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 Modern Family: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    You go on the lam, and you find Laguna Beach. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Despite the backstory, the humor is conventionally jolly. [30 Aug 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show is light, viewer-friendly entertainment, but without the conceptual novelty that gives USA dramas their oomph. [20 Jun 2011, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It feels less like Freud's fun house than an opportunity for one performer after another to launch into frenzied, vituperative speeches. [24 Apr 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    It's not a fascinating process. As host and co-judge, Jewel is so glamorously reserved, she's faintly sinister. [6 Jun 2011, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show needs work-—why all the breast jokes?-—but [Lithgow and Curtin] don't.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a promising setup, but Deception doesn't allow us the dirty pleasure of enjoying the awful Bowers. [14 Jan 2013, p.56]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the show's best moments, this moral pickle (being a mole vs. being a cop) leaves Ryan scrambling to improvise ways to prevent gang crimes without really catching anyone. [26 May 2014, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This makeover series isn't breaking any new ground: A wallflower, repotted and pruned, blooms overnight into an assured woman willing to tackle her dream date. The real asset here is its charming British host, style adviser Louise Roe.
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    None of these results will rock a viewer's world, but it's unexpectedly satisfying to see stars in a reality project that's more relatable than ballroom dancing or a temporary work detail for Donald Trump.
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's an enjoyable enough whodunit. The problem is McCormack. [23 Jul 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Path sometimes feels like 24 downsized into The Office. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A solid, well-done series. [19 Jan 2012, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    Now, ma'am, no need to bolt like a horse-unless you're scared of cliches. You aren't, are you?
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is Amazing Race of the damned, with something of the open-ended, Pandora's-box mystery of Lost, and it has the potential for out-there adventure. [23 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Rivers scarcely pretends any of the setups are real--it's just more material for her. [7 Feb 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Scott's performance is totally believable, but that doesn't mean you want to ride shotgun with him in such a tired vehicle. [19 Jun 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Motive isn't ingenious enough to motivate imitations or spinoffs, but it's smooth and diverting. [27 May 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's like watching a manor house sink beneath the waves with loud, hissing pomp. [16 Apr 2012, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The end product should be called Hellkittens--not bad, but its tiny claws neither grip nor rip. [13 Sep 2010, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This version, set in Paris, compensates with an atmosphere of chic rot--they have that over there--an increased body count and an excellent cast. [19 May 2014, p.44]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The case seems more like a good crusade for Nancy Grace than the starting point for a series. [28 Aug 2006, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    No zest, no fun. [26 Mar 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    They're just bland. [2 Apr 2012, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This FOX version of a family sitcom isn't as irreverent or formula-free as it thinks--ABC's "The Middle" is actually edgier--but it scores points for never resorting to mere cuteness and for throwing in a bizarre sight gag about frozen squirrels.
    • People Weekly
    • 51 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    What we have is a light, fast show about friends and couples who hang together, banter together and drink together. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly

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