Cynthia Fuchs

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For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cynthia Fuchs' Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Flag
Lowest review score: 30 Human Target: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 113
  2. Negative: 6 out of 113
113 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    A little tedious for the rest of us, who have seen such exploration before.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    Flashpoint works through the distress and damage it lays out here, it gets points for beginning with the difficulty, not with the triumph. Now, if it can just figure a way beyond the scary perp clichés.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show has been notoriously slow in setting up the plot everyone knows already. While the pokey details have included the protracted not-quite-romance between Erica and Father Jack (Joel Gretsch) and the precise loyalties of black-ops and terrorism expert Hobbes (Charles Mesure), the new year brings at least a veneer of urgency.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The trouble is, they don't surprise you. Their routes to redemption are laid out early and often.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Like the Osbournes, Whitney and Bobby, the Simmons, the Kardashians, and the Hammers, they perform themselves: they talk to the camera, they act out, they make complain and look to score points.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show seems aware of the questions raised by this narrative dynamic, but hasn't sorted out a way to do more than note them.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    You might be thankful that Sam has explained his job, with so many un-blocked metaphors, if you've never seen a show like Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior before. But because you've seen too many shows like this and too many teams like his, you're unimpressed. You're already too many steps ahead.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Even as you’re hoping that she won’t have to conjure up variations on this explication theme every week, she does it a few more times in this episode alone.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Jack delivers to every brilliant-offbeat doctor expectation, which means that for all his hyper-performative charms, Jack is also tedious, right down to the zipper in his forehead that marks commercial breaks.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    Hopper [is] so misfitted for this role that he seems perversely perfect.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    Like so many plot turns in Outlaw, this one is too convenient, too silly, and not a little audacious. It helps that the show knows it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show is, in various ways, just such a trick, not quite convincing viewers that its shtick is authentic, but granting that those viewers get the joke (and will forgive, and even enjoy, the cheesy results).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It's through such visual devices that Lie to Me repeatedly aligns viewers with Lightman's view. In much the same way, the show frequently cuts to commercials via photos of celebrities looking variously guilty according to FACS, so that you might recognize the expressions Lightman describes, and so feel that you can see what he sees.

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