Katalog_prod_SM2000_2016 pdf | Kubo and the Two Strings | 05 F1 GP Turquia 2008
For 647 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Get This Party Started: Season 1
Score distribution:
647 tv reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    This Charmed has its sights set on the Emmy for "Most PC Cliches Packed Into One Oppressively Long Drama Ever," and I think it might even win the lifetime achievement award the first season.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Glenn Garvin
    The kids are a ratty little mob of thieves, snitches, and dissemblers, which can be sporadically amusing. But the plot of the pilot seems likely to be repeated even more often than the money jokes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Garvin
    What really makes The Rookie interesting is watching Fillion maneuver among all these sharp elbows while balancing the shortage of adrenaline with the bonus supply of experience that both come with middle age. He does it all with the same let's-have-a-beer amiability he's displayed in shows as diverse as Firefly and Castle. He'll make you forget Kate Jackson is missing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    All American really fails to engage above the Barbie Dream House level. The cast is more than decent—Ezra will doubtless be the Next Big Thing among the post-Bieber generation—but the writing is pretty mundane. I found myself longing for the luscious Summer Roberts of The O.C., who once defended wistfully insisted, "I'm not that dumb, I'm just shallow." We'll see if All American viewers will settle for half a loaf.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Glenn Garvin
    Perceptiveness alone will not carry a sitcom; it's got to have jokes. And The Neighboorhood relies far too much on the novelty of a black character spouting edgy lines that we're more accustomed to hearing from a white mouth.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    To the extent that there's a coherent thought in Happy Together's empty head, it is that 35 is the new 50. That sedate married couple is played by Daman Wayans Jr. and Amber Dawn Stevens (The Carmichael Show), ages 36 and 32, respectively. As for the pop-idol interloper, he's played by Felix Mallard, a giant soap star in Australia, where charisma is apparently measured much differently.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Glenn Garvin
    That women like Emet exist is beyond question, but most people would rather hang themselves from a hat rack in their office cubicle than engage with them. I Feel Bad's title will seem like profound prophecy to anybody who watches.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Glenn Garvin
    Created by Charlie Day, one of the producers and stars of the hilariously vulgar and half-witted sitcom It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia , Cool Kids shares its proud tastelessness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    Warmed-over hash.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Glenn Garvin
    In short, Murphy Brown was a lovably fractured mess and nobody's poster child for anything. Turning her into a geriatric Rachel Maddow-style Stalinist (Bergen is 72, around the same age as her character) does lethal damage to the heart of the show.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It's a story well-acted and well-told, its cast folding together like fingers in a glove.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Single Parents...ranges from silly to dumb, and I also don't use that description dismissively. I laughed out loud, a bunch of times, at its jerky, disgruntled moms and dads who love their kids but genuinely want to kill the martinets who run their progressive school like a posse of smiley-faced Nurse Ratcheds.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It's really a window into life inside the inner city, where—contra The Wire—not everybody is out on the corner hustling dime bags.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 35 Glenn Garvin
    None of this plays as interesting or funny as it sounds on the printed page. Carrey's Mr. Pickles is tortuously unappealing, a smiley-faced drip in need of a hard slapping. And Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time itself is on the screen, it's light years past unbearable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Glenn Garvin
    It's a big, sometimes over-the-top sitcom like Good Times, The Jeffersons or the other black comedies that dominated the Nielsen ratings for much of the 1970s. But its ambitions to be something more are sadly unfulfilled.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    The Purge remains essentially a snuff film. Call me crazy, but it just may turn out that 10 hours of gory slaughter unconstrained by even the vaguest intellectual or moral framework is going to be irredeemable crap no matter how many pretty sociopolitical ribbons you put on it. Call it, I dunno, grade-Z nihilism.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    As end-of-summer video junk food, you could do a lot worse. One Dollar's cast of scruffy characters is an interesting bunch, even when under lethal assault by their own writers. I wound up watching them for four hours, about three more than I planned, and each one was more enjoyable than the last.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    If The Simpsons and Futurama are PG-13 shows, Disenchantment is maybe PG-14, ever-so-slightly sexier and bloodier. Like the other shows, its jokes are more suggestive than bawdy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Here's what Insatiable is not: an exercise in fat-shaming or any other teenage caste cruelty. Sure, Patty gets mocked and abused, but the kids who engage in that behavior are unambiguously treated as villains, and they don't fare well. And Patty's acts of vengeance mostly seem heroic, even when they are patently misanthropic. Everybody who ever suffered shunning or scorn at the hands of a high-school social overlord will be raising a fist in solidarity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    In the unlikely event that FBI has anything going for it, that would be the still-sexy-in-her-60s Sela Ward as the barking special agent in charge Maggie Bell, and the special effects budget.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    New Amsterdam...is not based on one show but every medical drama in TV history going right back to 1954's Medic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Fraught with hints of conspiracy both secular and spiritual (Who messed with the plane? God or the CIA? And whatever the answer, what was the motive?), Manifest bounces around like a pinball machine with bumpers marked "sinister," "heartbreak," and "redemption," and scores high whichever one it touches.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    The newbie, Jay Hernandez (Scandal) comes across more like Tom Berenger in The Big Chill, playing a wimpy actor in a Magnum-like show.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    Little more than a Borat clone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Glenn Garvin
    Castle Rock, especially in the early going, unfurls its tentacles slowly, but their grip is eerily strong; over the three episodes I watched, I was never tempted to look away.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 45 Glenn Garvin
    In the #MeToo era, HBO's Sharp Objects will inevitably be proclaimed a work of eloquent female empowerment. It isn't. It's slow, confusing, over-gothed and under-articulated. There's a good story squeaking from underneath all the messy baggage it carries, but it's probably easier to just go to Kmart for another suitcase rather than unpack this thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Glenn Garvin
    The trouble with Take Two is with neither the concept, retread though it may be, or the stars. It's the dreadful scripts. The crime-of-the-week stories are like little video Rubik cubes; with a lot of time and effort, you could figure them out, but why bother? And the jokes all tend to revolve around genitalia, including a truly startling number of variations on the old Mae West is-that-a-gun-in-your-pocket routine.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 85 Glenn Garvin
    Fiercely engrossing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    The laughs in AMC's Dietland are about as frequent as vestal virgins napping on Harvey Weinstein's casting couch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    What's certain is that Condor, though perhaps a little too conspiracy-laden for its own good and more than a bit heavy-handed in the portrayals of its villains, is a beguiling trip through the wilderness of mirrors that's modern intelligence work. You don't have to believe it; just enjoy it.

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