• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 30, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Oct 31, 2011
    33
    It could be a problem Allen Gregory solves later on, either by softening its main character (and his dad) or by pushing supporting characters more to the forefront, but the version on display in the pilot is one I have no interest in ever watching again.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Lechevallier
    Oct 31, 2011
    25
    For what it's worth, Hill's performance as Allen Gregory's titular character is the only noteworthy aspect of an otherwise shoddy show.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Oct 31, 2011
    30
    With no other likable characters and a thin premise, Allen Gregory seems as one-dimensional as the animation.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Nov 1, 2011
    10
    Allen Gregory is not funny--not even a little bit--and it is not remotely entertaining.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 27, 2011
    25
    Gross, ugly, vicious and stupid--Allen is all of that, to be sure. But funny? Too rarely to matter.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 27, 2011
    30
    Although Allen Gregory might have worked as a sardonic, sideways blow to the gifted-child culture, it is so thoroughly coated in a single flavor of sourness that it is difficult to view it as anything but pointless and quickly repetitive.
  7. Reviewed by: David Eckstein
    Oct 25, 2011
    30
    For all its stylistic appeal, one sizable problem remains with Allen Gregory--it's not funny.
  8. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 28, 2011
    25
    This is one kid who should not stay in the picture. [7 Nov 2011, p.45]
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 13 out of 25
  1. Oct 31, 2011
    1
    This show needs to be terminated. Immediately. This show doesn't entertain you, it just makes you so mad at the main character that you want someone to punt him off the Empire State Building. That isn't entertainment, that is torture to a human mind. I don't care how different the producers wanted this show to be, but they need to get back to the drawing board. Hell, even the visuals were lackluster. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    0
    One of the most horrible cartoons ever, I believe that FOX intent copy other horrible cartoon (Ugly Americans) and the results are same, the two cartoons are atrocious, horrible and boring. Ok, the drawings of Gregory can be better, but the caroon is boring, and stupid. Full Review »
  3. Dec 5, 2011
    9
    The show isn't as bad as some people make it out to be. Sure it had a rocky start the first few episodes, but last nights episode I got a few chuckles out of. How is this any worse than American Dad or Family Guy, which I believe to have declined drastically over the past few seasons. Go easy guys. It has already been canceled. Let the show rest in piece. Full Review »