Matthew Gilbert

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For 1,042 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Gilbert's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Deuce: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Twenty Good Years: Season 1
Score distribution:
1042 tv reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The humor is madcap and inane where it should be wry, and the characters are stubbornly predictable. The editing of the show is swift and bouncy, as it is on "Burn Notice,'' but still the hour drags. It's just not much fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    Watching a comedy about a has-been trying to gain relevance shouldn’t feel quite this dated.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    Little more than an empty vehicle for clever jokes on America since 9/11. [30 Apr 2005]
    • Boston Globe
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    Despite the actresses' happy energy, ''Hot Properties" falls into terribly familiar comic territory.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    "Freak Show" aspires to be both infantile and yet politically and socially astute, and it falls short on the latter. The satire doesn't quite hit its marks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    Sullivan & Son is a contrived sitcom with nothing original or new to offer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    This show amounts to yet another example of the pains people will take to appear on TV. By the end of the premiere, even the crabs are starting to look a little bored.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The story wanders slowly and aimlessly when it should be tumbling toward a climax. It’s a ride on flat terrain.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    When the show isn't creeping us out with its grim atmosphere and effects, it's undermining its own potential with a self-consciously cutesy gang of heroes, ill-advised humor, and illogical situations.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The three couples featured on Perfect Couples take on predictable lifestyle issues such as mancaves and game night with all the spark of a wet matchbook.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The science and deduction on C.S.I. is mildly interesting, if grim, but the show's small forensics team, including actors William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger, is as cliched as they come. From the forced co-worker banter to the second-rate office dramas, the ensemble is as lively as a trip to the morgue. [6 Oct 2000, p.D1]
    • Boston Globe
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    It’s a 100 percent predictable sitcom about singles who machine-gun one-liners at one another in the bars and bedrooms of Manhattan.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The cases themselves are weakly constructed, with more holes than a box of doughnuts.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    "The Class" will never be smart, or clever, or original, but it does have a chance of becoming inoffensive and diverting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    It's not a cool-science show, but its crimes blur together with what we already see on the ''CSI" series, and its supporting cast is indistinct.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    A tonally baffling story that seems to both ridicule academic pretentiousness and succumb to it. ... The acting is fine all around, with Hahn trying her damnedest to be fierce but flappable, but that doesn’t keep the characters from becoming tiresome.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Matthew Gilbert
    The show could have been a fascinating dissection of self and Bean’s performance could have been tied to something expansive. But Legends is knee-deep at best, relying on feeble plots of the week and high-tech wizardry that borders on the unintentionally comic. The supporting cast is as shallow as Bean is deep.

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