Dorothy Rabinowitz

Dorothy Rabinowitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , Wall Street Journal
Total Reviews:
133

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
89% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Manhattan has so far-it's early-delivered no sermons about the alleged immorality of the bomb, which doesn't mean there won't be any. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 25, 2014
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " The Honorable Woman isn't the sort of series that leaves time for contemplation of its powers. Still, as it careens to its final revelation-packed chapters, it becomes clear how much all that's enthralling about this drama. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 25, 2014
93% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " Boardwalk Empire has all the makings of a triumph for HBO-the addictive kind. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 23, 2014
87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The payoff is a work powered by imaginative energy, intelligence and a skilled cast, all of it adding up to smashing entertainment. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 11, 2014
56% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Married turns out in succeeding episodes to be an increasingly sturdy comedy-drama of married life-dour, but recognizable, with strong performances from Ms. Greer and Mr. Faxon. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 11, 2014
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Bruce, in shame, hides his American identity. A sorry image, much like the rest of the eager-to-please comic self on display in the show-not the sort to induce warm laughter. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 11, 2014
91% The Sopranos: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2007) " [The] world so superbly imagined here, filled with stellar performances -- Edie Falco's above all -- is a startling one. Viewers entering it will discover for themselves, by the end of hour one, how hard a place it is to leave. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 11, 2014
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " Season 2 of Last Tango in Halifax is immeasurably richer and darker-in all the best ways-than Season 1, which is saying a great deal. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 27, 2014
69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The moments of light and wit that emerge in The Leftovers are too few to offset the pervasive grimness that Damon Lindelof and Mr. Perrotta chose for this television venture. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 27, 2014
83% The Escape Artist: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Out of these elements comes a work of spectacularly sustained tension, drama that never loses its whiff of catastrophe to come or its capacity to induce genuine terror in an audience. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 13, 2014
61% Crossbones: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " By the time the episodes [I've seen] end, a plot is thickening suspensefully, Blackbeard is exhibiting more interesting propensities, and nobody can possibly mind not being able to figure out which woman in the Commodore's court is doing what with whom. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 30, 2014
78% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " A stellar Toby Huss portrays the hard-driving Bosworth, a commanding presence. There are more than a few of these in Halt and Catch Fire, and from the available evidence an immensely seductive enterprise. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 30, 2014
41% Gang Related: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " A small excess of treacle can't do much to undermine a drama that offers, among its attributes, as rich a focus as this one does on images and other down-to-earth details of maiming, bloodletting and their consequent effects. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 21, 2014
84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) " Jack will have his work cut out for him, and audiences will be as enthralled by 24 as they have ever been, if not more, and they'll have good reason. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 2, 2014
75% 24: Live Another Day: Season 1 " Jack will have his work cut out for him, and audiences will be as enthralled by 24 as they have ever been, if not more, and they'll have good reason. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 1, 2014
25% Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Despite some madly improbable adventures in the hospital's brain-surgery unit, creator Amy Holden Jones and team have delivered a Black Box whose content is both smart and seductive. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 18, 2014
95% Call the Midwife: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " This immensely absorbing drama is worth any trouble it takes to catch up with its singular pleasures. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Apr 2, 2014
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's a strange sense of distance in the picture here of a decade not exactly in the remote past, but there's also something sweetly enticing about its portrayal of relative innocence. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Mar 21, 2014
52% Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's plenty of science, DNA hunting, medical testing, enough white coats for 10 hospital dramas. Plenty, too, of altogether engrossing entertainment. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Mar 7, 2014
65% The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " A six-part saga awash in fashionable gloom...and much of the time a compelling one in its picture of the tensions between the Van Der Veens, members of an Indian tribe, and the blue-collar Jensens, headed by Harold (Martin Henderson), a police officer. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Feb 24, 2014
97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " The new season-suspenseful as ever, more brutal in its violence, perhaps, and more expansive in its reach into history-easily upholds the standard of the first. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Feb 20, 2014
100% Friday Night Lights: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2009) " It's not often that television with a scope so novelistic -- so ambitious -- comes along, and not often, either, that it yields drama so sterling. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Feb 4, 2014
57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Mr. Cooper may not bear the slightest resemblance to the real Fleming-who was tall, with finely chiseled features-but he is nonetheless the perfect fit for the role assigned him here. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 27, 2014
81% Mitt " Given the filmmaker's unrestricted access to Mitt Romney through both presidential campaigns, Greg Whiteley's Mitt is an unsurprisingly warm portrait." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 24, 2014
56% The Assets: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Paul Rhys is thoroughly compelling as the shabby-looking Ames-bumbling, maddened by fear as he senses danger, but with a touch, still, of prim arrogance about him. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 10, 2014
84% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) " He's [McConaughey] spectacular in this role of a detective unyieldingly confident in his views of life and society-they're not sunny-and in what morality requires of him. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jan 10, 2014
65% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It's easy enough to see that Mob City has plenty up its noir sleeve, including some rich plotting. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Dec 2, 2013
—— JFK: The Smoking Gun (2014) " [The] film finds its focus in ballistics talk, much of it intriguing, and ballistics tests. Better yet, it manages to maintain a certain suspense" — Wall Street Journal
Posted Nov 1, 2013
59% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " There is no edge to Dancing on Edge, a drama sunk by its pretensions. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 21, 2013
100% Life According To Sam " The story of these efforts, which have produced promising results, is itself remarkable, though nothing in this documentary equals the portrait of the unforgettable son they produced." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2013
67% Mom: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " In a season of comedies awash in deviant parents and long-suffering children, Mom stands apart with its even distribution of pathologies. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 18, 2013
56% The Goldbergs: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Unblinking sincerity has, alas, squashed Mr. Garlin's particular form of grandeur. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 8, 2013
46% The Millers: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " This Seinfeld episode invariably comes to mind whenever a new program leaves a viewer dumbstruck by the realization that network programmers actually saw this product and put it forward anyway, one of the network's proud entries in the fall comedy lineup. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 8, 2013
89% The Paradise: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " A spectacularly entertaining enterprise. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 8, 2013
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Mr. Williams is never less than formidable in his delivery; the writing is never less than crisp and sometimes it's crisply hilarious. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 19, 2013
82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " How this works out over its many episodes isn't easy to predict, but we have, at minimum, a strong beginning-Zamani notwithstanding-one that reaches undeniably satisfying levels of menace. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 19, 2013
57% Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " [The] pilot episode ends with a cliffhanger worthy of the name-a kind that should bring audiences back lusting for more. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 19, 2013
94% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " There's little that's simple in this busy blockbuster of a series, but there's nothing mysterious about the sources of its power-a high-hearted script awash in flinty wit and two extraordinary performances. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 6, 2013
80% Silk: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Smartly written and highly entertaining-a treat, in short, and at two hours a sumptuous one. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 23, 2013
80% Glickman " Not many documentaries-not many, certainly, devoted to sports figures-can claim to bring their subjects to life so fully." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 23, 2013
90% Scott Turow's Innocent " A rare treat a bit like finding strawberries in a wintry wood." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 14, 2013
—— Ricochet " Ricochet, the second film in the TNT series, is a work of a different order-substantial, atmospheric, a lure to lovers of mystery novels, though one undermined in the end by its predictable plot contortions. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 14, 2013
100% Breaking Bad: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) " If there is a single unsatisfying element in Breaking Bad's continuing brilliance, it's the absence of any intimate sense of Walt, any feeling for what goes on in his head or heart. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 12, 2013
43% Low Winter Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " For the moment, all that is brimming here is the evidence of an ill-advised faith in the drawing power of depressive police dramas. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 12, 2013
52% Clear History (2013) " A wonderfully diverting film with Mr. David at his abrasive best." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 12, 2013
57% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) " The real entertainment?and there's plenty of that in the new Melrose Place?builds from the endlessly brewing conflicts and rivalries within that band of young hopefuls. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 12, 2013
92% Our Nixon (2013) " This highly personal view of the Nixon years is, for obvious reasons, a sad and wrenching one-a film that is nonetheless filled with spirit, humor and a bountiful sense of irony." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 26, 2013
96% The Crash Reel (2013) " In its picture of the family constellation lies all of the film's strength, all testimony to its ambition, its capacity to fascinate with a revelation, an unexpected digression from the drama's main focus." — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 12, 2013
76% Ray Donovan: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Everything about this hard-bitten and buoyant tale, larded with touches of The Sopranos, reflects its own high confidence, and it's well deserved. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 27, 2013
69% Graceland: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Government agents loll around the beach, exchanging the kind of banter for which television writers would, in a just world, be sent to some quiet place to reflect on their idiocy. " — Wall Street Journal
Posted May 30, 2013
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