For 413 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 New Girl: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 413
413 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    It's a beautiful downer of a show that becomes more revealing and absorbing as it moves along.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Elementary exhibits enough stylish wit in its mood and look to quickly distinguish itself from the latest British "Sherlock" series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    Bartha and Rannells's characters display yin/yang neuroses that keep their characters interesting, but as Goldie, the would-be surrogate, Georgia King is unfortunately bland.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Hank Stuever
    “House” comparisons will surely abound, but Rake is easily one of the more confident network dramas to come our way of late.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Thanks to Adams and Kreskoff's delightfully wicked power struggle, Hung feels fresher now than it felt last summer and more textured.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Sons of Anarchy may be wild fantasy and melodrama, but it is tempered by a feeling of verity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Louie intelligently harnesses the dark cloud that follows a truly funny man everywhere he goes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Hawaii Five-0 is a big bag of dumb fun, with a story told as tautly and smoothly as the surface of a Polynesian drum.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Without feeling like it's leading us on, Rubicon is a tightly woven and urbanely acted tale for people who like to mull.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The first six episodes (which I've watched, dutifully at times) draw you in but sometimes feel overstuffed, overproduced and weirdly gauzy where the series means to be an exercise in crisp, razor-sharp filmmaking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Effortlessly smart, easy to like and exciting to follow.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    There's exactly one hour left for a fall TV show that tells its tale in a deliberate, well-written and subtly acted way. That one hour belongs to Fox's Lone Star.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Buoyed by scalpel-sharp writing and even keener performances, The Big C (created by comedian and sitcom writer Darlene Hunt) walks a fine line of having it both ways. It's for people who are repelled by the warm-fuzzy, disease-o'-the-week dramas of cable television.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    There's a tender and no-nonsense tenor to it, which is a welcome switch from most of reality TV's junky tropes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    This is not an angry documentary; it's just such a downer--and necessary medicine for those who've remained personally unaffected by events of the last decade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The show is point-blank, but somewhat brilliantly so.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Using the audio from the radio episodes and then supplying a sort of 1960s-style Hanna-Barbera wash of cheap animation to more fully illustrate the inanity of their conversations, Gervais has landed on something quite special that can be scorchingly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    HBO's The Sunset Limited--faithfully adapted from Cormac McCarthy's 2006 play and directed by its co-star, Tommy Lee Jones--more than overcomes the challenge of getting a satisfying piece of theater to work on a TV screen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    I trust completely the template laid out for The Killing by the original "Forbrydelsen" (which I've not seen) and the artistic instincts evident in the first three episodes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The show is also refreshingly entertaining, even when it relies on familiar cliches of the singing-competition genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Beyond its breakneck speed and miles logged, Citizen U.S.A. couldn't be more easy or straightforward: From tiny ceremonies in county courthouses to massive arena-sized gatherings in big cities, Pelosi presents a surprising collage of that essential moment when people who've immigrated to the United States become official Americans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Gosh, that's a lot of derivative teen-movie influences for a half-hour show. Yet the swift pacing and simplicity of Awkward remind us that awkwardness can still be freshly painful and funny material, so long as there are still teenagers and high schools.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    A lavish, exciting, well-acted and admirably thorough movie adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 classic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    A surprisingly stylish and addictive new counterterrorism series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The show seems somehow sleeker and better paced. Characters may now be people first and archetypes second. This has the subtle but immediate effect of making The Walking Dead less predictable and more frightening.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The interplay between Arnett and Applegate has an instant crackle to it, especially when they argue about which one of them got the least sleep during Amy's latest tearful night. Just as one's interest in Up All Night's domestic cliches may flag, "SNL" alum and "Bridesmaids" co-star Maya Rudolph is here to lift the show up several notches as Reagan's boss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    This new season starts off strong.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Paradise Lost 3 is perhaps the most interesting and well-made film of the trilogy
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Director Nancy Buirski's engaging HBO documentary (a Valentine's Day treat, airing Tuesday night), rescues the Lovings from the perfunctory realm of footnotes and newspaper clippings and brings them into a more emotional light.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    My own enjoyment of The Killing begins and ends with the gloom so brilliantly conveyed by its pace and performances.