Matthew Gilbert
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For 810 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Gilbert's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Sons Of Hollywood: Season 1
Score distribution:
810 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Like ''Lost"... the mystery is provocatively open-ended and, assuming the writing continues to be good, absorbing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    The nonfictional veneer feels authentic, and so does Lilley's talent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    [It] passes quickly but gleefully.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Like ''Friends," this is not a big-themed series so much as a bunch of little character jokes and relationship confusions getting batted around by an able cast.
    • Boston Globe
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    If you're prudish or just polite, in other words, you'll be turned off by all the happy offensiveness. If you're not turned off, though, you may be entertained, as I am. The show is the quintessential slacker comedy. [29 Jun 2006]
    • Boston Globe
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    If Rock and co-creator Ali LeRoi can continue to bring depth to the characters without succumbing to cliche or sentiment, they will be on a promising path.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    One of Colbert's strengths has always been wordplay, which is in full force on ''The Colbert Report" and gives the show an added level of wit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    The best of a recent group of heist dramas, including NBC's "Heist" and FX's "Thief."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Berg has done a fine job of lifting his series above familiar teen melodrama and making it into a group portrait of a town.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    "Studio 60" is one of the best new dramas of the season, assuming you aren't Sorkin-phobic, and with some tweaking it could be the very best.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Tonight's premiere isn't one of the series' most cleverly wrought scripts; it's more of a welcome-back party than a gem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    30 Rock returns tonight with its best foot forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    When you watch the show, which returns for season two tonight at 10, you'll find a legal thriller that's trashier and more fun than you might have expected.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    The ABC show... is one of the pleasures of the new season, although it may strike some viewers as too conceptually loose to love.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    To embrace "Knights," you have to have a taste for the kind of comedy that teases because it loves.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Based on the pilot, [the] mystery promises to be surprising, psychological, and addictive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Dexter enters season 3 on Sunday at 9 p.m. with an increasing--and pleasing--urge to make us like the curious man-child at its center.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Thankfully, this season Dexter continues to play with our moral bearings, which is the show’s best quality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    You'll love "The Sarah Silverman Program," but only if, like me, you have a healthy appetite for sick comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Izzard is a great surprise in FX's "The Riches," and just one of this fascinating new series' unexpectedly soulful pleasures.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Dirty Sexy is right on the money.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Tonally, "Private Practice" has not found its sweet spot. Dirty Sexy Money, on the other hand, has. The soap opera fully owns its soapiness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Pushing Daisies is good, as well as distinctive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    British actress Lena Headey makes Sarah into the heart and soul of this series. Without Headey and her maternal magnetism, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles would probably deteriorate into a nonstop series of effects-laden fight scenes that's as cold and grim as NBC's "Bionic Woman" remake.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    If you've been wondering about the art of series-TV writing, and how potent and resonant it truly can be, you need look no further than HBO's extraordinary new In Treatment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    The actor [Lewis], who uses a flawless American accent, makes Life worth a gander. And he is surrounded by a distinctive cast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    This melodrama isn't high TV art, or even middling; but it's dishy, farcical, and funny, as the willowy Serena (Blake Lively) and her circle prey on one another.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    All the details have color, and so do the characters, right down to Sam's guilt-ridden parents, with whom he still lives. And there are fleeting hints of drama in the scenario that will surely gain momentum and weight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    Never mind the clichés, because Duchovny makes his character worth watching, as he swaggers from bad predicament to bad predicament, pretending not to care about his life anymore.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Matthew Gilbert
    The impulse to protect his family comes much less naturally to David Duchovny's Hank Moody, the hero of Californication, which returns in top form for its second season.

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