For 270 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 CSI: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 270
270 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    With its large ensemble cast and frequent flashbacks--visiting and revisiting events that occurred from 23 minutes to 13 months in the past--watching Event is like riding a contraption that is half time machine and half bumper car.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    What emerges is a drama that is solid, though not spectacular, and a star more charismatic than complicated. [24 Sept 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The pilot is plodding at times, the result of a few too many heart-to-heart discussions among the characters. Still, Williams, Holliday and Heard create such fresh, memorable characters that it's impossible to get bored. [16 Sept 1995, p.E7]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There's enough to like about this series to hope for its return later in the season. [3 Aug 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    A well-intentioned drama with a few comedic quirks but without depth or greater purpose.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Ironically, the differences among the characters that make the show interesting and even, at times, compelling, also test its credibility.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    It has potential.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    If anything, "In Justice" tries too hard.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Despite her position as editor, Emily lives in a world with high school values, where the ultimate achievements are being popular, fitting in, looking good and finding a hot date.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    This is sassy and superficial but also entertaining, and that's really all it aspires to be.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Simultaneously sexy and relatable, Elfman wins us over with a convincing performance that shows vulnerability just beneath a placid surface.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The real surprise is that, for all the times King has taken us down this creepy path, he can still evoke chills and thrills over and over again.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Thomas earns high marks for coming up with appealing characters who are as comfortable as old cardigans.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    There are no deep belly laughs here but you can count on a steady stream of chuckles, more from the characters than the situations.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Despite the intense look at the legal process, the show moves quickly.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    You get the feeling that if this show is given enough time to find its strengths and understand its characters, it could be around for quite some time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    It can be pleasant -- even charming at times -- but not much more than that.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    [It] gets high marks for capturing the spirit and idealism of the staff but only passing grades for storytelling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Maybe the best thing about this miniseries is the weird assortment of characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The B-list panel... doesn't measure up to the likes of erudite and quick-witted Henry Morgan or Bill Cullen. But they enjoy themselves, and their fun can be contagious at times.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Despite some fine performances, it fails to show a connection.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The focus is on the dangerous and forbidden relationship between Mick and Beth and his efforts to keep his past a secret. Whether there's enough material there to knit together a series remains to be seen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Murphy is adept at creating clever mind games between his characters, but moments of true suspense or fright are few and far between.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Softer than soft porn, Call Girl is as much a documentary about high-end prostitution as it is about the conflicts and foibles of those who engage in it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    A terrific boon to those who can't wait a week between "Friday Night SmackDown!"
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Her way lets viewers glimpse at parts of her personal life (her house, her parents) but carefully withholds other details.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The sameness of the format detracted from the excitement inherent in any awards broadcast.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Mostly, it was a tasteful affair.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    Cleveland has a few delightfully outrageous moments, along with several that are gratuitously gross ("hot fur," anyone?), but its most disconcerting element is its significant resemblance to "Family Guy."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    The new series boasts eye-catching animation and dollops of sex and violence but only enough humor to elicit occasional chuckles. If you eliminate the references to sexual perversions, even the smiles are few and far between.