FOX | Release Date: November 8, 2001
CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
82
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 26 Critic Reviews
Positive:
25
Mixed:
0
Negative:
1
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Houston ChronicleAnn HodgesJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The Tick made me laugh out loud enough to miss the next laugh line. And that doesn't happen often in these TV times of tired old, same old sitcoms. [4 Nov 2001, p.2]
100
The Detroit NewsTom LongJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Relentlessly silly from beginning to end, if this show doesn't make you laugh out loud, or at least shake your head in constant bemusement, you're a member of the wrong species. [8 Nov 2001, p.5C]
100
San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa TimesChuck BarneyJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The show is a tour de farce for Warburton, who has the commanding gusto of a superhero and the deadpan style so appropriate for the material. [8 Nov 2001, p.D01]
90
Newark Star-LedgerMatt Zoller SeitzJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Delightful. [8 Nov 2001, p.45]
90
Seattle Post-IntelligencerJohn LevesqueJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The Tick is easily good for several big laughs per episode. This is rare in today's comedy environment, where the time-honored practice of funmongering still revolves around a stale setup/punch line process that gets duller by the rim shot. [8 Nov 2001, p.E1]
90
St. Louis Post-DispatchGail PenningtonJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Viewers looking for something different, and very funny, should latch on to The Tick and not let go. [8 Nov 2001, p.E1]
90
Philadelphia InquirerJonathan StormJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: One of the silliest, most lovable TV shows in years. [8 Nov 2001, p.E04]
90
NewsdayDiane WertsJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The result is not just a great comic book transfer but a warmly human cartoon that's goofy, clever and touching. And cool. What else do we need? [8 Nov 2001, p.B35]
90
Deseret NewsScott D. PierceJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: It's deliciously dumb. [8 Nov 2001, p.C02]
90
Arizona RepublicBill GoodykoontzJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Hilarious. [8 Nov 2001, p.1E]
83
Dallas Morning NewsManuel MendozaJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Together, the writing and the sets make The Tick one of the sharpest satires of the superhero genre ever. Part of its appeal is simply that it's different. With so many yuppie comedies and cop dramas dotting the TV landscape, it's nice to see an intelligently silly parody taking a shot. [8 Nov 2001, p.1C]
80
Washington PostTom ShalesJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: It's singularly unique, crazily nuts and perturbingly disturbed. [8 Nov 2001, p.C01]
80
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRob OwenJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The Tick"is a funny, creative show and a risk worth taking. It's disappointing Fox has so little faith in these oddball superheroes. [8 Nov 2001, p.E-4]
80
Kansas City StarAaron BarnhartJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Warburton is spot-on perfect as Tick. [8 Nov 2001, p.E1]
80
Boston GlobeMatthew GilbertJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: The tone is satirical, and the look mixes noir with candy-colored latex; but the characters are sweet and extremely human. [8 Nov 2001, p.C20]
75
Chicago Sun-TimesPhil RosenthalJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: While he's just as puzzlingly effective at fighting bad guys and blithely eluding common sense, he's just not as funny as he used to be. [7 Nov 2001, p.57]
75
Detroit Free PressMike DuffyJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: An instant cult classic will be born when The Tick arrives at 8:30 tonight on Fox, a rambunctiously clever human cartoon rarin' to tickle your funnybone with unhinged satiric glee. [8 Nov 2001, p.4G]
75
Boston HeraldAmy AmatangeloJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Squeezed into a blue spandex suit with plastic chiseled muscles, the towering Warburton has done the nearly impossible. He has created a character who is ridiculously outlandish yet more than a mere caricature. [8 Nov 2001, p.50]
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Cleveland Plain DealerMark DawidziakJun 10, 2015
Season 1 Review: Loco is the right word for this amiably goofy and endearingly dumb comedy. [8 Nov 2001, p.E11]