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

Sid Smith's Scores

Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Teachers: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 50
  2. Negative: 11 out of 50
50 tv reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Sid Smith
    Dense, richly layered, packed with dozens of colorful characters (enough for four series), "The Wire" unfolds as a sophisticated, sometimes impenetrable and always ultra-gritty documentary. But it pays off after meticulous, devoted viewing, delivering rewards not unlike those won by readers who conquer Joyce, Faulkner or Henry James. [18 Sep 2004]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Sid Smith
    "Love Monkey" may well be the smartest and most innovative network comedy-drama in many a year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Sid Smith
    Entertaining, genre-bending. [16 Nov 2004, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Sid Smith
    Abrams and Lindelof have crammed this one with so many chills and cliffhanging plot twists that it's all about sitting back, tossing credulity out the window and waiting for what happens next. The classy look and feel of the opener (the series is shot in Hawaii) also help make Lost a feast for the young and young at heart, even if you find yourself a little embarrassed, in the dead of a dark Wednesday night, to be so seduced by Saturday matinee fare. [22 Sept 2004, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Sid Smith
    The real accomplishment here is creator Bob Lowry's complex, thought-provoking insights into upper-middle-class highs and lows today. [5 Nov 2004, p.3]
    • Chicago Tribune