Michael Starr

Michael Starr

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

Michael Starr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Post

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There are a few laugh-out-loud moments here, but that's not the intent; "The Comedians" is more an (embellished) character study of its two protagonists, spiced with the requisite zingers about Hollywood's phoniness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Sunday's premiere episode moves along at a brisk clip, with moody cinematography that somehow makes the bright New Mexico sunlight seem like stormy foreboding -- lifted by Odenkirk's confident performance and Jimmy's snappy dialogue. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 6, 2015
25% Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The standard-sitcom format of Partners, with its forced laugh track and cookie-cutter supporting players makes it difficult to really invest too much time in the Partners premise. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2014
2.5/4 41% Working the Engels: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "So take it for what it's worth - an amiable, time-passing place holder until the fall season kicks in. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 7, 2014
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Taxi Brooklyn isn't a game-changer, but it's a well-written, solid summer offering that's worth checking out. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 11, 2014
25% Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The series gets off to an absorbing start, complete with solid character development and an interesting twist. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2014
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Better Lives lacks the ensemble chemistry and clever writing of HIMYM, and seems content to rely on a non-stop barrage of sophomoric sex jokes and double entendres. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/4 68% Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I'm not saying Surviving Jack has re-invented the sitcom, but give this one a chance. It's got a big heart. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I just can't shake the feeling that I've seen it all before - and that The 100 is another piece of The CW's generic series puzzle. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Cookie-cutter and one-dimensional - with thinly written characters and, most notably, a hyperactive laugh track that's really grating. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2.5/4 36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[It] has potential, and Simmons tackles his role with good-natured authority, without descending into glibness. Definitely worth sampling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
4/4 85% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "The show's writing, breathless pacing and even its clever use of graphics (visually superimposing phone text messages onto particular scenes) stands head-and-shoulders above most of its TV brethren. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "All in all, Star-Crossed tries hard to differentiate itself, at least in its plotline, from its network stablemates. And in the CW's world of homogenized TV, that's enough of a reason to applaud the effort. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 3, 2014
3/4 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The performances here are all good, and the chemistry between Cooper and his lovers is palpable. Good fun, and highly recommended. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 29, 2014
2.5/4 43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) "Lizzie comes across more as a whiny, moody teen than a psychotic murderess, and Ricci is much-too-attractive to play the dowdy, crazy-eyed Lizzie familiar from those faded black-and-white photos (just sayin'). " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/4 81% The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Succeeds on almost every satiric level in lampooning those bloated, overwrought '70s miniseries ("Rich Man, Poor Man") that people of a certain age will remember with some nostalgic fondness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 9, 2014
2.5/4 85% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I kept waiting for that edge-of-your-seat "ahh" moment, which never arrived. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 8, 2014
86% Enlisted: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "While Enlisted isn't as one-note awful as I expected (given its January premiere), it's not great comedy, either - but offers up just enough to be sandwiched between those two extremes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 2, 2014
2.5/4 61% Bonnie & Clyde: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The performances here are fine. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
66% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "What Mob City lacks is a sense of atmosphere that can't be created simply through snappy lines of dialogue. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 3, 2013
92% The Challenger Disaster "It's both a learning experience and an emotional reminder of what can go wrong in that gray area separating man and machine. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 18, 2013
2/4 72% Alpha House: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "But once you get past that novelty, there's not much differentiating this mediocre show from anything you can see on one of the broadcast networks. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 14, 2013
61% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "If only the show's pacing matched its zippy musical score. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 21, 2013
59% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "Good family fun. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 9, 2013
2/4 45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "It offers little in the way of thrills, suspense or drama. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3/4 22% Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "There are actors who appear on TV - and then there are actors who were made for TV. Add Sean Hayes to that rarefied latter group. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 3, 2013
14% Ironside: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "I'm not quite sure why anyone felt the need to revive Ironside. While the original did run for nine successful seasons... it otherwise didn't have the same pop-culture, baby-boomer impact of other revived shows (Charlie's Angels and Knight Rider) " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 2, 2013
70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "I'd call the show "middle-of-the-road" funny, with a few good laughs. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 26, 2013
52% Back in the Game: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Caan and Lawson have comfortable on-screen chemistry - which makes their back-and-forth banter more believable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 25, 2013
3/5 82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "He's [James Spader] magnetic, chewing on the scenery so much that you can't look away from him. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 19, 2013
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "It's troubling to see an actor of Braugher's stature waste his time, and his talent, in such a dumb show. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 17, 2013
2.5/4 31% Perception: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "The genre is getting a bit moldy around the edges - and Perception doesn't add much to the tired mix. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 9, 2012
2.5/4 81% Awake: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "My first reaction after watching the first two episodes of Awake was to think, OK, great premise - but now what? " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 1, 2012
3/4 83% Rizzoli & Isles: Season 2 (TV, 2011) "Chances are you'll savor its menu of smart repartee, offset by a dash of drama and some good, old-fashioned episodic TV pacing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 11, 2011
2.5/4 40% Combat Hospital: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Combat Hospital doesn't gloss over the ugliness of war but neither does it take a political stance. And that's refreshing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 21, 2011
3/4 No Score Yet Eastbound & Down: Season 2 (TV, 2010) "I may be a season late to the Eastbound and Down party - but I'm glad I accepted the invitation to join this show's funky second-season journey. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 27, 2010
2/4 32% Running Wilde: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) "The writing here isn't very snappy, Steve and Emmy are one-dimensional cutouts and Russell, the former Felicity star, looks uncomfortable playing it for laughs. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 21, 2010
2/4 50% The Cleveland Show: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) ""Family Guy" might have pulled it off; here it's just boring. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 27, 2009
3/4 89% FlashForward: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) "It has a compelling concept and a solid cast. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2009
3.5/4 100% Sons of Anarchy: Season 2 (TV, 2009) "It took roughly two minutes of Sons of Anarchy season premiere for me to become immersed in the world of this well-written, well-acted FX series. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2009
1.5/4 33% Hawthorne: Season 1 (TV, 2009) "I'm not buyin' it. And neither will you. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2009
3/4 65% Southland: Season 1 (TV, 2009) "Southland has a heart and soul -- and that alone sets it apart. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2009
3.5/4 100% Breaking Bad: Season 2 (TV, 2009) "If you didn't watch Breaking Bad last season, tomorrow's episode will suck you right into the weird, horrific, off-kilter world of Walter White. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 17, 2009
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