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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's an enjoyable enough whodunit. The problem is McCormack. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Got to kick it up a notch, Chuck. [18 Jan 2010, p.41]
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-done, somewhat sleepy ensemble drama about newbies on patrol. [7 May 2012, p.46]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Now in its seventh season, ABC's classic prime-time soap opera remains slickly watchable, but the momentum is seeping out. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The problem with all this sensitivitiy is that the show has a tougher time delivering on the whimsy. [3 May 2010, p.42]
    • 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
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Now in season 7, the onetime groundbreaker has become merely sweet and amiable. It crumbles like a soft-baked cookie. [6 Nov 2010, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Path sometimes feels like 24 downsized into The Office. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show doesn't need to be so crowded. [5 Dec 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Without Bentley;s cruel cunning, the rest of the show has played out predictably. [1 Aug 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 37 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The sincerity of the enterprise is in inverse proportion to its fun. [13 May 2013, p.49]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's awkward, sweet, sincere--and sometimes yawningly dull. [6 Aug 2012, p.37]
    • 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
    • 64 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
    • 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]
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    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Jake & Vienna's sense of self-importance in this crowd is ludicrous yet also fascinating. They make Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt look earnest. [15 Aug 2011, p.34]
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The framework [couples counseling] is cute but irrelevant: You don't need an analyst piecing together the relationship when that's the audience's job. [14 May 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Mount needs to run this thing, and he can't if he's the caboose. [27 Aug 2012, p.44]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show offers genuine scares, but lines like "I already cried wolf once--you think they're gonna believe me?" cast a hokey spell. [31 Oct 2011, 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    These people are all more ordinary and much less fabulously neurotic than you might have hoped. [11 Mar 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's an MRI that's lost its mapping capabilities. [30 Apr 2012, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's just a plainer Ugly Betty. [9 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Welcome to the family is nicely cast.... [But it] needs to punch up the writing. [28 Oct 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Season 6 staggers from incident to incident as Nancy and family run from their enemies--and the authorities. [13 Sep 2010, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. [30 Aug 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This is advertising with a side of bruthah (and muthah)-ly love. [10 Feb 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere delivers a show that's more winkingly cute than it really needs ro be. [25 Jan 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's meaningful that a gay dad with a teen daughter can be conventional--it's a just not great comedy. [14 Oct 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This is well-produced, but it could just as well be Mission:Colonial. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show feels weighed down by its own clout. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Smits is breezily bold, but the show feels fussy--flushed out with "interesting" details and characters. [20 Sep 2010l p.54]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Every time he flaps into view in his baggy hoodedness, he looks like Batman in need of a tailor. [17 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's like watching a manor house sink beneath the waves with loud, hissing pomp. [16 Apr 2012, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    While obnoxious luxury is always watchable, the show is lazily cookie-cutter. [19 Mar 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    True Blood is neglecting the potent subtext of vampire myth--forbidden sex and romance--in favor of political allegory. [24 Jun 2013, p.39]
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Thorne has the right bristling, combative energy for all this commotion, but the pilot is hard to swallow. [4 Jul 2011, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere us well-shot, humidly atmospheric, but a little more urgency would be appreciated.
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's only fun, though, when the would-be mates turn on each other and the bat guano flies: Romancing the Stone morph into The War of the roses. [25 Jul 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Miller is believably blonde, and that's about it. [22 Oct 3012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Most of Mornings is stock melodrama, and apart from Molina, not all that well acted. [18 Feb 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    An old-fashioned sitcom.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    They're just bland. [2 Apr 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Cases piddle away as everyone hashes out deals at a conference table. Realistic, perhaps, but quite the buzzkill. [20 Aug 2012, p.41]
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Big Sexy could have used less glamour and more Mike & Molly star Melissa McCarthy's salt-of-the-earth power. [Sep 2011, p.46]
    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's still a great cast, but there's a whiff of baffled frustration. [26 Nov 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This feels like an assembly line for the soul. [6 Feb 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Does it deliver excitement? So far, no. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's very well-done, but the opener doesn't resolve a viewer's doubts. [9 Apr 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Whether the show can figure out what to do with Madsen's semi-reformed brood is the challenge. Right now the show feels less like FX's recent, underrated The Riches than Brothers & Sisters set among the criminal element.
    • People Weekly
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's pleasant, but not promising enough to care about beyond a one-episode stand. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's tacky, da--or should we say duh?--but likable. [22 Aug 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Shake It Up doesn't shake up the kid-com formula one bit, but it's something more than the usual shiny-sparkly cuteness. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Beyond the pilot, though, it appears to be a blandly generic precinct drama. [5 Mar 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Daniels is great, biting clean through clotted dialogue that's twinkly yet sanctimonious. [2 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's dumb, yes, but that miracle of reality TV named Cat Deeley hosts. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly

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