Keith Staskiewicz

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For 36 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Keith Staskiewicz's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 91 Key & Peele: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Justice for Natalee Holloway
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
36 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    While the show is not yet as boundary-pushing as Chappelle's, it is funny, and that should never be taken for granted.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    They’re all well acted, wryly funny, and between 6 and 11 minutes long: the perfect dosage to leave you smiling, with no unpleasant aftereffects.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Keith Staskiewicz
    This is one tasty meal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot is promising, with sharp dialogue, a solid supporting cast, and Kaling's appealing unapologetic protagonist. [28 Sep 2012, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Overall, it’s a whole lot of premise-setting and foundation-building, but there’s enough here to be optimistic that this will be one more tick in the Good column of movie/TV synergy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    It has sharp writing and endearing characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Oliver can get a little overbearing, as even his wife admits, just because he's always so darn earnest. But hey, in a world of Real Housewives and shirtless, brainless tandroids, thank God somebody is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Luther avoids some genre cliches--we know the killer's identity from the get-go, which sidesteps the time-stamp predictability of a Law & Order episode--but plunges headfirst into others.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    This powerful documentary about the lingering effects of military conflict makes the point that PTSD existed long before we named it.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Keith Staskiewicz
    Fishburne's gravitas helps do the Supreme Court justice...justice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    [Both first episodes are] funny enough on their own, although taken together they reveal how easily the show's formula can be read after being on the air for so long. [12 Sep 2014, p.58]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's an oddity, but the comfortable looseness makes up for the fact that it's really about nothing in particular.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Keith Staskiewicz
    A few key tweaks to the story and Joseph Fiennes' puckish interpretation of the king's right-hand sorcerer keep the legend from getting too stale
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    A template house-party plot and goofy supporting characters end up steering it toward something more predicable. [20 Jan 2012, p.71]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    Suits follows a slick, big-time lawyer (Gabriel Macht) who hires a mnemonic genius without a law degree (Patrick J. Adams), and the rest is likely just what we can expect from every remaining episode: kinda fun, moderately enjoyable, and reassuringly unchanging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's definitely not at that level [Battlestar Galactia], but with significantly higher production values and better acting (including from T-1000 Robert Patrick) than the vast majority of Syfy ventures, it easily steps up and over a bar that's set so very, very low.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's one part silly manufactured reality drama and one part Kenneth Anger fantasia, all ruled by a Tyra-nnical Queen of Hearts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    Morgan plays two roles: a hilariously absurdist reconteur and a race-and gender-obsessed observational comic who seems to have wandered in from the mid-90s. Of course, it's the former that produces nearly all of the hour's belly laughs, but unfortunately it's the latter that spends most of the time at the mic. [12 Nov 2010, p.70]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The complicated setup, the filmic style, the attempts of a laugh track all have you expecting more than the regular relationship cliches.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot is less than the sum of its creative parts. [17 Jan 2014, p.61]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    The expected jokes about Botox, nose jobs, and Alley's weight abound and are executed with old-school shticky competence, like a middling '90s sitcom that never was. [6 Dec 2013, p.74]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Keith Staskiewicz
    A lot like Shark tank but without the drama or the competitive spirit. [2 Sep 2011, p.68]
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    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    The show has a hard time staying grounded. [13 Jul 2012, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    It's a relatively interesting premise, but once the interrogations start, it turns silly very fast.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    There are a few chuckleworthy lines, but overall the show is aiming straight down the middle, and that's exactly where it ends up. [25 Oct/1 Nov 2013, p.94]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    [Mankind is] filled with overdone battle reenactments, unqualified celebrity talking heads, and slo-mo iron smelting set to electronic dance music.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    The pilot's simple conceit--avoid the dreaded office drug test--is padded with an almost endless amount of jokes involving bodily waste, genitalia, and more bodily waste. Which is fine by me, if only they didn't commit an unforgivable sin for a show about potheads: trying too hard.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Keith Staskiewicz
    While many from the original cast, including Jon Heder, lend their voices, the film's core of discomforting weirdness has been scrapped for cartoon zaniness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Keith Staskiewicz
    [An] overlong and cheesy adaptation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Keith Staskiewicz
    Male characters are incompetent but lovable, and their wives nagging but wise, as if both groups had been snatched straight out of ads for beer and yogurt, respectively.