For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Richmond's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Larry Sanders Show: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Unan1mous: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 139
  2. Negative: 33 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    It blends fleeting moments of inspiration with lengthy stretches of utter banality.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    The premiere winds up misfiring more often than it connects with various jabs, hooks, sucker punches and haymakers, too often going in for outlandish spoof at the expense of cleverness and irony.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    "Twins" is a surprisingly straightforward piece of WB-targeted lowbrow absurdity that's far afield from the sophisticated territory plowed by Kohan and Mutchnick in "Will & Grace."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    While this show isn't terrible, demonstrating spirit and energy if not belly laughs, it will need to get funnier very quickly or risk dying a quick, inglorious death.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    There is a lot of "The Silence of the Lambs" in Fox's creepy new "Killer Instinct," but not enough to make it compelling rather than simply icky.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    The inherent melodrama has some absorbing moments, but they're undercut by overheated dialogue and story lines that invariably bite off more than they can easily chew early on.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    There's something a little bit annoying at the core of this reality travelogue that surrounds the means by which the ends are achieved.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    A painfully contrived premise can't be glossed over by pretty faces and pithy dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    So it turns out that being cowboys isn't so romantic after all. It's also mighty slow-moving from an entertainment standpoint.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    Unfortunately, this flick is far more interested in hot bods than an arresting story.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    It isn't that "Death" is terrible. It's just too broad to be taken seriously.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    You have to suspend an awful lot of disbelief to buy into this premise, and even at that the protagonists aren't nearly compelling enough to care a lot about.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    This new ABC Family effort from Brenda Hampton (“7th Heaven”) works feverishly to make an educational institution look like the equivalent of a Nevada brothel but succeeds mostly in transforming high school to high camp. Were these stereotypes any more simplistic, they’d need to come with their own parental warning label.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    You've got to figure that it doesn't bode well for Knight Rider given the fact its human stars--which also include Sydney Tamilia Poitier, Paul Campbell, Bruce Davison and Yancy Arias--are eclipsed by computerized graphics and an emotionless hunk of sleek metal.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    The racial fire is oddly muted, the characters disturbingly undefined, the interaction frustratingly nondescript. The truth is, I'm not really sure what this show is supposed to be other than chaotic and boorish
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    After about an hour of jumbled storytelling and bizarre juxtapositions between the 13th century Latin Kingdom and 21st century New York, the prediction is you'll be less intrigued by the legend of the medieval Knights Templar than you will the prospect of catching up on your reading.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    Pretentious and far too taken with its own sense of menace, the show casts every line of dialogue as a pronouncement, every action as an uppercut to the chops.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ray Richmond
    The only scary aspect is the fact that the Fox programming staff would find such an ungainly, hallucinogenic premise as meriting a Friday-night series order. [5 Oct 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    Suffers from being a raunchfest in search of a punchline. Any punchline at all will do. [9 Sept 1996]
    • Variety
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    It's an artificial conceit for a superficial show.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    Pretty much everything gets tossed against the wall and precious little of it sticks, or even actually makes it as far as the wall.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    "Painkiller Jane" has been reincarnated as a far lamer show than it was on first view more than a year ago.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    It's so consumed with its of-the-moment zeitgeist embodiment that it forgets to give its characters any depth beyond their reshaped noses.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Ray Richmond
    Fear Is Real is the dripping-with-irony title of a CW-staged unscripted venture that scarcely could be more fake, a collection of preposterous snapshots of 13 young people trying their best to scream rather than laugh.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    What this show does prove is that you can be racy and still somehow tediously tame.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    The visual effects from coordinator Laird McMurray and his team in the wake of the missile strike are solid enough, though it's never explained why some people get sucked out of the hole and others don't and why, after the plane levels off, the sucking pretty much stops even as the movie itself continues to suck.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    [It] panders in a fashion that's akin to a neon sign flashing, "Yoo hoo! Young demographics! Over here!"
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    [It] implodes on pretty much every level.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    What few laughs were once there [in the orginal pilot] have now been effectively removed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    Shallow as a birdbath, the program would appear to exist less as a true philanthropic exercise than yet another self-aggrandizing vehicle in Oprah's divine quest to become synonymous with all that is virtuous and good on Earth.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Ray Richmond
    Seacrest and his cohorts do everything they can to ratchet up the artificial tension and drama, following in the footsteps of so many primetime abominations that have preceded Momma's. Here's the good news: Come fall 2009, 10 o'clock shows like this will be obsolete on NBC, replaced by five nights a week of "A Man Named Jay" (or whatever they choose to call it).
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Ray Richmond
    It feels far closer to genre self-parody than it does the genuine article: wildly overproduced and characteristically overbearing, with a concept that plays as utterly insipid.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Ray Richmond
    Here is the equation: privilege + TV cameras x 2 = unwatchability.

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