For 681 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Modern Family: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 681
681 tv reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show can be wonderfully mean... but it's too spotty. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    In the first few episodes, nothing's happening. No pulse. Doctor, what's wrong? [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Lee may lack the essential sweetness, or pathos, to make Earl ever seem like more than a cute variation on those lovable, loquacious losers who tumble, beer can spurting, through Coen brothers movies. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Maybe Prinze should just clear the soundstage of all these people, stand there alone and start over. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Silly. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It just doesn't work. [30 Jan 2006, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    As an ensemble they are, like their teacher, attractive but not very exciting. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It feels less like Freud's fun house than an opportunity for one performer after another to launch into frenzied, vituperative speeches. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's like a David Mamet parody of Roseanne. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Unlike Monk, a gently comic character coping with mental illness, Roday's just an overgrown kid. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The acting in the kickoff episode is awfully anemic, and that's no lie. [24 Jul 2006, p.33]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's a letdown, especially since it comes with one of the most lovingly assembled casts of any series. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show wants to mix in big themes (politics, money) with a family soap opera, but it just feels bloated and vague. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    There are small funny moments along the way. [4 Dec 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Cox... doesn't have the right vulgar relish to hold the show together. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Is there anything here that Bruce Springsteen hasn't already sung about? [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The tone of the first three episodes is grubby yet also precious. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's tone of enigmatic menace is overcooked. [25 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show is just as bad as several other recent WB shows (Modern Men, The Bedford Diaries), neither cartoonish enough nor realistic enough to register as anything more than a conceptual shell with a handful of dried peas rattling inside. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Now, ma'am, no need to bolt like a horse-unless you're scared of cliches. You aren't, are you?
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    There's no real awe or fear-just a relatively safe Haven. So, no go.
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Annie calls for some sort of inner steel, but Perabo looks less like an untested agent than an overwhelmed intern.
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Sorry, this one doesn't cick. [9 Aug 2010, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    This is competent reality fare, but coming after the besotted Ali and Roberto, it's like tying cans of nitroglycerin to a honeymooner's car. [23 Aug 2010, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Outsourced really needs to move beyond this sort of broad stupidity because its cast, notably Sacha Dhawan, is actually quite good. [27 Sep 2010, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The hot-potato miniseries dares to be unflattering. [11 Apr 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Reiser, a precise, nimble comic, doesn't have the gut-level energy to bully life into this contraption. It's stalled. [25 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's not a fascinating process. As host and co-judge, Jewel is so glamorously reserved, she's faintly sinister. [6 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The experience is like having the velvet rope lifted, then wishing you could use it to hogtie the charmed circle behind it. [22 Aug 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Allen and Travis, who are both better than you r average comic actor, seem aware that they're trapped in a particular cookie-cutter sitcom hell, forced to laugh their way through stale gags about kids while other new TV comedies explore family life with clever, contemporary touches. [17 Oct 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    An abysmal new series, but Tony winner Katie Finneran is a great comic talent. [5 Dec 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The Exes is New Girl fallen off the back of a truck. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    [Laura Prepon] doesn't have any of the original's bone-tired, hard-earned scorn. [19 Jan 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    [A] dull new sitcom. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's still not funny. [23 Jan 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The premise might make sense if Stults had a Rain Man intensity. Instead he's laid back and scruffy. [6 Feb 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It has none of Desperate Housewives' winking cuteness, none of Revenge's dagger-eyed, fire-breathing kick. [12 Mar 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Clive Owen teams with Nicole Kidman for a long, lopsided slog through the life of Ernest Hemingway and war journalist Martha Gellhorn. [4 Jun 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's like watching The Hills with all the shallow fun, glamor and Lauren Conrad edited out. [25 Jun 2012, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    For now, it's a mess. [2 Jul 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The Nashville-meets-California jokes are pretty weak. [12 Nov 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Diaries is lukewarm and earnest. [21 Jan 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Thandie Newton is intimidatingly fierce.... The problem is everyone else. [8 Apr 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    This isn't much different from the studied vapidity of an earlier E! star, Paris Hilton, except that Lochte seems awfully nice. [29 Apr 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    [A] disappointingly thin, damp new series. [10 Jun 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's more like Seinfeld reconceived for the slacker sensibility of a director like Kevin Smith or Richard Linklater. And that's what's wrong with the show: It's hard to shake the feeling that it's just someone's project.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's Jersey Shore toned up as an Abercrombie & Fitch campaign. [12 Aug 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Wonderland grabs elements from the Lewis Carroll classic, throwing them down a rabbit hole and lets them land willy-nilly. [28 Oct 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    In its zeal to avoid Johnny Depp-style silliness, any sense of pirate fun is lost at sea. [3 Feb 2014, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's main problem is that the guys, straddling the line between undateable-cute and undateable-unlikeable, more frequently fall into the latter camp. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The only good thing is Anita Barone. [19 Sep 2005, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show is flat. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show makes Survivor look like a utopia. [17 Apr 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Mostly it feels like an instructional film about disaster preparedness. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Everything has the familiar mechanical deadness of a sitcom assembled from old ideas. [12 Feb 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    It's like watching a marionette with one set of strings operated by John Lithgow and the other by Pee-wee Herman. [12 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    It's Court TV's first original scripted drama, and it's bad. [16 Apr 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Apart from the fact that the gags aren't funny... it's off-putting to see something sacred being mucked around with. [30 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    No zest, no fun. [26 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Contrasting the then-and-now lives of a group of high school students, class of 2000, the show is drearily familiar. [27 Sep 2010, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    CBS prounouces $#*! as "bleep," although the Twitter account that inspired the show uses an actual profanity. Either works as a short critique. [4 Oct 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    I just wish he'd [Will Arnett] run away from this dead horse of a sitcom. [11 Oct 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Kathy Bates' surly gravity can't prevail over the silliness of this new series. [24 Jan 2010, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Here, with no force of personality, the format is just a congress of faux-fabulous. [28 Feb 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    FX's spy parody Archer is funnier, and AMC's short-lived Rubicon was a more sharply realized fantasy of work life in a shadow bureaucracy. This is a botched mission. [4 Apr 2011, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Like the world cares. [6 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show is The Odd Couple redefined by psychosis and whimsy. I'm not wagging my tail. [27 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Playboy Club makes the mistake of aping Mad Men's Stern social seriousness. [26 Sep 2011, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Done without any of the smart silliness that made Drew Barrymore's 2000 movie reboot so much fun, the show is just vixen nostalgia. [17 Oct 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    This is one kid who should not stay in the picture. [7 Nov 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The only thing that might make them come to their senses would be a violent but salutary shock. Like Cancellation. [7 Nov 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    It's a hair-sprayed cobweb. And not funny. [9 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show moves along with the dull, humming smoothness of commerce. [19 Mar 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Saddled with stars who neither clash nor click, breaking In appears to be broken. [19 Mar 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Love Hewitt goes for soft, cozy sentiment. [16 Apr 2012, p.53]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    This blah drama about kids living in an LA apartment complex while hustling for big breaks is a Canadian import. [7 May 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child is one miserable half-hour. [27 Aug 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    There's no erotic pull between him (Jay Ryan) and the detective (Kristin Kreuk). [15 Oct 2012, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    [Skip's] part is virtually unplayable, especially since Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman, as the first couple, give restrained, relatively natural performances, and Skip's siblings are written more along the lines of Modern Family. [14 Jan 2013, p.52]
    • People Weekly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show might work if Steven Pasquale had a script that allowed for bolder contrasts. [2 Feb 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    It hyperventilates when it means to be breathless. [18 Feb 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The production is gorgeous and the tedium unrelenting. [8 Apr 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Consider it dead on arrival. [27 May 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    An irritating comedy-drama. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The pilot has come under fire for racist jokes, but at Cheap Laffs there's not enough of a creative sensibility for that to matter. [23 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show makes little effort to create a sense of the potent clash--or erotic attraction--between cultures. [24 Feb 2014, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere hour is abysmal, and the women's cluelessness is profound.[2 Jun 2014, p.49]
    • People Weekly

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