For 237 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matt Zoller Seitz's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Liz & Dick: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 237
237 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The source of the show's downfall is more basic: It rushes through everything, pulverizing potentially engaging characters and story until the whole production starts to feel like a long trailer for itself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    [A] mediocre, plastic, utterly false new comedy premiering on Fox tonight--a series that just happens to be built around an all-powerful alpha male jerkwad-type of character.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    They want to be both fun and edifying and end up being neither, and style-wise, they feel too much like Wikipedia entries with actors. The series might have managed to overcome these problems (partly, at least) if it had a a strong point-of-view, however conflicted, toward what it's showing us. But it doesn't.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The dialogue is so weak, the characters so thin, and Sheen's performance so uncommitted that Anger Management sleepwalks across the screen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    It holds the distinction of being the first TV show I've ever wished that I could punch in the crotch.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    In the new drama Made in Jersey, Working Girl meets Erin Brockovich, and together they leap into the CBS pit of blandness and drown.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The show is "clever" in a way that makes me mourn how far standards of cleverness have fallen. If it's the best new comedy that NBC has in the pipeline, the network is in more trouble than anyone knew.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The problem is that The Carrie Diaries is an inept spinoff that dishonors its source.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Do No Harm's biggest fault, besides lackluster dialogue, is its overall air of deep insecurity, a quality that's unfortunately too common on network dramas.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Series creator David S. Goyer seems to be going for exuberance; but Da Vinci’s Demons is never exuberant enough to overcome a crippling combination of leadenness, silliness, and mediocre storytelling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Series creator Greg Garcia has been responsible for some truly special TV comedies, including My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope. This isn't one of them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    It's not an unlikable show, but right off the bat I feel like I can't trust it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Too bad writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff seems blithely unaware of all the situations that tempt us to laugh at the show rather than with it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Welcome to the Family has no edge at all, not even a pretend edge.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    In nearly every scene of this Baby, you're judging it against the Polanski version and wishing you were watching that one instead. The writing is jumbled, the photography often merely pretty, the direction often shockingly clumsy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Matt Zoller Seitz
    It's a cheesy-looking, indifferently plotted, repetitious piece of work. ... The creature effects don't pass muster in the Spielberg era, the pacing is slack, the dialogue is dull, and the whole thing looks washed out and feels rushed and poorly thought out. [28 Nov 2002]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Zoller Seitz
    The show is so enervating and undeservedly full of itself, and such an altogether depressing combination of brilliant production values and subpar drama, that I can't muster the necessary bile.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Without Anthony Edwards's unpretentious intelligence anchoring Zero Hour, I doubt I could have gotten through ten minutes of the pilot without gnashing my teeth in annoyance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 10 Matt Zoller Seitz
    This miniseries is terrible, as close to a complete waste of time as I've encountered in my two years of writing for this publication.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is so silly, cynical and inept that its overqualified cast can't even save it--though Whitaker and Schiff refuse to admit defeat.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Matt Zoller Seitz
    It's just bad-bad. Specifically, it's retro-bad.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Matt Zoller Seitz
    Just don't watch it. For real.