For 459 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Super Fun Night: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 459
459 tv reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Even with the cross-pond cultural differences, young adults who are perennially baffled by their aging boomer parents will feel right at home here.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It's often difficult for them to shed the topical baggage they are made to carry and simply be themselves. Still, if you stick with them, you'll see Treme becoming a well-paced work of fiction rather than see Treme spending too much effort speaking truth to an indifferent power.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The film, which kicks off HBO's long, annual summer of well-curated documentary offerings on Monday nights, is certainly absorbing. For those only vaguely familiar with the competitive chess circuit (or even the game's 1,500-year history), Bobby Fischer Against the World is both an easy introduction and a thorough recounting of Fischer's improbable rise to superstardom some 40 years ago.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    An engaging yet taciturn new miniseries.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Ostensibly an objective inquiry into the tragedy, the film is perhaps better interpreted as a study in the infinite and even seemingly inappropriate ways that people experience profound grief.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Sherlock is too often a petulant know-it-all, which grows tiresome and makes a viewer painfully aware that each episode is 90 minutes long.... Sherlock's redundancies are improved by a couple of longer story arcs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Sing Your Song is broad and complete, but like most biographical documentaries of legendary performers that we've seen of late, it is also hagiographic.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The show seems markedly improved from its earlier efforts and somehow more confident in its writing and sense of nuance. It's also funnier.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Smash is a case where not bad is plenty good enough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Tiny flaws come close to undermining the success of Game Change as a mere film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The show misses its mark--but not by much and not in any objectionable way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It is stylish, hammy, sexy, dirty, devilish, laughably bad TV, the guiltiest pleasure since the network unveiled "Revenge."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Henderson gives a lunky, forgettable performance, coming nowhere near anyone's idea of a stronger, meaner version of J.R. Thanks to the rest of its ensemble, however, the new Dallas gains some traction and kicks up a little dust.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    While it's not perfect, Bunheads is a happy find, a ray of authenticity on a summer TV schedule filled with so much artificial light.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Within a few episodes and with slightly lowered expectations, it gets a good buzz going.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The meandering approach does manage to excavate some fascinating tales and memories.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Go On moves quite breezily--much like an NBC-flavored take on premium cable dramadies such as "The Big C" and "Enlightened." It's not as good as either of those, but it has the same happy-sad aura, with just a dash of "Community"-like absurdity to keep the speed limit up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Once they stop jawin', the competitors in Stars Earn Stripes put on quite a show, and that's the only point of reality television.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Mitchell’s coolly understated performance makes it all slightly more believable and worth a few episodes to see where it leads.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Orphan Black has the same plain club soda flavor you get in most cable action dramas now, but I have to say that I’m enjoying some of its fizz.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Da Vinci’s Demons breezily and capably finds a balance between amusing wit and dour drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Guest has assembled a worthy and adept ensemble of oddballs. But it remains to be seen if the story itself will catch on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It’s a well-meaning, good-humored, hospitable hour of television, reminiscent of the nascent days of cable reality shows in the early 2000s, before everyone figured out that ratings success meant being nasty, famous and selfish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    [The] new episodes are no great shakes, but they do find Futurama humming along.
    • 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.

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