Leah Greenblatt

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For 25 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 96% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 4% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Leah Greenblatt's Scores

Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1
Lowest review score: 42 Flowers in the Attic
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
25 tv reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Leah Greenblatt
    Bodyguard might be [creator Jed Mercurio's] Homeland. ... From its opening sequence, a breathless 20-minute set piece on a passenger train, it's clear that no loyalty will go untested or plot untwisted. [19/26 Oct 2018, p.91]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 67 Leah Greenblatt
    Queen [of the World] is pretty thin pudding. [5 Oct 2018, p.40]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Smart, timely, and insightful. [14 Sep 2018, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Leah Greenblatt
    Peter Morgan’s creation works so well as a whole because it’s consistently well written and lushly filmed--so lush it almost shames a small screen--but its greatest strength once again is in the casting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    The 2017 reboot is a blithe, fizzy mix of the familiar and new.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Liar piles telenovela traits across six, pulpy logic-defying hours. What's left feel like less than the premise deserves: loopy melodrama classed up with British accents and high production values. [29 Sep, 2017, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Leah Greenblatt
    ABC's earnest, anodyne remake has managed to surgically extract the magic--leaving the story and signature lines intact while suctioning out all the subtlety, charm and lead chemistry that defined the iconic 1987 original. [26 May 2017, p.55]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Downward is shaggy but sweet, a surreal little Scooby snack. [19 May 2017, p.54]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Leah Greenblatt
    The [actors] performances--and the show’s resonant, shrewdly paced writing-- anchor the drama in something beyond speculative bogey-man sci-fi, making the story feel less like a quasi-fictional fable than an entirely possible preview of what’s to come.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    Its themes are hardly revelations: Hollywood’s hierarchy is a cruel beast; executives are high-strung divas one tantrum away from a deep vein thrombosis; parking in L.A. is hard. But it’s still decent fun to watch the trio throw pebbles in the Narcissus reflecting pool of fame, and enjoy the tiny splash.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    As much as it can be hobbled by archetypes and cliché, the series also smartly self-corrects, offering something rare in Millennial mass entertainment: A frank, authentically affecting portrait of what it feels like to be young, lost, and too fragile for the world.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    The show has fun stacking its cast of future legends. But next to the soapy melodrama of Nashville or the cocaine-dusted '70 Gomorrah of HBO's doomed Vinyl, Records feels oddly sedate--rolling along, and only moderately rocking. [24 Feb/3 Mar 2017, p.91]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Diet's giddy, bloody hyperreality toes an unlikely line between David Lynch and Desperate Housewives...then literally eats that toe, which is pretty fun. [Feb 3/10 2017, p.101]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Leah Greenblatt
    A fresh, sharp-edged comedy that swerves past nearly every cliché.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Whether it’s turning its squinty eye on soccer practice or sexting or how to handle your best friend’s useless stoner husband, that real-lifeness, in all its weird, mundane, un-laugh-tracked glory, is the best thing about Better Things.
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    • 83 Leah Greenblatt
    Plotwise, OMO is purely silly, but it's also breezy, bitchy fun. [24 Jun 2016, p.53]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Leah Greenblatt
    It’s [Shoshanna's] and Jessa’s plot lines--and a surprisingly tender one involving the blossoming romance between Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and an Anderson Cooper-like newsman played by guest star Corey Stoll in a multi-episode arc--that feel like the season’s new emotional center.... It’s still pretty great to watch them flail--in all their messy, misguided, ridiculous glory--towards something like it [womanhood].
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Leah Greenblatt
    Even cameos by Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett can't make up for a silly story that hangs way too much on a sass-talking GPS and Tess narrating unnecessary exposition out loud to her bemused-looking house cat. [17 Oct 2014, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 42 Leah Greenblatt
    Flower's isn't a guilty pleasure, it's purgatory. [17 Jan 2014, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    [AnnaSophia Robb is] compelling, and the show has a sweetly corny charm. [18 Jan 2013, p.71]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    All kinds of extracurricular twentysomething-dude drama ensue (Nick and Travis are gay, Kyle and Teddy are straight), but it's the actual dancing that most moves Right.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Leah Greenblatt
    Dolls has the acrylic stink of a low-rent reality show. Small dramas--like the twentysomething whose parents disapprove of her Spanish beau--could be interesting; instead, it all just devolves into Girls Behaving Badly.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    We've seen it all before, but it's still fluffy fun. [10 Sep 2010, p.82]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Leah Greenblatt
    A well-timed small-screen counterpart to Waiting for "Superman," Pride is essentially Extreme Makeover: School Edition. But whereas "Superman" digs into the systemic failures of public education, this feel-good hour focuses primarily on the cosmetic.

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