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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Nine: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Unan1mous: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    She discusses her problems with a warm directness that makes them sound as if they could be anyone's. The show is less authentic when she learns about recovery from non-celebrities blindsided by tragedy. [16 May 2011, p.48]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    VanCamp goes about her business with a purse-lipped Jodie Foster earnestness that makes her hard to root for. But Stowe coos, scowls, flirts and thunders. She roils Revenge. [26 sep 2011, p.56]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Rectify] feels damply airless--the tension might be ripped open at any moment by a thunderclap of revelation.... It's a disturbing, impressive performance [from Aden Young as Daniel]. [13 May 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    666 Park Avenue remains good Gothic Trash. [26 Nov 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is vaguely mystical, implausible and sappy, but if you're in the right mood it's very moving. [5 May 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is flat, but the show casts a hokey spell. [19 Sep 2011, p.65]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Chef remains the model for cook-off competitions, balancing casual insight into culinary art with psychological snapshots of the aspiring chefs. This recipe can't be improved on.
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Very few reality shows generate real suspense and sadness at the moment of elimination, but this one does. [20 Jun 2011, p.53]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Revenge's second season recaptured its melodramatic mojo after a muddled month. [12 Nov 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A satisfyingly meaty drama. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The interplay of the sexes has been used to better effect on other action vehicles--including FX's animated Archer--but the actresses lighten the tone, adding zip to a show that thrives on speed. [29 Nov 2010. p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the premiere of this likably preposterous new show, [Chloe] learns that these changes are embedded in her DNA and can be traced back millennia. [20 Jun 2011, p.58]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Williams's humming energy is charming (and more softly winsome than it used to be.) The challenge is to surround him with actors with enough skill to play off or with him. Gellar, as his daughter, doesn't quite pull it off. Hamish Linklater, as an art director, does. [4 Nov 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This makeover series isn't breaking any new ground: A wallflower, repotted and pruned, blooms overnight into an assured woman willing to tackle her dream date. The real asset here is its charming British host, style adviser Louise Roe.
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If Faris is the little engine that could, Janney is the caboose along for the ride. [4 Nov 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    With the second episode, though, the whole tone improves: Delany's performance seems to have caught some of the coppery warmth of her hair, and we spend more time with a good ensemble. [4 Apr 2011, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, Patricia Heaton's family sitcom seems to have found its natural resting point.
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Somehow the premiere hour fills in all this background without getting lost and--more importantly--with sincerity and sensitivity. [10 Jun 2013, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is cornball, but I'm willing to grant him this small, soft lob toward career rehab.
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show, now in cycle 16, moves with a brisker confidence, and that's better. [28 Feb 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a gripper. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Gina Gershon's performance as designer Donatella Versace is fabulously strange. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The sitcom banter is actually delectable: zingy and absurd. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This new series is a bold military thriller. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Grey has been on long enough now that it has lost much of its erotic sizzle--McDreamy is edging toward Mcnappy--but the satisfyingly steady seventh season is a model of a hit that keeps fitting nee characters into the blueprint. [20 Dec 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The story is promising. [9 Apr 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The arbitrary leap overseas moves the show that much closer to pure sitcom--an improvement. [22 Aug 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Crisis may not be great, but it works. [24 Mar 2014, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This partly improvised comedy is closer to Girls than All About Eve: wistful yet stinging, silly yet wise about the instability of even the deepest friendships. [24 Mar 2014, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The 100 is imaginative, surprising and fun--Lost for kids. [24 Mar 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Scandal is about as realistic as Mamie Eisenhower Witch Hunter but it has so much headlong energy, you may not care. [9 Apr 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The Soul Man isn't great, but it's the best sitcom yet developed for TV Land. [2 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    She's at her best mapping out the messy web of relationships that come with being the daughter of Debbie Reynolds and the late Eddie Fisher. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If it doesn't have the ABC sitcom's [Suburgatory's] satiric sheen, it captures some of those glum patches that strike in adolescence. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Growing Up Fisher is a winning, welcome example [of a family sitcom], conceptually novel and solidly cash. [24 Feb 2014, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's trite and obvious, and meant to be, with songs that are shallow, sunny and snappy.... Just Go with it. [22 Jul 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is fueled with so much soap-operatic hot air that it takes off. [26 Sep 2011, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A lovely piece of work. [6 May 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Girls can still be Girls. [21 Jan 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    An entertainingly sinister dip in the cesspool of 19th century criminality. [21 Jan 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The quickened pulse is a plus: The violence registers as sharp, stinging slaps. [11 Dec 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This version, set in Paris, compensates with an atmosphere of chic rot--they have that over there--an increased body count and an excellent cast. [19 May 2014, p.44]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At a full, commercial-free hour, this can all start to drag a bit. But L.A. is strongly evoked as a casually sensual backdrop and-thank you!-that awful L Word theme music is gone.
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The cast plays out the adjustment with the right touch of pleased humor. [4 Oct 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The talent is good, and on the long road to announcing a top 16, the show expertly milking every drop of pathos. [24 Oct 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's always good to see dancing that's dancing and not a montage of repositioned limbs.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The drawback to Catch Fire is that we aren't yet interested enough in the backup characters. For now Pace is reason enough to watch this on whatever TV, laptop or mobile screen you prefer in the digital age. [9 Jun 2014, p.33]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's more fun than most hidden-camera shows: Kutcher keeps his in-your-face energy from boiling over into obnoxious-ness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    An odd but involving concept--Raging Birds. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Their white collar cases aren't always riveting but as summer fares goes, hot guys and Manhattan backdrops are a reliably escapist combo. [25 Jun 2012, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Woods is every bit as entertaining as he strives to be. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Forest Whitaker as Sam Cooper is] an arresting, oblique performance, and it works well amid all the procedural muck. [21 Feb 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    What really matters on Apprentice, though, are the celebs: This season's B- and (let's face it) C-listers are a good, volatile mix. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A diverting, silly potboiler, a bold cartoon with none of the staffers' anxious beetle scuttling that gives NBC's venerable The West Wing a sense of verisimilitude. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [It] looks to be a season of solid suspense. [30 Jan 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Just about perfect in its way--always fun, well-paced--and much, much better than UPN's failed models drama South Beach. [1 May 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a lusty soap opera that aspires to the pulsating, cutting-edge glamour of Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth. It's a little ham-fisted for that. [2 Apr 2007, p.37]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This likable silly series has entertainment value. [8 Apr 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If you look past them, at their star projects and their own homes and offices, you can see that their tastes are impeccable and inarguable. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Collar's odd-couple tension tugs the show in entertaining directions. [13 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Emily Deschanel is well cast as Brennan--she has the right sort of drained, remote presence, as if still working off last night's sleeping pill--and she's also well cast against David Boreanaz. [19 Sep 2005, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    While the show's humor can be raunchy or even cruel, the voice work is pure unruffled deadpan. [18 Jan 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If even a few good performances lock into your vision, you perk up. In this new comedy about friends in various stages of relationship envy and regret, there are two: James Van Der Beek and Zoe Lister-Jones. [7 Apr 2014, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A lot of momentum is lost having the lovers live 60 miles apart.... But the tender wrap-up will leave the waterworks flushed and refreshed. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The humor has a light, convivial burble. [26 Mar 2012, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Katie Leclerc is instantly, sunnily appealing as Daphne....Vanessa Marano is fine as the other misplaced kid, except she's a sulker and sort of a drag. [13 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A slight, bright, British caper. [16 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is light with sharp baby kicks of meanness. [5 May 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Defenders at least has a sure grip on its tone. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A smoothly executed vehicle for Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, it knows exactly what it's doing, [16 Jun 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Bloods isn't groundbreaking, but there are hints of a deeper scandal woven into the solid plot. Worth checking out. [25 Oct 2010, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The series has developed its own original rhythm, each week breaking cases down into unexpectedly punchy vignettes. The cast is excellent. [6 Dec 2010, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [The new women are] all promising, if too polite, to take on Ramona....Luckily, previews indicate they all end the season quaking and screaming. [11 Jun 2012, p. 44]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a quietly intriguing, informative study of assimilation, identity and community. [21 Nov 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If the show's isn't terribly ambitious to break new ground, it's a nice lull. [11 Jun 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Motive isn't ingenious enough to motivate imitations or spinoffs, but it's smooth and diverting. [27 May 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The comedy never quite lifts into giddiness, but there are lots of solid, unexpected laughs. And isn't that cause for celebration? [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Girl has a surprisingly casual sense of humor and Anna Silk is physically just right in the lead role. [13 Feb 2012, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This parody of bad vintage miniseries is asinine--it's supposed to be--and from time to time hilarious. [13 Jan 2014, p.49]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The second half builds steadily and surely toward a potential meet-and-greet with the apocalypse. [12 Dec 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a bit of a junk heap--Fringe, Mission:Impossible and Death Becomes Her are in the pile--but it's a real adventure. [11 Jul 2011, p.34]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Preachers' Daughters, focusing on three families headed by ministers, has its hearts in the tight place. [18 Mar 2013, p.42]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    What keeps it from being exploitative--just--is the sense that these kids know such dangerous exhilaration won't, can't, lead to the happiness they're looking for. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Two tense, tricky, fine performances [22 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show works and it's fun. [12 Nov 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    O'Loughlin's an impressively taciturn, tense presence" You get the sense that McGarrett could go to a luau and still experience it as a hurt locker. As McGarrett's sidekick Danno, Scott Caan is the opposite: all quick, bantam energy. He steals scenes as coolly as surfers catch waves. [27 Sep 2010, p.53]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is close to sitcom, but the show's skeleton is strong enough to bear it. [28 Nov 2011, p.62]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I look forward to The Payoff. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] sure-footed legal drama. [2 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It gets an unexpected freshness from a young cast. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This could grow into a show of more than ordinary interest. [28 Nov 2011, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is Dallas with out all the barbecue sauce, a soap about dynastic Texans that feels closer to Friday Night Lights in its understated leanness. [27 Sep 2010, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    History's first scripted series is a headlong tumble into an irresistible and surprisingly neglected genre. [18 Mar 2013, p.41]
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