For 124 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Chris Cabin's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Hannibal: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 124
  2. Negative: 28 out of 124
124 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Cabin
    Despite the formidable technical mastery applied and the demanding sprawl of the multifaceted narrative, Campion's series has the unmistakable timbre of daring art made naturally.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Cabin
    Season three of Hannibal wanders off into dark, unexpected territory in Italy, remaining even more incisively and ambitiously written than the last season, and sporting the most radically expressive imagery currently on television.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Chris Cabin
    Even if the radiant humor occasionally tends a bit toward the local, as in the brilliant season opening involving members of the DSNY, the point of view is so effortlessly relatable in its humble assertions.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    The turmoil of such [relationship] arrangements, the anxiety and surprising limitations of being personally unbound by societal norms, has been a key part of Louie's inimitable perspective since its inception; here this anxiousness stirs up new perspectives on Louie's ability to forgive and his unique style of courting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Like the excellent fourth season of Homeland, season five suggests a politically wise and deeply skeptical update of John le Carré's very best spy-centric work, seeing the fury, confusion, and accepted hypocrisy of international diplomacy with the same clarity as the lies and duplicitous acts the show's characters indulge in on a regular basis.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Behind the Candelabra is powerful, funny, and emotionally rigorous, and though it might act as a fiery and forceful resignation, in conjunction with Side Effects, it also serves as an uncommonly heartfelt Dear John letter.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    The unforeseeable effects and ostensible curse of murdering have always proved key to the show's tension, and as the story continues to build a kinetic rhythm and streamline the drama, the thunderous chaos stirred up by each life taken resonates all the more loudly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Enoch clearly loves the drink, and enjoys the bad work he does, and the final season of Boardwalk Empire suggests that no matter what cloaking his ilk partially hid under, it's nothing compared to the whitewashing that's about to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Treme imparts a feeling, however small in scope, of real transformation in the Crescent City, but it comes with an insensitivity toward the city's traditions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Soderbergh has found a brand new canvas to test out visual ideas and off-kilter storytelling devices, and The Knick‘s intoxicating second season proves to be a dazzlingly detailed and vibrantly visual mural of his obsessions, bringing on a sort of imagistic high that would count as the famed filmmaker’s most obvious addiction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Mr. Dynamite may finally be Gibney's most psychologically and socially perceptive film to date, at once a refreshingly even-handed view of one of the great musical minds of the 20th century and a near-pathological study of the rise of modern conservative thinking, seen through one of it's most unlikely yet dynamic supporters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    The show's characters, whether major or minor, skirt familiar archetypes, but the writing and performances consistently subvert accepted lowlife caricatures, finding something less pointedly foreboding than odd and irrefutably human in Harlan County's heroes and villains.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Doll & Em turns out to be unerringly fair-minded in its view of popular filmmaking, if only because concerns about Hollywood's shallowness are secondary to ideas of age and, inevitably, death.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    The Walking Dead never feels as if it's just creating new obstacles to make these characters squirm. Indeed, what makes the series so consistently fascinating beyond its horrific thrills is a sense of rebuilding life down to the little details, which brings us to the latter song in "Infected."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Working with a uniformly subtle and expressive cast of players, the writers sneak in small, unassuming truths about family life and the benefits of modulated pride.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    Silicon Valley, then, may end up being recognized as Judge's magnum opus in this sense--a complicated, heartfelt, and intensely uproarious articulation of the struggle to freely realize one's creative yearnings, whether in business, technology, or art.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Chris Cabin
    In its fourth season, Game of Thrones finally strides with the purpose and fearlessness of a great battle-tested behemoth through the sprawling, violent landscapes of Westeros.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    Bringing back his most iconic creation in Campbell felt faintly self-reflexive for Raimi in the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead, but in Season 2, that personal, almost confessional element feels more sturdily at the center of the action and the series feels infinitely more galvanized for that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    With so much talent at hand, from the performances to the direction to the editing, The Last Panthers ends up making the familiar feel fresh, allowing the equally thrilling and melancholic subject matter to unfurl with surprising effectiveness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    Halt and Catch Fire finally seems to know how to fluidly move from one proverbial decibel to the next, all in the hope of finding a place where you feel comfortable being yourself.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    BoJack Horseman ends up becoming a thrilling, rueful study of the psychological games and uniquely vain, notably capitalistic decision-making that powers the entertainment industry. And yet, through its venomous jokes and unrelenting, uproarious gags, the series also recognizes how charming, joyful, and galvanizing entertainment for entertainment sake can be, no matter how stupid or silly it may seem.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    Insecure comes off as insightful, witty, and sincerely delightful, even as its narrative backbone is formed by tremendous philosophical concepts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    When more and more possessions begin to pop up in Rome, a series of events that Kyle believes is directly related to him, he is partnered with a priest, Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), and the series becomes an equally fascinating contemplation of the basic usage and worth of religion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    Daredevil, like the similarly sensational Jessica Jones, feels like a show that is constantly evolving, and consistently searching for challenges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    Humans may lack the visual pizazz or expressive symbolism to bring its bigger ideas into greater relief, but it’s becalmed yet thoughtful aesthetic actually works perfectly in tune with its subtext.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    The whole thing may seem patently ludicrous but it’s done with distinct artistic finesse, set to a furious, insidious visual rhythm in it’s bold, decisive, and intuitive editing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    The Girlfriend Experience is an intoxicating, provocative, and staggeringly sexy consideration of the illusion of intimacy as compared against whatever real intimacy is, as the title suggests.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    What the series lacks in knowing visual style it more than compensates with its witty, lacerating writing and its continuously inventive and moving cast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    The cumulative charm of this exhilarating comedy is owed to the no-bullshit demeanor has both carefully constructed over the years and yet seems to be always poking a sharp stick at.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Chris Cabin
    There’s a potent anger within the luminous world that DuVernay has created here, and yet the series moves with a grace that is unique to its creators’ empathy, curiosity, and devastating intellect.

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