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 Africa: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 The World According to Paris: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The cast has an ordinariness that's a little too believable. [16 Apr 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    I kept wishing for a rose ceremony to perk things up. [8 May 2006, p.39]
    • 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
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Innocently goofy. [30 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Something like Entourage without the manic, kick-start fury of Ari Gold. [2 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The declining but not yet flatlining EKG of their relationship is captured very nicely by Williams and Matchett, both giving strong, stoic performances. Everything else is too quiet, though. [25 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 55 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
    • 40 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    There isn't much of a story, though. The best thing is the terrific song in the opening credits: Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar." It has the sort of itchy desperation that should have driven the whole show.
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This adaptation of the hit 1989 movie is emotionally ample, as any decent family drama should be, but the premiere feels like a dowdier cousin of shows already out there.
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This Miami trauma-hospital drama is marginally better than "Three Rivers."
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere us well-shot, humidly atmospheric, but a little more urgency would be appreciated.
    • People Weekly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The scale is wrong. This is an overelaborate piffle, a crate-size bon-bon. The best thinge is Papa.
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. [30 Aug 2010, p.38]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a temperature-controlled How I Met Your Mother. [27 Sep 2010, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The series goes overboard on cutesy domestic details but as a Bret Bulletin, it should gratify and reassure his fans. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Gilbert seems like the one you'd most like the one you'd like to have in your actual mom's group. The others, not so much. [15 Nov 2010, p.43]
    • 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
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Some of it's funny, but revelatory? Not too. [6 Dec 2010, p.52]
    • People Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's well cast but conceptually unadventurous. [31 Jan 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Not a bad concept, but the casting is out of whack. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    If anything, it moves so tentatively through the baffling investigation and trial that Hayden Panettiere seems to play a dozen Amandas: cheerful, furtive, erratic--and at times literally clueless. [28 Feb 2011, p.40]
    • 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
    • 63 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
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The "nuttiness" is contrived, but Johnny Argent, Roseanne's boyfriend of eight years, is amusingly droll. [1 Aug 2011, p.41]
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    A wiry, tired jitteriness has crept in. [24 Oct 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Her mind has repressed the clues [to her sister's murder]. Clever paradox, but as a result the show is an unsatisfying mix of razor-sharp thinking and befogged gloom. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's just a plainer Ugly Betty. [9 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's an MRI that's lost its mapping capabilities. [30 Apr 2012, p.36]
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    They're just bland. [2 Apr 2012, p.44]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 57 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
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The stunts are a confusing mix of bullets and blowups: Apocalypse Now on the scale of Wipeout. [3 Sep 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    There are rivalries and feuds and dangerous situations, as well as a complete lack of personality. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Beyond the pilot, though, it appears to be a blandly generic precinct drama. [5 Mar 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show is overworked and overthought. [25 Mar 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    This is like dramatizing War and peace without commenting on war or peace. [11 Mar 2013, p.46]
    • 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
    • 56 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It has some good jokes, but this overly familiar spoof lacks the strength to push the envelope. [2 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It is nice but overly familiar in its reliance on pop-culture signposts and snuggly sentimentality. [30 Sep 2013, p.53]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Sort of a Real Housewives with saddles. [16 Dec 2013]
    • 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Shift is competent but useful mostly as a reminder to stay healthy at all costs and avoid this sort of place. [9 Jun 2014, p.34]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Even this adventuresome idiosyncratic actor [Malkovich] doesn't seem to be having much fun. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 42 Tom Gliatto
    In contrast, the British original, while just as explicit, is also funny and warm, with a Trainspotting zip. You'll be happier renting videotapes of that.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Tom Gliatto
    Neither [Underwood nor Moyer were] helped by the fact that the production stuck to the original Broadway show, which premiered more than half a century ago. It was full of business that might be delightful or even exciting on a stage--nuns gliding about while singing their alleluias, characters racing up and down grand, sweeping staircases--but on a wide-screen television it tended to look like just that, lots and lots of stage business.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Tom Gliatto
    Meyers is talented and interesting enough that I shouldn't be watching his premiere and wishing that Stefon had shown up instead of Joe Biden.... The monologue was nothing much. Meyers at least seemed instantly comfortable, at home, once he finished a string of so-so punchlines and sat down behind the desk.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's like a David Mamet parody of Roseanne. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It feels less like Freud's fun house than an opportunity for one performer after another to launch into frenzied, vituperative speeches. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Maybe Prinze should just clear the soundstage of all these people, stand there alone and start over. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Lee may lack the essential sweetness, or pathos, to make Earl ever seem like more than a cute variation on those lovable, loquacious losers who tumble, beer can spurting, through Coen brothers movies. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    As an ensemble they are, like their teacher, attractive but not very exciting. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show is just as bad as several other recent WB shows (Modern Men, The Bedford Diaries), neither cartoonish enough nor realistic enough to register as anything more than a conceptual shell with a handful of dried peas rattling inside. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    In the first few episodes, nothing's happening. No pulse. Doctor, what's wrong? [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It just doesn't work. [30 Jan 2006, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's more like Seinfeld reconceived for the slacker sensibility of a director like Kevin Smith or Richard Linklater. And that's what's wrong with the show: It's hard to shake the feeling that it's just someone's project.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show can be wonderfully mean... but it's too spotty. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Silly. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly