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 Americans: Season 2
Lowest review score: 25 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 677
677 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It feels so close to actual American life that it lacks the gut excitement that would take it over the line into true entertainment. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
    • 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
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
    • 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]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    We'll see how season 10 holds up once the chosen contestants move on to Hollywood, but for now Idol remains firmly on its pedestal. [14 Feb 2011, p.39]
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is technically flawless--so is Macy strutting like a mangy Mick Jagger--but the Gallaghers' raucous, defiant pride never really engages me. [20 Feb 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If it doesn't have the ABC sitcom's [Suburgatory's] satiric sheen, it captures some of those glum patches that strike in adolescence. [2 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • 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]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Tom Gliatto
    As with all reality shows, the pleasure for viewers is the cruel one of rubbernecking a disaster.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    His delivery, which falls between Monty Python and Austin Powers, explodes with enjoyable little pips of indignation. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Season 2 of the Hollywood satire still plays too broad, [...] But Matt LeBlanc's understated performance as himself has gotten even better. [9 Jul 2012, p.36]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Mostly it feels like an instructional film about disaster preparedness. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 52 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