David Hinckley

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For 1,273 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Aliens in America: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
1273 tv reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Let's say Unhitched just isn't very funny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    A script so unimaginative, and characters so flat and forced, that it begs for a recall vote.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The show feels recycled.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Louis-Dreyfus herself tries hard - sometimes too hard - and deserves better.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    It's not only unimpressive. Parts of it are uncomfortable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Leaden, predictable and, at times, unintentionally funny.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Carpoolers, despite a few likable cast members and passable jokes, is in so much trouble, it's pulled over, on the shoulder.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Something feels wrong about a TV "reality show" team swooping into the hotel where a displaced Hurricane Katrina family has been living since September and carting two girls out to Las Vegas for a fancy birthday party.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    It's a show where neither the world being created nor the characters populating it are remotely convincing - or interesting.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    "Fashion House" is a passable pop diversion, and a definite curiosity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The questions posed by "The Triangle" are fascinating. But the answers are - sometimes literally - a waste of time.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    How un-innovative is this series about innovation? Let me count the ways.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 David Hinckley
    Waters may kill me, but the rest of "'Til Death" doesn't have the same pitch-perfect tone.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    "Criminal Minds," which generates almost no creative energy of its own, has the aura - or is it odor? - of being patched together from scraps of failed CBS dramas of the past.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Neither the characters nor the cases in "Conviction" generate much of anything. Not drama, not comedy, and certainly not viewer loyalty.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    NBC has reestablished another Thursday night tradition: sticking another unfunny, almost unwatchable sitcom at 8:30.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Everything feels forced, right down to the dialogue, wherein the characters all talk the way writers write when they're stretching to set up a joke.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Desperately trying to be mysterious like "Lost," this show, by any other name, turns out to be an ironically diluted version.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    The whole thing feels awkward, including the way Ben provides running commentary on all the action in hindsight, after he's already dead.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    If, years later, you're still trying to wash away the foul taste of Fox's "My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance," the idea of putting family members and friends through emotional anguish for the sake of prime-time entertainment isn't any funnier than it sounds.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    The drama has more false frights than a student horror film, and such an uneven and incompatible tone that it's tough to tell which is funnier, the scenes of alleged humor or the scenes of alleged drama.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Despite the best efforts of Nicole Kidman, who is operating way above the level of her material, this screwy fantasy nominally inspired by the lives of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier doesn’t even make for a good fairy tale.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Nothing to see.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    The word "juvenile" doesn't begin to describe "The Sarah Silverman Show." It completely describes it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Cold-hearted and dreadful.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    A sort of perfect storm of bad writing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    This one is almost impressively wonderless.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Since these "Book Club" women do not seem inclined either to read or discuss their books, my advice is to follow their example - and neither watch nor discuss "Tuesday Night Book Club."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Lacke is the only person, or thing, in "Happy Hour" that made me laugh.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    It's all surface and very little substance.

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