For 75 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hodges' Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 EZ Streets: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 75
  2. Negative: 8 out of 75
75 tv reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Homicide is a cop show of a different kind, a rare TV combination of writing to die for, brought to life from the pages of a bestseller, by a knockout ensemble cast, and the production smarts of one of Hollywood's hottest Oscar-winning filmmakers. [31 Jan 1993, p.3]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Subtle, sophisticated, witty, cutting and right on target. [14 Aug 1992]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Forget the sags and disappointments of last year. For season three, creator and producer David Chase gets it right again. [3 Mar 2001]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    This season's best series. ... It's extremely well-written, and the operating scenes are so realistic that you may cover your eyes. It's life-and-death drama but leavened with a little dark humor. And it works. [17 Sep 1994]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles is so good I'm almost afraid to say how good it is. I've learned from sad experience that TV's good things are quite regularly the first to go. [1 Mar 1992, p.3]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is funnier, smarter and classier than Seinfeld. [13 Sep 2002]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Daniel Benzali is terrific as Theodore Hoffman, the big L.A. defense lawyer, and he's backed by a fine ensemble, including the young hungries of his firm...If you want to see TV series drama as good as it gets this year, this is it. [19 Sept 1995, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    The cast here is a standout, down to the smallest parts. ... And this production is super-slick, from camera work to moody musical score. The script is sharply cutting edge. The step is relentlessly slow, with violence as the pace-breaker. [27 Oct 1996]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    But before your eyes glaze over, the good news is, it still works. And this slick, big-budgeted, action-packed pilot gives it the high-profile send-off to bring even skeptics around. [6 Oct 2000, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    The responsibility for Gideon's Crossing rests with Braugher's appeal, and he's up to it. The rest is up to the scripts, to make Ben more human and the stories less dark and down. [10 Oct 2000, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    Gilmore Girls has got something - maybe just what it takes to grow on you. [5 Oct 2000, p.4]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    A show for grown-ups, with a witty script, a charismatic cast and the good sense to leave the messages on the cutting-room floor. [21 Sep 1998]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    With a little TLC, the clone could turn out to be better than the original. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    Nip/Tuck is what the doctor ordered to put a little wicked dramedy in a silly sitcom-ed out TV season. [20 July 2003, p.3]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    Born-again Murder One has what makes a hit: terrific script, slick production, great casting and a charismatic star. [10 Oct 1996, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    This ensemble cast is top-drawer, the pace is lightning-fast, the dialogue crackles, and the halls of the West Wing hustle and bustle. With all that energy, this is not a show to watch with one eye on something else. Attention must be paid. [22 Sept 1999, p.H1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    Freaks and Geeks shows promise of touching the same common chord that The Wonder Years played so well for the classes of the '60s. [25 Sept 1999, p.7]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    The dialogue is smart, and the comedy is edgy, and from the six already previewed out of this 13-episode run, the characters may drive you crazy with their constant navel-gazing, but they do grow on you. [3 June 2001, p.2]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    What makes Sports Night such a standout is Aaron Sorkin's crisp and clever script. It's crammed with characters who seem full-fleshed and real after just one encounter. And, trust me, you do NOT have to be sports fan to get it. [22 Sept 1998, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    The District's success rests strictly on the shoulders of Nelson's Mannion, and in this opener, he comes on like gangbusters. But will bigger-than-life bluster and arrogance wear well? We'll see. [7 Oct 2000]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    It's the old Northern Exposure trick again. Quirks and eccentrics abound, but they could grow on you. It's nicely done, with an air of sweet innocence by David Letterman's production company, with former Late Show producers Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman at the helm. [7 Oct 2000]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    The best comedy ensemble to come along in a while. [21 Mar 1995]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    The writing is sharp, and the show is surprisingly sweet and innocent. This is one teen show that could appeal even to "The X-Files" fans, thanks, no doubt, to the interesting credits that Roswell's executive producers bring to this unique and promising mix - David Nutter of "The X-Files," Jason Katims of "My So-Called Life" and Jonathan Frakes, star of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." [6 Oct 1999, p.H1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    There are more than a few good laughs in tonight's episode, and next week's is even better. [17 Sep 1991]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    You don't have to have seen "Soul Food," the movie, to get right into it. [28 Jun 2000]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    A winner. [20 Sep 1991]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    If the next 23 hours are half as spellbinding as tonight's - and, of course, providing that the TV audience is ready to find a terrorist attack entertaining - 24 could still be the hit of the season. [6 Nov 2001]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    I'm betting on Bette to get better as everybody settles down and lets the show settle in. [11 Oct 2000, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    It's mildly amusing for openers, but if chasing women becomes the weekly theme, Madigan Men could become a bore. [6 Oct 2000, p.10]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    The Huntress has a lot going for it. O'Toole is smashing, the script is a nice mix of comedy and action, and these quirky but well-drawn characters actually have heart. [26 Jul 2000]
    • Houston Chronicle

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