Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 96% of the time.

Robert Lloyd's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If it is not up to its predecessor [Bored to Death]'s mark, it is nevertheless very much the work of the same singular mind, and therefore welcome to this world. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 26, 2015
67% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The star is as good as he needs to be, given the excellent company. Smartly, the heavy lifting has been turned over to the seasoned professionals. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 26, 2015
86% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Much care and cleverness have been devoted to making these pieces look right, from film stock and lighting, to period graphics, to furniture and clothing; the art direction is exceptional, and as such, delightful throughout. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 21, 2015
96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A sort of overture juxtaposing images of the poorer and richer Yonkers is the simplest kind of cinematic rhetoric, yet it creates a great sense of occasion and anticipation. You feel something big is coming. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 17, 2015
20% Mr. Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you blink and miss it, you will not have missed much. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 5, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It might legitimately be called ahead of its time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 3, 2015
34% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! "There is a line of defense the movie throws up, a sort of camouflage, in which the purposely bad is blended with the actually bad, that makes the critic want to pack up his typewriter and repair despairing to the bar. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If it's a bit of a mess, it's not an uninteresting one. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 20, 2015
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Gaffigan... though it traveled from NBC to CBS (where two pilots were shot) before coming to rest at TV Land, does its work with ease, and with all the conviction and charm that easiness bestows. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
76% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I liked it, as I would like any work that offered me a line like, "You still haven't answered either part of my two-part original question." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 8, 2015
54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[It] keeps generally on the right side of things by virtue of the excellence and exuberance of the performances, which add flesh where needed; by moving fast enough to keep ahead of your second thoughts; and by spreading the ridiculousness around. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although it looks at first to be a sports-world Entourage, a horrifying thought, it proceeds to reach for something better. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Though there are no great claims to be made for it as drama or history, it is not the worst way to spend an idle hour on a summer night. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
81% Odd Mom Out: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Some of this is schematic, to be sure, but it grows more organic as it goes along, helped by a strong cast. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2015
97% 1971 (2015) "In her recounting, a strange and lively atmosphere of outrage, enthusiasm and paranoia, Hamilton has made of her tale a kind of real-life, old-fashioned analog caper film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
97% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I know enough to get where UnREAL is coming from and where it's going. The splendidly realized drama premiering Monday on Lifetime is set backstage at just such a [reality] show. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 1, 2015
56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "T plot can seem quite mad at times, without necessarily catching the particular madness that informed the age... It all seems a little too tidy, a little too secondhand. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2015
87% Bessie "Best of all are Latifah's scenes with Mo'Nique because their energies fit and because they have the most to do with music and performance and the reasons these women are worth remembering, and re-creating. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2015
100% The Birthday Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It is quite disturbing, mostly in a good way. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2015
50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "More often than not, I found myself caring more about the actresses than the characters they played - finding their show a little wan but wanting it to work. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2015
No Score Yet Moone Boy: Series 3 (TV, 2015) "A lovely good time, not without mayhem. O'Dowd, who co-writes the series with Nick Vincent Murphy, directed the new season himself. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "The film is rich in archival-memory and first-person recollections of many key figures, of higher and lower or no rank at all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2015
60% StarTalk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's an idea whose time has seemingly come and, in a time when many people with influence believe that established facts are things to be voted on, an idea that can't come too soon. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 20, 2015
47% The Messengers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is smartly assembled - Stephen Williams, who directed 26 episodes of Lost, made the good-looking pilot - and there may be enough gas in these characters to get them somewhere interesting. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 20, 2015
91% Other Space: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Like candy, it is sweet, and sometimes sticky or nutty or surprising. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 14, 2015
100% Banana: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Davies, 51, writes ... the younger [characters] with the tenderness with which experience regards innocence. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 13, 2015
91% Cucumber: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Davies, 51, writes the older characters with the tenderness of experience. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 13, 2015
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "As before, Louis-Dreyfus turns in a furious performance, rich with profanity, as a person terribly self-involved but not wholly unsympathetic, delighted with herself and horrible to most everyone else, she's a terrible leader but good at being the boss. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 13, 2015
93% Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If all the people who inhabit the person of Francis Albert Sinatra never cohere into one, perhaps that's not a bad thing; it keeps you from making up your mind. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 6, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "It seems to be naturalistic, because it is not full of pumped-up action or crime or magic; it's all about work and family and love and being shut out from those things. But it is highly stylized. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 6, 2015
100% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "When I say that it is no Downton Abbey, I mean it in the best way. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 6, 2015
No Score Yet Full Circle: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Only in passing moments does the production seem anything other than artificial. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "There is order and selection, of course - to say that this is storytelling is not to impugn its parts - but much of what he has to show you is remarkable in or out of this context. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
57% Killing Jesus (2015) "Some viewers will doubtlessly be moved, but it will be more from what they bring to the table than what has been laid out for them. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
42% Weird Loners: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is not evil, and I wish it luck. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
96% Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Foster is sweet, wistful, conflicted, exhilarated and exhilarating; she lets the viewer see the 40-year-old inside 26-year-old, but also the 26-year-old unleashed within the 40-year-old. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
74% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There is enough happening by the third episode that I will definitely watch the fourth, just to see what might or might not happen, what herrings might be red, and what surprises might be truly surprising. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 24, 2015
87% Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "Community continues to achieve a tricky balance of cynicism, sentiment and surreality. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2015
91% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show has a nice sense of detail and a comic puckishness that every zombie police procedural needs. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 18, 2015
58% Drunk History: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Some will find it offensive, immoral, irresponsible - a highly defensible position. It's also very funny, a thing of twisted genius and, for the next eight weeks possibly the most original comedy on television. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 13, 2015
50% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's generally quite watchable and not uninteresting, and the fact that it exists at all will be enough for some fans of the books, even with some reimagined characters and reshuffled story lines. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 9, 2015
94% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "it is worth noting, [it's] a series in which three of the four lead characters are female, of different ages, and the fourth is a gay black man. Because that never happens. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
85% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Forte projects an innate normality, an averageness and equanimity, that keeps his characters companionable, even at their most extravagant, astringent or abnormal. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 2, 2015
95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If it doesn't break any new ground, it nevertheless feels fresh and genuine. It will make good company as winter turns to spring. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 27, 2015
70% The Jack and Triumph Show: Season One (TV, 2015) "Basically a sketch stretched about to the point of breaking, Jack & Triumph works best at its most raggedy - when the seams show and you glimpse the party behind the production. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 25, 2015
100% The Book of Negroes: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[The heroine] is sometimes thwarted but never altered. If this makes The Book of Negroes less psychologically complex than it otherwise might be, there are real pleasures and comforts to be had from it. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 19, 2015
24% The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While some jokes land, and some characters hint at what they might do once they get something to do, the show - which is to say, the pilot - never really lights up. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 19, 2015
93% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's possible that, barring a confession, you will come to the end of The Jinx unsatisfied, wondering how it was you spent six unreclaimable hours in the company of a person you have decided is a creep. Either way, it's fascinating as it gets there. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 9, 2015
90% Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Fresh Off the Boat may not be exactly the series of Huang's dreams, or completely true to the life he has sold to show business, but it's a consistently funny and even important one, with some lovely, nuanced performances. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Feb 4, 2015
35% Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although people will be murdered and whatever, what matters here most of all and is the case with most TV procedurals is the family the regular characters make. And this has been handled well, in conception and casting. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 23, 2015
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