Clifford Terry

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For 22 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 22.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Clifford Terry's Scores

Average review score: 44
Highest review score: 80 Murphy Brown: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Nothing In Common: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 8 out of 22
22 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Clifford Terry
    Trekkies, beware. ... Nothing, but nothing, could match the 1966-69 original, right? Those of us who have been less diligent in our viewing habits, though, may see the spinoff as energetically entertaining sci-fi stuff, an alternately spirited and silly piece. [30 Sep 1987]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Clifford Terry
    An amiable, pleasant piece...While the film was manipulative and filled with obvious humor, Keaton managed somehow to transcend the commonplace, but Jackson just doesn't have the same comedic timing or the ability to juxtapose artfully toughness and cuteness. [9 Sept 1988, p.C2]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Clifford Terry
    While fitfully entertaining, not only is "China Beach" derivative, but the series... suffers from a leading lady who is not particularly likable, as well as an overabundance of strained humor and forced-march poignance. [26 Apr 1988]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Clifford Terry
    Familiar turf, but not bad, considering. Trouble is, the premise will wear out quickly. [24 Mar 1989, p.4]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Clifford Terry
    A lead-footed imitation of that fine old radio show, "The Bickersons," which featured Don Ameche and Frances Langford, Married . . . with Children spotlights still another couple trading verbal tweaks and brusque banter. [3 Apr 1987, p.5]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    In the opener, the title character learned new terms ("hair-of-the- dog," "bimbo"), but before too many weeks, this particular Starman may comprehend still another phrase: "Midseason replacement." [26 Sept 1986, p.C5]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    Bosley, usually competent, is wasted in the kind of chubby, cozy Irish-American role that Frank McHugh played in the '30s. [30 Nov 1987, p.6]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    Little more than a routine cop show with a racial overlay. The pornography- laced plot in the premiere is recycled stuff-you don't have to be a big- city detective to come up with the killer early on-and much of the dialogue lies as flat as a plate of week-old catfish. [4 Mar 1988, p.5C]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    Predictably, this means it's a program in which the kids don't act like kids but the adults do. There are all kinds of cutesy-poo situations and lines like, "The baby's sleeping like a baby," your basic thigh-slap diaper- changing scene and a final segue into full-throttle poignance. [22 Sept 1987, p.7C]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    Despite its aim of tweaking television's usual saccharine family vehicles--replacing, in effect, the smarmy with the snippy--it really is just another standard sitcom itself, wrapped in fitfully amusing abrasiveness. [18 Oct 1988]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Clifford Terry
    Fast Times is strictly spoon-gagging grotty-to-the-max, lacking the bite and outrageousness of the movie and coming across, in its tidied-up-for-television form, as nothing more than a peach-fuzz "Punky Brewster." [5 Mar 1986, p.C7]
    • Chicago Tribune

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