For 507 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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Wolf Hall: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Zero Hour: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 507
507 tv reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Hallmark Channel’s warm but sometimes thin adaptation of The Watsons Go to Birmingham, based on Christopher Paul Curtis’s award-winning children’s book, is at first a welcome departure from the network’s usual Slanket-ready movies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Under the Dome does have an air of King’s more sinister tendencies, but not enough of them in the first hour to suggest the sort of horror that’s worth sticking around for.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Believe works best as a relentless chase scene. The first episode (directed by Cuarón) has some limberness to its movement, but, like so much else in this particular genre, produces a lukewarm result.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The show gets off to a serviceable start--coolly conceived and professionally directed, at least in the one episode shared with critics. Where it goes from here is anybody’s guess at this point, but Extant’s creator and cast seem to be taking things seriously enough as a work of sci-fi origami, folded and layered with a certain precision.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Allegiance’s real mission, like “The Americans,” is to draw us into a believable family crisis and, in that regard, the show’s results are mixed. Some performances are strong (particularly from Davis and Stenhouse) and the first three episodes demonstrate a knack for getting everyone — viewers included--to hang together off the same cliff right at the 57-minute mark.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Darabont and his cast excel at conjuring up a taut social study, but let the horror scenes fall oddly flat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    [An] ambivalent but mildly engrossing new docu-series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    There is something to like in Alcatraz's smooth momentum. The show has a spirit that comes through in spite of the flavorless cheese crumbles piled atop it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    It isn't brilliant television, but everyone in it seems to be giving it their all--even the corpses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    House of Cards is almost willfully and sadistically atonal. Its schemes and subplots and internecine politics undulate and intertwine with a suffocating kind of flatness. I find these new episodes watchable yet sterile.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Meant to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurial can-do spirit, Quirky instead eerily reflects the vapidity of the American economy and employment picture, where ideas trump labor and success is measured by top-level paydays instead of actual toil.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Homeland is wearing a bit thin even while it nobly stays the course.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    All of these characters and situations are mildly interesting, but it's difficult to know from just a couple of episodes if they're ever going to become desperately interesting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Coven is the first time American Horror Story gets started with the unmistakable feeling of timecards being punched, as an ensemble of big-name stars dutifully carry forward the show’s trademark fixation on style over substance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Scouted gives the first impression of merely being a show about models, it turns out to be a watchable session of human sacrifice lite.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    It is, as always, beautifully filmed and patiently assembled. Everyone in it clearly believes in the project (and the city) down to their bones, even if the writers have shortchanged their best actors this time. What comes through most is a feeling of over-indulgence--one drink too many, one plate of etouffee too far, one too many hangovers and five too many episodes of an otherwise memorable series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The first four episodes of this new season have the same raw and gritty-cool feel as the first season's (it takes no time at all for Dunham to bare her now-famously doughy naked body in a sex scene), but the show has become significantly more predictable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Vice seems to be in search of some sweet spot between “60 Minutes” and “Jackass,” and there’s enough here to suggest that such a spot may exist. The concept could work, especially if Smith and his correspondents were more inclined to point the cameras away from themselves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Ascension is a handsomely made riff on an irresistibly interesting story pitch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    For its epic investment, Living in the Material World still feels like only part of the story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    It’s as watchable as ever, and also as unsatisfying as ever, as it veers toward the helter-skelter.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The script can be remedially hokey, but Saldana turns in a feisty and believable performance as a mother fighting for the life of her unholy spawn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Viewers who stuck with Peter Pan Live! for three hours were treated to a technically adequate, charmingly performed night of retro theater-on-television.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Circus has no difficulty finding all the usual, romantically enthralling ideals contained within circus life, which unfortunately causes a lot of the series to feel predictable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Luck is suffused with brilliant acting and amazing scenes, but in a few unfortunate ways, it remains impenetrable almost until its last hour.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The show is best when it busies itself with messy bucolic details--the milking of goats, the shearing of llamas, the wallowing of pigs--instead of wallowing in the dysfunctional mud and frantic entrepreneurism that render Josh and Brent blind to the beauty and love around them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The results are, of course, compelling but also assiduously sterilized.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    The show offers an excess of mildly clever yet sincere goofiness. It’s as if someone set out to make a Spamalot for an audience that can’t quite grok Python, would find Into the Woods too morose and maybe missed half the pop-culture references in the Shrek movies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    While Web Therapy is certainly clever and occasionally funny, it lacks both the nerve and verve of "The Comeback."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    I'm slightly more taken with Fox's sweeter absurdedy, Raising Hope, though I still mourn the original title: "Keep Hope Alive."

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