Isaac Feldberg

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For 76 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Isaac Feldberg 's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Atlanta: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Fuller House: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 76
  2. Negative: 10 out of 76
76 tv reviews
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    • 70 Isaac Feldberg
    [“Wu Assassins”] isn’t reinventing the wheel. But it does effectively showcase lead Iko Uwais. ... “Wu” coasts on the same, all-important rule of cool every Hollywood action franchise save the “John Wick” movies (with whom this series shares actor Mark Dacasos) seems to have forgotten.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Isaac Feldberg
    May be one of Netflix’s weirdest decisions yet. But this 45-minute special will likely be welcomed with open arms by fans of the show, which blended anti-capitalist messaging with loopily surreal animation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    “The Terror: Infamy” takes great pains to depict the full horror of internment, including the psychological toll it took on detainees. ... “Infamy” is thematically rich beyond that, especially in how it navigates the old ways, the new, and the messy realities in which they collide. The struggle between assimilating and honoring one’s cultural history is painful and knotted for many immigrants, and it’s given room to breathe here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    The documentary is forthright about aiming to defend Meek. And it’s impressively clear-eyed about the bigger picture: how disproportionately the criminal justice system penalizes young black men who, like Meek, become ensnared in a vicious arrest-prison-probation cycle and, unlike him, lack the considerable resources required to break free.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Isaac Feldberg
    After a fitfully frightening start, the series falls into a kind of narrative catatonia benefiting none of the actors, even pros like Goldwyn and Thurman. ... The show’s sluggish pace often dilutes its sense of dread. The ingredients are there for a loopy body-horror freakout, but this series’ pulse stays damnably faint, even when it should be sending yours through the roof.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Isaac Feldberg
    Four episodes in, the season’s still in cruise control, taking its time to build mood and character in ways a lesser show might deem unneccessary but that continue to make Mr. Mercedes one of the most sturdily constructed thrillers on television. ... Still one of television’s darker, most compelling rides.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Isaac Feldberg
    At its core, this is a show sweetly more concerned with reaffirming the power lovers draw from one another than watching the world tear them apart in dramatic fashion. And even if what plot surrounds it is ultimately too shapeless to make you crave the too-eagerly teed-up second season, that’s an aim too refreshingly earnest not to embrace.
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    • 58 Isaac Feldberg
    For a while, it smacks of an admittedly less optimistic version of Mirror‘s “San Junipero,” these two repressed young women finding a much-needed release in one another that’s terabytes more intoxicating that anything Azana could render. But somewhere around the fourth hour of its 6-episode first season, the show becomes something markedly different and far less interesting: a tech-thriller overflowing with bugs it can’t patch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Isaac Feldberg
    Judging from the season’s scattershot execution, Brooker fares better charting new directions than he does falling into old habits.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Isaac Feldberg
    Not a tone-deaf disaster on the scale of “Iron Fist,” nor a triumph of complex characterization and cultural commentary like “Jessica Jones,” “The Defenders” is ultimately adequate, treating each of the shows that preceded it like squeezed-out dollops on a painter’s palette to be applied selectively to an otherwise blank canvas.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    Mr. Mercedes is premium-unleaded nightmare fuel right out of the gate, without even a touch of the strange or supernatural.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    It all builds to a visually and narratively thrilling finale that, with stakes that feel sky-high, reflects just how excellent the series is, right out of the gate and throughout its length, at investing viewers in its world.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Isaac Feldberg
    Pacific Heat refuses to give its characters any breathing room, instead overstuffing each episode with an overabundance of zingers and ultimately pointless gags.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Isaac Feldberg
    In its third season, which reflects its new home’s disdain for modesty with much longer episodes and its most extended season yet, there’s less consistency than in past outings but a more prominently demonstrated desire to swing for the fences.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Isaac Feldberg
    That B-plot is where Designated Survivor has the potential to adhere most stringently to formula, with Wells chasing down leads and interrogating suspects Bauer-style in order to prevent further chaos, but even that traditional side of the series is deftly introduced. Ideally, it will remain in the background; Sutherland is where the show soars.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    Though endlessly inventive and consistently funny at this early stage, the series is flying by the seat of its pants, ending episodes on unexpected cliffhangers and distributing fresh information about its setting at an ostensibly unsustainable rate. If it’s able to maintain its sprightly attitude and enthusiastic momentum, however, NBC could be looking at a new golden goose.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Isaac Feldberg
    The whole thing is staged in a strange and somewhat discombobulating manner--with act breaks that carry a logo and the name “My Roanoake Nightmare,” the season feels like a reality show. ... This one, on the other hand, has the potential to excel as something American Horror Story has never been: a simple scary story, an old campfire tale delivered in a modern manner but still loyal to the more clear-eyed, heart-in-mouth horror of the unknown.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Isaac Feldberg
    StartUp takes its three leads--along with Martin Freeman’s morally compromised FBI agent, whose hunt for the missing money is fueled by personal greed more than professional determination--and strands them in a swamp of sweaty sex scenes (there are three in the first third of the premiere alone) and unnecessary, over-the-top action set-pieces.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Isaac Feldberg
    Atlanta is one of the year’s best, and it is like nothing else on television, maybe ever. Imagine a series with the ambition and charge of The Wire, the reflective gallows comedy of Louie, and Glover’s unique brand of subtle brilliance--and then you’ll be getting close to having some sense of where Atlanta seems to be heading. It’s a series you can’t afford to miss.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Isaac Feldberg
    Still very much the thrill-a-minute lovechild of a macabre master and a novelist with a pronounced knack for the nasty, The Strain remains a juicy, pulpy, often delectable piece of summer programming in season 3.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    What makes this series sing above all else is its vivid and frequent grasp of the verve and vigor that drives its characters forward, that feeling of sacred, magical significance that thrills and fuels every budding artist and has the power to bring a particular wonder into lives of those without knowledge that it even exists.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    Director Greg Whiteley emphasizing moments of gridiron glory at the expense of diving deeper into the psychology of the athletes. And though that feels like a missed opportunity, it can’t be said that he doesn’t know his audience. For those with a love of the game, this peek inside a premier small college program is a stimulating, singular all-access pass.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Isaac Feldberg
    The kind of nasty, mean-spirited, generically offensive comedy that we just don’t need more of in 2016.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Isaac Feldberg
    Though Vento is the standout, consistently holding the screen and drawing the audience into Joe’s head throughout a compelling yet largely nonverbal performance, all of the cast are aces. It’s their grounded, believable chemistry that keeps The A Word from sliding into silly, saccharine territory. But what’s most impressive about the drama is its attention to detail.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Isaac Feldberg
    HBO's next great drama has arrived; The Night Of is a relentlessly dark and devastating look at the U.S. criminal justice system that feels eerily tailored to our consummately conflicted, painfully divided times.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Isaac Feldberg
    Roadies could level out as it continues through its first season, learning to balance its more mawkish, sentimental aspects with its clear dedication to music as art and the people who work to preserve its purity. But in its current state, the show is a lumpy, bumpy ride, one that will wholly appeal to those who ever Crowe’s most cloying works but only intermittently cast a spell over everyone else.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Isaac Feldberg
    The series’ scope has never been broader, nor its ambition more apparent.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Isaac Feldberg
    Animal Kingdom has a lot going for it, and its adrenaline-junkie characters benefit from not being weighed down by more dramatic darkness than they warrant. In particular, it’s a joy to watch Barkin sink her teeth into a role as juicy as Smurf.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Isaac Feldberg
    Terrifying and transfixing, Outcast is a horror fan's dream come true, packed with chills and thrills that only serve to accentuate the surprising potency of its dramatic vision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Isaac Feldberg
    Indispensable, infuriating, and inspiring, Roots masterfully finds the hope and humanity in its heartbreaking, harrowing depiction of slavery, and in doing so provides an update worthy of the original.

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