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 Lights Out: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 Harry's Law: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 679
679 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This show has a light, charming sense of the ridiculous. [19 Mar 2007, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a gripper. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Of the large, nicely peppered cast, I especially like Vergara, who has some of the vamping yumminess of a Catherine Zeta-Jones. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [A] rattling good series. [10 Jul 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The acting is what keeps the show addictive--particularly good is Julia Stiles. [29 Nov 2010, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    I found 1 vs. 100 much more enjoyable [than Deal Or No Deal]. [23 Oct 2006, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    A satisfyingly meaty drama. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is a lusty soap opera that aspires to the pulsating, cutting-edge glamour of Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth. It's a little ham-fisted for that. [2 Apr 2007, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    [Forest Whitaker as Sam Cooper is] an arresting, oblique performance, and it works well amid all the procedural muck. [21 Feb 2011, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Tudor history is irresistible, even if the bedroom gymnastics here seem more in keeping with the Playboy Mansion than a royal palace. [19 Apr 2010, p.47]
    • People Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Chef remains the model for cook-off competitions, balancing casual insight into culinary art with psychological snapshots of the aspiring chefs. This recipe can't be improved on.
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    It's a good show, powerfully acted--especially by Katy Segal as tough mama Gemma--and true to its convictions. [20 Sep 2010, p.52]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The comedy never quite lifts into giddiness, but there are lots of solid, unexpected laughs. And isn't that cause for celebration? [26 Apr 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 53 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In its second season, Patricia Heaton's family sitcom seems to have found its natural resting point.
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    When you're hot, you're hot-which is why having Betty White in the cast has generated an unusual amount of buzz for this TV Land sitcom. But her costars-ace comic actresses Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli-are the ones who add sizzle to a not too promising vehicle.
    • People Weekly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    At a full, commercial-free hour, this can all start to drag a bit. But L.A. is strongly evoked as a casually sensual backdrop and-thank you!-that awful L Word theme music is gone.
    • People Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Their interaction is friendly, if mildly teasing, professional and catfight-free. This allows the show to have the relaxing, unchallenging pleasures of good fluff even when the premiere is actually going a bit heavy on the gore.
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is a carefully assembled, emotionally attuned drama about obese teens stuck in a summer weight-loss camp.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    O'Loughlin's an impressively taciturn, tense presence" You get the sense that McGarrett could go to a luau and still experience it as a hurt locker. As McGarrett's sidekick Danno, Scott Caan is the opposite: all quick, bantam energy. He steals scenes as coolly as surfers catch waves. [27 Sep 2010, p.53]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The tenuousness of the situation, and the underlying hope for emotional growth by all, makes for a touching hour. [25 Jan 2010, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    While the show's humor can be raunchy or even cruel, the voice work is pure unruffled deadpan. [18 Jan 2010, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In her enjoyably ridiculous reality show, she's self-consciously restrained, perhaps trying to project old-fashioned noblesse oblige-even while goosing her Google profile with this project in self-exposure. She just ends up neutralizing herself. The show is dominated instead by a supporting group of rich kids who take the reverse tactic of whole-hog shamelessness.
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The cast plays out the adjustment with the right touch of pleased humor. [4 Oct 2010, p.37]
    • People Weekly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This doesn't have the stiletto kick of the CW's Nikita, but it's frothy, sexy, relaxed--a brief, all-expense-paid vacation. [27 Sep 2010, p.55]
    • People Weekly