Haleigh Foutch

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For 37 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Haleigh Foutch's Scores

Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3
Lowest review score: 40 Chambers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
37 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Haleigh Foutch
    In the end, it lands somewhere between the creeping dread synonymous with the greats of J-Horror and a splatter-the-walls penchant for gore that’s more akin to something out of New French Extremity. It’s not for everyone and considering the trauma of it’s most extreme moments I’m not entirely sure who I’d recommend it to, but it’s certainly refreshing to see a franchise installment this late in the game that manages to bring something new to the table.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Haleigh Foutch
    Season 7 gets off to a bit of a rocky start with a dialogue-heavy establishing episode that’s understandably focused on set-up but frustratingly inert until its final moments. Fortunately, from those last scenes of the premiere forward, The 100 Season 7 moves at a breathless clip, infusing world-building with tense action, a firm embrace of all the exciting possibilities sci-fi storytelling has to offer, and another batch of impossible odds for Clarke and Co. to overcome.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    No small thanks to that knockout ensemble, Defending Jacob [is] absorbing for much of its run, though the compelling drama tends to come in fits, surrounded by lulls, side-tangents, and red herrings that too often seem to lead nowhere. In part, it’s obvious that’s because the material simply doesn’t fill an eight-episode run, at least not as it was adapted.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Haleigh Foutch
    There’s a giddy “while the cat’s away the mouse will play” mischievous energy, and more space than ever for Harley’s character arc and relationships to take center stage. It’s crazier than ever, relentlessly playful, funny as hell, and an absolutely delightful spin on the fan-favorite characters of Gotham City.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    While Season 3 seems to be shaping up to be a new bag that’s full of familiar tricks, you probably know if that’s your bag. And if it is, what a stunning and ambitious one at that.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    In its first four episodes, the road may feel familiar and it may be a bit slow to get where it’s going, but it’s a lovely stroll all the same.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    If you want to take a hell of a head-trip, Devs is just the ticket.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    The real surprise this season is Patti Harrison‘s deliciously dark and bizarre office assistant Ruthie, hereby dubbed Ruthie the Ruthless, a wonderfull macabre agent of chaos. The scripting is also especially sharp in Season 2, with so many wry lines you’re likely to miss some of the best jokes your first time around.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s not always as shocking or electric as the first season, but it’s more thoughtful and more twisted. On first watch I missed the pure seduction of the first season, but ultimately the new batch of episodes sat with me particularly well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    Harley Quinn is just a treat. It feels like visiting Gotham from her singularly-psycho perspective, with all the colorful action and doofy humor that entails.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    Without the time to properly investigate the pitch-black issues it’s tapping into, nor the focus on how the thrill of pulling off the big show affects the performers’ lives, Encore! never fully taps into that power, even with all its kooky charms.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    Once again, it’s a story about the light that slips through the cracks in broken hearts; this time, the light may not be quite as dazzling, but it’s absolutely still worth capturing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s compelling and immersive, promising a sci-fi/fantasy epic that will span a generational tale, filled with impressive battle scenes and a dystopian future world that’s rendered with a visually spectacular cinematic production value that gives the whole world a massive sense of scope. It’s also downright weird and goofy at times, deliciously so, sometimes bordering on campy and giddily dipping a toe right over the line in the midst of the high-concept drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    While the series initial struggles with some expository explanations and divergent subplots, it picks up steam once it finds its focus. Especially in the back half of the season, where the characters and their overlapping arcs start to come to life and the series finally veers towards some intriguing (albeit understated) sci-fi leaps to match the socio-political inventions of its alt-history.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    Living with Yourself starts with an interesting “what-if” and keeps answering that question with enough verve to keep you cracking through the episodes at a rapid clip. It’s got a twisted sense of humor and two compelling leads in Rudd and Bea, who mine the often thin material for more than its worth. But it’s hard to escape the feeling that the series could have been more, gone deeper, hit harder.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Haleigh Foutch
    Its greatest rewards are the strength of its perspective, the depth of its humanity, and the risky creative swings it takes to create an entirely new story that also feels right at home in the world of Watchmen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s a well-crafted, beautifully made season, and while the scares themselves may not measure up to the stunning genre work in Season 1, Infamy firmly establishes The Terror as a worthy anthology rooted in the terrors of the human condition, capable of evolving into as many horrors as the human mind can hold.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s a rough show that intends to slap the audience around a little along with its characters. I suspect that’s part of the point, though I can’t say Euphoria has necessarily earned its indulgences in the first four episodes, it certainly makes the most of them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Haleigh Foutch
    a wonderfully weird and inventive show that inspires exactly that kind of thought at least once an episode, embracing bizarre characters, off-kilter humor, and a heady dose of magical realism where the impossible can, and often does, happen. It’s also hilarious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    Electric with snappy dialogue, visual splendor, and genuinely remarkable performances, Big Little Lies Season 2 is still the sensual, gripping high-camp that we all fell in love with, but a bit older and wiser. It’s slower and quieter, which means it might not capture the water cooler conversationalist and online theorists with the obsessive fervor surrounding the first season, but it also rewards patience with a doubled-down commitment to character drama, complex portraits of female friendship, and often profound meditations on what it means to survive trauma.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    It may not be on the level of classic Black Mirror and the mirror may not show us as much as it used to, but it’s still a fine place to look for digital-era self-reflection. Just don’t expect this run of episodes to break your brain.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    NOS4A2 will put you on a magical road, brimming with possibilities for terror and wonder, but takes so many detours into dull territory, you’re left with the impression you’re going nowhere at all. But if it ever figures out where it’s going, there’s plenty of gas left in the tank.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    Is The Society a show about sort-of whiny privileged kids in an overfamiliar YA set up? Yes. Absolutely, there’s no denying that. But it’s a pretty damn good one, and the growing pains in the first season only make me excited to see where The Society will take us in the future.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Haleigh Foutch
    The best of Chambers would have been better served by traditional feature film structure, or even a less traditional episodic structure (Netflix’s Ghoul did well with a tight three-episode run last year,) but as it is, the series worst elements threaten to drown out the promise of the concept and the strengths of its cast with redundant scares and painfully protracted pacing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s the perfect balance of heart and humor, with some actual bleeding human hearts on display for good measure, Santa Clarita Diet remains the benchmark of comedy horror on TV right now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    The OA has always been a show that asks you to surrender, to leave the door open, and Season 2 makes even bigger, bolder asks of its audience. But this time it feels worth it. And it turns out, if you were one of the viewers who believed, who left that door open for The OA all these years, you might have welcomed some bonafide, baffling magic into your home.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    What We Do in the Shadows has all the right pieces to become another mockumentary great. It nails the tone of the film, mining incredible comedy from the meeting of the supernatural and the banal, delivering one quotable one-liner after the next, and genuinely surprising with its darker gags.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Haleigh Foutch
    Now Apocalypse is best when it’s fun and breezy (and yes, very very sexy), though it doesn’t cut as deep or feel as consistent as some of Araki’s most enduring films, it’s also a lighter, easier watch than some of his more provocative outings.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Haleigh Foutch
    It’s pure binge-watching magic; a show that’s not only expertly designed to compel viewers to the next episode but invests just as much in the integrity of story and character.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Haleigh Foutch
    The Punisher Season 2 is a lot of fun — really violent, excessive fun. Your mileage may vary. But there’s also no denying that this time around, The Punisher has swapped bullets for brains, leaning into easy entertainment over meaningful narrative.

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