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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cynthia Fuchs' Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Flag
Lowest review score: 30 Mental: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 113
  2. Negative: 6 out of 113
113 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    While the designated flawed hero John espouses an essential grasp of the purpose of medicine and the workings of disease (“Despite what you may believe,” he tells Cornelia, “Sickness isn’t a result of poor character, germs don’t examine your bankbook”), he’s also stymied, by his own prejudices as well as money concerns. That these might take him in different directions suggests the series has some sense of the difficulty of medicine then and still.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    Details of color and composition do the work usually handled by too much expository dialogue, granting access to Dani and Charlie’s thinking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    It is returning to its own past, that most effective masculine melodrama. Two, it is making that return meta, arranging plot points to emphasize official repetitions and narrative redundancies. And three, it is yet again making torture its most salient focus.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    The film is about effects--about anger and guilt, pain and exasperation. It's about that "wish to remember" and also to know, or even just to be able to live with not knowing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    As before, The Bridge loses its own focus frequently, sliding off into multiple storylines that follow pairs of characters, some less interesting than others, some downright distracting. But for all the time that feels misspent on Charlotte and her idiot boyfriend Ray (Brian Van Holt) or the self-deluding addict reporter Frye (Matthew Lillard) and his long-suffering partner Adriana (Emily Rios), The Bridge offers brief moments that resonate and sometimes, even chill.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    If it’s not an ingenious or very new device (see: Nina, Tony, Curtis, et. al.), the damaged soul who is Jack’s Self Reflected re-raises and continues to complicate the questions that are typically understood as resolved in Jack. Patriotism and heroism, bad choices and hideous torture in the name of a big picture: it’s 24 repeating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    The formula set in motion by the Fringe pilot is familiar. That’s not to say it’s not also devious and often delightful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    Nick Doob and Shari Cookson’s decision to use such “found footage” makes their film at once immediate and distressingly distanced, as it offers images both ordinary and specific, families and individuals posing for photos, their faces turned to the camera.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    He anticipates pretty much every move made against him, as you might as well, given that they’re made by people designed to remind you of previous people in Jack’s universe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    There are a few elements of Silicon Valley that are still works in progress at this point. The force of Miller’s personality can be overwhelming, and a little of Erlich goes a long way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    This effort to bring Sarah’s Chronicles both back and forward to our current moment is both awkward and smart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    Sleeper Cell is compelling television primarily for its excellent performances and chilling premises, rather than its plots. Alarming as these may be, they are rendered here with predictable rising and falling action, a bit of romance, and some tidily resolved conflicts.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    The film offers a version of the real Mitt, performative and authentic, charming and awkward, occasionally at the same time.

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