For 736 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Matthew Gilbert's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Twenty Good Years: Season 1
Score distribution:
736 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    While the initial arrival of the dome is intriguing, the characters are not.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    Essentially, Mary and Martha operates like an EZ-to-read Lifetime movie with HBO production values.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    There are a few successful jokes here and there, and some able physical comedy involving Bornheimer and Gathegi, but those moments get lost in the shuffle of predictability.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    There’s a bit of a plot swerve at the end of the episode.... [which] suggests that with time, Graceland might venture into some ambiguous territory. Right now, it’s looking as stuck in the past as Elvis’ estate.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    It’s a bland, cliched kind of offbeat, as she teases him and he teases her in an all too familiar manner.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    You've got to be something of a Bette-a-holic to take this much of Midler's raging insecurities and slapstick stylings on a weekly basis. Even when she's missing from a scene in "Bette," which is rare, the rest of the show's character ensemble is fixated on her and her bottomless pit of need. [11 Oct 2000, p.C1]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    The show isn't awful, just awfully mediocre. [6 Oct 2000, p.D1]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    The Blacklist doesn’t waste time making sense, as the focus zooms all over Washington, D.C. Too often, it seems more like a blueprint for a show than a show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    It’s nice to see Fox in primetime again, and he isn’t the problem with the show. The problem is the writing, which is domestic comedy at its laziest. You’ve seen this material before, and before that, too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Matthew Gilbert
    It all feels like “Curb”-cutting-room-floor material set atop a feeble plotline and a group of unrealized and disposable supporting performances. Clear History is pretty, pretty average.