John Leonard

John Leonard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 67% of the time.

Publications:
New York Magazine/Vulture
Total Reviews:
33

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Showing 1 - 33 of 33
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
90% Angels in America: Season 1 (TV, 2003) " Kushner may make poetry and he may make jokes, but he is also making points: There's no stopping the fast-forward of modernity, no turning back, and no one to wait for. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 22, 2014
100% The Wire: Season 5 (TV, 2008) " It is as if, in a guilty fever, we dreamt up our own worst punishments-stories of the sort Joan Didion used to tell us about the princess caged in the consulate and the man with the candy leading the children into the sea. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 4, 2014
46% The Comeback: Season 1 (TV, 2005) " What kind of reality is this supposed to be-some shunning ceremony among Amazon Indians in the fevered imagination of Claude Lévi-Strauss? " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 29, 2014
95% Veronica Mars: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) " Veronica succeeds, from Mars. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 23, 2014
71% Weeds: Season 1 (TV, 2005) " Weeds moves steadily toward the daunting and ambiguous, where laughter in the dark is a gag reflex. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 11, 2013
—— Arrested Development: Season 2 (TV, 2004-2005) " Arrested Development looks even better this fall, against an even more contemptible lineup of reality dreck. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 16, 2013
89% Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) " Pirates is a hoot." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2013
80% Grey's Anatomy: Season 6 (TV, 2009-2010) " I am at least convinced that nerve-racked Meredith and her buddy band of handsome cutups have a higher calling than liposuction, insurance fraud, grandstanding, and golf. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 10, 2009
7% Crash: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) " It's possible that Crash will end up saying something interesting about racism, cops, housewives, or Los Angeles. But I doubt it. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 17, 2008
59% The Mentalist: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) " As the setup for a TV show, this is no more ridiculous than Profiler and at least as likely as Patricia Arquette. And so far, so-so. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 23, 2008
82% Fringe: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) " If only because it brings Blair Brown back to series television, Fringe deserves a huge huzzah. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 9, 2008
56% True Blood: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " Generally witty, always absorbing, and invariably violent. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 7, 2008
76% Recount (2008) " A splendid cast mostly just sits around watching the bad news on television, dutiful to the letter of Danny Strong's conscientious script yet insufficiently roused to righteous spirit even as, before their eyes, our republic gets banana'd." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 27, 2008
54% The Tudors: Season 2 (TV, 2008) " Equally entertaining second season " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 30, 2008
78% Breaking Bad: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " Cranston's Walter is already a winner. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 20, 2008
67% Gossip Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) " Gossip Girl smells so much like teen spirit, it's no wonder Kurt Cobain checked out. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2007
63% Californication: Season 1 (TV, 2007) " He [Duchovny] delivers a tousled sort of aw-shucks Huck Finn, lighting out for erotic territories. McElhone, manages to convey the notion of adult womanhood without being either drippy or schoolmarmish about it. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 13, 2007
75% Saving Grace: Season 1 (TV, 2007) " It relies on intelligence and resourcefulness rather than divine providence. This means that half the show is safe to watch even by those of us who are agnostics about reality itself. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 23, 2007
87% Mad Men: Season 1 (TV, 2007) " This series feel like a fifties leftover, chock-full of unimportant secrets. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 19, 2007
23% Rules of Engagement: Season 1 (TV, 2007) " Spade will always come across as a hairy ashtray. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 5, 2007
50% Brothers & Sisters: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007) " One of the executive producers here is playwright Jon Robin Baitz, and TV is smarter just because he's watching it, let alone making it. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 24, 2006
91% Ugly Betty: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007) " Everybody will love Betty as much as her widowed father does. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 8, 2006
—— The Closer: Season 2 (TV, 2006) " Although we're promised plots involving money, gangs, and sexual pathology, we'll really be sitting still on Monday nights for the variations Sedgwick rings on Brenda. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 12, 2006
75% Big Love: Season 1 (TV, 2006) " But what we also get-praise the Lord and pass the remote-is hour after hour of actors as spellbinding as Sevigny. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 12, 2006
56% How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " Not so funny but genuinely touching. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2005
55% Bones: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " Deschanel knows how to look simultaneously smart and skittish, as if equally liable to bolt or trample you. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 13, 2005
40% Grey's Anatomy: Season 1 (TV, 2005) " I am at least convinced that nerve-racked Meredith and her buddy band of handsome cutups have a higher calling than liposuction, insurance fraud, grandstanding, and golf. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 11, 2005
—— Numb3rs: Season 1 (TV, 2005) " We are defenestrated by a superb cast " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 23, 2005
100% 24: Day 4 (TV, 2005) " What really distinguishes 24 from the rest of the pack is its IV feed-not of surveillance imagery and data, but of adrenaline. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 9, 2005
75% Hustle: Season 1 (TV, 2006) " Writers who are suddenly obliged to be original turn out to have actual imaginations. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 24, 2004
89% Nip/Tuck: Season 1 (TV, 2003) " As dramatic series on FX go, this isn't quite the head-smack that The Shield was, but compared to summer television on the networks, it's at least in the vicinity of St. Elsewhere, and compared to Banzai on Fox, it's The Magic Mountain. " — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2003
49% Jurassic Park III (2001) " Bad news is the only news in Jurassic Park III." — New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2002
45% Planet of the Apes (2001) New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 6, 2001
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