For 677 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Walking Dead: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Fashion Star: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 677
677 tv reviews
    • 99 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
    • 96 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] mesmerizingly eerie French series set in a mountain community. [4 Nov 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] taut, ingenious spy series. [10 Oct 2011, p.44]
    • 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
    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
    • 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
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's mesmerizing. [26 Mar 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 90 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    There's event television, and there's Game of Thrones. [8 Apr 2013, p.41]
    • 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The first three episodes are full of impressively strong criminals. [23 Jan 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Can. Not. Wait. [9 Apr 2012, 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
    • 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
    [It] promises to be a dizzyingly clever season 2. [3 Mar 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show is infernally good. [17 Mar 2014]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 87 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's a raw, ironic, occasionally touching comedy of post-millennial manners. [23 Apr 2012, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 87 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
    • 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
    • 87 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    They're delightful. [26 Nov 2012, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 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
    • 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
    Prohibition is a merry, bullet-sprayed study of the era's rampant criminality. [10 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • 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
    This is adult entertainment in the very best possible sense. [7 Oct 2013, p.47]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Sunny is Punch and Judy for our time: invigoratingly primal entertainment.[9 Sep 2013, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
    • 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
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Discovery's Africa is yet another marvel of high-definition photography. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
    • 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
    [A] cool yet intensely emotional British crime series. [24 Jun 2013, p.40]
    • 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
    The jokes take of on all sorts of unexpected trajectories--foul balls that score. [12 Mar 2012, p.45]
    • 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
    The heartbreak here--especially the cases of poor children who died of "dust pneumonia"--is tremendous. [26 Nov 2012, p.45
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    It's educational, kid-oriented and fun, and Tyson us confidently smooth popularizer of science. [17 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 82 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
    • 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
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    • 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
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The Walking Dead has managed to work fresh morsels into television's grimmest stew. [22 Oct 2012, 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
    This could be the fall's finest drama. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • 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
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Regina King heads the solid ensemble. these folks are dutiful, proud and bonetired. [10 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 80 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
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Olyphant plays this laconic, loping lawman with a smiling minimalism that makes Givens both iconic and contemporary.
    • 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
    • 83 Tom Gliatto
    All in all, this looks like one of the brightest new shows of the season.
    • 79 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The animated duo have returned, as dumb--and hilarious--as ever. [31 Oct 2011, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The series' sixth season begins with an intensely entertaining four-hour, two-night premiere. [15 Jan 2007, p.33]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The show falls prey to a faint preciousness in the voiceover narration from its correspondents and host Glass. They overarticulate the ironies instead of just letting you watch. Which you should do. Watch. [26 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Beneath the grit, this is a tale of chivalry. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    NBC hasn't had a show this impressive since the first season of Heroes. [6 Feb 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Season 3 of Showtime's great Nurse Jackie brings romance to student nurse Zoey. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The first episodes are very promising, full of feints, fibs, and a big, fat shock. [16 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The show's many subplots are handled clumsily, but these two [Grammer & Nielsen] are too good to pass up. 25 Oct 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    When The Close comes to a close, we'll lose one of the best TV detectives of the past decade. [11 Jul 2011, p.33]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    The high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails. But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    If you want edge, here's Dexter. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Migrations' animals provide a humbling lesson in resilience and determination. [15 Nov 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The photography is sweepingly gorgeous--this must be the best of all possible planets. [18 Apr 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Watching Nucky's frenemies thrive like poison toadstools ringing a tree--that's a grim, gripping spectacle in its own right. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, the high school musical comedy occasionally flies off the rails...But maybe that's to be expected from this aggressively inventive pop fantasy, where mundane details like homework never matter. [1 Nov 2010, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Put his [Bobby Cannavale's] floridness up against Buscemi's poker-faced acidity and you get fireworks. [24 Sep 2012, p.57]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The two hours available for review are cinematically rich, full of sleek, oily pools of darkness. [11 Feb 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    After an awful season 2, Lena Dunham's Brooklynocentric comedy celebrating coffee, ambition and sex is fixed. [20 Jan 2014, p.41]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    As police superintendent Teresa Colvin, Jennifer Beals gives a revelatory, no-nonsense performance that should make Tom Selleck's mustache bristle with envy....This should be lots of fun. [7 Feb 2011, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] delicious over-the-top comedy. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Here's one of the most offbeat new shows of the new season. Also one of the best. [13 Sep 2010, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Fall's best new sitcom has the manic zip of Malcolm in the Middle and the diabolical humor of raising Arizona. [27 Sep 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Louis-Dreyfus's performance--which, like Congress, can be divided into two houses, Crackling Charm and Hysterical Ego--still drives the show, but we're getting more realistic sense of political gamesmanship. [22 Apr 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] superbly tawdry new crime series. [8 Jul 2013, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It might be unwatchable if Dern, who's excellent, didn't allow Amy's laughable obtuseness to be pierced by glimmers of empathy and acceptance. [ 17 Oct 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Luck is a true original, a show with a tone like no other. [30 Jan 2012, p.43]
    • People Weekly