For 856 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Robert Lloyd's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Staircase
Lowest review score: 0 I Wanna Marry Harry: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 856
856 tv reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    A solidly constructed lost-status comedy about emerging, none too quickly, from a state of arrested development.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Robert Lloyd
    You do not need to be interested in surfing to be excited and moved by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's excellent, eloquent documentary Momentum Generation. A surf film might not be the first thing you’d expect to bring you repeatedly to tears, but I can say with authority it is possible.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It takes awhile to catch fire, and for a viewer even to get his bearings, so numerous are its characters; but it does, and you will.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    A smart, watchable, elegantly made fact-based drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Because the characters and the milieu are well observed--"The Bisexual" does for London what "Girls" did for New York--and naturalistically rendered, the show is moving, at unexpected times, if you have lived much life at all, or even thought about it a little.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    [Julia Davis'] work is dark and acid, bold to the point of abandon, and never sentimental. It's the antithesis of heartwarming, but it can leave you feeling oddly refreshed, like a bracing chill wind.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    The show grows warmer with detail and behavior, even as the style stays chilly. Julia Roberts is a good actress, one remembers, and she’s surrounded by rooted, delicate performances from (among others) James, Spacek, Whigham, Alex Karpovsky as a counselor and Jeremy Allen White as a member of Cruz's old unit who suspects that all at the honeycombed Homecoming Transitional Support Center is not what it seems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Shipka is best when Sabrina's mortal side is in play, when she's getting silly or excited with her friends, or bucking the satanic system. She has a lightness, a petite perkiness that happily echoes Melissa Joan Hart, TV's original, all-comedy Sabrina. I wasn't always convinced by the darker passengers the script assigned her. ... Still, I was invested enough to feel anxious about her inevitable bad choices; I wanted her to be all right, not merely to win.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    If not the deep and wide series the subject deserves--and let us hope one day will get--it's always interesting, socially valuable and, all things considered, miraculously upbeat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Some elements of the series struck me as odd, including what seems an endorsement of the surveillance state, and certain climactic revelations had me talking to the screen. But the action is well mounted and the tension tightly wound; it uncoils, when it does, with a satisfying snap.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Adapted in five parts, the better for you to soak in its candlelit atmosphere, it’s a story made for serialization, and, unlike some Victorian television adaptations, it doesn't employ garish audio-visual effects to galvanize the modern viewer. Screenwriter Fiona Seres follows the outlines of the novel (and finds a way to maintain its multiple-testimony narrative), with some economical compression and original elaboration in the denouement.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Their kids' stories, which figure into the tightly woven tapestry, are the more compelling, perhaps because they carry only a little bit of baggage.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    The plot is twisty. The killer is known to the police; they just can't lay their hands on him. But there are other mysteries to solve, all entwined with and sometimes masking the one seemingly at the series' center. (Still, you may get to the end ahead of the cops.)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Mr. Inbetween functions less as a thriller than a character study, often enough as a comedy, and occasionally as a critique of toxic masculinity. Indeed, it comes most alive in scenes where nothing much is happening, in a way that nevertheless holds your interest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    If there is nothing formally to distinguish The Kids Are Alright from that mass of American sitcoms, if it is modest in its ambitious and familiar in its beats, it has energy, plenty of well-milled jokes and a fine cast of actors that sit convincingly in their parts from the start. ... What The Kids Are Alright has going for it most of all is McCormack, who makes the most of a role cut to her talents.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The show runs hot and cold--well, warm and cold--depending on who’s on screen; not all these characters have been created equally deep.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    Charmed 2018 is good, offering up all one could want from a supernatural adventure series. It’s well cast; witty and fun; a little satirical, a little more suspenseful, but with solid emotional grounding (and the promise of romance); a little physical but with nothing too explicit in the way of violence. That it doesn't take itself too seriously doesn’t mean it won’t make you jump.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    Early on, creator-director Mike Flanagan creates a good deal of tension without resorting to the usual cinematic tools of suspense--creepy music, shock cuts, crazy camerawork. Later on, he resorts a bit. And there is lot of “later on.” The nonlinear, 4D-puzzle structure of the storytelling means that we already know much about what will happen to the characters, making the series into something of a waiting room. Conversations run in circles; points are made and then made again and once more for good measure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The players are all very pretty, the better for the target demographic to dream upon, and there are swimming pools and oceanside workouts to make that crystal clear. But for the moment, despite the ample drama in which they're involved, most represent only a strategic position in the narrative flow chart, placeholders for the better developed characters that might come, eventually. One exception is Bre-Z, who is interesting out of the box as Coop, Spencer's not completely out gay best friend.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Robert Lloyd
    There’s a convincing ordinariness underpinning the fantastic events here. ... “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” does feel like a fresh start; Moffat’s later years were heavy in tone and hobbled by long arcs and psychology. If only for a transitional moment, but maybe longer, the new season has put that baggage down.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Like the show’s interludes of theological discourse, its moments of regret and redemption are made to be easy to grasp and digest in the context of a Sunday night, broadcast network, mostly-family-friendly comic drama. For those less invested in the God question, or less attracted to sentiment, the show will run mostly on the substantial charm and chemistry of its young stars and the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew sleuthing they do together.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    It has political points too, about diversity and unity, preservation and gentrification, which are simultaneously emphasized and danced around. Stripped down to its essentials, it’s a familiar sort of comedy about a person who would like to be left alone and the person who won’t leave him alone. ... If Dave can seem too weird to be true, the Butler family represents a dynamic so familiar to situation comedy as to seem practically real.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    Nothing particularly interesting is done with the premise. ... But Wayans and West develop an increasingly comfortable rapport as the episodes go on, and West is enjoyable all the way through, funny without breathing hard.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Robert Lloyd
    The cast is exceptionally good, and even when the show is dumb they are often funny, and when it is not dumb, they are funny too. I found The Cool Kids alternately annoying and entertaining; it’s not particularly ambitious, in form or content, but it hits the marks it assigns itself.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It’s funny and sweet and true to its roots, if, at times, a little obvious in its aims.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    The film is a work of praise, not an expose.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Robert Lloyd
    It is as baldly manipulative and corny as heck--the pilot ends with a Coldplay song--and even a little ridiculous. But the actors sell it, and the fact that the action can seem so unlikely oddly just makes it more compelling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    The plot is serviceable, which is all it needs to be, but there are car chases and helicopter stunts and banter all the while. That is exactly the sort of thing many people will require of a Monday night.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Robert Lloyd
    A big, weird, tightly controlled mess of a show. It swings for the bleachers and doesn't always connect--and when it does, it can seem to skip some bases or run them out of order. But it does keep swinging and running. ... But Stone, an actress of alchemical gifts--she can turn lead to gold--is marvelous at every turn, in every version and inversion of her character.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Robert Lloyd
    One of the best reasons to turn on a television this new fall season. Inspiring without being inspirational, dramatic without being dishonest, it has points it wants to make about work and commitment, parents and children, but never at the expense of things that might complicate its message.

Top Trailers

„The Upside”: Trailer & Kinostart zum US-Remake von „Ziemlich beste Freunde” | Magical Girl Site S1E9 Episode 9 | 300M /1000M LCD Collier de dressage Electrique Chock Télécommande Anti-aboiement