For 524 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 524
524 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Patinkin looks especially unnatural in these scenes — just give that man a song to sing, I say, and let him do what he was born to.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    With its soundtrack full of metal and techno and its killers packing imported deadly spiders and home surgery kits, it aims for a Gothic moodiness not unrelated to the season's scary-monster shows.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    The accelerating pace of the movie runs roughshod over the drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Despite a fine cast... in the end it works neither as comedy, satire, drama nor soap opera.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Instead of examining the moralizing titillation that fuels the gossip press, "Dirt" just follows its lead.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    The American Farmer is more... American: another intermittently nasty competition dating show, with stunt challenges and a ritualized elimination at the end of every episode.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    I imagine that there is some sort of mathematical correctness to the plot, but as a viewing experience it is vague, confusing and preposterous to the point that by the time all was revealed--or nearly all, since the film ends on an unresolved note--I had long ceased to care.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Overcrowded with plotlines, high-tech gimmicks and ambition yet empty of emotional connection and purpose, Dollhouse tries so hard to be so many things it winds up being nothing much at all.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    It is most silly at its most serious. It might be better to go the full 007. As it is, and notwithstanding some spectacular location footage, there's scarcely a real moment in it from first shot to last.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    I may just be a cranky old dude, but I am not charmed by this stuff; Spencer Pratt is just a prat to me, and though I wish you well, Tinsley, in your new life, I will be happy to think no more about your friends, starting now.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase, which premieres Monday on NBC, delivers just what its name promises, and not much more. It consists mainly of that very thing we are often aphoristically asked to cut to, with just enough banter and back-story to let you know that these are in fact humans we are watching and not just exceptionally well-coordinated robot drones.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Oddly, at 79, Shatner comes across as too energetic and youthful even for the 72-year-old he's playing. The bigger problem is that he's given nothing to do or say worth the doing or saying. He gets better mileage from a Priceline commercial.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Of Bridalplasty itself there is not much to say beyond that it is a creepy mix of things you have seen before.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    A reality show that makes a good point about not judging books by their cover (or their own reality shows), though it is artificial and thin and smeared with the dubious glitter of minor celebrity.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    The jokes and plots have been efficiently constructed, but most have no traction; they slide right off you, and the characters themselves seem disconnected from one another.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    The series--which is to say, the pilot--is just not very good; the jokes creak and wheeze, and there is nothing in the performances to distract from the material.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    In spite of their occasional expressions of enthusiasm for the "adventure," we're left with a show about two sisters, temporarily billeted in a Beverly Hills mansion, mostly complaining about Los Angeles, each other and their lives.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    The pilot episode is so cliched, predictable, obvious, devoid of humanity or even human interest that one would actually like to say nothing definitive about it, in the reasonable assumption that next week's would have to be better.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    It is astonishing to me that a television show that stars Rob Morrow, Sabrina Lloyd, David Krumholtz and Judd Hirsch, four of the most interesting and attractive and amusing actors television has ever beamed into a living room, would turn out to be a show that -- on the basis of its pilot, at least -- I would not ever care to watch again.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    It lacks even the quality of being unintentionally amusing, because everyone involved knows what the game is: Even the fakery is, on one level, faked.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    Some jokes are just tired and bad.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    This is a markedly less ambitious work than its namesakes. ... In the end you don't feel like you've been anywhere but inside a TV movie. But it is a very long TV movie and proportionately the worse for it. [26 Jan 2004]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Robert Lloyd
    There are also the Seinfeldean coinages and obsessions, but pushed forward and highlighted in a way that feels both self-aware and inept.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Robert Lloyd
    There's nothing inherently wrong with the premise... But what's been done with it, on the evidence of the pilot, is weak, and slightly embarrassing to watch.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Robert Lloyd
    A practical joke in the form of a reality show.

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