Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd

Agrees with the Tomatometer 95% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
50% 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
90% 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
96% 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 " 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, 2014) " 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
84% 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
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Wilmore was off to a good start Monday night -- a little muted, which is his style anyway, and a little tentative, as would be expected. But he landed some punches and clearly had more than a little fun. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 21, 2015
81% Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " It makes you feel as if the real world is only marginally more sensible than this one. It does its job: It draws you in. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 14, 2015
78% Eye Candy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " The prologue is well-handled, suspenseful and alarming. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 12, 2015
92% Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " Like Enlightened and other indie-aesthetic series, Togetherness is "cinematic" not in the sense of seeming "bigger than life" or obviously expensive; rather, it feels big the way life itself sometimes does. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 12, 2015
80% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " [Taraji P.] Henson owns the pilot. She elevates every scene she's in and every actor she plays against, brings music and truth and a whole person to even the least promising line. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 7, 2015
95% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The pushy tone of the pilot gives way to a kind of detailed yet dreamy naturalism, and the action moves out into the city and beyond. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 4, 2015
81% Galavant: Season 1 (TV, 2015) " As the premise inclines toward a resolution, and the story involves a journey, which also implies an end, perhaps four weeks of comedy extravaganza will be just enough. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jan 4, 2015
30% Marco Polo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Every so often the production does wake up, with a sudden brawl or assassination attempt - these scenes at least have energy and sometimes emotion - before settling back into a state of mildly agitated, interwoven intrigue. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 15, 2014
65% Ascension: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I like what I've seen, though there are more than a couple of moments where the only possible reaction is "Naaah." Still, whatever has been made or becomes of it... it has something a little different to show you. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 15, 2014
80% Regarding Susan Sontag " This... makes for a highly watchable film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 10, 2014
100% Toy Story That Time Forgot " It's a smart addition to a canon whose intelligence is already well established. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 3, 2014
96% The Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " It is eight hours long, and I watched it all in a single sitting. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 18, 2014
26% State of Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " The more amped-up the action and the more tangled the weave of its web is revealed to be, the more hilarious State of Affairs becomes. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 18, 2014
No Score Yet Over the Garden Wall: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The episodes knit into a narrative, and the miniseries' sassy modern side mitigates its fairy-tale wistfulness. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 14, 2014
85% The Comeback: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Kudrow plays [Valerie], brilliantly, as if she is reassembling herself at every new thought or encounter. She is never at rest. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
No Score Yet MasterChef Junior: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " MasterChef Junior... I love and expect to love as long as Fox, or anyone who might subsequently keep its banner aloft, will make it. I pledge my allegiance to that flag. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 4, 2014
82% Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " I will probably watch as many of these as are made. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2014
57% The McCarthys: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Everyone is good, though there is something especially warming in the presence of Ritter. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown " A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an insistent funky vamp. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2014
79% Death Comes to Pemberley: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Notwithstanding the changing fashions and modern appliances, there isn't much distance between Pemberley and Downton Abbey; were the Dowager Countess to wander in, the Darcys wouldn't bat an eye - they'd recognize her as kin and offer her some tea. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " In my considered professional opinion, it's one of the best things to come out of the fall season, but as a recreational television watcher, I like it too. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2014
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