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Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Mary McNamara's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% All the Way "Much of the film's draw, and pleasures, stem from watching Bryan Cranston work the character (not to mention the prosthetic nose and ears). " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 23, 2016
No Score Yet O.J.: Made in America: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Historically meticulous, thematically compelling and deeply human, O.J.: Made in America is a masterwork of scholarship, journalism and cinematic art. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 20, 2016
100% black-ish: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) "With a remarkable second season that managed such incendiary topics as the N-word, gun ownership, police brutality and religion with great humor and humanity, black-ish has joined the Lear-led pantheon of socially significant comedies. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 19, 2016
40% Rebellion: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Surely there's a better way to mark a brave if doomed rebellion than by squashing it one more time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 27, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "Though the season premiere delivers the power and pathos fans have come to expect, there is, in fact, a slight but still identifiable shift: Game of Thrones is, in more than a few moments, funny. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2016
92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "It is tense but linear, clearly framed to take full advantage of its stars' strengths and, it must be said, their cross-demographic fan base. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 19, 2016
79% Confirmation "Filled with affecting and nuanced performances, Confirmation is an upsetting film to watch, hitting far too close to the bone to feel like a period piece about a regrettable moment from which we have learned. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 18, 2016
43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Game of Silence dispenses with the depth that defines much of modern TV drama, and there is something liberating in that. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 12, 2016
81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Before you know it, 30 minutes have passed in which nothing much has happened. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 11, 2016
80% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a lot, enough to keep The Path jumping along with plot developments and metaphorical twists. None of which is as interesting as watching the various characters, main and otherwise, grapple with the benefits and requirements of faith. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 30, 2016
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Imagine the situation reversed - a show in which tourists to America were continually victimized in horrific ways - and you see the problem. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
No Score Yet Netflix Presents: The Characters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Eight young comedians were given a little over a half-hour in which to produce ... comedy. Which, in the four made available for screening, they do. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 14, 2016
40% Flaked: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Flaked... is just another exasperating exploration of stunted white male adulthood. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 14, 2016
93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even with its flaws, Underground is a significant show, and not just because it reminds us that the Declaration of Independence did not end tyranny in America, that the murderous brutality we condemn in other nations is part of our own history as well. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 9, 2016
35% Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The result overall is certainly less biblical, in the traditional sense, but it's also far from epic. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 8, 2016
90% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 9 "Celebrating all its fairy-tale confectionary without even an attempt to limit the sugar, Downton Abbey's final hour was shameless, ridiculous and absolutely glorious. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 7, 2016
60% The Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "For The Family to become the deep and nuanced character drama it clearly wants to be, everyone needs to take a breath, perhaps join a support group, and slow the heck down. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 4, 2016
No Score Yet Mom: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2016) "The beauty of Mom is that it refuses to stay in one place, even if that place is consistently delivering laughs. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 22, 2016
87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Apatow is indeed a master of his genre. As with the works of Ernest Hemingway and Ayn Rand, the tempo of and message of Love are so overwhelming, so confidently dictatorial, that it's difficult not to fall into step while watching. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 19, 2016
40% Those Who Can't: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Iit's far too familiar to be anything but exhausting. And a little bit depressing. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
100% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If Samantha Bee's game plan for Full Frontal, her new TBS late-night show that debuted Monday night, was to leave the audience wanting more, she certainly succeeded. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 10, 2016
75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) "A Ballerina's Tale is far from an exhaustive or even complete documentary, but George... captures the behind-the-scenes grit required of any great artist while also making it clear why this artist is more important than most. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 8, 2016
60% Animals.: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "For years, I've wished animals could speak, but it took only four half-hour episodes of HBO's new animated series Animals for me to pray they'd shut up. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a fine example of the new "so bad it's good" high-finance drama... It's the story of a con; the presence of Richard Dreyfuss, clearly having a terrific time doing terrible things, makes it both enjoyable and morally ambiguous. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 2, 2016
83% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "You, Me and the Apocalypse... sends a meteor across the heavens to destroy Earth and blow the narrative bar another notch or two higher. Yes, this is a show you really need to see. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 28, 2016
69% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Harry Potter meets Gossip Girl in The Magicians, Syfy's new adaptation of a Lev Grossman trilogy, and it's a good match. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
83% Beowulf: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The fact remains that sword 'n' sheepskin is now a genre, and even if you are taking it back to its roots, you have to bring something new. Creators James Dormer, Tim Haines, and Katie Newman do not. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
82% London Spy: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "When the plot and tone go wandering, as they do with exasperating regularity, London Spy rests almost entirely on the astonishing ability of its cast. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
59% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "DC's Legends of Tomorrow wears its intentions, like its future tech, on its sleeve - you're either in for the ride or you're not, no character deconstruction or cinematic analysis required. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
78% Colony: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If nothing else, Colony has provided its heroes with some pretty great backup. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 15, 2016
46% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Decter appears far more interested in Revelations than revelation, and in his rush to get to the "good stuff" he has forgotten that this kind of stuff is good only when it takes a while to get there. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 12, 2016
56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Lopez does a decent enough job - on top of the single-mom angle, Harlee also has a traumatic back story - but it's Liotta who will make or break Shades of Blue. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
41% Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The biggest lesson may be: Take this excellent cast and find a better show. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
35% Bordertown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Bud and Ernesto are each so one-dimensional that they seem caricatures not of the immigration issues but of a liberal, and very limited view, of the immigration issue. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 4, 2016
89% Downton Abbey: Series 6 (TV, 2015) "Suffice to say, Fellowes steams ahead as a quality purveyor of British confectionary. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 4, 2016
93% Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (2015 Christmas Special) "If "The Husbands of River Song" is less Christmasy than most of the previous specials, it is a splendid gift to fans nonetheless. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 30, 2015
No Score Yet Call the Midwife: Holiday Special 2015 (TV, 2015) "If this episode seems unapologetically constructed for two or three cathartic moments, well, why not? Call the Midwife is all about embracing the laughter and the tears, and it's Christmas, after all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 30, 2015
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What emerges... is a disturbing portrait of tribal politics in small-town America and a chilling reminder that the criminal justice system has many more sides than scripted television's carefully curated tales of "law and order." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 18, 2015
79% Luther: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "It's good to have you back, John. Oh, and love the suit. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Each Pfefferman wrestles with bravery, brattiness and the dangers of an overly examined life. " ‐ Winnipeg Free Press
Posted Dec 7, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "I don't know what other Christmas-celebrating TV critics want from Santa, but somewhere after world peace... I'm hoping the Netflix special "A Very Murray Christmas" will turn out to be a back-door pilot for new variety series hosted by Bill Murray. " ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 7, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "Like the holiday spirit, the Murray variety hour is something we should probably experience year 'round. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 4, 2015
79% 7 Days in Hell "It's a bright and breezy 42 minutes. Samberg is obviously having the time of his life; Harington, having shed the weight of the Wall, looks years younger, and even HBO has a new spring in its step. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "There is no American border as perilous as the one separating self-knowledge from self-absorption and, as the second season of Amazon's Transparent proves, no one charts it as fearlessly, humanely and thoroughly as Jill Soloway. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 2, 2015
80% Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Saints is... able to portray the horrific suffering of the settlers, who are beset by hunger, disease and despair both on and then off the Mayflower, while also giving voice to the actual "first" Americans. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2015
100% Spotless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unfortunately for all our already overstocked DVRs and streaming lists, it's pretty darn good. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
46% Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "A drama may not have to be dark to be good, but it does have to be, well, dramatic. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The new Netflix series Jessica Jones, which becomes available Friday, is a marvel. Legally (it's "Marvel's" Jessica Jones), creatively and, it must be said, surprisingly. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
61% Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Yes, one could watch Flesh and Bone simply for the ballet scenes, which are absolutely splendid. But be warned: You must pay for them in pole-dancing. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2015
97% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Supergirl is just great television. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 26, 2015
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