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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Lights Out: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Bleep My Dad Says: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Just call it Molly.... Trouble, is, Melissa McCarthy's brash persona in films is too big for the small screen. [11 Nov 2013, p.40]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's well cast but conceptually unadventurous. [31 Jan 2011, p.39]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a temperature-controlled How I Met Your Mother. [27 Sep 2010, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Bachelor Pad ups the ante this season with a cheesy gimmick that turns out to be ingenious. [6 Aug 2012, p.37]
    • 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
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Innocently goofy. [30 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    I kept wishing for a rose ceremony to perk things up. [8 May 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The cast has an ordinariness that's a little too believable. [16 Apr 2007, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 40 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show is overworked and overthought. [25 Mar 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 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
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Tom Gliatto
    The opening narrative chunk of Odyssey 5 [is] a beaut. But then .... Odyssey suddenly feels like a return trip to The X-Files.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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