For 654 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 59% 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 Veep: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 How to Be a Gentleman: Season 1
Score distribution:
654 tv reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    As stupid as it looks, and as much as you can hate yourself for watching, it's a complex show about the nature of sin. There's a tendency to examine it too cerebrally in that regard, to think of Jersey Shore as pure performance art. Sometimes critics can be wrong in typing too many words.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The first half of Vito plays almost like a 45-minute "It Gets Better" ad. [Then] Vito exchanges its subtle storytelling technique for a sobering session of gay rights homework, resembling a recent raft of documentaries about the early years of the AIDS crisis.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The show feels new again, but that doesn’t mean it feels fully refreshed, nor is it immune to painting itself into the same sort of corners it got stuck in before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The meandering approach does manage to excavate some fascinating tales and memories.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The better parts of The Strain will unsettle viewers with this new species of monster.... The first couple of episodes seem as if they’ve been assembled from a kit that’s missing a few nuts and bolts; by the third and fourth episodes, however, a viewer gets a much better sense of The Strain’s style and bite.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    With its masterfully prescient knack for melding international headlines with implausible tales of espionage, Homeland kicks off with parallel plots involving the Islamic State and a computer-hacking incident.... Carrie’s boss is demanding a high-security humanitarian visit to an ISIS trouble spot, and a viewer realizes that this updated Homeland runs the same as it always has.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, which is based on a book by Howard L. Bingham and Max Wallace, is best when it revels in the astonishing whiteness and occasionally ridiculous ways of yesterday’s high court.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A solid yet initially disturbing new drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Da Vinci’s Demons breezily and capably finds a balance between amusing wit and dour drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    A strange and somewhat delightful animated comedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    There’s not a lot of plot to be had here, and the news that Clear History leaned heavily on the improvisational impulses of its cast might usually ward off the improv-weary. But Clear History has a nice, confident and well-edited breeze to it (including a lot of jokes about the band Chicago), with a fun cast that includes standout riffs from Michael Keaton, Danny McBride and Eva Mendes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    There’s not a lackluster performance among the superb cast members of Bloodline; Chandler and Cardellini, especially, are in top form. Nevertheless, it’s Mendelsohn, as Danny, who makes the best of a script that at times seems overly opaque.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It’s a fast-paced shoot-’em-up/blow-’em-up affair (with the usual ridiculous disregard for actual public safety), but beneath the noise and oozing machismo, it’s not half bad as a deeper emotional story about family and trust.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    The result was assured, quick-paced and enjoyably flavored with a few spicy dashes of Brian Williams's dry rub.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Sherlock moves swiftly and intelligently but also a little too coldly, like a long commercial for better WiFi..... Cumberbatch’s take on Holmes’s narcissism can come off as skeevishly robotic. If not for Freeman’s deeper, more human work as Watson, the style would soon go sterile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    [The] new episodes are no great shakes, but they do find Futurama humming along.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Within a few episodes and with slightly lowered expectations, it gets a good buzz going.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Covert Affairs (could there be any title that sounds more like being stuck at the airport with nothing to read?) at least does us the favor of introducing storylines that transcend the usual case files.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Smash is a case where not bad is plenty good enough.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    As documentary subjects, the boys are in many ways impenetrable. Getting them to ignore the camera and just be themselves is next to impossible, but there are revealing, achingly honest moments that make the film worth watching.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Pleasant surprise, The Carrie Diaries's premiere episode is a nimble and entertaining trip back to Carrie Bradshaw's high school years.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Derek is an honest and often charming endeavor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    It is stylish, hammy, sexy, dirty, devilish, laughably bad TV, the guiltiest pleasure since the network unveiled "Revenge."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    An awkwardly funny and occasionally heartbreaking attempt to peel back the many meanings and layers of friendship.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    There’s something instantly likable about Outlander’s commitment to its themes and sensibilities.... Not having read the book, I find the show sort of charming and sufficiently thrilling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    An engaging yet taciturn new miniseries.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Orphan Black has the same plain club soda flavor you get in most cable action dramas now, but I have to say that I’m enjoying some of its fizz.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Ellis, particularly, gives a lead performance that is strong enough to mask some of the script’s problems.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    Once they stop jawin', the competitors in Stars Earn Stripes put on quite a show, and that's the only point of reality television.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Hank Stuever
    As Feynman, it takes the workmanlike Hurt a little too long to shuffle through the slate of go-to moods and characters he’s played already, but he eventually lands on a unique and compelling take on the man.