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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Longford: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Save Me: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 52 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new four-hour version... trims back the pageantry and tries for a degree of modern psychological realism. [17 Apr 2006, p.43]
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    You go on the lam, and you find Laguna Beach. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    I wish the show had a little more verisimilitude--the peasants' homes look cheap, not poor--but it's zippy mindless fun. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Path sometimes feels like 24 downsized into The Office. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    What we have is a light, fast show about friends and couples who hang together, banter together and drink together. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show, despite good stunt work, is clunkily overfamiliar. [1 Feb 2010, p.37]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 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.
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The inspiration can be heavy-handed, but how can you not feel for the couple?
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Fun enough, but the nastiness could be applied more heavily.
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, Sunshine is a bit busy and unfocused. [28 Feb 2011, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a light, clever performance. But Episodes never convinces us this is really Hollywood. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • 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
    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]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show doesn't need to be so crowded. [5 Dec 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is likable, in a channel-surfing way: So-So Rosie. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Brosnan remains totally believable whether he's borderline batty or bravely resilient. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-done, somewhat sleepy ensemble drama about newbies on patrol. [7 May 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Until, and unless, all the elements fall into place, it's more smush than smash. [18 Feb 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's awkward, sweet, sincere--and sometimes yawningly dull. [6 Aug 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's an enjoyable enough whodunit. The problem is McCormack. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 66 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
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The opening gag of this new series is not just contrived but also uncomfortable.... But the show improves from there. [17 Sep 2012, p.40]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 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
    • 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's an affable show, but at an hour long, it starts to feel like a slow dance that won't end. [12 Nov 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 26 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Lohan attacks the part with a relentless, huffing-and-puffing determination that rivets attention.... While Bowler is a flawless Burton, Lohan's single-minded fierceness obliterates him. [3 Dec 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's more shoofly than pie, but amusing. [17 Dec 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A gauzy, pretty documentary. [18 Feb 2013, p.43]
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Chalke and company are all expert comic actors, but the pilot is leapingly frantic, a puppy wanting love. [8 Apr 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show itself is standard construction, a framework of planks that will need more work. [6 May 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The sincerity of the enterprise is in inverse proportion to its fun. [13 May 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is less interesting than I'd hoped. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new hour-long comedy is a bustling, rather scattered affair. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Honey Boo Boo is just a little girl doing [her] best to be a beauty queen, TV star and dutiful daughter to the surprisingly levelheaded June. [22 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A revenge farce that takes such perplexingly arbitrary turns that it finally sits down like a confused Labrador and refuses to budge. [12 Aug 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Holliday Grainger is an excellent Bonnie.... Emile Hirsch, a very good actor, plays Clyde as a passive nonentity.... Bonnie and Clyde seem as remote and illogical as another notorious couple of the era, Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor. [16 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Trophy Wife is no prize--the pilot is swamped with exposition recited in the girlishly thin voice of star Malin Akerman--yet there's enough of a comedic brain and cast at work here that some additional polishing might do the trick. [30 Sep 2013, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The CW has established a reliable [network formula]: beautiful young things plus alienation plus supernatural powers plus slim-fit leather jackets. It works again in this new series. [11 Nov 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show must carry on, and of course it does, but rather sluggishly.... Overall the acting from the ensemble remains strong enough to sweep you along from episode to episode. [13 Jan 2014, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The one thing lacking is writing that goes beyond fondness into truly funny. [17 Feb 2014, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Jack has an excellent cast.... Maybe the writing will catch up with them. [31 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 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
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    An old-fashioned sitcom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    So far, it's of interest only for watching Lithgow--who likes to shout his lines with quivering urgency, as if he'd just seen a UFO--as he goes over the top to get a laugh. [16 Oct 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Weeds feels like a stoned Desperate Housewives: The pupils are dilated wide, as if able to pick out in sharp relief every detail of this suburban America, yet nothing really seems in focus at all.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Anyone who saw Team America, the movie send-up of all things Bruckheimerian, will find E-Ring hard to take too seriously. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This is all nicely produced with mild offbeat tweaks along the way... But none of this is original either. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Does it deliver excitement? So far, no. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a gauge of how much reality programming has changed TV that I kept thinking that Mark Burnett could come in, push some situational hot buttons and produce a better show. [12 Jun 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's like Lisa Kudrow's Comeback without the satiric contempt. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show... is partly improvised, a stunt used to richer effect on ABC's upcoming Sons & Daughters. [6 Mar 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Three Wishes is about sowing seeds of kindness that blossom into a garden of good feeling, but it can feel like a flower show dusted with endless sprayings of industrial fertilizer. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's an awful story, and it deserves a better production than this. [31 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a hallucinatory riff on an old noir tradition (is Raines being played for a sap by his own daydreams?), but the gimmick doesn't click. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show feels weighed down by its own clout. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The case seems more like a good crusade for Nancy Grace than the starting point for a series. [28 Aug 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a good cast, and Arquette's peculiar charm is always welcome. But I'm tired of comedies about the desperate infantilism of panicked adults. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show borrows from Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, maybe the corporate drama Profit--too many to gauge how it'll develop. [24 Jul 2006, p.33]
    • People Weekly