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

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Nine: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1273 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s not always comfortable or reassuring. It’s just a strong story told by a strong cast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    All three families seem fairly serious, not just like people who want to be on television. So the details of their new lives seem instructive, even if the lesson is “better them than us.”
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's unavoidable that True Blood will fall into some of the same dramas as other vampire shows. It's just got sharper teeth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Without taking anything away from “Once Upon a Time”--this one is cleaner and seems to require less cataloging of multiple plotlines.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    He has always been wrapped a little tight but now he's about to explode, and Chiklis plays it beautifully, making it sound as if he must measure every phrase so that just opening his mouth doesn't release all the frustration in a nuclear blast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    What Southland has, already, is its own swagger, a get-outta-my-way style of moving and talking that says it's going for the raw edges we see on cable shows like "Breaking Bad." Southland pulls it off, too. If Thursday night's premiere episode is an indication how it plans to roll, it's a keeper.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The new musical-comedy drama Glee dresses like "High School Musical" and has the heart of "Porky's." That's a compliment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Crucial, sometimes hopeful and sometimes worrisome as the larger issues of modern medicine are, Hopkins excels on the human side.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's well-paced, it's fun to watch and none of the characters needs to be anywhere near as annoying as, say, Nick Castle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Madam Secretary starts off solidly, with an engaging performance by Téa Leoni as the secretary of state.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For viewers, most of the jokes still click.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s lethal and funny. Sometimes the new normal looks much like the old.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Ray Donovan has picked up a couple of new guest stars and in the process picked up its game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In between the romantic dramas, a lot of sharply written comedy and some long passages of news-wonk stuff, it aims to make viewers do a little thinking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The dramas, rivalries, kindnesses and treacheries begin almost at once, and as in all the best PBS series, they are well-drawn.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As with “Pretty Little Liars,” the viewer knows no more than the characters. And as with “PLL,” it should be fun finding out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Even if you’ve never wondered how a movie comes about, The Chair makes the process feel almost cinematic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's gripping stuff, seamlessly blending the larger tension of the world with the smaller dramas back at 165 Eaton.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    HBO’S new miniseries Parade’s End won’t stop the “Downton Abbey” DTs. But it can soothe the pain with wonderful visuals and superb performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For all the familiar elements here, however, nothing feels like a gimmick. It’s a crime-and-cop story with enough time to paint detailed pictures of all the people the murder affects.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's like three, maybe four sitcoms all squeezed into one, and quite an enjoyable one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This requires commitment, it requires paying attention and it has few cartoonish interludes to give the audience a breather. It also reminds us the value and satisfaction we can find in a complex production executed well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a fun ride and Wyle has gotten a little better each time. That's why it's a shame there apparently won't be another.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If you enjoy following complex machinations, however, and enjoy watching smart TV characters try to figure them out, Rubicon is your ticket.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    House of Cards, like “The West Wing,” has soap and melodrama in its DNA. It also moves at a surprisingly deliberate pace, often seeming to linger on a scene just so it won’t clutter itself up by bringing in too many subplots. Still, the second season maintains the tension of the first season, and the “Bad Boys at Work” sign is still up. Let the binging begin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If the premise is somewhat forced, it sets up a situation with enough comic potential to sustain Hot in Cleveland indefinitely.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a brand new ballgame. It looks to be a winner.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A Cherry drama rises or falls on the pretty simple test of whether it’s fun, and Devious Maids has the right stuff to get to there.

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