. The Flag is precisely the sort of film we should be making and watching at this particular distance from the attacks.
  6. Reaper works on its own cleverly devilish level and proves one of the happier, snappier surprises of the season.
  7. Most of History of the Eagles is rich in detail and bemused reflection, perhaps because sobriety has worked wonders on some of the band members’ sense of recall. Frey, Walsh and Don Henley are wonderful storytellers.
  8. In the Flesh skillfully navigates several genres at once, all of them heavy, none of them comic.
  9. "The Practice" may not be perfect, but it certainly has a lot going for it -- including a cast that clicks instantly. [4 Mar 1997]
    • Washington Post
  10. A shipshape, neato-burrito side project that finds the right balance between hype and hyperspace.
  11. No matter how opulent this production, Mirren is never upstaged, and she is the best reason to keep watching.
  12. Sons of Anarchy may be wild fantasy and melodrama, but it is tempered by a feeling of verity.
  13. Weirdly enough, Getting On (adapted from the original BBC series) is a witheringly efficient work of satire, easily confident about the humanity and absurdity it’s trying to portray.
  14. Long story short: These girls are golden.
  15. I think the show is a fitting document for our times, good or bad. Mostly (oddly) good.
  16. A fascinating new PBS documentary.
  17. Everything feels exactly right in this drama, to an almost clinical degree, especially Julianna Margulies's tough-but-wounded portrayal of Alicia Florrick.
  18. The beady-eyed Durst is a wily but generous interview subject, but where The Jinx really succeeds is in its fantastic attention to pace and detail, particularly in reenactments that are far and away better than what we usually see on “48 Hours,” et al.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The movie is as good as the first one, with even better dancing and a story line that engages.
  19. The premiere episode is smart and tense, the TV equivalent of the book you can't put down. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Washington Post
  20. Paradise Lost 3 is perhaps the most interesting and well-made film of the trilogy
  21. A smart and funny sitcom....Heaton is splendid as Heck, with a high-profile supporting cast.
  22. I admit to being underwhelmed by some of Lilley’s previous efforts, but Ja’mie is an enjoyably sick wallow in the evil that lurks in adolescence, as well as a formidable exercise in extreme portraiture.
  23. Louie intelligently harnesses the dark cloud that follows a truly funny man everywhere he goes.
  24. All the reasons viewers first loved Getting On are here again.
  25. It still isn't quite the hugely confident, competent hit one longs for--especially considering that "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels is an executive producer--but it's high in quality, as well as in spirit.
  26. There's an interesting psychological drama to explore here, if Ironside's writers and its seasoned cast can resist the easy, repetitive lure of cop-show pro-forma.
  27. I’m immediately impressed with Lucky 7's ensemble cast and how quickly the story drew me in and hinted at some further mysteries.
  28. Trophy Wife is the only new sitcom [this fall] that clears the double hurdles of cast chemistry and story pacing in the pilot episode.
  29. Even with a lavish two-hour premiere, Terra Nova could stand to slow down and admire the world it has taken us to--Earth, 85 million years ago. Still and all, it's a dazzling debut, with a variety of compelling mysteries to get itself going.

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