For 662 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 3
Lowest review score: 25 Man Up!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 662
662 tv reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show itself is standard construction, a framework of planks that will need more work. [6 May 2013, p.48]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The sincerity of the enterprise is in inverse proportion to its fun. [13 May 2013, p.49]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Everyone works so hard--including Arnett, even if he never lets you see him sweat--that this comes very close to succeeding. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    By and large, they all seem to know exactly how to play to the camera and signal they're in on this nonsense. That gives Princesses a thin but distinct edge. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This is less interesting than I'd hoped. [8 Jul 2013, p.36]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new hour-long comedy is a bustling, rather scattered affair. [15 Jul 2013]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Honey Boo Boo is just a little girl doing [her] best to be a beauty queen, TV star and dutiful daughter to the surprisingly levelheaded June. [22 Jul 2013]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    A revenge farce that takes such perplexingly arbitrary turns that it finally sits down like a confused Labrador and refuses to budge. [12 Aug 2013]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Holliday Grainger is an excellent Bonnie.... Emile Hirsch, a very good actor, plays Clyde as a passive nonentity.... Bonnie and Clyde seem as remote and illogical as another notorious couple of the era, Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor. [16 Dec 2013]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Trophy Wife is no prize--the pilot is swamped with exposition recited in the girlishly thin voice of star Malin Akerman--yet there's enough of a comedic brain and cast at work here that some additional polishing might do the trick. [30 Sep 2013, p.49]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The CW has established a reliable [network formula]: beautiful young things plus alienation plus supernatural powers plus slim-fit leather jackets. It works again in this new series. [11 Nov 2013, p.40]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show must carry on, and of course it does, but rather sluggishly.... Overall the acting from the ensemble remains strong enough to sweep you along from episode to episode. [13 Jan 2014, p.47]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The one thing lacking is writing that goes beyond fondness into truly funny. [17 Feb 2014, p.45]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Cooper is compelling as an overconfident hothead who sees creative potential around each corner. Trouble is, no matter what the writers dream up for Fleming, Fleming has already dreamed up better for Bond. [10 Feb 2014, p.48]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    For now, apart from the Underwoods, it's underwhelming. [17 Feb 2014, p.43]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    At its best, Sirens has some of the emotional and comedic recklessness and shock of his FX comedy about firefighters, Rescue Me. Sirens needs to howl a little more. [10 Mar 2014]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Jack has an excellent cast.... Maybe the writing will catch up with them. [31 Mar 2014]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    An old-fashioned sitcom.
    • 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]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Weeds feels like a stoned Desperate Housewives: The pupils are dilated wide, as if able to pick out in sharp relief every detail of this suburban America, yet nothing really seems in focus at all.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Does it deliver excitement? So far, no. [3 Oct 2005, p.39]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's a gauge of how much reality programming has changed TV that I kept thinking that Mark Burnett could come in, push some situational hot buttons and produce a better show. [12 Jun 2006, p.39]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's like Lisa Kudrow's Comeback without the satiric contempt. [10 Apr 2006, p.35]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    The show... is partly improvised, a stunt used to richer effect on ABC's upcoming Sons & Daughters. [6 Mar 2006, p.41]
    • 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]