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 The Fall: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Karaoke Battle USA: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 681
681 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is still crazily entertaining. [11 Jun 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino gives her actors a zip drive's worth of dialogue....Foster's got the mouth--and charm--to pull it off. [18 Jun 2012, p.43]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is cleverer than you'd expect. [20 Aug 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The melodrama of it all is tasty--a jumbo macaroon. [27 Aug 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Kane's visions aren't done with originality, but Grammer's performance is still powerful. [27 Aug 2012, p.48]
    • 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The color, pace and performance are vibrant, often crazily so. [10 Sep 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Branagh is very fine as Wallander. [10 Sep 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The overall mythology is sprouting nicely thorny tendrils. [10 Sep 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a birdhouse full of woodpeckers. [24 Sep 2012, p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This new series is a bold military thriller. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The high school stories are tighter-focused, and the Manhattan ones breathe with Broadway romanticism. [5 Nov 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show works and it's fun. [12 Nov 2012, p.43]
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    666 Park Avenue remains good Gothic Trash. [26 Nov 2012, p.44]
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This provocatively, almost boisterously violent thriller bolts into action with a clever premise and sustains it with good, unexpected jolts. [28 Jan 2013, p.43]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A lovely piece of work. [6 May 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It wouldn't hurt to pick up the pace, but Graceland is a successful move toward true grittiness. [3 Jun 2013, p.43]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A fun buzz. [1 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's always good to see dancing that's dancing and not a montage of repositioned limbs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a much more impressive spectacle than ABC's mindlessly entertaining Empire.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Two tense, tricky, fine performances [22 Jul 2013]
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [The Newsroom] is much stronger and more solidly entertaining. [29 Jul 2013, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The history behind the story is tremendous--you feel its pulse. [5 Aug 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Cove is exactly What it aspires to be--uncynical, lulling and sweet. [12 Aug 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] sure-footed legal drama. [2 Sep 2013]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Gina Gershon's performance as designer Donatella Versace is fabulously strange. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The anecdotes slam into each other with a punch-drunk indifference--but director Spike Lee's style is a series of swift jabs. [18 Nov 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Flawlessly done, but a tough sell. [2 Dec 2013, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A slight, bright, British caper. [16 Dec 2013]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]
    • 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
    Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Crisis may not be great, but it works. [24 Mar 2014, p.35]
    • 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Lindsay pulls us into her space and makes us feel protective. [31 Mar 2014]
    • 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Bell is key, so plainly direct and unstudied that we see the past through his eyes. [14 Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is light with sharp baby kicks of meanness. [5 May 2014, p.46]
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Jack is back, and he's still a lot of fun. [12 May 2014]
    • 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]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the show's best moments, this moral pickle (being a mole vs. being a cop) leaves Ryan scrambling to improvise ways to prevent gang crimes without really catching anyone. [26 May 2014, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Petals doesn't have the same smothering intensity but it's compellingly crazy, the TV equivalent of outsider art. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    His delivery, which falls between Monty Python and Austin Powers, explodes with enjoyable little pips of indignation. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Gliatto
    It wasn't perfect by any means--switching between live singing and all those filmed ads killed just about any theatrical energy and flow well before the three hours were up--but the production was colorful and glitch-free. Allison Williams of Girls made a much more committed Peter than Carrie Underwood did a Maria von Trapp in last year's endless Sound of Music Live!, and Christopher Walken's extremely peculiar Captain Hook was a triumph.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Gliatto
    A fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic.... As Kublai Khan, British actor Benedict Wong gives an impressive performance, one of the best of the year: You absolutely believe his ruthlessness, his power and his calculating thoughtfulness. As Marco Polo, on the other hand, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, who looks like a more lyrical Emile Hirsch, mostly has to be put up with.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    This hour-long show puts the city's locations to stylish use, and the first episode careens along with slam-bang action, but the whole concept feels-closer to slapdash.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    Bland.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    Spade... can deliver an insult with such grace and precision it's like watching Fred Astaire dance with a prop
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    It's very easy to resist a show shaped around a joke so sniggeringly juvenile. ... After a while, though, my inner sniggler shoved its way past my adult superego and started to laugh, sometimes a lot.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    As with all reality shows, the pleasure for viewers is the cruel one of rubbernecking a disaster.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    An entertaining big-narrative concept. [5 Sep 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show could be compelling, especially if the cast pulls off two decades' worth of aging. [12 Sep 2005, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Finnigan's performance dovetails perfectly with Close's neat if heavy- handed dramatic concept. [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The narrative seems unduly baggy and stretched out, nothing so sharply defined as a triangle. More like a rhomboid. [12 Dec 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show has a sheen that's distinctive from Law [& Order]--young, exfoliated skin reflects light better from waxed court floors--and promises to be more fun than In Justice. [6 Mar 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is all well done, and it's a great-looking production, but the weight of the drama keeps tugging toward a side plot about Braugher's 14-year-old stepdaughter. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly

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