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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
1273 tv reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Thou shalt not watch.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Stiflingly reverential, sadly superficial.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    It's not good.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    The network may feel that Bratt could stand there, read the phone book and attract millions of adoring female fans. Starring in "E-Ring" may be the closest thing to finding out whether that's true.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    "The Loop" is much more failure than success.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    "Head Cases" has good leading men but a crushingly bad premise.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    He's polite-looking and very likable - but aside from some quick ad libs during on-location segments, he doesn't get any chance to establish, much less assert, his personality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Despite the fact we like many of the people involved, Marriage at First Sight mostly feels like a setup for the rest of us to rubberneck.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    It would be obvious and unfunny to dismiss Rob Corddry's new Fox sitcom, "The Winner," by saying it's a loser. But since the alleged humor in this new series is even more lazy and less amusing than that, it seems only fair.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Unauthorized captures the feel-good part. Unfortunately, it misses the “written well” part. Like, completely.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The outrageousness becomes cartoonish and the conciliatory moments so forced and predictable they lose their healing power. That’s what happens with How to Live.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The questions are okay, not fiendishly difficult, but Boom! is really selling the sight of people getting pelted with slimy, gooey food. If you’re 4, this may be funny every time. If you’re over 12, it gets old fast.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Well, the plot doesn't offer a lot of possibilities. The jokes are predictable even when the delivery is hip, and none of the characters is especially likable, nor do we care that much which of them mix-and-match with which others.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Surviving Jack serves up the latest exasperating parent whose outrageous behavior doesn’t add up to a decent sitcom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Forte himself isn't bad, it should be added. But like the human race when it seems to be down to a single person, the show doesn't feel like it has much of a future.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The lesser problem is that all the gags are telegraphed. We see them coming long before they arrive. The bigger problem is that when they get here, they all feel forced, as if someone thought of the gag first, then tried to manufacture a situation, however contorted, that would lead to it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The show gets some credit for acting, because the veteran cast members have good comic timing and coax the most out of their lines. Trouble is, that’s like coaxing maximum flavor from a bowl of lawn clippings.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    They're profane, contentious and come off hard as nails, given to saying things like if a man is good to his family, his crimes are not that important. For most viewers, it's a glimpse into another world--a world where a glimpse is enough.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It's a waste of Cox's comic talents to have her spend the whole show trapped in lines like, "We had sex three times without you needing a nap or a pill or anything."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    At the very least, you'd think the Miami edition of this franchise would have some striking pastel visuals. But even the look, alas, is no brighter than the content.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Until the show figures out how to make sitcom slapstick and inner-beauty melodrama work, it’s kind of a mess.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    If it's any solace to the handful of organizations that are boycotting this new William Shatner sitcom over its attention-getting title, the title is the least of the reasons not to bother watching. A better one is that it's not very good. In the process, $#*! My Dad Says wastes the talents of Shatner.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    There just isn't much about Bristol's life that's of much interest to anyone outside of family and friends.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    To make them all screwy but lovable, in the vein of "Raising Hope," requires more work than this show seems to want to do.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    In a perfect world, Dollhouse would be a good show. It's not.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    My Generation solves that problem by creating fake people. There still could be a worthwhile drama, or least an entertaining soap opera, in "life 10 years after high school." But not when your characters are all stereotypes.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It may remind some viewers more directly of the British sitcom "Absolutely Fabulous," except that "Ab Fab" was hilarious and this one just gives you a headache.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    There may be a decent procedural lurking somewhere in here ... We get little payback, though, from watching a show that too often just feels uncomfortable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    All we see on screen are the backbites and the snarky remarks, and the urgent, earnest, whispered outrage about who shows up at what party when someone else hoped they wouldn't.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The show lumbers like a 200-pound man trying to impersonate a 95-pound ballerina.

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