David Hinckley
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For 1,254 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 Downton Abbey: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,254 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Season one set the bar high. Season two clears it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Sorting out the sins and sinners in the final eight episodes of Boardwalk Empire promises to be as intriguing as it will be intense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    [Creator Julian Fellowes] never been afraid to have characters we like do things we don't like. That continues in season three, which finds plenty of new ground even as it inevitably begins treading back over some old.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Whether you've followed the show to this point or not, you can tune in and savor smart TV drama at its best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Unlike most serialized dramas of late... "24" continues to do everything right.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    So does it remain a lavish soap opera? Of course. And so what? Watching remains pure pleasure.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    It might be 16 of the best upcoming hours on television.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    If Sunday night's two-hour return episode of Mad Men ended after the first four minutes, it would still put the show in contention to win its fifth straight Emmy as the best drama on television.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    As with the Gervais-Merchant "The Office," the more time you spend with the characters in "Extras," the more you feel their pain as well as laugh at their expense.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    The language, the acting, the themes - everything in "Deadwood" is good as gold. In TV entertainment terms, maybe even better.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Justified doesn't have the bite of "Fire in the Hole," from which the first episode was adapted, but it gets much of the tone--droll, a little weary, frequently tense, sometimes conflicted--never forgetting that at the core, good is challenging evil.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    It's bold, different and exciting, with a central character and performance that take your breath away.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Sons is on track to stand among the best TV shows of our current golden age, and we have two more seasons to watch it get there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    The law-firm arena is one of TV's oldest and most familiar genres, but Damages enlivens it by defying expectations.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    The gamble is that other characters can hold our interest and move the ball forward while we wait for Carrie and Brody. Mission accomplished.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    The real skill and appeal of Mad Men remains in its characters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Watching HBO's new Boardwalk Empire is like sitting in your favorite tavern and hearing someone say, "Drinks are on the house." Friends, it doesn't get much better.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    With the bar set at Emmy, Homeland has little room to falter. With this return episode, it doesn't.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    If you loved "The Office" you may have grave doubts that any followup comedy could be as good and as quote-the-dialogue funny. "Extras" is that - another triumph, and a perfect Sunday-night companion piece for "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    One of this season's most tasty and twisted TV treats.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Four hours in, living up to past standards no longer is in question. Setting new ones is what's going on here, as "24," partly by cashing in on our knowledge of and commitment to previous seasons and characters, gets off to its best start ever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Sameer Asad Gardezi and his writing partners have created something very different in Aliens in America--and something very, very funny.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    It's not comfortable. Just compelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    With strong performances by a cast that includes Alfred Molina, Michael Keaton, Rory Cochrane and Chris O'Donnell, this adaptation of a Robert Ludlum novel reels you right in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    "The State Within" is challengingly cerebral - but at times, it's also almost painfully visceral. Don't miss it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Archer is the rare show that's in love with its own wordplay and good enough that this love becomes endearing rather than annoying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    "The Nine," starting tomorrow, is the show most people will want to discuss at the office water cooler.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Fabulous in every respect.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    In theme and execution, in caliber of performance and level of dramatic tension, "Sleeper Cell" is an impressive, relentlessly gripping drama.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    The team behind this series--creator Tom Kapinos from "Dawson's Creek," executive producer Scott Winant from "My So-Called Life" and "thirtysomething," and Duchovny himself--makes it easier for Duchovny by surrounding him with sparkling female characters and talent.

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