For 682 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Ringer: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Zero Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show doesn't have the sinister intelligence of ABC's short-lived Invasion, but it's good family entertainment. [27 Jun 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This eighth season finds him spending time in New York City, and the trip rejuvenates him. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Season 2 of the Hollywood satire still plays too broad, [...] But Matt LeBlanc's understated performance as himself has gotten even better. [9 Jul 2012, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    About Face addresses some deeper implications--Gia Carangi's early death is a cautionary tale--but knows better than to over do it. [6 Aug 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show continues to be soft, captivating fun. [18 Jul 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's not clear how seriously Patinkin takes the whole thing--it's the same actorly mystery that makes David Caruso's whispery bitterness such a kick on CSI: Miami. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The tenuousness of the situation, and the underlying hope for emotional growth by all, makes for a touching hour. [25 Jan 2010, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This Victorian-era prequel to Peter Pan works. [12 Dec 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    There's always a laugh or two. [30 Jan 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's fun sport. [30 Jan 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The best thing from Season 1 remains the same: Mary-Louise Parker. [21 Aug 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's bright and obvious as a cartoon yet written with a clean, precise patter of jokes. It's also very well cast. [12 Dec 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In Plain Sight keeps the tone light, but star Mary McCormack still has the grim bemusement of a noir heroine. [9 May 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is sloppy, vulgar fun, even if it's hard to detect much likability under the layers of lacquer. [9 May 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The pilot establishes an eerie claustrophobic dread, and well-budgeted special effects add intensity. [1 Jul 2013, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [The Newsroom] is much stronger and more solidly entertaining. [29 Jul 2013, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The Inbetweeners is a companion to the network's hit Awkward. And equally funny. [27 Aug 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Here we have the spirit and courage of the settlers, only without the time to settle. It's CBS after all, not Conestoga. [9 May 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is solidly American. [9 May 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show needs work-—why all the breast jokes?-—but [Lithgow and Curtin] don't.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Gregg has a deadpan ease that makes the engine purr. And his team is good-looking and stamped with just enough personality and humor: Without killing the fun, they ground the show. [14 Oct 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Season 3 will bring on two new wives, but the show will probably always belong to NeNe Leakes. [11 Oct 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] pleasurable, cheeky new crime drama. [21 Oct 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is all good, capering, costume-ball fun, even if Mary's life was dismal. My chief complaint is that pretty Adelaide Kane, as Mary, lacks any spirit or presence. [21 Oct 2013, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The girls, who keep breathlessly repeating the phrase "high fashion" as if it were a mantra, nonetheless behave as they always do, which is most of the fun. [13 Sep 2010, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Burton and Taylor is a wry, bittersweet take on a celebrated Hollywood romance. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is Amazing Race of the damned, with something of the open-ended, Pandora's-box mystery of Lost, and it has the potential for out-there adventure. [23 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This air of finality throws the many small, fine details of Parker's performance, the main reason for the show's existence, into sharp relief. [13 Aug 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a good show, powerfully acted--especially by Katy Segal as tough mama Gemma--and true to its convictions. [20 Sep 2010, p.52]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A tricky show with serious potential. [5 Mar 2012, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Fun, swanky nonsense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The history behind the story is tremendous--you feel its pulse. [5 Aug 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This FOX version of a family sitcom isn't as irreverent or formula-free as it thinks--ABC's "The Middle" is actually edgier--but it scores points for never resorting to mere cuteness and for throwing in a bizarre sight gag about frozen squirrels.
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Set on the eve of the 1936 abdication crisis, it has melodramatic bustle and tender affection for its characters--of all classes. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A fun buzz. [1 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The badinage with his wife plays nice and easy, like Home Improvement, while that with his parents and brother across the street has more of a Seinfeldian silliness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The color, pace and performance are vibrant, often crazily so. [10 Sep 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I hope the guy finds forgiveness and love. Until then, the squirm-factor is fun. [10 Jan 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    An attractive, multi-accented cast and far-flung locales make it worth the trip. [1 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Branagh is very fine as Wallander. [10 Sep 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Even if his acting feels like a sentimental stunt, Gervais wrote and directed the series with gentle skill. [16 Sep 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the golden age of narrative TV, cartoons offer countervailing subversive pleasures: They're juvenile, satiric, surreal. Those words all apply to the wild spree Rick and Morty. [23 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show works on its own undemanding terms. [6 Jun 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The overall mythology is sprouting nicely thorny tendrils. [10 Sep 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Bello's] sour, tough intelligence is right on the money. [3 Oct 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In season 2 this fluffy spy caper about gorgeous CIA operative Annie Walker is starting to deliver on the seductive fun promised by Piper Perabo's sly, flirtatious smile in the opening credits. [25 Jul 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Up All Night is adorable without being cute. [3 Oct 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I'll take Hour's rather sour worldview--deadlines in deadly times--over the grand uplift of HBO's The Newsroom. In a nanosecond. [3 Dec 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The characters are too uneven a group: Some of them you instantly overlook, like the olive in a cocktail. Even so, thus has potential. [3 Mar 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is probably not a clinically accurate portrayal of an OCD sufferer, but Shalhoub's gentle earnestness keeps it from being gimmicky.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is a happy carnival of singers, Magicians, dancers and --this season-0- what appear to be gnomes. On the judges' panel, Howie Mandel has turned out to be a improvement over the thumpingly earnest David Hasselhoff. [25 Jul 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Ghost Whisperer can be surprisingly moving. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Unlike Daily anchorman Jon Stewart, he's not only ridiculing the headlines but mocking himself. This is closer to acting than comedy, and it may be tougher. But Stephen Colbert is a great American and deserves our support. And suppore. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Their interaction is friendly, if mildly teasing, professional and catfight-free. This allows the show to have the relaxing, unchallenging pleasures of good fluff even when the premiere is actually going a bit heavy on the gore.
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The series is unmatched as a portrait of the entertainment industry. [8 Aug 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The poisoned relationship of attorneys Ellen Parsons and Patty Hewes has gone slack. But The supporting cast is superb. [8 Aug 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The opener sets this all up smoothly, and Collette, combining a mother's protective instinct with type A pride, is great to watch. [23 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Larry Hagman's last days on the show don't] keep Dallas from being robust fun. [4 Feb 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The pyrotechnics involved in the opening heist are good, and the cast is a dream. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This bifurcated character--Mother of the Year meets Jack Bauer--isn't always believable, but Judd welds the two Beccas together through sheer willpower. [19 Mar 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The first few episodes of Rake are, if anything, even fluffier than White Collar. All the better for Kinnear to gently cut through the whimsy with his sharp delivery. [27 Jan 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This enjoyable series from the Grey's Anatomy team is sort of Doctors Without Borders--who are also without too many clothes. [24 Jan 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is cleverer than you'd expect. [20 Aug 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Tudor history is irresistible, even if the bedroom gymnastics here seem more in keeping with the Playboy Mansion than a royal palace. [19 Apr 2010, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is good, especially Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron.... I like the show's languid, dreamlike beauty, but horror fans may be less patient. [22 Apr 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Stranger isn't nice--not with the mortar shells she routinely fires from her mouth--but she's one of reality TV's most vivid characters. [29 Aug 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Visually... Daria is misconceived.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    With its rugged leads displaying a light comic touch, the series has a fresh appeal. [3 Feb 2014, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The humor is so lighthearted, the show practically skips. [20 Feb 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    When you're hot, you're hot-which is why having Betty White in the cast has generated an unusual amount of buzz for this TV Land sitcom. But her costars-ace comic actresses Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli-are the ones who add sizzle to a not too promising vehicle.
    • People Weekly

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