David Hinckley
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For 1,243 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 My Name Is Earl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,243 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Liv is funny as well as charming, and the no-frills CW production keeps the focus on the characters and the stories. iZombie is dead-on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    But if Ugly Americans comes with a message, it is at least equally determined to just be funny, and at that task, it frequently succeeds.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This season also takes a few scenes to get into gear. But it’s faster, and Schilling in particular slides right into her new rhythm as the seasoned prison veteran.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Ramsey is just right for the role and Goldberg is equally good. Several other characters have promise. Even with all that second-hand smoke, Hindsight should show us a good time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The new guest cast is uniformly solid....The whole show is now on its own for the first time, since the previous two seasons were adapted from an Israeli series. That series ran for only two years, so this new In Treatment will have to work from scratch. What it has scratched out so far is impressive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Rescuing people from burning buildings. Feeding people who are starving. Taking a child no one cared about and teaching that child to read. That’s heroic. The Hero is an entertaining reality show. That’s fine. It’s just not the same thing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It all adds up to a promising, surprisingly lively and fast-paced drama that humanizes those early computer geeks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This isn't a portrait of a perfect response. But it leaves no doubt about the magnitude of the moment and the size of the challenge America and its President would soon tackle, and overcome.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Like all good sitcom characters, they sometimes drive us nuts. But we fall for them both and would like very much for this long shot to come in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Once you get past its curiously unhelpful title, this six-part series offers a powerful look at the rise of women over the last half century, in fields from comedy to politics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s all very evocative, creating a perfect mood for the complete “Basement Tapes” sessions that, surprise surprise, have just been released.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It works as light summer drama, with lots of great banter between the women, and it works as cop drama, since it has put both of them in very dangerous situations at regular intervals. Best of all, though, it keeps peeling away layers on both characters.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a big cast where every piece fits, and at least upfront, the writing and jokes are good enough that Anger Management only uses sex gags where they work, not to cover up any lack of other ideas.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sleepless in America plays like a meticulously researched horror documentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's hard to classify Grace and Frankie except to say it’s splendid television.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Treme, created by "Wire" mastermind David Simon, may not ultimately get to the level of those others, because it's going to take a while to sort out the characters and lay down the themes. It also looks to have a deliberate pace, and it doesn't seem to be setting up for a lot of blood-and-guts action, so it may end up attracting a more cerebral crowd.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Much of the film is built on interviews with firefighters, and the conversations feel like conversation between professionals, not like a lecture to a group of outsiders.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Unlike shows that rely on flamboyant judges for much of their color, Top Chef has mostly risen and fallen on the personality and skills of the contestants. So it's off to a good start this time around.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The likable Pete and Myka are a classic match, bickering until they need to stop and work together, which they do. Artie provides both comic relief and a reminder that their job is difficult and dangerous--point also made by Artie's boss, Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder). Not too much new here. But there's nothing wrong with taking the old and doing it well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Life is annoying Nucky Thompson as Boardwalk Empire starts its third season, and that gives this first-rate show just the push-off it needs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Killing marks another bull's-eye for AMC in presenting complex, literate, well-crafted television.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [A] delightful animated hour.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    At the end of each episode, you want to see what will happen in the next one. For a murder mystery, that’s a pretty good start.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Human Target was a good wise-guy action adventure last season. It's already looking like a better one this season. The main reason: Two girls, Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery, have crashed the testosterone party.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a show about someone trying to figure out life, one little thing at a time, and realizing that sometimes, hey, you can't.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    These four hours pack as much intensity and darkness as 22 episodes of many other police shows.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Top of the Lake doesn’t fully get rolling for a while. Happily, Moss doesn’t let us become disinterested.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It understands that high school drama can be as serious as it absurd, and as Jenna and her friends enter their junior year, we can see them slowly starting to wrestle with the real and scary question of where it all goes from here.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sewell radiates the kind of fascination you can't buy off the rack at the TV drama store, and that alone gives Eleventh Hour a strong start.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Book of Negroes, a six-hour Black History Month miniseries, will be fairly compared to "Roots."

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