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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Fashion Star: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    I wish the show had a little more verisimilitude--the peasants' homes look cheap, not poor--but it's zippy mindless fun. [5 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Red Band Society, which could turn out to be one of the best new shows of the fall, is like that, constantly catching you unexpectedly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The premise might make sense if Stults had a Rain Man intensity. Instead he's laid back and scruffy. [6 Feb 2012, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    In its zeal to avoid Johnny Depp-style silliness, any sense of pirate fun is lost at sea. [3 Feb 2014, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At least Endings has something fresh at it's core....Even better, the well-cast ensemble includes Casey Wilson. [25 Apr 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    What keeps it from being exploitative--just--is the sense that these kids know such dangerous exhilaration won't, can't, lead to the happiness they're looking for. [31 Jan 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Everything has the familiar mechanical deadness of a sitcom assembled from old ideas. [12 Feb 2007, 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-done, somewhat sleepy ensemble drama about newbies on patrol. [7 May 2012, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This air of finality throws the many small, fine details of Parker's performance, the main reason for the show's existence, into sharp relief. [13 Aug 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The problem with all this sensitivitiy is that the show has a tougher time delivering on the whimsy. [3 May 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere feels sort of like "The Closer" but doesn't clinch the deal. I'm just not sure what to make of Jason Lee without his Jason Lee-ishness. But there's a crackle of eccentric touches, including an abundance of Elvis impersonators and the charmingly off-kilter Celia Weston as his mother.
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A gauzy, pretty documentary. [18 Feb 2013, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Intelligence is nicely done. [20 Jan 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show works on its own undemanding terms. [6 Jun 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This bifurcated character--Mother of the Year meets Jack Bauer--isn't always believable, but Judd welds the two Beccas together through sheer willpower. [19 Mar 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Daniels is great, biting clean through clotted dialogue that's twinkly yet sanctimonious. [2 Jul 2012, p.40]
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    It's just suspenseful and clever enough to keep you happily intrigued. [3 Sep 2012, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show doesn't need to be so crowded. [5 Dec 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    With the second episode, though, the whole tone improves: Delany's performance seems to have caught some of the coppery warmth of her hair, and we spend more time with a good ensemble. [4 Apr 2011, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A diverting, silly potboiler, a bold cartoon with none of the staffers' anxious beetle scuttling that gives NBC's venerable The West Wing a sense of verisimilitude. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is flat, but the show casts a hokey spell. [19 Sep 2011, p.65]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The story is promising. [9 Apr 2012, p.42]
    • 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
    • 56 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Not a bad concept, but the casting is out of whack. [21 Mar 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly

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