For 594 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Once Upon a Time: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Back in the Game: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 98 out of 594
594 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A slow but steady 10-episode drama from Amazon that begins streaming Friday.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The crime (and the crime solving) can’t hold a candle to the delight of watching Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy drift apart and then back together in a refrain of their story of obstinate love--a task Rhys and Maxwell Martin acquit themselves of quite well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It’s a 13-episode remake/update lovingly shepherded by Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan, who worked on the original series, and hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a worthy heir to Sagan’s legacy, even if he doesn’t quite possess Sagan’s natural ability to captivate viewers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    What we get for most of the show’s 90 minutes, is a mostly funny, often charming and occasionally unsettling account of a man whose diet and whereabouts are under his wife Camille’s constant surveillance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A brisk and pleasingly outrageous hour-long set taped before a crowd of 39 people in a very small Los Angeles venue, she shows off her ability to segue from naif to sharp-tongued devil in a split-second.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A fun but slow-going experiment in end-of-the-world gallows humor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Except for a dismally protracted story line, there’s more than enough pure Downton-ness to enjoy this time around.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    An enjoyable dramatic movie.... [But] Because it’s a film both by and for the devoted, An Adventure in Space and Time tends to too easily revel in its own creation myth, veering quickly into a tidy, Hallmark-like ending.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    So much about Marvel’s Daredevil works exactly the way it’s intended, including the pace of the action and the extent and style of the gore. What still doesn’t work--what almost never works where the name Marvel and live-action film/TV meet--is the hammy dialogue, especially when characters express their feelings to one another.
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    • 70 Hank Stuever
    In Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, there’s a sweet, subtle awareness that there are pockets of cool people almost anywhere you go now, and that their doors are always open.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The first episode of Last Week Tonight (and, to be clear, it is only the first episode, with plenty of potential and room for improvement) demonstrated little in the way of innovating or improving on “The Daily Show’s” prevailing concept.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    'Klondike' is not going to win awards for its lackluster screenplay and penchant for melodrama, but it does have some of the plucky energy you’d enjoy at one of those faux-saloon dinner theaters, where the gradations between good and bad hardly exist. It comes across almost like a musical without any songs, and before long, you’re swept up in its crisp visuals and steady pace.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Orphan Black has apparently just scraped the surface--not only with the overall narrative arc but with the depth of character development in each of the clones that Maslany plays.... [However] It is chewing so voraciously through its story lines--at such a rapid pace--that it often verges on collapse.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A plainly told, tenderly acted and well-intentioned two-hour movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Mad Men is fading away as beautifully--even indifferently--as one would expect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Empire’s one and only problem remains the ethical hollowness of its characters--even the “good” ones are prone to cruelty. Co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong and their crew either can’t locate or do not wish to introduce an underlying moral tone to this story. That’s part of what makes it so rich and watchable, but it also leaves viewers used and abused.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The fun here comes without that extra layer of philosophical fanaticism. In that sense, The Strain is an enjoyable (and sufficiently sicko) episodic diversion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The new series is compelling in its own way, but it will take a while to see how it congeals. Or, more aptly, if it coagulates.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Fallon complies, respectfully and skillfully, with The Tonight Show's apparently inviolable formats (the opening monologue of jokes; the fact that at least part of the show must be conducted from his desk) as a bridge to the more goofy and innovative sketch comedy he prefers. He keeps looking for ways to delight us, surprise us. It can so easily stray into irritation--and the yawning brought on by all the fawning--but you can’t really fault the guy for trying to send people to bed happy.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The show misses its mark--but not by much and not in any objectionable way.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Overall, Late Show seems to be in good hands. If it was too busy, it was a busy-ness from the heart.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Foster makes for an energetic and engaging lead, never missing a beat; the rest of the cast is equally snappy-snippy, thanks to scripts and story lines that keep everyone prancing along like trained poodles.

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