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 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ray Richmond's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Gilmore Girls: Season 1
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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The show does spring out of the box boasting snappy dialogue ... What the show doesn't have is an original premise... or a compelling dynamic between [Debra] Messing and co-star Eric McCormack. [16 Sep 1998]
    • Variety
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    While this sci-fi spoof saunters onto the Fox midseason sked feeling a tad uninspired at first blush, the promise is clearly there. [29 Mar 1999]
    • Variety
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    A standard cowboys ‘n’ Indians, good vs. evil horse opera where good looks and good shots come together for the good of mankind.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    Both undeniably clever and utterly bizarre --- not always for the better. [28 Jan 1999]
    • Variety
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    It takes on an early thrilling ride, only to inexplicably start coasting when we need it to shift to the next gear.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    Fortunately, "Bars" doesn't take itself or its subject too terribly seriously, allowing for the material's camp value to seep through.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    "Drive" is at once exasperating and mesmerizing, utterly ridiculous if you read too much into it but utterly beguiling on its face.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    I didn't hate "Top Design" as much as I wanted to.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    Big on style but more challenged in terms of substance, Seeker demonstrates much production savvy but at the same time too little provocative/evocative interaction aside from the ultra-violent kind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    Fear is pretty much like most of these genre-specific anthologies: wildly inconsistent, sometimes maddeningly so. But when it hits, it blasts the ball out of the park. When it doesn't, well, at least you have the pools of blood to keep you company.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The creatures are essentially designed as bowling pins for our protagonists to knock over with a well-placed shot and a quip, and Keeslar and Morales’ interaction is nothing if not playful and lively. But you’re left not really knowing if you want to come return and spend a whole lot more time with this quarrelsome twosome.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    While it remains true there is nothing new under the sun--in this case, quite literally--the new CBS series Game Show in My Head happens to be legitimately entertaining and a kick to watch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The action often is energetic and intriguing but is sometimes brought down by Fimmel's uneven performance. The rest of the supporting cast acquits itself well, and Swayze manages to bring the words of scribes Vincent Angell and William L. Rotko to menacing life.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    All in all, this isn't a half-bad political thriller. It just would have been better had it been about half as long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The truth is it really isn't so horrible after all.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    There have been far nastier hidden-camera efforts than this. Better ones, too. Yet to be sure, in the opening hour, Howie Do It at least delivers laughs more often than it inspires groans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    As is the case with nearly all sketch-comedy series, this one from "The Daily Show" alum Demetri Martin--and produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Prods.--is very much hit-and-miss, with the misses outnumbering the hits in the first installment and the hits predominating in the second.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    The talented cast isn't quite as successful in getting past the shortcomings of a teleplay (from Rhimes, naturally) that's typically light on believability and heavy on the outrageous.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Ray Richmond
    It ain't bad by basic cable standards. That is to say, Langton is a poised female lead, sufficiently alluring to make you forget the fact that what's going on is all pretty implausible. [13 July 1998, p.34]
    • Variety
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    A bleak, agonizingly downbeat and occasionally over-stylized vision of prison existence. It's about as pretty as a decaying corpse, and there is no one to root for. [11 July 1997]
    • Variety
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    It has heart but no teeth, charm without chutzpah. [21 Sept 1998, p.46]
    • Variety
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    It pulsates with the requisite flash and dash we've come to expect of a Bruckheimer outing, in this case rather like "JAG" on steroids. But at the end of the day it rings emotionally hollow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    This is not a terrible game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    Kitchen Nightmares pushes all of the proper emotional buttons to draw we viewers in. But we're never for a moment able to suspend the notion that we, the audience, are being played.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    Its two leads, the New Zealand music-comedy duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, are deadpan and clever but so cloyingly doofy that they're not only tough to root for but difficult to watch for extended periods as well.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    There is both everything going on and nothing going on simultaneously in this CW hour, but the series ultimately could click, depending on where things go from here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    Sutter packs the early episodes with colorful dialogue but at the same time so much random violence that it crosses the line to gratuitous.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ray Richmond
    The pilot and second installment are fun but utterly implausible, and the chemistry between the leads is passable but mostly forced.