For 272 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Barry Garron's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Sopranos: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 272
272 tv reviews
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For the most part, a well-chosen cast has been imprisoned in two-dimensional roles. [2 Oct 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Sly, amusing and devilishly clever. [16 June 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    There's enough to like about this series to hope for its return later in the season. [3 Aug 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    "Ellie" is a smart, daring show, full of memorable characters capable of humorous banter in one moment and physical comedy the next. [25 Feb 2002]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is at the top of her game. Her expressions, physicality and timing are right on the mark. Her vocals are a treat and flow naturally from the story. [14 Apr 2003]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    The small-screen version is more than faithful to the delicious and heartwarming drama that was the main course of the low-budget 1997 hit. [27 Jun 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Barry Garron
    While the series _ based on the 1995 Sandra Bullock film _ is more breathless than brainy, there's enough going on to make you want to stay tuned. [17 July 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The pilot is plodding at times, the result of a few too many heart-to-heart discussions among the characters. Still, Williams, Holliday and Heard create such fresh, memorable characters that it's impossible to get bored. [16 Sept 1995, p.E7]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    At its heart, this American adaptation of a popular British series about a group of gay friends is dramatically rewarding, convincingly acted and smartly written. At times, though, it seems as if writers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman and director Russell Mulcahy do too much to keep viewers from reaching that heart. [1 Dec 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    Murder One is by far the best new drama of the season, a sensational and intelligent combination of grit, mystery and conflict. [19 Sept 1995, p.E1]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    What emerges is a drama that is solid, though not spectacular, and a star more charismatic than complicated. [24 Sept 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    It is doubtful that any war movie on the large or small screen has captured the varied experiences of ordinary soldiers better than Band of Brothers. Whether it's the sheer terror of facing an unseen enemy or the momentary joy following a successful mission, the mini eschews the typical movie cliches while revealing and reveling in the humanity within each member of Easy Company. It explains in large measure why this group of regular guys and others like them have come to be called the Greatest Generation. [5 Sept 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Purists might balk, but for the rest of us, the latest retelling of the Superman tale is a brilliant blend of tradition and contemporary sensibility. Not only is it a Superman for a new generation, it's a Superman for every generation. [15 Oct 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    If this one doesn't make you laugh, it may be time to report to the cryogenics lab. [26 May 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    The series became an instant TV landmark because of its riveting stories, wonderfully drawn characters, superb acting and intelligent direction. If anything, the new season emphasizes these traits even more, as it probes the fascinating and usually emotionally charged relationships inside and outside the Soprano family. [2 Mar 2001]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Barry Garron
    A contrived and predictable drama in military dress. [23 Sep 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    Carey, a stand-up comedy veteran, has great timing and expression. It's easy to relate to his working-class persona. Now if someone could just make his friends a little funnier, "Drew Carey" could be a winner. [13 Sep 1995]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Elevate[s] the state of TV drama with fine writing, convincing acting and compelling stories. [16 Sep 1994]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Tough, gritty, almost exhausting to watch. [16 Sep 1994]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    Contrary to the volume of the laugh track, the script produces little more than an occasional chuckle...CBS would like you to believe that James is the next breakout star, similar to Ray Romano a year ago. Anything's possible, but that would seem like a stretch big enough to astound an aerobics instructor. [21 Sept 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    No one will mistake this for cutting-edge comedy but it is well-cast (especially Lithgow) and good-natured enough to please most viewers. [8 Jan 1996]
    • Kansas City Star
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    Funny, spooky and wonderfully entertaining. [7 Oct 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Barry Garron
    A series with grit, charm, warmth and wit about another woman who defies convention to make her own way. And if Heather Paige Kent ("Stark Raving Mad"), who plays Lydia, doesn't steal your heart, it's time for a transplant. [29 Sept 2000]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A wonderfully engaging combination of comedy and drama that could succeed simply on the passion of its characters and the strength of the performances. But the show also boasts intelligent dialogue and a willingness to grapple with thorny issues, both personal and professional. [21 Sept 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Barry Garron
    A compelling, intelligent and wonderfully engaging drama. [22 Sept 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    The premiere of Angel suggests this is a fairly grim and humorless series, though perhaps not entirely predictable. With no Buffy to offset the intensely glowering and eternally brooding Angel (David Boreanaz), the former love of her life, the spinoff becomes a sort of "Touched By a Vampire," a show in danger of taking itself far too seriously and the audience far too lightly. [4 Oct 1999]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Barry Garron
    Felicity lacks the quirkiness and the humor of "Ally McBeal." However, it has a warmth, a charm and a dramatic urgency that could, at least in part, justify the buzz. [28 Sept 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Barry Garron
    The writing is sharp enough to create nearly as many solid laughs as there are producers. [21 Aug 1998]
    • The Hollywood Reporter
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Barry Garron
    For all its gore, Dead Set has a frightening lack of suspense. Then again, except for Kelly (Jaime Winstone), a "Big Brother" producer with a dysfunctional love life, most of the characters are so lacking in humanity that the transition to zombie isn't much of a leap.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Barry Garron
    The four-hour project was written and directed by John Lafia, who managed to find new and creative ways to turn every scene into a cliche and get a cringe from every line of dialogue.

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