For 562 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: 64
Highest review score: 100 True Detective: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 562
562 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's at its funniest when it moves out of the studio and into the world, where Triumph does his rude-dog-on-the-street act, like a canine Billy Eichner channeling what is not yet the ghost of Don Rickles. There is something actually audacious about these bits but also genuinely fun; you're let in on the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    While the narrative never quite coheres into a compelling whole, there are enough independently arresting, unexpectedly moving moments to carry you through, hopping from one to the next like stones in a river, on the way to a strenuously tidy conclusion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    If anything is liable to make "Smith" above the well-made caper show it already is, it's what might be done with the relationship between Liotta and Madsen.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The 2003 edition has the edge on the 1942 in terms of raw excitement.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The situations are stock--John Hughes wrote this playbook pretty thoroughly--and the dialogue does not exactly crackle. But it is all well-staged and believably played and at times it becomes quite lyrical and, even, moving.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Its sometimes distracting and oppressive aspirations aside, Low Winter Sun does nevertheless strike me as promising, solid at its core, powered by plausible cross-purposes. Strong and James are excellent.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    While the broad strokes tend to remind you that you're watching a fiction, the finer details are well done - the bits and pieces are satisfying, even as you note the rivets and seams that join them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There are well-written and well-mounted scenes and some good performances. It is not without suspense. But even at four hours, House of Saddam feels incomplete and scattered--a lessened, not a heightened reality.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The leads each fare better when her character is a little off base--Fonda's when she defrosts a little, Tomlin's when she toughens up--and the show is more fun when they're in a mood to cooperate than when they're trading barbs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It chokes a bit on its own whimsicality. But it stays on its feet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Standard sitcom issue--yet they feel convincingly bound to each other from the start.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It's funny, but it doesn't go for big laughs so much as a mood of whimsical parody.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Fine character actors abound, playing people on the rural edges, but it's the main character and Olyphant's performance that lift the sometimes labored plot lines and carry them over the finish line.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Things get pretty wacky by the end--actually, they get wacky well before the end--but however unlikely, the proceedings are kept watchable by a cast that notably includes Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, Rufus Sewell, and Eddie Redmayne.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It plays in many ways like a leisurely, bucolic version of "Curb," with a larger cast of characters and something like a "journey" for the main character.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    A pleasingly soapy story of beating hearts and changing times.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    A likable new Disney Channel cartoon series about twins spending a summer with their strange great-uncle in a weird little town in the Pacific Northwest.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Given that Spartacus does not stumble in what it sets out to do, one's objections to the show, if objections one has, will be moral, or simple matters of taste, to the extent that those two concerns can actually be separated.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Though the result can be obvious, even cornball, at times, the show--which is smart enough, often enough--works.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Themes from earlier Toy Story movies are also recycled, which should bother no one. Although Woody and Buzz get their screen time--with Jessie, they are the "Jules et Jim" of computer-animated cartoons about sentient playthings--it is the plucky cowgirl, facing her fears, whose story this is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Jefferies' comedy is by turn smart, obvious, thoughtful and irritating, and quite as much may be said of his series--though his stage demeanor (loud, brash and in control) is softened considerably here by dint of his being a character living among other characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It benefits immensely from the presence of Braugher, at long last in a role that, like that of Det. Frank Pembleton on "Homicide: Life on the Street," suits his particular intensity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    There are moments that require you not to think too hard, and some of the black humor doesn't overcome its fundamental nastiness. But on the whole, it's a superior package, intelligently constructed and handsomely executed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It has a kind of sunny charm, a premise fit for a novel, and is built upon a pair of strong female leads, a rare enough thing in sitcoms. Poehler and Jones have a nice, contrapuntal rhythm. I stamp this show: approved.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Like the women in it, the show is solid and professional and holds together well.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Although predictable in predictable ways, there are enough twists and turns and, relatively speaking, complexities of character to keep things interesting, and a pivot at the end that I did not see coming. Which bodes well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Clearly flung at the Spike's male demo–-"Get More Action" is the network tagline, which implies a viewership not getting as much as it would like--it has a slightly sour edge that some will just read as The Way Things Are.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The cast is excellent, and there's potential here, even though tonight's opening episode, as pilots will, tries a little too hard.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The pilot works a little hard--not one but two characters get catchphrases, which happily evaporate by the second episode--but plenty of good things come out in the effort, and better things seem likely to come.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The mechanics of the cases (again, par for the genre) might squeak or grind here or there, but Backstrom really stumbles only when it strains too hard for seriousness--and it is not a fatal fall, in any case.

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