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 thirtysomething: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 100
  2. Negative: 10 out of 100
100 tv reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    This second season has been marvelous. Now it's absolutely brilliant. [27 Nov 1989]
    • Newsday
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The first case in this innovative series is terrific. [18 Sep 1995]
    • Newsday
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 93 Metascore
    • 40 Marvin Kitman
    Larry David is obnoxious in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but very funny. Gervais' David is just obnoxious. ... It's the sort of comedy that only certain people can get, like the way dogs can hear sounds human can't. I'm ashamed to say, I couldn't take it more than one dinner hour. [19 Oct 2003]
    • Newsday
    • 92 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]
    • Newsday
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The show is sweet, gentle, sad around the edges. I really love it. [19 Sep 1991]
    • Newsday
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    The best new drama of the season, the only one of the 44 new shows that could join "Law & Order," "Homicide," "NYPD Blue," "Murder One" in the pantheon of quality shows. [11 Oct 1996]
    • Newsday
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    It's just super, a triumph of programme-making that even Alistair Cooke himself with his famous British overstatement can't exaggerate. [28 Mar 1991]
    • Newsday
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Marvin Kitman
    I like the old "Star Trek" better than the new. I also think the new show is somewhat boring and derivative. ... The new "Star Trek" tries to make the characters "realistic," and they turn out to be unbreakably plastic. [3 Jun 1988]
    • Newsday
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    It's just as good as I remembered. Even better, if that's possible. [8 Apr 1991]
    • Newsday
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Marvin Kitman
    While not the most stupid thing on the air, it borders on stupidity. [8 Jan 1996]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Marvin Kitman
    What a wasted childhood my kids have had, I got to thinking while watching this otherwise normal Doogie Howser. It makes you look at your kids differently. What lazy bums they must be, still in high school at 16. [19 Sep 1989]
    • Newsday
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    Don't miss the pilot. It's the best new crime series of the year, whatever you call it, tabloid TV, exciting TV, real TV. [6 Jan 1989]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Marvin Kitman
    We know damn well it's not the same show as it was in the old days. ... I will even admit some of the shows are pretty bad this year. But when they hit one out of the ballpark, it's a thing of beauty. [3 Dec 1997]
    • Newsday
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    "Dr. Katz" is a very funny show. [4 Dec 1995]
    • Newsday
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    I haven't enjoyed a new cable comedy so much since the first episode of "Larry Sanders." [15 Oct 2000]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • 79 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]
    • Newsday
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Marvin Kitman
    It's not insulting to the intelligence. The first episode is promising and mildly, if not wildly, amusing. What it has going for it more than the laugh track is good writing and performances. [21 Sep 1995]
    • Newsday
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Marvin Kitman
    My fear is that the show may be too Alaska. TV is not ready yet for Nanook of the North, even if he has a New York accent. [10 July 1990, p.9]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    Holzman's writing is brilliant. [25 Aug 1994]
    • Newsday
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    Tonight's first episode is highly recommended for Ed Begley Jr. fans who may have wondered what Dr. Victor Ehrlich has been doing since "St. Elsewhere." [20 Aug 1990, p.9]
    • Newsday
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    The most thought-provoking new series of the year on TV. [6 Oct 1999, p.B39]
    • Newsday
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Marvin Kitman
    The best new show of the year. [28 Dec 1994]
    • Newsday
    • 76 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]
    • Newsday
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Marvin Kitman
    But what makes this show different is Jerry Stiller. George Costanza's father is now Doug Heffernan's father-in-law. And what a riot he is. [21 Sept 1998, p.B23]
    • Newsday
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Marvin Kitman
    Some of the sketches... have a surprising depth and richness. [5 Oct 1992]
    • Newsday