For 51 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 11.9 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 51
  2. Negative: 12 out of 51
51 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Sid Smith
    "Love Monkey" may well be the smartest and most innovative network comedy-drama in many a year.
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Sid Smith
    Entertaining, genre-bending. [16 Nov 2004, p.C1]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 75 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
    • 86 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    She's self-flagellating, but in a nuanced, funny-sad and heartbreaking way, mixing slapstick and pathos with intelligence and the sharpest of comic instincts. [4 June 2005, p.C25]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    "Human Trafficking" manages edge-of-your-seat suspense and an unsettling blend of Dickensian horrors and documentary-style realism.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    The storytelling and dialogue are amusing, mildly touching and unpredictable...And Grey's Anatomy wins points for its cast, starting with Pompeo, who artfully combines brains, ambition, sexy good looks and glimpses of innocence. [25 March 2005, p.Zone3]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    It all promises to be addictive watching.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    This "Bleak House" is sublimely bleak, as well as richly textured, superbly acted and intermittently funny. Fans of the epic adaptations that have long been the bread and butter of "Masterpiece Theatre" won't want to miss it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Sid Smith
    Besides its surefire pacing and startling moments, "Invasion" features a promising cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    Funny, refreshing and bold. [4 Aug 2005]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    Your tolerance for all this may depend on how many crime procedurals you need on your calendar. For some, this one may prove one too many. [22 Sep 2004]
    • Chicago Tribune
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    While the story and drama aren't always successful, and occasionally border on the cloying or trite, "Daniel" is something fresh, mildly provocative and amusingly performed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    The plotting is OK, the dialogue is better and the two leads are appealing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    "My Name Is Earl" is cheeky, inventive and often bewitching.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Sid Smith
    There's restraint in the presentation here, at least compared with other shows in this ilk. The stories are touching and tell us at least a little about pretty amazing medical advances.

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