For 482 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Saint George: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 482
482 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    A surprisingly stylish and addictive new counterterrorism series.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Bates Motel turns out to be a worthy reimagining of the Norman Bates story.
    • 67 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The result is a depressing--if engrossing--rehash of arguments found every day online.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It has a seamless and almost hypnotic quality to its narrative, and it’s easily one of the best debuts this year.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    This new season starts off strong.
    • 62 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Political Animals verges right up to the edge of ludicrous with the right combination of salty-sweet and silly-smart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It’s mainly an intelligent crime drama, and a real step forward for Sundance, which is bringing more original programming to its slate. As slow as it seems to go at first, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’re addicted.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It is a uniquely rendered creepshow that specializes in meaningful silences, emotional stress and dour moods. In so doing, it takes its place among recent miniseries that artfully elude their genres.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The mind reels with possibility, and even hope, which is why we keep coming back to stories like these.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Shameless’s balance between humor and despicableness is a lesson in narrative wallowing that “Girls” ought to study.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    It’s a live-action comedy that often moves and thinks like a cartoon, to great effect.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    People who think the Kennedy cake has been overfrosted surely won't fall for it, even though the film is undeniably moving. No one in the film tells all, certainly not Ethel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The show is also refreshingly entertaining, even when it relies on familiar cliches of the singing-competition genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Burton and Taylor is intelligently winnowed down to a moment in time, firmly planting itself in the last days of disco.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The first five episodes of Season 2 are as good or better as what we saw in Season 1.
    • 66 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    Vikings exceeds expectations, so long as those expectations aren’t up in “Game of Thrones” territory. What could be a silly exercise in quasi-historical swordplay is instead an earnest, tightly told family drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    One girds oneself for some serious hammer time when an opening fight scene of History’s compelling and robust new drama series, Vikings, delivers all the expected gore and blood spatter.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    DUI is irresistible, picking up where "Cops," "Jail" and other guilty-pleasure law-enforcement reality series usually don't go.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Hank Stuever
    The first and second episodes drag a bit, taking a little too long to get to what The Comeback’s fans are here for--it’s more waiting on top of the nine years we’ve already waited. Soon enough, the show recaptures its old rhythm and we are rewarded.
    • 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.

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