David Hinckley
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For 1,161 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The State Within: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,161 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    "The Nine," starting tomorrow, is the show most people will want to discuss at the office water cooler.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    If you loved "The Office" you may have grave doubts that any followup comedy could be as good and as quote-the-dialogue funny. "Extras" is that - another triumph, and a perfect Sunday-night companion piece for "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Because of the short-form length, this Toy Story doesn’t have the barrage of witty asides and pop culture fun that we’ve seen in the movies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 David Hinckley
    The women are the more critical characters, in any case, and Rashad, McDonald and Lathan give the show all the power it needs for its uncomfortable and frustrating yet in some ways hopeful ride through the life of a black family in 1950s Chicago.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Elizabeth is mercurial, powerful, unpredictable - qualities made real, and a bit frightening, because of the intensity with which Mirren commits to the role.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    There are a lot of good laughs here, and they are not the result of Larry David changing anything about the show or his character, who is the show. He'd still trip his mother to get the last seat on the bus.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Some Dexter fans have thought the show meandered around for the last couple of seasons as if it were waiting for something to happen. Now it has.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Damages is a show that has always required a viewer's full attention, and the rewards are there for those who do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sons has hit the ground roaring.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    No, The Hour is unlikely to remind anyone of "Mad Men." Except that it's superior period drama with a deliberate pace.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [A] powerful and impressive 40th anniversary retrospective on the Watergate case and the movie it spawned, “All the President’s Men.”
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's nasty, hard-core stuff--a tale well told.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    As usual with premiere episodes, it's not until the end that we start to sense which contestants we can ignore and which ones could be around awhile. The pace will quicken once we have a better sense of the lineup.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Hinckley
    Justified doesn't have the bite of "Fire in the Hole," from which the first episode was adapted, but it gets much of the tone--droll, a little weary, frequently tense, sometimes conflicted--never forgetting that at the core, good is challenging evil.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In many ways, Branagh's Wallander slides seamlessly into a long line of screen detectives who think more loudly than they talk.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Brooks makes it fresh, and not just because he comments on clips from "Blazing Saddles" or "Your Show of Shows," the seminal TV show he worked on with Sid Caesar in the early 1950s.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    Even by the soap-opera standards of telenovelas, it feels a little much. The pieces at first don’t always mesh smoothly. Rodriguez is terrific, though, and this could be that rare telenovela that assimilates.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    While it’s too early to tell for sure, Harmon does seem to have brought back some of the show’s earlier spirit. What he’s not doing is making an overt bid for any new, broader audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 David Hinckley
    Lange is fine as the senior Edie, but Barrymore, for reasons not entirely her fault, seems off her game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Whether the people here are fifth-generation circus or they ran away to join it, their lives make for a good tale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Moguls & Movie Stars has been assembled with obvious care, using a wide range of illustrative material and charming interviews with surviving major characters, descendants and historians.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Fascinating film details history of American unit whose sole objective was to fool Hitler and Nazis by creating fake armies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    The Walking Dead may be under new management, but it seems to have kept its rhythm, moving easily between bursts of intense violence and long stretches of psychological sparring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 David Hinckley
    For the nongeeks among us, watching HBO's sprawling new fantasy drama Game of Thrones is the epic TV version of trying to sort out the Middle East. That doesn't make it a bad show, and certain elements like the production can be savored by all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s not just a good story, it’s a good story well told.

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