Marvin Kitman
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For 100 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marvin Kitman's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 China Beach: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 100
  2. Negative: 10 out of 100
100 tv reviews
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    It is so good, so unbelievable, I can't believe anything was that good on TV last year. And it's going to be even better this year, as it continues doing these shows about nothing. [16 Sep 1993]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    A socially responsible, heartwarming, beautifully made, written and acted series. [8 Sep 1994]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    "Thirtysomething" was the best new drama last season, and it gets better with every episode. [13 Dec 1988]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The most wonderful show this year. ... The writing is only one of the miracles taking place in "The Wonder Years." What is so great about the show, and so different, is the conception of the kid and the acting by Fred Savage. [25 Dec 1988]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    A work of TV art. ... It's a major, major series - a masterpiece, with great characters. The writing is textured, deep, rich. [26 Apr 1988]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    It is even better - if that is possible, and it is. Take my word. We are talking true comedic masterpieces here. [20 Jun 1994]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The show is fast-paced, crackling, choreographed like a comedy ballet. [20 Sep 1992]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    With the mix of bizarre cases and believably goofy characters, I found already I never wanted the show to end. It's great stuff working on three levels at once. [17 Sep 1992]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    A brilliantly written, funny triumph for Butler, who could become the new Roseanne. [30 Sep 1993]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Watching the first couple of episodes once again I am marveling at how good the show really is. [16 Jan 2000]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The show is well-conceived, well-written and very funny. [16 Sep 1991]
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    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    This second season has been marvelous. Now it's absolutely brilliant. [27 Nov 1989]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Holzman's writing is brilliant. [25 Aug 1994]
    • Newsday
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    It's stunning for a TV mystery. It's actually mysterious. The mood, the characters, the surreal quality of how the story is told, are something different. It has a slow hypnotic movement, a style like a boxer in slo-mo. It hit me with tremendous energy and made me abandon despair at the state of TV mysteries. [5 Apr 1990]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    It's just as good as I remembered. Even better, if that's possible. [8 Apr 1991]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The show is sweet, gentle, sad around the edges. I really love it. [19 Sep 1991]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Fabulous, a truly stunning grab-you-by-the-throat TV experience. [11 Feb 1993]
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    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Another masterpiece of a thriller. [11 Feb 1993]
    • Newsday
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    "I'll Fly Away" is a drama of substance, a big subject, a show about real people with great acting, great writing and strong emotion. [7 Oct 1991]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    'Flying Blind' is the one gem that stands out in the Fox lineup. The first show takes off like a jet. And the second show is even better. If it's against your religion to watch Fox, this one is worth straying for. [10 Sep 1992]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The best new show of the year. [28 Dec 1994]
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    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The first case in this innovative series is terrific. [18 Sep 1995]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Had something special about it from the start: the mood, the writing, the acting. All the great series establish a mis-en-scene, a special environment that you can cut with a knife. I felt I was in a different place watching "Wiseguy." [30 May 1988]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Marvin Kitman
    It's like "M*A*S*H" with just the helicopters showing up and no laughs. "E.R." is all trauma; you never get to know enough about the patients or get involved with them. It's just treat, release and move on. [18 Sep 1994]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Marvin Kitman
    The characters in "Hope" are slightly more interesting [than those in "ER"]. Even though they are working in a high-powered hospital and have God-like powers, you can see what's going on behind their masks beyond their eyes. [18 Sep 1994]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    I love the characters, the actors, the spell they weave, the way of telling a story. By the second episode, I didn't want them to solve the case so it would go on and on. Homicide: Life on the Street is another stroll down heartbreak alley. [31 Jan 1993, p.21]
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    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    When it was first on, I could see how good and admirable an effort they were making in blending the onstage and private lives of a comic, but basically I didn't care that much about it. But it's gotten better and better. By this year it's the one network comedy show that consistently impresses me and that I keep watching just for enjoyment. [19 Mar 1992]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    There is an engaging sleaziness about "The Practice" that makes it special. [7 Apr 1997]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    A wildly funny family sitcom. ... I am in love with all of them after the first half hour. [5 Jan 2000]
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    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    It's one of those prehistoric kind of shows that is heartwarming and wholesome, that made me chuckle with the family and even cry. [26 Aug 1996]
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