Who are the Tomatometer-approved critics? The Best TV Shows of 2019

Tomatometer-approved critics come from all across the U.S., and the world. They publish on a variety of platforms – among them you’ll find podcasters, newspaper and magazine writers, bloggers, and YouTubers. Reviews from Tomatometer-approved critics form the trusted Tomatometer score for movies and TV shows. Their reviews embody several key values – insight and dedication among them – and meet a set of Eligibility Guidelines. To see our full list of Tomatometer-approved critics, click here.

If you'd like to find out how to join their ranks, check out our Critics Criteria here. Applications are accepted twice a year, between March 1-31 and September 1-30.

Critic Spotlight

  • Hannah Giorgis
    Hannah Giorgis

    is a staff writer at The Atlantic. Based in New York, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, & The Guardian. Find Hannah @ethiopienne

  • Katie Smith-Wong
    Katie Smith-Wong

    is a London-based OAFFC member interested in Asian representation in media & criticism. She writes for Flickfeast, Den of Geek, & VODzilla. Find Katie @guitargalchina

  • John Nguyen
    John Nguyen

    is a video critic at Nerd Reactor, with over 55k subscribers on YouTube. His favorite genres include sci-fi, fantasy & action. Find John @nerdreactor

  • Lisa Trifone
    Lisa Trifone

    is a Chicago-based critic & an editor at Third Coast Review. She is also a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. Find Lisa @lisabeesa

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Latest Reviews


  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems is so chock-full of Chekhov's guns, it could arm a small country.

    Emily Heller, Polygon

  • 6 Underground

    The film is a pure expression of the id for a filmmaker who thrives on moving at 100 cuts per second; for everyone else, as the expression goes, your mileage may vary.

    Marshall Shaffer, The Playlist

  • Black Christmas

    [Director Sophia] Takal and co-writer April Wolfe have crafted a smart slasher that lays all its cards on the table, and it absolutely rules.

    Karen Han, Polygon


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