Cynthia Fuchs

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For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cynthia Fuchs' Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Flag
Lowest review score: 30 Crusoe: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 113
  2. Negative: 6 out of 113
113 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    The Strain reifies its connections between political and melodramatic themes with the gory action for which the series is best known--the monsters’ neck-piercing six-foot tongues, the silver bullets’ exploding effects--in kitschy evidence during the battle against that takes up the bulk of the storage facility scene.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    Nick Doob and Shari Cookson’s decision to use such “found footage” makes their film at once immediate and distressingly distanced, as it offers images both ordinary and specific, families and individuals posing for photos, their faces turned to the camera.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Aquarius isn’t quite history, but it also isn’t precisely now, or even accurate.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    While you want to love the mere existence of Octavia Spencer on TV every week, the show works awfully hard to make this hard.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    Each of the firefighters here reveals a nuanced, complex mindfulness, a sense that what they do is dangerous, but also rewarding, exciting, important, and, in a word, what they do.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    While the designated flawed hero John espouses an essential grasp of the purpose of medicine and the workings of disease (“Despite what you may believe,” he tells Cornelia, “Sickness isn’t a result of poor character, germs don’t examine your bankbook”), he’s also stymied, by his own prejudices as well as money concerns. That these might take him in different directions suggests the series has some sense of the difficulty of medicine then and still.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    While the picture it provides is certainly strange and paradoxical, it is also limited.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    The series takes some time to put this team together, even in the same area of New York. And while you’re waiting for that plot turn, you’re treated to a series of lurid images, from yucky to jolting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    As before, The Bridge loses its own focus frequently, sliding off into multiple storylines that follow pairs of characters, some less interesting than others, some downright distracting. But for all the time that feels misspent on Charlotte and her idiot boyfriend Ray (Brian Van Holt) or the self-deluding addict reporter Frye (Matthew Lillard) and his long-suffering partner Adriana (Emily Rios), The Bridge offers brief moments that resonate and sometimes, even chill.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    You’re left to wonder about what she sees, or whether she believes what she sees, a set of questions that might be intriguing (watching her distraught face as she watches herself) or annoying (watching her vaguely worried face as she spots a stranger at the end of her driveway in the dead of night).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    Based on co-creator Tom Perrotta’s 2011 book, The Leftovers imagines a range of responses (and too often, responses accompanied by anxiety-making piano or violin trills).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    He anticipates pretty much every move made against him, as you might as well, given that they’re made by people designed to remind you of previous people in Jack’s universe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    There are a few elements of Silicon Valley that are still works in progress at this point. The force of Miller’s personality can be overwhelming, and a little of Erlich goes a long way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    That Bo’s gifts remain somewhat beyond her control or comprehension makes her a puzzle but also predictable. Bo will indeed be on a winding road, as she must be just a bit of a person who will irritate and mystify her jokester-action-hero protector, as she must seem both odd and sympathetic to the adults watching her, in her world and in yours.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    This is pretty much how it goes on Chicagoland: Emmanuel against everyone else.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show piles on plot and cliché. You know too much already. And yet, watching her, you realize you can never know enough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    The film offers a version of the real Mitt, performative and authentic, charming and awkward, occasionally at the same time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    Valentine Road features a range of interview subjects who voice conflicting concerns and express their discontents, but it also resists casting judgment against one person or another.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Cynthia Fuchs
    While The Flag ponders the whereabouts of Shirley and Spiro’s flag, it raises other, broader, variously resonant questions too, questions concerning how symbols and icons become significant, as well as how stories are told and myths are disseminated.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    C.S.I.: Miami is very slick, very clever, and very eager to please.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    Even as all of these seeming oppositions are set up, the show insists on the blurring of lines, the bridges as well as the borders.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    The dynamic here is already tired.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    As much as the series' pitch seems clear--it's another period series, with terrific design details, long story arcs, and complex performances--it is also something else, a reframing of what it might mean to be Americans, then and now.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    Intra-team melodrama doesn't distract from the film's focus so much as it illustrates it: again and again, the boys declare their need for payback.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Cynthia Fuchs
    At the same time [Eros Hoagland is taking pictures], his process is also the subject of a picture--shaped in part by the remarkable work of photographer and cinematographer Jared Moossy, who shoots all four episodes of Witness--a picture that shows both context and effect, the sort of broad view that might emerge from the most specific images.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    Again and again, Ethel insists she doesn't like to "talk about" her self, doesn't like to be introspective. And so the film offers images for the rest of us to parse, public performances that may or may not reveal what we want to see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It's an ingenious first two minutes of a series premiere, actiony and exciting and legible enough.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Cynthia Fuchs
    Weight of the Nation encourages viewers to feel responsible for their own lives and to make informed choices.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show's formula looks to be this: the silly plots swirl, the brokers scheme, and the minions toil, but in each episode, Liv finds a moment to chat with one of these wise, powerful, and inevitably troubled women. In these moments, Scandal is slightly less tabloidy and soapy, and slightly more beguiling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Cynthia Fuchs
    It's more subtly, and more forcefully too, a quest for understanding, specifically an understanding of how the world works.

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