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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Africa: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 The World According to Paris: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is still crazily entertaining. [11 Jun 2012, p.41]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If sparks (and ratings) weren't flying, what matters most id Delany's satisfyingly forthright portrayal of a woman who trusts her intellect and instinct. [18 Mar 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This doesn't have the stiletto kick of the CW's Nikita, but it's frothy, sexy, relaxed--a brief, all-expense-paid vacation. [27 Sep 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Flawlessly done, but a tough sell. [2 Dec 2013, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Cove is exactly What it aspires to be--uncynical, lulling and sweet. [12 Aug 2013]
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show has a very sure grip on how these minor events, accompanied by small satisfactions, play out in a household of two middle-aged parents, two teenage kids and one inscrutable 9-year-old. [13 Dec 2010, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The jokes hop all over the place but the show, like Chloe, is refreshingly wild. [16 Apr 2012, p.49]
    • 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]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I like how the show shifts from sitcom laughs to soap opera tremors. [21 Feb 2011, p.45]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Her own unhappy childhood haunts her, giving the mommy thread a weird poignancy. [7 Mar 2011, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The fun comes in watching the uncynical Adams learn to undercut everyone else's cunning. [27 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • 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]
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    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Both shows [NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles] have an old-fashioned but relaxing simplicity, with an upbeat emphasis on the value of being a team. It's family entertainment. [21 Mar 2011, p.43]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The melodrama of it all is tasty--a jumbo macaroon. [27 Aug 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    If Carvey were actually funny and not just dead-on, I guess this would be brilliant.
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    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    Bland.
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    • 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.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's dark, big-top sadism, and we wait for a story to emerge. [5 Nov 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new, fourth season isn't bad but it's a very different beast from the original, and it's not nearly as funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    As the season goes on, the narrative grip will (one hopes) tighten and grow as richly decadent as the surrounding production--or Eva Green. [26 May 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    You go on the lam, and you find Laguna Beach. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's [Bobi Kristins's] aunt Pat Houston who gives the show--and, one hopes, Bobbi Kristina--some backbone. [5 Nov 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This doesn't have as distinctive a style as The WB's Supernatural--that's more like a jeans ad for the undead--but Kolchak three decades on still knows how to move. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Jack has an excellent cast.... Maybe the writing will catch up with them. [31 Mar 2014]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is always a diverting junk, but if these women actually become preoccupied with preserving their dignity, the jig is up. [30 Apr 2012, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's more shoofly than pie, but amusing. [17 Dec 2012, p.39]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Visually, it makes for odd television. Odder still is that the coaches compete too....The good news? The caliber of voices is high--better than American Idol. [16 May 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show, despite good stunt work, is clunkily overfamiliar. [1 Feb 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Traffic Light is better than NBC's Perfect Couples--the jokes are more relaxed, and the cast includes NCIS's Liza Lapira, whose humor has bite. Not a killer ensemble, though. [14 Feb 2011, p.42]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Piers Morgan's first nights filling Larry King's suspenders weren't great....He's better--thorough, thoughtful--with serious figures like Rudolph Giuliani. [14 Feb 2010, p.40]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Skeet Ulrich and Corey Stoll are well-paired as detectives, and Alfred Molina, looking like an irascible owl, adds some harrumping power as deputy DA. [18 Sep 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This family sitcom, adapted from Ice Cube's hit 2005 movie, is a modestly conceived, somewhat blandly executed story about a stepdad (Terry Crews from Everybody Hates Chris), his new wife (Essence Atkins) and her two kids. [7 Jun 2010, p.50]
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    • 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]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The cast would do well to have more fun, but the layered storytelling has it charms. [31 Oct 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Season 2 of MTV's instant trash classic moves the Situation, Snooki and Co. down to Miami Beach for a little change of scenery and no apparent change in attitude. Actually, the scenery hasn't really changed, either.
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is essentially a dialogue between baffled attorney and baffling client, which makes for an arid 95 minutes. [1 Apr 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The end product should be called Hellkittens--not bad, but its tiny claws neither grip nor rip. [13 Sep 2010, p.47]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    At its best, Sirens has some of the emotional and comedic recklessness and shock of his FX comedy about firefighters, Rescue Me. Sirens needs to howl a little more. [10 Mar 2014]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The trivia segments aren't very interesting, but I laughed at every screaming, shrieking exit. [18 Jul 2011, p.38]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Cooper is compelling as an overconfident hothead who sees creative potential around each corner. Trouble is, no matter what the writers dream up for Fleming, Fleming has already dreamed up better for Bond. [10 Feb 2014, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Fun enough, but the nastiness could be applied more heavily.
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Everyone works so hard--including Arnett, even if he never lets you see him sweat--that this comes very close to succeeding. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    As in season 1, the acting is rich and lusty, with no costume-drama fustiness. [15 Jan 2007, p.33]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    [Perry] effortlessly brings out King's sorrow and even rage--[but] it loses something when thrown in with Go On's overly broad comedy. [13 Aug 3012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A sitcom that veers uncomfortably between charmingly cute and cloyingly sarcastic. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a light, clever performance. But Episodes never convinces us this is really Hollywood. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    [Believing Rachel Zoe is extremely deadpan] makes her company more enjoyable as she goes about her business--developing the label, hiring staff--without much more outward joy than Christopher Walken. [12 Sep 2011, p.47]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's pleasant enough--and thankfully it's not zany. The problem is that Danson's crisis is believable midlife comedy, while the patients' neuroses are closer to stock. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Copper lacks the brains or kick to lift it above being a period piece. [10 Sep 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Even with Steven Spielberg listed among the executive producers, this distant world doesn't inspire much awe. [3 Oct 2011, p.45]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This show dilutes Paul Fisher's personality. [23 Jan 2012, p.42]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show itself is standard construction, a framework of planks that will need more work. [6 May 2013, p.48]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Until, and unless, all the elements fall into place, it's more smush than smash. [18 Feb 2013, p.41]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The writing could use some gloss--it's Will & Grace with no grace--but Drescher still knows how to deploy her honking rasp and Higgins has exceptional comic skills. [2 Apr 2012, p.38]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is just a nice, basic reality project. [2 Apr 2012, p.40]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A gauzy, pretty documentary. [18 Feb 2013, p.43]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is technically flawless--so is Macy strutting like a mangy Mick Jagger--but the Gallaghers' raucous, defiant pride never really engages me. [20 Feb 2012, p.46]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    By and large, they all seem to know exactly how to play to the camera and signal they're in on this nonsense. That gives Princesses a thin but distinct edge. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This portrait of Prince William's courtship of Kate Middleton is better than April's plucky Lifetime movie. [29 Aug 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The ensemble remains perfect, but the show's matter-of-fact crispness has been dulled. [22 Apr 2013, p.46]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The one thing lacking is writing that goes beyond fondness into truly funny. [17 Feb 2014, p.45]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    To work, this overheated alchemy needs a magnetic Leo, but Tom Riley is miscast--too smart-alecky and brash. [13 May 2013, p.46]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    We waste a lot of time on her gigs--not unusual for this kind of show, but we've seen it time after time. [14 Jan 2013, p.52]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    An entertaining big-narrative concept. [5 Sep 2005, p.41]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This sitcom has the high-tech antics of Chuck and the misfit camaraderie of Community-not bad, but no breakthrough. [2 May 2011, p.38]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The Most natural thing here is Palin's effortless command of the camera. In That Regard, the show is fascinating. [22 Nov 2010, p.38]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    [The mentor-judges are] so blandly polite they may as well be ordering skinny lattes at Starbucks. [18 Jun 2012, p.40]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is light, viewer-friendly entertainment, but without the conceptual novelty that gives USA dramas their oomph. [20 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    [Now in season 2]Courtney Cox's sitcom...is a light, fast show about friends and couples who hang together, banter together and drink together. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The endless sex jokes, most of them uttered expertly by deadpan Dennings to bubbly Behrs, are a pain. [12 Nov 2012, p.45]
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    • 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]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, Sunshine is a bit busy and unfocused. [28 Feb 2011, p.43]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    As Merlin, Joseph Fiennes is more like a trainer-dietitian than mentor, but he's lively. Eva Green, as Morgan, is coldly beautiful and magnificent in Camelot couture. She's enchanting. But I don't see Jamie Campbell Bower's Arthur having the resolve of a king. [28 Mar 2011, p.54]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The inspiration can be heavy-handed, but how can you not feel for the couple?
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere episode of Madam Secretary, for the time being, suggests that the show is very much the little sister [to The Good Wife].... But Madam Secretary, in which Téa Leoni plays the newly appointed secretary of state, deserves to hang around long enough to formulate and declare itself.
    • 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]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a promising setup, but Deception doesn't allow us the dirty pleasure of enjoying the awful Bowers. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Brosnan remains totally believable whether he's borderline batty or bravely resilient. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Scott's performance is totally believable, but that doesn't mean you want to ride shotgun with him in such a tired vehicle. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Only Visnjic, immaculately groomed and vaguely continental, seems to understand that this over-the-top story requires not only a constant flame to boil the plot but a flirtatious sense of fun. [11 Mar 2013, p.45]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new hour-long comedy is a bustling, rather scattered affair. [15 Jul 2013]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's like watching someone try to flirt while stuck in a revolving door. But Gummer has a whirring charm that never settles for mere adorkability. [22 Oct 2012m p.42]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere feels sort of like "The Closer" but doesn't clinch the deal. I'm just not sure what to make of Jason Lee without his Jason Lee-ishness. But there's a crackle of eccentric touches, including an abundance of Elvis impersonators and the charmingly off-kilter Celia Weston as his mother.
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show isn't all that different from Bravo's recent Real Housewives of Orange County, although the production values are much higher--everything has an expensive, carefully lit feminine gloss that perfectly matches the homemakers. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It feels so close to actual American life that it lacks the gut excitement that would take it over the line into true entertainment. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is likable, in a channel-surfing way: So-So Rosie. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is less interesting than I'd hoped. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    James Spader, as the cryptic new CEO, is better. Everything he says sounds like a parable intended for stupid children. That's how to manage Dunder Mifflin. [15 Nov 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    [Viewers] may get a kick out of the mix of adrenaline and murk. [26 Jun 2006, p.41]
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