David Hinckley
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For 1,223 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 4.7 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:
1,223 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The latest British girlfriends comedy is anything but absolutely fabulous. Sadly, it’s a bit tedious.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The producers are dependent on their contestant and the kindness of baffled strangers to develop an interesting impromptu drama, and it just doesn't happen all that often.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The writing is uneven, so is the tone, and all put together, it's just not very engaging.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Watching Best Friends Forever is like going to the sitcom thrift shop and poking through the leftovers. It gets old quickly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    At first these actions, which feel extreme, seem to have little relation to the problems at hand. It soon becomes clear, however, that they do. As he promises, Robbins is attacking deeper problems, not symptoms, and as with any good infomercial, the results look compelling on the screen.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    If you like smart women who hide the iron fist under the velvet glove, you'll get more satisfaction elsewhere--like from, oh, say, Nikita over on the CW, who is better drama all by herself than this ill-served new trio of Angels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    He sits around thinking up outrageous stunts, and you have to admire the fact that he’s turned it into a career. That doesn’t make it any more compelling as a spectator sport, because with each succeeding stunt the gasps get a little less visceral.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It isn't invested deeply enough in magic to create an alternative world, and while Giuntoli is perfectly fine as a cop, the police procedural part feels routine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    We don’t dislike Annie or Jake. It’s just really hard to imagine where else Marry Me could go from here, and harder to imagine why we would care.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Everybody in the premiere episode of Strange Days turns out to be a nice guy or gal, and that's a great thing in life. It just doesn't make for a very strange, or interesting, TV Show.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It’s always worth taking a shot at a shark movie. Ghost Shark just needed to be thrown back.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Reign at several points is laugh-out-loud funny. Too bad it's not a comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Some scenes play like those stiff “re-creations” in crime reality shows and the camera’s constant quick-cuts promote headaches, not intrigue.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The two-night miniseries "The Storm," the latest production in NBC's summer of the apocalypse, suggests the network may be running out of creative ways to terminate life as we know it.
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Matt Ryan plays title character John Constantine, and he gets an incomplete on his acting grade because he has so little legitimate material with which to work.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Hidden camera gags often now settle for crude instead of working a little harder to achieve clever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It's like watching someone send out résumés.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    His wavelength is extreme narrowcasting, and most viewers are likely to find Angry Boys just rambling and dull.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    In the end, it doesn't feel much more enduring than a tweet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    1600 Penn mines none of the more subtle and satisfying possibilities of poking fun at a staid institution. It's more like a drug-fueled "Saturday Night Live" sketch that won't end.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The setup could be mildly amusing if it weren't more common than Starbucks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The whole show just feels cartoonish and, well, silly.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The main problem with Rob is that instead of finding fresh insight and perspective from his inside position, Schneider just slams a piñata full of familiar and predictable ethnic jokes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The fragility of these women sucks the fun out of the meeting-and-culling process that should be the entertainment heart of any dating reality show.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Everything in Mike's life seems contrived to set up ba-ba-boom punch lines.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    If you’re a sci-fi fan for whom this stuff can never be too complex, have at it. If you’re not, wait an hour and watch “Revolution.”
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    There isn't a person on this show selling anything more compelling than shallow vanity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Lovable con artists can work on TV, as they did in “Leverage.” They don’t work here, because at every turn the premise and plot get clunkier.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Heche, a strong comic actress, can’t fully conquer the material here, and while the rest of the cast tries hard, there isn’t much with which to get traction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Princesses proves Jewish women who are mostly from the affluent North Shore of Long Island are at heart not much different from the Italian women who populate Bravo’s most popular series, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."

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