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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Terriers: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Twins: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A lot of momentum is lost having the lovers live 60 miles apart.... But the tender wrap-up will leave the waterworks flushed and refreshed. [9 Sep 2013, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a birdhouse full of woodpeckers. [24 Sep 2012, p.54]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's tense, engrossing, mildly ludicrous--and worth checking out before the Cold War melts. [11 Feb 2013]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    These joined stories never forge into one strong plot, but there's always Duvall. [3 Jul 2006, p.35]
    • 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
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    If you want edge, here's Dexter. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    An intricate mystery confidently spun out with dark, unsettling shocks. [15 Jul 2013]
    • 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
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The first two episodes of season 3 are reassuringly grounded in believable intrigue. [7 Oct 2013, p.49]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Denis Leary's superb comedy-drama about New York City firefighters, will end its seven-year run a few days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. [15 Aug 2011, p.34]
    • People Weekly
    • 76 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
    • 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
    The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    So far the show is biting, funny, touching and surprising. In short, it's an absolute delight, and possibly even better than the landmark first season.
    • 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

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