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

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mildred Pierce: Season 1
Lowest review score: 25 The War at Home: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 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
    • 70 Tom Gliatto
    A fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic.... As Kublai Khan, British actor Benedict Wong gives an impressive performance, one of the best of the year: You absolutely believe his ruthlessness, his power and his calculating thoughtfulness. As Marco Polo, on the other hand, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, who looks like a more lyrical Emile Hirsch, mostly has to be put up with.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Gliatto
    It wasn't perfect by any means--switching between live singing and all those filmed ads killed just about any theatrical energy and flow well before the three hours were up--but the production was colorful and glitch-free. Allison Williams of Girls made a much more committed Peter than Carrie Underwood did a Maria von Trapp in last year's endless Sound of Music Live!, and Christopher Walken's extremely peculiar Captain Hook was a triumph.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere episode of Madam Secretary, for the time being, suggests that the show is very much the little sister [to The Good Wife].... But Madam Secretary, in which Téa Leoni plays the newly appointed secretary of state, deserves to hang around long enough to formulate and declare itself.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Red Band Society, which could turn out to be one of the best new shows of the fall, is like that, constantly catching you unexpectedly.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Shift is competent but useful mostly as a reminder to stay healthy at all costs and avoid this sort of place. [9 Jun 2014, p.34]
    • People Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The drawback to Catch Fire is that we aren't yet interested enough in the backup characters. For now Pace is reason enough to watch this on whatever TV, laptop or mobile screen you prefer in the digital age. [9 Jun 2014, p.33]
    • People Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    Even this adventuresome idiosyncratic actor [Malkovich] doesn't seem to be having much fun. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's main problem is that the guys, straddling the line between undateable-cute and undateable-unlikeable, more frequently fall into the latter camp. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The premiere hour is abysmal, and the women's cluelessness is profound.[2 Jun 2014, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Ned and just about everyone else erupts in violent arguments, denunciations, accusations, counteraccusations, diatribes--these are searing, electrifying moments, furiously articulate and delivered with escalating passion. [2 Jun 2014, p.45]
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Petals doesn't have the same smothering intensity but it's compellingly crazy, the TV equivalent of outsider art. [26 May 2014, p.42]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    As the season goes on, the narrative grip will (one hopes) tighten and grow as richly decadent as the surrounding production--or Eva Green. [26 May 2014, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    In the show's best moments, this moral pickle (being a mole vs. being a cop) leaves Ryan scrambling to improvise ways to prevent gang crimes without really catching anyone. [26 May 2014, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This version, set in Paris, compensates with an atmosphere of chic rot--they have that over there--an increased body count and an excellent cast. [19 May 2014, p.44]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    Louie remains a small miracle--a shaggy-dog story, hopping with fleas, maybe rescued froma pound, that outdazzles Lassie, Air Bud and the rest. [12 May 2014,]
    • People Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Jack is back, and he's still a lot of fun. [12 May 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is vaguely mystical, implausible and sappy, but if you're in the right mood it's very moving. [5 May 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is light with sharp baby kicks of meanness. [5 May 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Edie Falco makes the stakes scarily real. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    A larger, wholly engrossing story about crime syndicates and hit men. [21 Apr 2014, p.43]
    • People Weekly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    Mad Men has both the greatness of execution and inscrutability of artistic intent, and it won't be until the show actually ends that I'll know which one won out. [21 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Valley starts well, with needling absurdities, but payoffs are few. [Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Bell is key, so plainly direct and unstudied that we see the past through his eyes. [14 Apr 2014, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    [A] fast, funny political satire. [14 Apr 2014, p.49]
    • People Weekly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Tom Gliatto
    The first three episodes of season 4 grab the wide-flung stories of this epic and assemble them into a crackling narrative. [7 Apr 2014, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    If even a few good performances lock into your vision, you perk up. In this new comedy about friends in various stages of relationship envy and regret, there are two: James Van Der Beek and Zoe Lister-Jones. [7 Apr 2014, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This is the best "family" reality series since Honey Boo Boo or even The Osbournes from several centuries ago. [31 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Jack has an excellent cast.... Maybe the writing will catch up with them. [31 Mar 2014]
    • People Weekly

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