Aaron Riccio

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

Publications:
Slant Magazine
Total Reviews:
43

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 43 of 43
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) " In Live Another Day, time is allowed to pass between some episodes, resulting in a tighter, more action-packed storyline. " — Slant Magazine
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 75% 24: Live Another Day: Season 1 " In Live Another Day, time is allowed to pass between some episodes, resulting in a tighter, more action-packed storyline. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2014
3/4 65% The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The more that The Red Road focuses on its unique aspects and fractious setting, the more intriguing the series gets. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2014
1.5/4 45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The show feels trapped in the past, a slave to the conventions of the '70s British series on which it's based, and to a slew of modern genre clich├ęs. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2013
3/4 100% Person Of Interest: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) " Person of Interest... has doubled down on its intrigue to hastily evolve from a bland procedural with a nifty visual aesthetic... into a solid action-thriller that intersperses twist-filled standalone episodes into its season-long arcs. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
1.5/4 78% Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 (TV, 2013) " There's too much meandering without meaningful payoffs. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2013
1.5/4 40% True Blood: Season 6 (TV, 2013) " True Blood, once a fleet-footed and hot-blooded gothic drama, hasn't aged gracefully. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2013
3.5/4 70% Spartacus: War of the Damned (TV, 2013) " It becomes clear why this final season is labeled War of the Damned, and all but guarantees that while [the] fighting will lead to a bitter end, it will lead viewers to the most savory of conclusions. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2013
0/4 42% Zero Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " After immersing oneself in Zero Hour's flimsy mythology, it's hard not to believe that a series this bad must be part of some greater conspiracy. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 3, 2013
2.5/4 90% The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The couple's relationship is far more interesting when, after one botched mission, they finally start to show some warmth toward each other. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2013
73% V for Vendetta (2006) Film Monthly
Posted Jan 22, 2013
2/4 —— House of Lies: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " House of Lies is as brash and cocky as the management consultants it follows. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2013
3/4 —— The L.A. Complex: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " Unlike other shows that offer realistic-and at times grim-behind-the-scenes looks at show business (like the peppy Smash), The L.A. Complex isn't marred by its characters' improbable successes. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2012
3/4 100% Damages: Season 5 (TV, 2012) " This plotting may seem tangled on paper, but the show's time-skipping narrative is surprisingly easy to follow. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2012
50% Americano (2012) Film Monthly
Posted Jun 26, 2012
3/4 46% The Newsroom: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " The Newsroom is a message-driven delight - at least for liberals. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 24, 2012
—— Megan Is Missing (2011) Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2012
1.5/4 43% Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " If Becca were portrayed by a more capable actress, this hybrid between a cold and calculating agent and a fiery and illogical mother might feel more believable. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2012
64% The Missing Person (2009) Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2012
4/4 78% Spartacus: Vengeance (TV, 2012) " Well written and acted, almost perfectly paced, and entirely unlike anything else on television, Spartacus isn't just bloody good, it's bloody excellent. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
3/4 100% Homeland: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Homeland is the perfect show for a post-9/11 America, a nation united not by trust, but by suspicion. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2011
3.5/4 83% Prime Suspect: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " It's arresting and criminally entertaining. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
1/5 62% Person Of Interest: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " There isn't a single interesting person in CBS's dud-on-arrival Person of Interest " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2011
—— Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...) Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2011
0% Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010) Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 15, 2011
3/4 83% Strike Back: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Strike Back isn't brilliant television, but it's plenty entertaining, and by fitting the action of 24 with the grit of The Unit, it fills a .22 caliber hole in American television. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3/4 60% Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011) " The film is as emotionally manipulative as the show, but it's never appeared more truthful in its aspiration to inspire-and profit in the process." — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2011
1/4 80% Rescue Me: Season 7 (TV, 2011) " This final season is about as useful as a lighter in a vacuum: Forget fresh air, there's no air left on which to cast a spark. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2011
2/5 85% Torchwood: Miracle Day (TV, 2011) " One can only hope that in future installments, Davies and company are smart enough to realize that they shouldn't try to force square actors into circular plots. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2011
3.5/4 100% Treme: Season 2 (TV, 2011) " Treme gives you the best of dramas and documentaries: a moving snapshot of a city, and its flesh-and-blood people, in transition. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2011
3/4 90% Lights Out: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Lights Out isn't a knockout, but it's got enough grit and sweat to keep viewers on their toes. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2011
2.5/4 78% Californication: Season 4 (TV, 2011) " If you're able to get past the inconsistencies of tone, the first eight episodes of the season are still a lot of black-and-blue fun, which is to say they're darkly humorous, prolifically sexual, and purely entertaining. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2011
3/4 90% Human Target: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011) " Their sophomore season of Human Target is at its best when it's allowed to skip the exposition and get straight to the over-the-top, comic book-y action scenes. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2010
2.5/4 100% Dexter: Season 5 (TV, 2010) " Dexter will continue to hang comfortably in the middle, using a charismatic lead to provoke the sort of "How will he get out of this one?" situations that keep an audience glued to each episode. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2010
3.5/4 100% Fringe: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2011) " Fringe keeps the action moving, rapidly unspooling its mysteries, and that decision proves to be a wise one. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2010
.5/4 76% Nikita: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) " Nikita is just another bland spy drama, an excuse to put women in skimpy outfits-Alias without a heart, Chuck without the sense of humor, and Covert Affairs without the good casting. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2010
2.5/4 93% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " There's enough simmering through these first six episodes to whet one's appetite for the next six. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2010
2/4 60% Weeds: Season 6 (TV, 2010) " The writers still don't know what sort of show they're making, and the supporting cast keeps getting shoehorned into new roles. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3/4 40% Hung: Season 2 (TV, 2010) " For years, HBO has been billing itself as "Not Just TV." Hung can now proudly call itself "Not Just Sex." " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2010
3/4 94% True Blood: Season 3 (TV, 2010) " With so much going on, it's only a matter of time before the camera cuts to something even more fascinating, something that, given the subject matter, is often shockingly good. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2010
1/4 67% The Good Guys: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " One suspects that every forthcoming episode will just be more of the same: two cops, one washed-out show. " — Slant Magazine
Posted May 19, 2010
4/4 100% Treme: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " Treme puts everything into every scene. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2010
3.5/4 100% Breaking Bad: Season 3 (TV, 2010) " The chemistry of every television show should have as rapid a half-life asBreaking Bad, transforming into something new while building off the critical elements of the past. " — Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2010
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