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 9.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marvin Kitman's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Wiseguy: 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
    • 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
    • 85 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
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    Wonderful. ... It is a realistic drama, the sort of thing you might see occasionally on experimental "American Playhouses" on public TV. But nobody does realistic drama on commercial TV today. [1 May 1990]
    • 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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    "Molly Dodd" may not make me laugh 42 times in a 23-minute period, but it never made me wince, either. And it's even funnier this second season, starting tonight. [24 Mar 1988]
    • Newsday
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    The Divine One's "Bette" is still good enough to win a Marvy for the best TV comedy of the year. [11 Oct 2000, p.B35]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    My favorite new American TV sitcom of the year, a show that I want to spend every week with. [11 Apr 1989]
    • Newsday
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    "Alien Nation" as a series has been a remarkable achievement in the dullest fall season in history. It is both entertaining, socially responsible, and significant. [7 May 1990]
    • 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
    A patchwork quilt of a documentary that becomes totally mesmerizing and hypnotic. [24 Sep 1990]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    The writing and the story look and sound different. Even when nothing happens, it's different TV. [6 Nov 1990]
    • Newsday
    • 47 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    What comes out of Herman's head is the most imaginative, innovative comedy on TV since "Dream On". [5 Sep 1991]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    A smart, sophisticated and often hysterically funny adult cartoon. [17 Mar 1994]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    "The Critic" is still not for everybody. That's what I love about it. [5 Mar 1995]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    Much better than the second season, happily. [12 Jun 1995]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    It is a brilliantly written and played comedy with sharp repartee and genuine laughs. [31 Aug 1995]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Marvin Kitman
    There is an engaging sleaziness about "The Practice" that makes it special. [7 Apr 1997]
    • Newsday
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    The new show is very violent, in bursts, in between all the poetry and music. I don't know why, but violence bothers me less when its mixed with lyrical scripts like in "A Man Called Hawk." It's like Shakespeare on TV. ... Any script becomes Shakespeare when Brooks gets his vocal cords around it; pearly words float out of the TV. [27 Jan 1989]
    • Newsday
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    "Dr. Katz" is a very funny show. [4 Dec 1995]
    • Newsday
    • 79 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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    It's the old opposites-attract story, and it turns out not to be the soppiness you'd imagine. [14 Sep 1989]
    • Newsday
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    Arli$$ is character comedy. The humor comes out of the characters, the relationships and their work. It rings true all the time. [7 Aug 1996, p.B65]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    The show is textured like a play. The characters, as they say in the theater, are fully realized. It's incredibly well-acted. [5 Sep 1991]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    It's a warm, powerful, 90 minutes, slow and moving and wonderful as the 37 previous episodes - and a satisfying conclusion. [11 Oct 1993]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    Well written, well produced and well acted. [2 Jan 1995]
    • Newsday
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    The writing is witty, the acting wonderful, the production values superb. It's a little cornball and musty, but, hey, that's what comes from authenticity. And "Remember WENN" above all is fun - at least for anyone who knew radio when. [10 Jan 1996]
    • Newsday
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Marvin Kitman
    The most thought-provoking new series of the year on TV. [6 Oct 1999, p.B39]
    • Newsday

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