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 8 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 Sons Of Hollywood: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 139
  2. Negative: 33 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The acting here is first-rate, the details sharp and the cinematography superb. In other words, Tudors hasn't lost a step.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    This show goes in for neither cheap gags nor easy stereotypes, crafting a thought-provoking narrative that embodies genuine sociological heft without transforming its subjects into buffoons.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    There's a thriller aspect to it that dovetails nicely with the sassier elements. But the show never devolves into wanton erotica. And all I know is through each of the first four screened episodes, I couldn't wait to get to the next installment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Mostly succeeds with cynically outlandish gusto, blurring the reality lines while rendering a fresh new antihero for the '90s in superagent Arliss Michaels. [5 Aug 1996, p.34]
    • Variety
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The show hits the ground in midseason form after eight months and one change of venue, integrating a new crop of interns with seamless aplomb and again demonstrating how to fuse dramatic elements into a sitcom without breaking a sweat.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Doesn't sound like the formula for compelling, consequential drama, but quarterlife manages to take these typically narcissistic young adults and make them legitimately interesting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Fortunately for the audience, the show on which he struggles to save the republic is back on track after a season of misdirection followed by a year away.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It's the clever satire for which we've all been waiting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    This new NBC time-travel drama is fairly mind-blowing and harrowing, laying out a preposterous scenario that it makes feel nonetheless believable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    We get the feeling Grier is much more concerned with scoring a laugh than raising an issue, which makes his well-placed jabs all the more clever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Anyone who makes it past the pilot is in for a pleasant surprise: Things greatly improve as the show settles into a comfortable rhythm through Episodes 2, 3 and 4. United States of Tara breaks new ground when it comes to warped dramatic family comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Powerfully acted, artfully produced and shot like a truly riveting page-turner.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The actors, including the charismatic William Petersen and the exquisite Marg Helgenberger, lend credibility to the portrayals that might be indistinct in lesser hands. There's also a compelling, pulsating edge at the outset of CSI that commands instant attention, thanks in part to dynamic work from director Danny Cannon. [5 Oct 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    It's always been well-acted and crafted with surprising restraint. But as the dawn of this new campaign underscores, the production team looks to be taking things to another level beyond serialized contrivance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    For all its implausibility, by the end of the "Dharma and Greg" pilot, you're smiling anyhow. [22 Sept 1997]
    • Variety
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Dinosaurs are certainly alive and well in Primeval, a crackling-good new BBC America sci-fi series thriller that's packed with vivid CGI prehistoric predators galore and a story line that's almost plausible.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    The Ex List is one of those rare new season surprises that consistently charms straight out of the box, boasting a clever premise (borrowed from Israeli television) and a disarmingly appealing lead in Elizabeth Reaser (a recurring player on "Grey's Anatomy").
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ray Richmond
    Offbeat, engaging and smartly written ... "Ally McBeal" is the rare example of a broadcast network premiering a series that feels fresh and different, if occasionally contrived. [8 Sep 1997]
    • Variety
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    A slick and earnest soap about rival families in South Florida.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The visual style is nothing terribly special, but the hues are rich, the writing reasonably clever and the premise a healthy cut above the often lame-o material that passes for creativity in the kiddie toon universe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    What lends this passionate new USA Network drama series much of its idiosyncratic energy is an exceptionally committed performance from the exquisite Annette O'Toole. [24 Jul 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It remains a wholly impressive piece of work, stylish and graphic and bold in equal measure while at the same time greatly lacking a cohesive focus.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    Although Whedon infuses Dollhouse with an impressively detailed story line and social structure as well as nifty production values, the show lacks something for viewers to grab onto.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It's clear that this new Fox original series has its class act together as it follows singers both on the verge or stardom and just starting out as they chase their dreams in the capital of country music.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    My Own Worst Enemy holds our interest despite its utter preposterousness because if there is anything Slater knows how to do, it's present a believable head case.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    Charmed has an entertaining little way about it, with Spelling and company mostly striking a solid balance between escapist slap-schtick and mild horror. If the opening hour isn't terribly concerned with issues of believability, relatability and self-parody (pilot is notably short on humor), it's likely a saucy enough brew for the WB's target 12-24 demo to swallow. [7 Oct 1998, p.5]
    • Variety
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    While "Bones" has too much "X-Files" and "CSI" going in the pilot to feel completely original, it's nonetheless a taut, well-constructed, character-rich procedural with genuine potential.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    It takes itself seriously pretty much not at all, which is precisely what we want at 10 p.m. on a summer Friday.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The premiere teleplay from Christian Taylor does a capable, if slightly workmanlike, job of setting the stage for what's to follow, while Coster-Waldau paints a beguiling portrait of a brooding, conflicted, undeniably charismatic soul.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ray Richmond
    The Fox drama from the Imagine TV stable is fortunate to have a guy with the talents of Tim Roth as a trump card. But even apart from him, the writing and the concept are sufficiently developed from the get-go to prove an instantly intriguing entry that has the major benefit of following "American Idol" and should hold on to a good portion of that audience.

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