For 679 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 Parks and Recreation: Season 3
Lowest review score: 25 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    West Wing politico Bradley Whitford reinvents himself for this entertaining free-for-all, a loose blend of buddy comedy and police action that's also an affectionate nod to series like Starsky & Hutch.
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Olyphant plays this laconic, loping lawman with a smiling minimalism that makes Givens both iconic and contemporary.
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Challenging but engrossing.
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell star in a sweet, old-fashioned sitcom. [Sep 27 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The formula still works. The Real Housewives of DC wasn't any fun, but the new Beverly Hills chapter delivers. [18 Oct 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Therapist Paul Weston a human-shaped cloud who grumbles with the low thunder of the maladjusted, has drifted back for a gripping new season of HBO's In Treatment. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against two especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The first few nights showed O'Brien settling in with his charmingly original humor, which is sophisticated yet twerpily silly. [29 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Love [is] a relationship sitcom with real chemistry. [21 Feb 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, the spy parody remains my favorite animated series, thanks to its retro visual design--this is a cartoon for the age of Mad Men--and the vicious, dead-aim put-downs that make up most of the dialogue. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Luckily Blood is still buoyed by its weird, Gothic zest and the performers all operate with the same vibe of ripe sexuality and restrained camp. [4 Jul 2011, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [A] fascinating reality hit. [28 Mar 2011, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Reubens is getting a bit old for this, but Pee-wee's innocence, infantilism and camp haven't dated--there's a rebel in the ridiculousness. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a trampoline that sags clear down to the ground, the better to catapult you off into the air. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The only disappointment is the werewolf makeup, minimal enough that Posey could still blend in at the mall. [13 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    What's surprising and even touching is that Fergie may not be a hot mess, but she's an appealingly human one. [20 Jun 2011, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This fall sitcom is a hit entirely because of Deschanel's performance as Jess. [7 Nov 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The girls' chemistry should keep the show breakdown free. [19 Sep 2011, p.59]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's funny and moves blindingly fast, barely giving you time to blink or gulp--Dark Shadows for the PlayStation age. [10 Oct 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It might be unwatchable if Dern, who's excellent, didn't allow Amy's laughable obtuseness to be pierced by glimmers of empathy and acceptance. [ 17 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This drive for revenge is what makes the pilot spark, smoke and go chug-a-chug-chug. [14 Nov 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Luck is a true original, a show with a tone like no other. [30 Jan 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show has the makings of great--what else can I say?--escapist entertainment. [23 Jan 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Given the amounts of sumptuous scenery to chew on, the acting is restrained, even if the gore and sex are not. [28 May 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Comparisons to The Iron Lady, a sloppy movie that has Meryl Streep in roaring good form, are inevitable. Is Game Change better? You betcha. [5 Mar 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The comedy here, as with Elaine, comes from watching Louis-Dreyfus's sophisticated, furiously sharp timing applied to a character who has the intelligence of a finch. [30 Apr 2012, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The pace sags, but the accumulation of sacrificed lives gives it all a haunting sorrow. [4 Jun 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [A] highly satisfying update. [8 Oct 2012, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    One of the fall's best new dramas. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. [18 Jun 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show's tone [is] vulgar, jolly and winning. [16 Jul 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's just suspenseful and clever enough to keep you happily intrigued. [3 Sep 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Johnson is the find of the season: She's the sunbeam that doesn't filter out dust motes. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The CW's best show since Gossip Girl.... it has a forthright narrative seriousness, a respect for the gobbledy-gook that makes up any superhero's backstory--and a game cast performing with the correct degree of seriousness. [19 Nov 2012, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Louis-Dreyfus's performance--which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego--still drives the show, but we're getting more realistic sense of political gamesmanship. [22 Apr 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Matthew Weiner has advanced the show far enough into the '60s that its fundamental philosophical question begins to generate its own oppressive suspense. [15 Apr 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    What hasn't changed and what matters, is Mireille Enos's sodden, unshakable integrity as a detective who could outlast a pack of bloodhounds. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This could all pay off spectacularly. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It is still a distinctly Guest production: often poky, always charmingly whimsical and, from time to time, so astoundingly funny you seem to have shot into a distant stratosphere of pure comedy. [13 May 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Watching Nucky's frenemies thrive like poison toadstools ringing a tree--that's a grim, gripping spectacle in its own right. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Despite its cheap shock effects, the show is indulgently ridiculous. [[28 Oct 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This late entry in the fall season is one of the best. [25 Nov 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show fades away like a Mari Gras parade drifting out of range. But it's a potent memory. [16 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    After an awful season 2, Lena Dunham's Brooklynocentric comedy celebrating coffee, ambition and sex is fixed. [20 Jan 2014, p.41]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Men has both the greatness of execution and inscrutability of artistic intent, and it won't be until the show actually ends that I'll know which one won out. [21 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Edie Falco makes the stakes scarily real. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Red Band Society, which could turn out to be one of the best new shows of the fall, is like that, constantly catching you unexpectedly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    All in all, this looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    There are a few weak jokes, but in its substance, look (fly fashions), and sound, this could be a real trendsetter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    Peta Wilson, an Australian actress with the harsh blonde hair, snub nose and oversize, depthless blue eyes of your average mass-produced doll, makes a sexy, amusing Nikita.
    • 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
    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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Visually... Daria is misconceived.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [It] looks to be a season of solid suspense. [30 Jan 2006, p.37]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The best thing from Season 1 remains the same: Mary-Louise Parker. [21 Aug 2006, p.37]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The banter is warm and fast and easy, and the sisters' personality types balance out well. [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Ghost Whisperer can be surprisingly moving. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Hot Properties has a loose, engaging silliness. [31 Oct 2005, 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It gets an unexpected freshness from a young cast. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The Class doesn't necessarily generate more laughs than other sitcoms, but it has more charm--like a kinder, gentler How I Met Your Mother--and that's incentive enough to stick with it. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
    • 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
    • 60 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a gripper. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Of the large, nicely peppered cast, I especially like Vergara, who has some of the vamping yumminess of a Catherine Zeta-Jones. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I found 1 vs. 100 much more enjoyable [than Deal Or No Deal]. [23 Oct 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A satisfyingly meaty drama. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    None of these results will rock a viewer's world, but it's unexpectedly satisfying to see stars in a reality project that's more relatable than ballroom dancing or a temporary work detail for Donald Trump.
    • 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
    • 68 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
    • 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
    • 85 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
    • 53 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, Patricia Heaton's family sitcom seems to have found its natural resting point.
    • People Weekly
    • 65 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