David Hinckley
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For 1,204 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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Justified: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,204 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    It makes for an intense two hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The notes of triumph become louder and more frequent as PBS’ ambitious six-hour series on America’s fastest-growing minority moves toward its conclusion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Just reciting plots can make Southland sound like a soap opera, and in some ways that's what ensemble shows are. But this one is more than that.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Boardwalk Empire keeps the players moving as its fourth season begins Sunday night, and that’s just one reason it remains must-see television drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Admit it: You've probably never considered the potential impact of sleep deprivation on a serial killer. Well, the creators of Dexter have, and the results make for highly entertaining television.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Other complications arise as well, and Laurie is superb in this episode, carrying scenes so strongly that for long stretches the viewer will forget the absence of his regular colleagues entirely.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    The ensuing jokes aren't new. The men-turned-women only want to know if this planet has a shopping mall. The men still won't ask for directions. nBut Groening has never relied heavily on subtlety, and his strong suits, like timing and tone, keep things moving.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The game has always been better and more joyous than many of the people who played it. "The Tenth Inning," like its predecessor, makes that point as cleanly as a line-drive single to left-center.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The journey has been fascinating, and unlike in some other cop shows, the police part isn’t toss-away boilerplate. While the cases aren’t as complex as the characters, they’ve got layers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    The only real downside of Gym Teacher is that it runs about twice as long as its material.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It all adds up to a dizzying series of cross-plots and so many brief and often odd alliances that some viewers may wonder if they've wandered into "Survivor." On the positive side, it's all done with standard Glee fun, the tongue never far from the cheek, and it's punctuated with upbeat musical numbers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Watching this show feels like walking around Manhattan, and you don't have to be a dog person to think that's fun.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The reason to watch anyway is that it can also be rewarding on levels you rarely find in television drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 David Hinckley
    "'Til Death" plays like a tired reworking of "Married ... With Children," but without the children.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency takes some time setting itself up Sunday night, but those who stay with it will be rewarded with the funniest and most charming lady detective series since "Murder, She Wrote."
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    After a 40-minute trip through the strange life of Robert Durst, we have no idea whether he’s a killer or a survivor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A splendid new addition to pay-cable's stock of dark comedies that keep a human heart beating behind the laughs.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 David Hinckley
    You know a show needs work when its show-stopper is the mime.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 David Hinckley
    Anchorwoman turns out to be entertaining--even as it indicts the local TV news operation it pretends to value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 David Hinckley
    Unfortunately, the potentially intriguing premise of this new three-part BBC America series, In the Flesh, soon turns into a heavy-handed allegory for how we treat anyone who is different and perceived as threatening.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Despite the overload of information we’ve acquired about Nixon in the years since, the tapes still have the power to jar.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This will be good news to people who enjoy watching train wrecks in which the engineer accelerates as the precipice nears, which is Grace's signature move.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    With 19 episodes remaining in this season, there's plenty of time for all this drama to intensify and the characters to sort themselves out as good and not-so-good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Jenna's buoyancy in a life of constant land mines keeps Awkward fun and refreshing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Nip/Tuck may sag a little here and there, but for what it is - a goof on medical shows--its scalpel still has an edge.

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