David Wiegand

David Wiegand

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

David Wiegand's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hearst Newspapers, San Francisco Chronicle

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 67% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Devine is a delightful scene-stealer, given to breaking into hymn-singing whenever the spirit moves her. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 76% Narcos: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Virtually every performance is equal to the quality of the script, but Moura is especially compelling as he manipulates the seeming incongruities of Escobar's character to heighten his aura of unpredictable menace. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 28, 2015
2.5/4 81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The overwriting keeps Public Morals from achieving the credibility level Burns is aiming for. The actors don't seem to be complaining, though, because they are having a lot of fun delivering Burns' verbal floral arrangements. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 24, 2015
2/4 53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The problem is that as good as Stewart is, Walter Blunt wears out his welcome, and you can effectively counterbalance that with guest stars only so often. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/4 100% Survivor's Remorse: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "This is a solid ensemble cast, with equally fine, and often very funny, performances from Ash, Arnold, Lee, Epps and Bauer. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/4 96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is ultimately a tragic story, with an enormously moving emotional payoff at the end. The finale will move you, perhaps to tears. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 14, 2015
3/4 55% Kevin From Work: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "You know exactly what you'll get from creator Barbara Adler within five minutes, and that's not bad at all. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents America's Next Weatherman: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The forecast for America's Next Weatherman is decidedly funny, with a only a slight chance of showers. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The cast is terrific, especially Ribisi, whose eyes could have been the model for the Droopy Dog cartoon character. No con man ever had such a useful face for deception. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Casanova: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Oscar-nominated director Jean-Pierre Jeunet indulges the richness of the setting and story to perfection, and Luna is winning as the multilingual Giacomo Casanova. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1/4 20% Mr. Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The sitcom, starring Craig Robinson (The Office), is so earnest and tries so hard that I feel guilty having to say it's really not very funny, original or interesting. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 5, 2015
4/4 85% Difficult People: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "We find ourselves siding with the nasty duo and feeling just a little guilty about it. But the guilt doesn't last long: Mostly, we're just laughing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Aug 3, 2015
2.5/4 92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It may be "Wet, Lukewarm American Summer," but it's perfect mindless entertainment to warm up your own American summer. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
2.5/4 88% Back on Board: Greg Louganis "The film relies too heavily on a manipulated structure involving the potential loss of the house, but in the end, that doesn't detract from our sympathy for Louganis. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/4 83% I Am Cait: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is honest, funny, heartfelt and compelling. And necessary. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2.5/4 42% Tut: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Tut is primarily meant as an old-fashioned blood, sand and sex epic with cool battle scenes, grunt-filled lovemaking, serviceable dialogue, CGI and papier-mache sets, and minimal heavy lifting on the part of Oscar-winner Kingsley. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/4 34% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! "The SyFy channel's annual exercise in nonsense... is as over the top and enjoyably bad as ever. Maybe even more so. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 21, 2015
4/4 80% Tig "The pile of calamities in Notaro's life was devastating, but as she talks about them, you come to understand that, in a way, surviving one challenge strengthened her to deal with the next. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The comedy is gentle, a bit musty here and there, but the show grows on you. One reason is that everyone is so gosh darn likable. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1/4 33% Impastor: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Nothing is at all believable in the script, and nothing's very funny, either. On top of that, the charm and abilities of Rosenbaum and Sara Rue, who plays the church secretary, are wasted with bad writing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2.5/4 59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "S&D&R&R... has several things going for it that make it passably enjoyable, including some funny dialogue, good performances and, of course, Leary's trademark grumpy charm. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/4 79% 7 Days in Hell "It's outrageous the way Spinal Tap is outrageous: oddly believable, because 7 Days mimics (and mocks) aspects of real, and dead serious, sports documentaries. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/4 76% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Spoils may indeed be long lost, but within minutes, we not only see why but have already begun laughing at its cinematic hubris. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 1, 2015
1/4 44% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "MTV is wrong when it says, "You can't do a slasher film as a TV series." What they should have said is, "We can't do it, but someone could." " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 30, 2015
3/4 48% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "CBS' Zoo has more than enough edge-of-your-seat drama to make it feel like the television equivalent of great summer beach reading. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/4 86% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In spite of revisiting familiar territory, Humans could be more engaging if it had a greater sense of urgency. As it is, the show is, you should pardon the expression, just a tad too robotic. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 26, 2015
3/4 77% What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) "It may not answer What Happened, Miss Simone?, but it does tell us why the question must be asked and will be asked, for a very long time. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3/4 98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Malek is terrific all by himself and his character is both appealing and sympathetic. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 23, 2015
3/4 80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is nicely packaged and every performance is a knockout. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/4 54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Much of it works very well because of the casting and, to some extent, character direction. The pacing is a bit flaccid here and there, but most of the jokes are worth waiting an extra beat for. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/4 50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "We feel the push and pull of history in some of the weaker moments of the series, but if the writers stick to the facts and resist the temptation to go full Real Housewives, The Astronaut Wives Club should take off. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2.5/4 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "No, it's not awful, and contrary to fans' anxiety, Vince Vaughn doesn't ruin the new season... And why should he? Writer Nic Pizzolatto seems hell-bent on handling that assignment all himself. Fortunately, he doesn't entirely succeed. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/4 100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Nothing gets lost in translation in Deutschland 83, especially the timeless human drama. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/4 100% Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Catastrophe isn't all that different from a lot of other shows on paper, but in reality, as you'll see when its six episodes become available... it's pretty unforgettable. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4/4 88% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is a miniseries about magic that makes magic of its own, and you'll be dazzled when it premieres..., perhaps to the point of saying, "How did they do that?" " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 12, 2015
2.5/4 81% Odd Mom Out: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In small doses, it's funny enough. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.5/4 70% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The first episode of the Wachowskis' new drama for Netflix will leave you unhinged. The second episode will only confuse you. By the third, you may very well think the sci-fi drama is either madness, genius or both. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 5, 2015
55% Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Laurie Collyer takes all of the known facts for granted through choppy, abruptly episodic direction. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2015
2/4 56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Aquarius is watchable, but oddly bland, given its subject matter. It's not so much Helter Skelter as it is The Long and Winding Road. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2015
3/4 75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "We believe [the child actors] every minute, even when they are communicating with their unseen and unheard friend. It is to the credit of the writers and directors that the innocence we would expect in kids this young is carefully maintained. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 1, 2015
2.5/4 81% Nightingale (2015) "Oyelowo's virtuosic exploration of a sad, broken man in the midst of a breakdown holds our attention. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 26, 2015
2/4 13% Texas Rising: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "At least in the first two episodes sent to critics, the miniseries misses a potentially rich opportunity to tell more nuanced and, hence, more compelling stories of the players in this great, early drama of Texan and American history. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 22, 2015
2.5/4 86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The elements are here to make Wayward Pines worth a visit as other broadcast shows end their seasons and head off to hiatus for the summer. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 22, 2015
92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "Mad Men ended on Sunday night the only way it could end: With Don Draper staying true to form. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 20, 2015
3/4 100% The Birthday Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Beneath the silliness is gentle but still dead-on satire that makes The Birthday Boys worth a look and a laugh. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 15, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Maron: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Maron's character is much more than a grumpier version of Louie He's very much his own miserably hilarious schlemiel, and we're all the luckier that he's back for another round of trying to navigate daily life. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 13, 2015
3/4 50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Let's 86 any talk about how the show is refreshingly aimed at an older demo than most TV: All you have to be is alive to love this show and its two stars, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 8, 2015
4/4 97% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "The genius of the Montage is that Morgen eschews not only predictability, but also the pretext of trying to give definitive answers when the more rewarding path to understanding Cobain's life and career is through questions. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/4 30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Watching it, you'll laugh a lot, but you'll also find yourself wanting to say, "Lighten up, dude." " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 27, 2015
1/4 47% The Messengers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Anyone have a good "shoot 'The Messengers'" line I could borrow to close with? I've stopped caring enough to dream up my own. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 21, 2015
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