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 Nashville (2012): Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 681
681 tv reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Bad has taken the complexity of modern television storytelling to new levels. [23 Jul 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show hasn't lost its clever agility at building pressure-cooker suspense and then lobbing in a surprise. [8 Oct 2012, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The Show has evolved into a modern underworld Western--there's nothing else like it. [18 Jul 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show is an absolute original. [28 Jan 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The first three episodes of season 4 grab the wide-flung stories of this epic and assemble them into a crackling narrative. [7 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    These are almost closer to short stories than sitcom episodes--and yes, they're fantastic. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Larry David's sitcom remains an awe-inspiring (and hilarious) exercise in comedic extremes of chaos and control.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Louie remains a small miracle--a shaggy-dog story, hopping with fleas, maybe rescued froma pound, that outdazzles Lassie, Air Bud and the rest. [12 May 2014,]
    • People Weekly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Season 4 launches with an episode focused on TV's most mysterious ad executive-and since Jon Hamm's watchful yet charismatic performance makes the show tick, that's excellent.
    • People Weekly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] taut, ingenious spy series. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] mesmerizingly eerie French series set in a mountain community. [4 Nov 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Arguably you shouldn't miss any of The Hollow Crown. But the one you're commanded to watch is Richard II. [23 Sep 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's beautifully constructed, cleverly fitted with red herrings and capacious enough to house a community of suspects. The emotional payoff is sensational, and so is the acting. [12 Aug 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's mesmerizing. [26 Mar 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    In season 2 of PBS's richly clever Sherlock, the Victorian tales have been refitted to our century. [14 May 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    There's event television, and there's Game of Thrones. [8 Apr 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    What gives the show its kick is the gleefully childish lack of repentance shown by most of these rascals--countered by Olyphant's coolly amused control. [4 Feb 2013, .39]
    • People Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a trampoline that sags clear down to the ground, the better to catapult you off into the air. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Can. Not. Wait. [9 Apr 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The first three episodes are full of impressively strong criminals. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [It] looks to be a season of solid suspense. [30 Jan 2006, p.37]
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's a letdown, especially since it comes with one of the most lovingly assembled casts of any series. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show still tends to go suddenly flat--it's hard to tell whether the party is supposed to be dead or it's just incompetently staged--but Hamm is always superb as Don. [2 Apr 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show is infernally good. [17 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [It] promises to be a dizzyingly clever season 2. [3 Mar 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show is gorgeously produced and spectacularly violent but its success depends chiefly on Buscemi....A brilliant, brutally funny performance. [20 Sep 2010, p.51]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The relationship of saint to sinner has seldom been so moving. [26 Feb 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, the spy parody remains my favorite animated series, thanks to its retro visual design--this is a cartoon for the age of Mad Men--and the vicious, dead-aim put-downs that make up most of the dialogue. [14 Mar 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Andy's humiliations as a minor celebrity aren't quite as funny as was his earlier shame at being a nobody, but as a satire of showbiz vanity, Extras can still be described as (what else?) stellar. [29 Jan 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Co-created by David Simon and Eric Over­myer, the team behind The Wire, this is a lovingly textured, slowly unfolding series set in post-Katrina New Orleans. [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Matthew Weiner has advanced the show far enough into the '60s that its fundamental philosophical question begins to generate its own oppressive suspense. [15 Apr 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    This haunting New Zealand miniseries boasts a strong, tense performance from Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss as a detective, but it's very much the work of director Jane Campion. [25 Mar 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's a raw, ironic, occasionally touching comedy of post-millennial manners. [23 Apr 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    There are small funny moments along the way. [4 Dec 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Very little happens in the first three hours of this anthology crime series, yet it's absolutely riveting. [20 Jan 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Awesomely clever, it's the Inception of sitcoms. In season 2 the show has preserved its core concept of friendships in a community-college study group while piling on daringly odd jobs. [6 Dec 2010, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's the jungle version of Saving Private Ryan's opening battle, over and over across 10 hours. Why, then, is this so excitingly powerful instead of just numbing? Because the stakes are huge: The historical momentum pulls you in and drags you along.
    • People Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Cox... doesn't have the right vulgar relish to hold the show together. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Prohibition is a merry, bullet-sprayed study of the era's rampant criminality. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Tyson elevates this character into a prism through which passes the span of existence.... You will be sighing for days. [10 Mar 2014, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    This remains far and away the best prime-time sitcom: crisp and farcical, but very kind. [25 Oct 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This eighth season finds him spending time in New York City, and the trip rejuvenates him. [18 Jul 2011, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Sunny is Punch and Judy for our time: invigoratingly primal entertainment.[9 Sep 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    This is adult entertainment in the very best possible sense. [7 Oct 2013, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's very entertaining in its low-key, waist-widening ways. [20 Dec 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    A larger, wholly engrossing story about crime syndicates and hit men. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The jokes take of on all sorts of unexpected trajectories--foul balls that score. [12 Mar 2012, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] cool yet intensely emotional British crime series. [24 Jun 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Luckily the characters are so fully formed, and so fully inhabited by the cast, that the whole mess staggers up out of the trenches and keeps going. [9 Jan 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Ned and just about everyone else erupts in violent arguments, denunciations, accusations, counteraccusations, diatribes--these are searing, electrifying moments, furiously articulate and delivered with escalating passion. [2 Jun 2014, p.45]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Men has both the greatness of execution and inscrutability of artistic intent, and it won't be until the show actually ends that I'll know which one won out. [21 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    As lead detective, Mireille Enos is terrific and makes up for the sense that we're revisiting terrain already covered--and reduced to parody--by Twin Peaks. [11 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It takes awhile to adjust to the dissonance, but the muted naturalism of the superb cast draws us in. [9 May 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Girls can still be Girls. [21 Jan 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The comedy never quite lifts into giddiness, but there are lots of solid, unexpected laughs. And isn't that cause for celebration? [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a good show, powerfully acted--especially by Katy Segal as tough mama Gemma--and true to its convictions. [20 Sep 2010, p.52]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Eclipsing even last summer's BBQ bacchanal involving an ancient spirit, the new season feels like one big undead sex party-a kinky alternate lifestyle where vampires and monsters do the nasty (and other violent acts) in roadhouses, backrooms, backwoods and the occasional antebellum mansion.
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Falco's performance never loses a weary, trudging toughness and, at the core two hard kernels of anger and sorrow. [16 Apr 2012, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    If the Granthams are low on dough, emotionally they're richer than ever. [14 Jan 2013, p.51]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Parks, in a sense, is Li'l Sebastian: shaggy, small-boned, charming and lovably stupid. [31 Jan 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Horror isn't my thing, but this is pretty good. [7 Nov 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's educational, kid-oriented and fun, and Tyson us confidently smooth popularizer of science. [17 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Therapist Paul Weston a human-shaped cloud who grumbles with the low thunder of the maladjusted, has drifted back for a gripping new season of HBO's In Treatment. Gabriel Byrne plays the part flawlessly, and he's up against two especially rewarding talents. [1 Nov 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Director Steven Soderbergh's Candelabra is one of the smartest, tartest examples I've ever seen of that soupy genre, the Hollywood biopic. [27 May 2013, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The heartbreak here--especially the cases of poor children who died of "dust pneumonia"--is tremendous. [26 Nov 2012, p.45
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show needs work-—why all the breast jokes?-—but [Lithgow and Curtin] don't.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The tone here can be offputtingly strange: brittle, flinty yet over the top. [20 Feb 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    A zombie-apocalypse fantasy set in Atlanta, this is the scariest series U've ever seen. [8 Nov 2010, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    There are a few weak jokes, but in its substance, look (fly fashions), and sound, this could be a real trendsetter.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    It's Court TV's first original scripted drama, and it's bad. [16 Apr 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Boardwalk is still solid, but it's sacrificed some of its nervy power. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    This could be the fall's finest drama. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    A looser show [than The Office], another comedy of frustration, but with a feckless sweetness (which is exactly what My Name Is Earl lacks). [17 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    An explosion of fireworks. [1 May 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Given the amounts of sumptuous scenery to chew on, the acting is restrained, even if the gore and sex are not. [28 May 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The game changer sets season 7 on an exciting new course. [8 Oct 2012, p.60]
    • People Weekly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    This BBC hit is the soppily tender story of '50s midwives in London's East End. [1 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The humor is so lighthearted, the show practically skips. [20 Feb 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show fades away like a Mari Gras parade drifting out of range. But it's a potent memory. [16 Dec 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Olyphant plays this laconic, loping lawman with a smiling minimalism that makes Givens both iconic and contemporary.
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Branagh is very fine as Wallander. [10 Sep 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    All in all, this looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Regina King heads the solid ensemble. these folks are dutiful, proud and bonetired. [10 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    Bland.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    A wiry, tired jitteriness has crept in. [24 Oct 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    What's amazing is how quickly it all falls into place--the show goes like a shot. [25 Apr 2011, p.43]
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly

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