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Jenny Raftery

Jenny Raftery
Jenny Raftery's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - The Fallen (TV Episode) Emily Bett Rickards and the Arrow writers have created a rich, complex character who impressively remains consistent without feeling stagnant.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 88% Arrow: Season 3 - Ah Sah-Him (TV Episode) Tonight, with the debut of Al Sah-him, the identity war seems to have ended with the Arrow as the victor, and we finally get a glimpse of what an Oliver Queen-less world is like. Hint: It's got a lot more scowls.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - This Is Your Sword (TV Episode) "This Is Your Sword," thankfully, doesn't leave the audience hanging too long. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
5/5 74% Arrow: Season 3 - My Name Is Oliver Queen (TV Episode) For me, this season finale highlighted two of the best aspects of Arrow: being clever enough to add one more twist on the already expected twist and being bold enough to decide when not to have a twist.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - Nanda Parbat (TV Episode) Katie Cassidy's delivery of those lines was gut-wrenching and, for once, understated. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 86% Arrow: Season 3 - The Offer (TV Episode) I was disappointed that the first half of "The Offer" started to retread the same paths of self-doubt that were explored in the last six episodes. But luckily, the second half of "The Offer" had enough twists and turns to make up for it.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 86% Arrow: Season 3 - Suicidal Tendencies (TV Episode) I'm not following how this very sitcom-y device serves the story at large, but I'm so happy to see Diggle and Lyla take the plunge (again), I'll give Ray a pass on this one. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
5/5 94% Arrow: Season 3 - Public Enemy (TV Episode) At the end, there's an emotionally wrought scene.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
5/5 94% Arrow: Season 3 - Broken Arrow (TV Episode) The Arrow writers love a twist.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - Left Behind (TV Episode) There's never been a more exciting time to pay a visit to Starling City.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
5/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - Midnight City (TV Episode) Boy, have we've got trouble, right here in Starling City. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 81% Arrow: Season 3 - Uprising (TV Episode) The Arrow writers this week... are counting on viewers not caring about things like "time" or "believability," which, I guess, is a time-honored comics tradition, too.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - Canaries (TV Episode) I know this episode is called "Canaries" and thus being promoted as a Laurel episode, but it was really Holland and Thea who owned this episode.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 93% Arrow: Season 3 - The Return (TV Episode) Why do I have a feeling this is not going to end well? Oh, I know why I have that feeling! Because Arrow. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 43% Arrow: Season 4 - Schism (TV Episode) The problem was there was nothing surprising or inspired about the execution of that "attack" arc. It felt like a pile-on of elements we've already seen this season... Nothing felt truly heightened, and attempts to raise the stakes fell flat. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 54% Arrow: Season 4 - Lost in the Flood (TV Episode) "Lost in the Flood" perfectly encapsulates everything that drew me into Arrow in the first place: great performances, stellar stunts, witty dialogue, weighty themes, and a surprise death.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 85% Arrow: Season 4 - Monument Point (TV Episode) There were a lot of elements to love in this week's episode, but the hurried pacing and dialogue rarely allowed time to take pleasure in those moments... I found it exhausting instead of exhilarating.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 77% Arrow: Season 4 - Genesis (TV Episode) In "Genesis," the show works its own sort of sorcery by transforming what starts as a slightly dull, exposition-heavy episode into a tense ride filled with strong performances and playful plot twists.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 73% Arrow: Season 4 - Canary Cry (TV Episode) No matter how much Arrow tells me about Laurel's influence on Oliver, it's never truly been shown. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 71% Arrow: Season 4 - Eleven-Fifty-Nine (TV Episode) Paul Blackthorne and Amell managed to give heartbreaking performances without any words between them.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 86% Arrow: Season 4 - Beacon of Hope (TV Episode) "Beacon of Hope" is less concerned with relationship dynamics, and, thanks to a fun villain-of-the-week and prime Curtis screen time, the episode zaps a little needed energy into the series as it gears up towards its season finale.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 79% Arrow: Season 4 - Broken Hearts (TV Episode) Nothing prepared me for this episode, which has the most heart-wrenching shot of season four so far, even surpassing Oliver holding Felicity's lifeless body: Felicity removing her flash drive from the lair.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 79% Arrow: Season 4 - Taken (TV Episode) I didn't think it was possible to love Felicity Smoak more. I was wrong.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 79% Arrow: Season 4 - Code of Silence (TV Episode) Arrow's stunt coordinator, James Bamford, directed "Code of Silence," and it shows. The episode's stunts were creative and daring.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 73% Arrow: Season 4 - Sins of the Father (TV Episode) On a macro level, "Sins of the Father" features satisfying and shocking moments that set the remainder of the season in motion. But as they say, Malcolm Merlyn is always in the details.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 80% Arrow: Season 4 - Unchained (TV Episode) There's a running joke that no one stays dead for long on Arrow. Even Felicity makes a sarcastic quip about it in this week's excellent episode, "Unchained." But that doesn't mean when a character who hasn't died suddenly returns, it's any less shocking.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 80% Arrow: Season 4 - A.W.O.L. (TV Episode) "A.W.O.L." is the most frustrating kind of Arrow episode... The larger plot points (a meaty Diggle story line, the return of Goth Felicity, and lots o' Lyla) hold great appeal, but, as executed, those arcs never quite deliver or satisfy.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 73% Arrow: Season 4 - Blood Debts (TV Episode) Oliver brings Felicity to an emergency room after Darhk's attack. The hospital scene is spliced with a montage of the Arrow, who viciously attacks ghosts... It's a tense, energetic sequence that sets the tone for this well-executed episode. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 88% Arrow: Season 4 - Dark Waters (TV Episode) On the surface, there are a lot of exciting elements, but those bright moments only temporarily distract from an otherwise rushed and clumsy episode.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 88% Arrow: Season 4 - Legends of Yesterday (TV Episode) I enjoyed the Legends of Tomorrow moments and will give the show a try, but there wasn't much of the Arrow I love in this episode. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 100% Arrow: Season 4 - Brotherhood (TV Episode) The stuntwork is playful and fluid in a way I haven't seen in previous episodes.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 100% Arrow: Season 4 - Lost Souls (TV Episode) Not only did Emily Bett Rickards turn in a powerful performance, but her character's development was spot-on as well.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 94% Arrow: Season 4 - Haunted (TV Episode) I loved how quiet and simple David Ramsey played the scene where Diggle found out about his brother. A strong performance.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 94% Arrow: Season 4 - Beyond Redemption (TV Episode) It's the fractured quasi-father-son relationship between Oliver Queen and Quentin Lance that provides the most satisfying conflict in this week's episode, expertly directed by Lexi Alexander.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 88% Arrow: Season 4 - Restoration (TV Episode) "Restoration" had the energy and thrills and, dare I say, fun of the first two seasons of Arrow.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 89% Arrow: Season 4 - The Candidate (TV Episode) There were strong performances, most notably by guest actors. Moreover, the story lines that this episode set in motion carry a lot of promise. But, much like a "first day as a boss" fern, they need room to grow. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 94% Arrow: Season 4 - Green Arrow (TV Episode) In his role as Darhk, Neal McDonough manages to bring fun to an "evil" role without that fun making his character seem harmless.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018