For 38 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Mink's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Murder One: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 The Trouble with Normal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
38 tv reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    "The Sopranos" remains a showcase for ferociously distinctive writing, inventive direction and brilliant portrayals of surprisingly, even disturbingly, sympathetic multilayered characters by a perfectly cast group of actors who hold back nothing. [14 Jan 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    The question, of course, is whether the show can sustain its heat and, more importantly, its unique character and remarkable quality in its sophomore season. Tonight's season premiere suggests the answer is yes. [14 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    [The first episodes] offer the thrilling combination of provocative drama, bawdy comedy and ingenious production that has become the show's signature feature. [2 Mar 2001]
    • New York Daily News
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    But at the true core of this strange and wonderful series - wackiness notwithstanding - are the often strange and, ideally, wonderful relationships among members of a family. [7 Jan 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted. [14 Apr 2000, p.135]
    • New York Daily News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    IF George Lucas and company can keep up this pace, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles should be positively captivating. Lucas has managed to create the seemingly impossible: a new weekly series for television with very nearly the same improbable sense of spectacle and adventure as the breath-defying ''Indiana Jones'' movies on which he and director Steven Spielberg collaborated. [4 Mar 1992, p.9F]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    A brooding, brilliantly written and crafted cop show. [25 Oct 1996]
    • New York Daily News
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    There's not a shred of a doubt in my mind, however, that Murder One is twice the drama "ER" is and that viewers who climb aboard the latest effort from Steven Bochco and company are in for a hell of a ride. [18 Sept 1995, p.68]
    • New York Daily News
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    Ingenious. ... It's an inspired, imaginative technique, making the slices of standup routines fit seamlessly into the therapy sessions, which is sort of what standup comedy is, anyway. [26 May 1995]
    • New York Daily News
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    A thoroughly captivating production. ... You'll want to have a couple of blank videotapes ready for this one. [31 Mar 1991]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    Razor-edged satire of late-night talk TV from people with an ear for truth and a taste for blood. [14 Aug 1992]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Mink
    To its credit, "Soul Food" doesn't stop to explain everything to us. The decision to let viewers pick things up as the show proceeds keeps it from getting bogged down in obvious, clumsy, drama-killing exposition. The result is truer and more natural dialogue, better pacing, events that unfold slowly to engage viewers more completely, and characters whose personalities are revealed by what they do and say in the context of their immediate situations. [27 Jun 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Mink
    I love the idea of a superhero with a great big heart and a tiny little brain, and I love Patrick Warburton's fearless performance in the title role of this odd new live-action comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    A very funny show. [8 Sep 1991]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    A clever, quick and maybe even a little subversive show. [21 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    If all "South Park" offered were poo-poo jokes and babes spouting profanity, the show would wear thin awfully fast. It doesn't. The reason is that Parker, Stone and their collaborators actually have done something remarkable with their primitive, construction-paper animation: They have created a wholly new, internally consistent fictional world and have peopled it with distinct, interesting characters. [13 Aug 1997]
    • New York Daily News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    I think 'I'll Fly Away' richly deserves the 'quality' label. That's not to say it has sprung full grown and perfect from the forehead of its creators. [7 Oct 1991]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    Family Matters has assembled one of the most broadly appealing casts seen in recent years. Reginald VelJohnson, who played the sympathetic cop in the movie "Die Hard," is almost irresistible as a character. And yet the show's concept is so familiar that Family Matters will have to struggle to be fresh, to avoid going over old ground, to give its characters texture and definition. The potential for some excellent comedy is certainly here. [18 Sept 1989, p.1D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    But far too much of the show - a story about a wealthy hospital patron and her dog, for example - struggles far too obviously to convey a quality of eccentricity that in the end comes across simply as lame...Unless the show finds a way to maintain its quality when Braugher is not on screen, ABC's promos will remain half-true hype.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    If you're unfamiliar with the comic book and didn't see the movie, tonight's series premiere will go down easier if viewed with a mental attitude best described as "Just go with it."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    If such quickie pop-culture jokes are the show's strength, its current weakness is the stories that revolve around the Griffins themselves and characters that, even when they're amusing, aren't very interesting. They certainly don't suggest the kind of richness that the characters of "The Simpsons" do. [9 Apr 1999]
    • New York Daily News
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Eric Mink
    The quality of the material, all of which is written by the performers themselves, is spotty, to be sure. But when it hits, it has that "on the edge" feeling that makes you squirm as much as it makes you laugh. [21 July 1989, p.9E]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Eric Mink
    Gilmore Girls occasionally feels a bit too glib for its own good, with pacing sometimes a tad frantic for a one-hour family drama. Those quibbles aside, it's a welcome addition to prime time, and one of the best of this fall's crop of new series. [4 Oct 2000, p.100]
    • New York Daily News
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Mink
    Writing is woefully inconsistent. [4 Apr 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Mink
    The chemistry among cast members holds enormous promise for comedy that's sometimes silly and sometimes sophisticated. [4 Mar 1997]
    • New York Daily News
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    The problem is people; the characters are interesting, but that's pretty much as far as it goes. Whether they live, die, are brutalized, treated fairly or unfairly it all comes at you in such a rush that you don't know what to make of it, if anything...That's a serious flaw, although there are signs in the first two episodes that the problem could be remedied as the series proceeds. If it is and I'm intrigued enough to keep watching my like could conceivably turn to love. [10 July 1997, p.106]
    • New York Daily News
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    Hype! is the high-energy creation of writers Scott King, Lanier Laney and Terry Sweeney. The 10-person cast - standup comics and improv players - seems as fearless as it is talented and includes some brilliant mimics. [6 Oct 2000, p.150]
    • New York Daily News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    Not only does all this style interfere with and distract from the show's content, but the strain to be unconventional leads viewers to expect the unexpected, robbing it of dramatic impact. And that's too bad, because there does seem to be something interesting going on here. [10 Jun 1992]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    Brewster Place has chosen to forgo sophistication or subtlety in favor of little homilies that come off just a tad heavy-handed. [30 Apr 1990]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Mink
    Tucker, whatever its modest comedic achievements, feels like a retread.

Top Trailers