David Hinckley
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For 1,140 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sons of Anarchy: Season 7
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,140 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    In theory, it's an intriguing concept for a series. But in practice, "Six Degrees" doesn't work at all in drawing you in at the start.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The question, still open, is whether the writers can pack enough comic caffeine into the next 21 weeks to keep viewers along for the ride.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    The drama has more false frights than a student horror film, and such an uneven and incompatible tone that it's tough to tell which is funnier, the scenes of alleged humor or the scenes of alleged drama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    It's a show where neither the world being created nor the characters populating it are remotely convincing - or interesting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 David Hinckley
    Waters may kill me, but the rest of "'Til Death" doesn't have the same pitch-perfect tone.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    These actors more than deserve a series of their own. They deserve a good one, and "Standoff" isn't it.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Yes, these are good deeds. Yes, Amy Grant seems genuinely nice. But no, "Three Wishes," unlike "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," does not come off as a good TV show.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Carpoolers, despite a few likable cast members and passable jokes, is in so much trouble, it's pulled over, on the shoulder.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    You know a show needs work when its show-stopper is the mime.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Lil' Bush" is more than a lil' awful.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Hidden camera gags often now settle for crude instead of working a little harder to achieve clever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    It gets nothing right - not the potential sexiness, not the negligible drama and certainly not any solid shot at explaining, much less popularizing, the alleged sport of roller derby.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    It's not only about a bomb. It is one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The questions posed by "The Triangle" are fascinating. But the answers are - sometimes literally - a waste of time.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    There's more pathos than humor in "Dice Undisputed," and very little "reality" that seems real rather than self-consciously staged.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It's stunning that ABC's new sitcom In the Motherhood, built on stories of life as Mom, manages to come off as stiff, disjointed and curiously unlikable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The cast is pleasant enough, and Romijn certainly tackles her character with the abandon and conviction necessary to anchor a comedy-drama series. Were the show better written, these actors probably could deliver the goods with no problem.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Since these "Book Club" women do not seem inclined either to read or discuss their books, my advice is to follow their example - and neither watch nor discuss "Tuesday Night Book Club."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Let's say Unhitched just isn't very funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    This "Free Ride," I suspect, will be over very soon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Its humor, which dominates, isn't funny enough, and its occasional stabs at dramatic scenes aren't serious enough.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    Even the best home run hitters can swing and miss badly, though - and on "The Wedding Bells," all of them do.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    The plot strains credulity so much that even that action-happy audience might reject the show.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    "Fashion House" is a passable pop diversion, and a definite curiosity.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    Yes, it's "Married ... With Children" all over again, except that it's not played as broadly, or as successfully.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Neither the characters nor the cases in "Conviction" generate much of anything. Not drama, not comedy, and certainly not viewer loyalty.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 David Hinckley
    Stiflingly reverential, sadly superficial.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    As it's set up here, the comedy part doesn't work if Ben isn't genuinely annoying, and the larger arc doesn't work if he isn't genuinely endearing.