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Aaron Riccio

Aaron Riccio

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Aaron Riccio's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 13% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016) "The film is, at least, a marvelously enticing advertisement for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV video game. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 19, 2016
.5/4 73% Better Late than Never: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is so desperate for attention, so fearful that audiences will tune out, that it almost never stops explaining itself. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 "The power of the "Battle of the Bastards" is that director Miguel Sapochnik leaves nothing to abstraction. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3.5/4 63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series represents a spark of creative energy on network television. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 13, 2016
87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 8 "The most divisive portion of the episode, however, is likely to be the way in which Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) reclaims her name from the Faceless, offering up the Waif (Faye Marsay) in her own place to Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha). " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 7 "The message Game of Thrones seems to be conveying throughout, then, is that violence is just the tool that some people use in order to stay alive. And as this exceptionally sharp episode proves, that tool doesn't have to be lazy. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2016
91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 6 "The largest problem with tonight's episode is that it either changes course so abruptly or restates certain theses so redundantly that it feels like a bit of a tease, especially to those not invested in Samwell Tarly's (John Bradley-West) storyline. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 30, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 5 "It's a bracingly cold reminder of the actual human cost behind all this mysticism, of what happens to normal people when they are caught up in things beyond themselves. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 22, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 4 "The first and most immediate bit of payoff is in the actual reunion between Jon, who hasn't seen a member of his family in years, and Sansa. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 15, 2016
96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 3 "There's still a lot of wheel-spinning going on in "Oathbreaker," but there's a surer sense of purpose in the way the episode's nine sprawling plots serve to emphasize this common theme. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 8, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 2 "Thankfully, the writers still have some novel tricks up their sleeves, especially now that they're increasingly veering away from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 3, 2016
2/4 16% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "The film crams in jokes long past the point of relevance and often to outright distraction, if not annoyance. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "It's a new verse to the same old song... and there's only so long Game of Thrones can rely on its bloody chorus to keep viewers tuning in. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2016
2/4 75% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Season two of Daredevil reveals that continuity of characterization is often more graceful and compelling than increasingly tiresome displays of martial-arts kineticism. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 26, 2016
3.5/4 No Score Yet It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11 (TV, 2016) "The series reflects some of America's problems as if through a distorted funhouse mirror. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2016
71% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 12 "Perhaps this, too, is nothing more than a false glimmer... but damned if there isn't somehow still hope in the poetry of the episode's haunting fade to black. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 11 "Homeland should talk less, and trust that intimate scenes will serve to demonstrate or explain the larger themes. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2015
64% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 10 "Terrorists may be about to unleash an attack somewhere in Berlin, but it's this small-picture human element that matters most. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 7, 2015
100% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 9 "It's the best episode of Homeland's fifth season. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 30, 2015
82% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 8 "It's the sort of connection that only Carrie could have made, and Danes plays the discovery with a measure of both refocused relief (at finally knowing her foe) and devastating disappointment (at who that enemy is). " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 23, 2015
92% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 7 "Whereas 24 would be driven by the Russian plot, Homeland simply uses it as a means to a greater end-to say something about these characters, their intelligence, their trust. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 6 "Thankfully, this week's installment, "Parabiosis," demonstrates that it's possible for the series to have both an implausible cake and analytically eat it too. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2015
83% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 5 "For a series about spies, there's practically no subtlety on display throughout "Better Call Saul." " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2015
92% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 4 ""Why Is This Night Different?" feels like an overly complicated table-setting episode, especially given the way Homeland merges its other two subplots. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 3 "In the long game, these scenes may add up, but right now, they exist in the bland narrative vacuum that comes from telling as opposed to showing. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 19, 2015
100% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 2 "Homeland is firing on all cylinders when it focuses on what all of this endless terrorism means to the individual players, particularly Carrie. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 12, 2015
93% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 1 "It's a startling and effective shift in perspective. " ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2015
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 79% 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
2/4 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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
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
1.5/4 48% 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
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
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 86% 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
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