For 50 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Sid Smith's Scores

Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Love Monkey: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Teachers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 50
  2. Negative: 11 out of 50
50 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    Though reminiscent of other TV fare, though standard in dialogue, plotting and performances, "In Justice" does boast a touch of originality by examining not only investigators, victims and criminals, but innocent bystanders ensnared in the crime web as well.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    May well be worth a look.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    There's an uneven quality to the humor, and the snide putdown of "Leave It to Beaver"-land is starting to get old. [5 Aug 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    Crowded, confusing and unafraid to be dull, "Sons & Daughters" also holds tremendous promise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    Though the writing here is inconsistent, [Louis-Dreyfus] just might stay around with this one, which gives her some chances to show off.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    Rome is slow, ponderous, terribly uneven and dense, more "The Wire" than "The Sopranos" draped in togas. But those who stick it out may well be seduced by the series' cumulative effort to create a complete, if repulsive, world. This is a bold cable offering, always a little more than sword-and-sandal kitsch and rarely, if ever, kind. [26 Aug 2005, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    "Brian" is easy, harmless viewing, sliding down the gullet as smoothly and reassuring as a glass of California merlot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    "Head Cases" might have more of a chance if it gets a little bit sharper, edgier, funnier and surprising. But it's a likable, potentially promising premise, buoyed by the expert casting of its leads.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Sid Smith
    Judging from the first two episodes, the series remains both visually compelling and dramatically impenetrable, likely to attract ongoing fans but too confusing at this stage to attract new ones. [7 Jan 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    The glut of characters and heavy-handed plot twists crammed into the first episode suggest that "Conviction" may prove too much of a good legal thing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    Though miles behind the sophistication of the earlier NYC-set "Seinfeld" or "Friends," "Kings" sometimes boasts laugh lines funnier than those, say, on "How I Met Your Mother," the CBS venture essentially after the same audience.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    Estes and Jones are appealing, slightly underplaying their buddy shtick. In a galaxy far, far away, their act might click. But in our universe of cop show overload, they're just another team grappling with grisly violence and unrepentant evil.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    As a crime drama, "Medium" has a long way to go to match the dramatic propulsion and seductive intricacy of the likes of "Without a Trace." The storytelling is flat, even predictable, whether you're psychic or not. [3 Jan 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    "War" is sometimes funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Sid Smith
    At times, Morrow seems not in the same family with Krumholtz and Hirsch, and at others not even in the same TV series. He's in a world of his own. [21 Jan 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    As with "Guy," the idea is to cram this new animated cartoon series with a laugh a second, or at least a second-by-second attempt. Trouble is, too many of the laughs are so-so, too fleetingly funny or disturbingly potty-mouthed. [4 Feb 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    Though relentlessly ominous, "Surface" is, so far, only good for surface scares.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    It ambles along with formulaic plotting and cop shop melodrama. [13 Jun 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    There's something about "Three Wishes" and all these shows that seems exploitative and programmatic.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    Too much of the setup is a sad, cheesy cross between "Grey's Anatomy" and "Nip/Tuck."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    The scientific setup may be intriguing... But the dialogue, including the contrived sexual tension between Temperance and Seeley, is strictly canned and cutesy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Sid Smith
    Occasionally bright and funny, "Related" is also synthetically perky and manic.

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