For 527 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 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Hank Stuever's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Almost Human: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 527
527 tv reviews
    • 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."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    There is something still lugubrious and overwrought about True Detective, but there’s also a mesmerizing style to it--it’s imperfect, but well made.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Having watched the serviceable but flat opening episodes of this new season, I think now is as good a time as any to ask if it’s worth going on with The Walking Dead, when all it does is underline its message of futility over and over and over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    As a drama, The Americans struggles to crack a certain code; the concept is tantalizing, but the follow-through lacks the momentum that gets viewers to commit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Public Speaking often seems to be trying to relaunch the Fran Lebowitz brand, 25 years past its expiration date. It feels like the kind of movie that old friends would make about an old friend. Which is precisely what it is.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Detailed, but not terribly illuminating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Timbaland produces the original songs that give Empire its real oomph, while the actors try to figure out what kind of characters they’ve agreed to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Though deliberately and even artfully paced, Lights Out also feels protracted. It has difficulty establishing momentum in its first few episodes, even with a smattering of intriguing subplots and story lines, and no one character exerts that intangible ability to make us keep watching.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Hank Stuever
    Too Big to Fail has momentum and a certain wonky remove, but is too epic in scope, as Gould's script struggles to match the breadth of the original journalism while the actors try to convince us that they understand all their lines.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    On the whole, Intelligence trafficks in the usual request to suspend your disbelief and then some, but it’s also mildly intriguing--especially in the idea that its macho lead character is also treated as a vulnerable prize who needs to be protected at all costs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    The show suffers from the same banal characteristics of most paint-by-numbers network sitcoms.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Throughout the pilot, you’ll wonder why this couldn’t all be handled in a mediocre two-hour action movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Once you get past the utter silliness of the idea, Reign is kind of a kick.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    It's more of a character sketch than a fully realized story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Janney and Faris seem to have fun, even when the material in the pilot episode is a tad too seedy and even off-puttingly icy. If Mom could dial it down a notch, it would find a better balance between bawdy and snide.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    The tepid laughs here are already in need of a jolt, as Partners cries out for its Karen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Everyone here, including "Oz's" Eamonn Walker as the battalion chief, is working from the same medium-grim setting, with medium-grim dialogue, which quickly drags the story and action into the still-smoldering ruins of other fire-and-rescue dramas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Barry takes off so fast that a viewer hardly gets a chance to know him--or care much about where he’s headed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Hank Stuever
    Boss works hard to resist the usual "this is how we do things in Chicago" nonsense and dutifully aims for a somewhat "Wire"-esque believability. Yet it can also feel like a burden to watch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    An arty and somewhat entertaining movie with a muddled message.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    There's perhaps the coppiest cop show of the century so far, the soppy and self-satirizing CBS melodrama Blue Bloods, about an entire family--"the Reagans" yet!--involved in the crime biz.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Hank Stuever
    As Russ, Faxon is a one-note.... but it’s Greer’s performance as Lina (as well as Jenny Slate’s supporting role as Russ’s friend, Jess) that keeps Married alive.

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