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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Davis is overqualified for the material, and, yet, like Kerry Washington before her, she brings an added dimension to the part of an intimidating yet vulnerable woman. Meanwhile, through the hammy uses of flash-forwarding, it’s barely any time at all before Annalise’s ambitious students are tasked with covering up their own homicidal tendencies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    The Neighbors means you no harm; it is merely offering buoyant, slightly creepy entertainment for anybody who doesn't take sci-fi or satire too seriously.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Though I’m not in love with the idea of another sitcom in which a woman fixates on engagement rings and wedding planning, it’s impossible to resist the fluidly written, sharply performed quips and pop-culture references that are effortlessly strewn across Marry Me’s pilot episode.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    The Claire Danes/Carrie Mathison comparisons are inevitable (especially when Heigl’s character numbs her grief with casual sex with strangers), but State of Affairs feels like an honest NBC upgrade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Hank Stuever
    Suburgatory displays a polished sense of humor and a better cast than it deserves, which makes it worth a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Downton Abbey doesn’t meet any objective criteria for brilliant television except for one: escapism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The good news about Sonic Highways is that it doesn’t have enough time to bore us to tears.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Downton Abbey comes back stronger and more muscular this time, with intriguing and shocking new plots that provide a bit of vital momentum and an uncharacteristically wrenching dose of tragedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Not everyone is going to respond to its purposeful languor and subliminal intent. Winslet is at once wonderful and yet enigmatically blank--very much as written in Haynes's and Jon Raymond's screenplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    What makes Teach: Tony Danza worth watching are the teenagers themselves and the glimpses of other teachers who make the place work. Danza, meanwhile, becomes an irritating, whirling, self-aggrandizing bundle of nerves.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Tiny flaws come close to undermining the success of Game Change as a mere film.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    As stupid as it looks, and as much as you can hate yourself for watching, it's a complex show about the nature of sin. There's a tendency to examine it too cerebrally in that regard, to think of Jersey Shore as pure performance art. Sometimes critics can be wrong in typing too many words.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The first half of Vito plays almost like a 45-minute "It Gets Better" ad. [Then] Vito exchanges its subtle storytelling technique for a sobering session of gay rights homework, resembling a recent raft of documentaries about the early years of the AIDS crisis.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The show feels new again, but that doesn’t mean it feels fully refreshed, nor is it immune to painting itself into the same sort of corners it got stuck in before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The meandering approach does manage to excavate some fascinating tales and memories.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The better parts of The Strain will unsettle viewers with this new species of monster.... The first couple of episodes seem as if they’ve been assembled from a kit that’s missing a few nuts and bolts; by the third and fourth episodes, however, a viewer gets a much better sense of The Strain’s style and bite.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which is based on a book by Howard L. Bingham and Max Wallace, is best when it revels in the astonishing whiteness and occasionally ridiculous ways of yesterday’s high court.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A solid yet initially disturbing new drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Da Vinci’s Demons breezily and capably finds a balance between amusing wit and dour drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A strange and somewhat delightful animated comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    There’s not a lot of plot to be had here, and the news that Clear History leaned heavily on the improvisational impulses of its cast might usually ward off the improv-weary. But Clear History has a nice, confident and well-edited breeze to it (including a lot of jokes about the band Chicago), with a fun cast that includes standout riffs from Michael Keaton, Danny McBride and Eva Mendes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It’s a fast-paced shoot-’em-up/blow-’em-up affair (with the usual ridiculous disregard for actual public safety), but beneath the noise and oozing machismo, it’s not half bad as a deeper emotional story about family and trust.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The result was assured, quick-paced and enjoyably flavored with a few spicy dashes of Brian Williams's dry rub.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Sherlock moves swiftly and intelligently but also a little too coldly, like a long commercial for better WiFi..... Cumberbatch’s take on Holmes’s narcissism can come off as skeevishly robotic. If not for Freeman’s deeper, more human work as Watson, the style would soon go sterile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    [The] new episodes are no great shakes, but they do find Futurama humming along.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Within a few episodes and with slightly lowered expectations, it gets a good buzz going.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Covert Affairs (could there be any title that sounds more like being stuck at the airport with nothing to read?) at least does us the favor of introducing storylines that transcend the usual case files.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Smash is a case where not bad is plenty good enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    As documentary subjects, the boys are in many ways impenetrable. Getting them to ignore the camera and just be themselves is next to impossible, but there are revealing, achingly honest moments that make the film worth watching.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Pleasant surprise, The Carrie Diaries's premiere episode is a nimble and entertaining trip back to Carrie Bradshaw's high school years.

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