For 39 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Eric Mink's Scores

Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Corner: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 The Trouble with Normal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
39 tv reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Mink
    "From the Earth to the Moon" looks like an exceptional creative achievement, with individual films ranging from very good to flat-out great.
    • New York Daily News
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Eric Mink
    By the time the show ended, I disliked it a lot, but I kept an open mind. ... I watched it a second time. And a third time. I now believe I can praise Bochco and ABC for trying to do something different and, at the same time, say that "Cop Rock" is a bomb of major proportions. [17 Sep 1990, p.1D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Mink
    Tucker, whatever its modest comedic achievements, feels like a retread.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Eric Mink
    The acting is pretty much non-existent, casting is weak, and the special effects are unimpressive. But there's some terrific makeup work on some of the non-human creatures around, and somebody went to the trouble of deciding that a space station for many different species would have to be equipped with many different environments to accommodate them...Nice touch. [22 Feb 1993, p.5D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Mink
    I love the idea of a superhero with a great big heart and a tiny little brain, and I love Patrick Warburton's fearless performance in the title role of this odd new live-action comedy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    If you're unfamiliar with the comic book and didn't see the movie, tonight's series premiere will go down easier if viewed with a mental attitude best described as "Just go with it."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    But far too much of the show - a story about a wealthy hospital patron and her dog, for example - struggles far too obviously to convey a quality of eccentricity that in the end comes across simply as lame...Unless the show finds a way to maintain its quality when Braugher is not on screen, ABC's promos will remain half-true hype.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Mink
    Writing is woefully inconsistent. [4 Apr 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    Brewster Place has chosen to forgo sophistication or subtlety in favor of little homilies that come off just a tad heavy-handed. [30 Apr 1990]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    A thoroughly captivating production. ... You'll want to have a couple of blank videotapes ready for this one. [31 Mar 1991]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Eric Mink
    To its credit, "Soul Food" doesn't stop to explain everything to us. The decision to let viewers pick things up as the show proceeds keeps it from getting bogged down in obvious, clumsy, drama-killing exposition. The result is truer and more natural dialogue, better pacing, events that unfold slowly to engage viewers more completely, and characters whose personalities are revealed by what they do and say in the context of their immediate situations. [27 Jun 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Eric Mink
    Disaster pretty much sums up Party Girl, judging from its first two shows...The performers seem game enough, but they are utterly undone by material that gets stuck at the intersections of body parts. [9 Sept 1996, p.78]
    • New York Daily News
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    IF George Lucas and company can keep up this pace, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles should be positively captivating. Lucas has managed to create the seemingly impossible: a new weekly series for television with very nearly the same improbable sense of spectacle and adventure as the breath-defying ''Indiana Jones'' movies on which he and director Steven Spielberg collaborated. [4 Mar 1992, p.9F]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 63 Metascore
    • 37 Eric Mink
    As drama with the ring of emotional truth, Queer as Folk falls far short. When it comes to explicit, simulated sex, it barely puts a toe in the water. As a shallow depiction of one corner of gay life, it's worth a look. [1 Dec 2000, p.137]
    • New York Daily News
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    There's not a shred of a doubt in my mind, however, that Murder One is twice the drama "ER" is and that viewers who climb aboard the latest effort from Steven Bochco and company are in for a hell of a ride. [18 Sept 1995, p.68]
    • New York Daily News
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    Relentlessly intense and depressing, ferociously written and spectacularly acted. [14 Apr 2000, p.135]
    • New York Daily News
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Eric Mink
    The quality of the material, all of which is written by the performers themselves, is spotty, to be sure. But when it hits, it has that "on the edge" feeling that makes you squirm as much as it makes you laugh. [21 July 1989, p.9E]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    Family Matters has assembled one of the most broadly appealing casts seen in recent years. Reginald VelJohnson, who played the sympathetic cop in the movie "Die Hard," is almost irresistible as a character. And yet the show's concept is so familiar that Family Matters will have to struggle to be fresh, to avoid going over old ground, to give its characters texture and definition. The potential for some excellent comedy is certainly here. [18 Sept 1989, p.1D]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    Ingenious. ... It's an inspired, imaginative technique, making the slices of standup routines fit seamlessly into the therapy sessions, which is sort of what standup comedy is, anyway. [26 May 1995]
    • New York Daily News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    The question, of course, is whether the show can sustain its heat and, more importantly, its unique character and remarkable quality in its sophomore season. Tonight's season premiere suggests the answer is yes. [14 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Eric Mink
    The chemistry among cast members holds enormous promise for comedy that's sometimes silly and sometimes sophisticated. [4 Mar 1997]
    • New York Daily News
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    [The first episodes] offer the thrilling combination of provocative drama, bawdy comedy and ingenious production that has become the show's signature feature. [2 Mar 2001]
    • New York Daily News
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    "The Sopranos" remains a showcase for ferociously distinctive writing, inventive direction and brilliant portrayals of surprisingly, even disturbingly, sympathetic multilayered characters by a perfectly cast group of actors who hold back nothing. [14 Jan 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    I think 'I'll Fly Away' richly deserves the 'quality' label. That's not to say it has sprung full grown and perfect from the forehead of its creators. [7 Oct 1991]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    A brooding, brilliantly written and crafted cop show. [25 Oct 1996]
    • New York Daily News
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Eric Mink
    Razor-edged satire of late-night talk TV from people with an ear for truth and a taste for blood. [14 Aug 1992]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Eric Mink
    But at the true core of this strange and wonderful series - wackiness notwithstanding - are the often strange and, ideally, wonderful relationships among members of a family. [7 Jan 2000]
    • New York Daily News
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Eric Mink
    If such quickie pop-culture jokes are the show's strength, its current weakness is the stories that revolve around the Griffins themselves and characters that, even when they're amusing, aren't very interesting. They certainly don't suggest the kind of richness that the characters of "The Simpsons" do. [9 Apr 1999]
    • New York Daily News
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Eric Mink
    A clever, quick and maybe even a little subversive show. [21 Sep 1998]
    • New York Daily News
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Eric Mink
    Not only does all this style interfere with and distract from the show's content, but the strain to be unconventional leads viewers to expect the unexpected, robbing it of dramatic impact. And that's too bad, because there does seem to be something interesting going on here. [10 Jun 1992]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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