David Hinckley
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For 1,152 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 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,152 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Justified has reached the point where we know some of its tricks. But thanks to Leonard and Olyphant and writer Graham Yost’s fine balance of humor and mayhem, it’s still an hour worth looking forward to.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 60 David Hinckley
    It still has the same problem, which is exactly where it can take itself, but the ride remains as delightful as the bright shiny colors with which the show lavishly decorates itself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Season four continues the good work of past seasons by building on all the trouble Jackie has heaped upon herself.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Goldberg’s documentary doesn’t dwell on the what-ifs. It focuses on what a remarkable woman did accomplish, just by making us laugh.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Poehler has great skill at delivering outrageous lines in a droll deadpan. That sets the tone for a cast, including Lowe and Scott, with similar abilities. Too many of the sketches, though, cross that fine but visible line between bemused absurdity and slapstick.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Despite soapy moments, it offers a more honest portrayal of contemporary high school life than a "90210."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 David Hinckley
    "Masters of Horror," like any anthology, can be judged only after many installments, but it's off to a tantalizingly creepy start.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s all done with brilliant imagery and crisp production that differs from Sagan’s primarily because the technology just keeps getting better.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Wright is a diligent reporter, and his material has been whipped into a smooth script under producers David Simon and Ed Burns.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Every hour is impressive, surprising and entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Doubtless there always will be some of the Gen. Patton mentality, that a soldier with no physical wounds must be "yellow" if he or she can't just shake it off. Wartorn argues, powerfully, that blaming the victim is not our finest hour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Dust Bowl sounds like a dry subject, no cheap pun intended, and Burns works hard to humanize it by talking with some of the now-elderly people who made it through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As in past seasons, a few moments this year may seem made for TV. But this is a show that's scored way more than it has faltered, and the opening episode suggests that streak will continue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Writer/director Hugo Blick skillfully walks the hairline between a well-paced adventure thriller and a psychological study that gives us enough time to appreciate the nuances of the character we're watching.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Their dance of love and rejection, of giddiness and bitterness, is a warped waltz, and Kingsley and Bening clearly relish every step.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Fans of the comic book and first-rate psycho-horror may form a large enough audience to make this a hit. Those not in those groups may want to start by taking a deep breath.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Fishburne, however, has done some terrific acting, and Langston is a character who's strong enough (though a nontraditional one for police shows) to firmly take Grissom's place at the table. Just in a different seat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    It’s the kind of deft touch that makes Rectify, a series with a very measured pace, stay lively enough so we’re willing to wait for something to happen.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 David Hinckley
    Waters may kill me, but the rest of "'Til Death" doesn't have the same pitch-perfect tone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Just the beginning scene, which lasts almost six minutes before anyone says a word, will plunge everyone right back into a world where there may be no way out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Boardwalk Empire loses sight of neither the large nor the small pictures as it moves into season two.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Hinckley
    If I sound too enthusiastic about a series that ends up, in the pilot, being a bit too obsessed with special effects, I apologize. The Devil made me do it. Or at least Ray Wise did
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Garbus] captures the epic, almost mythical scope of his talent and thus the tragic height of his fall.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Add strong performances by a dozen major characters, starting with Claire Foy as Little Dorrit, and you've got the kind of production television is often accused of having abandoned.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Burton and Taylor confines itself to the nine months of the tour, and while that’s a wise decision, it does mean we only get allusions to other aspects of their relationship.

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