David Hinckley

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For 1,273 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1273 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Kurt Sutter's epic tale of an outlaw California motorcycle club launches its fifth season Tuesday with the same visceral intensity that stamped season four.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    No TV special could fully capture how bleak the world felt for those 13 days, but this one does an outstanding job, simply by reciting what happened.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Bryan Cranston's Walter remains one of the best-played characters on television, and he's surrounded by a strong cast that, knowingly or unknowingly, plays off his desperation.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Those Who Kill can be a tough watch, because it has some intense scenes. Fortunately, they aren’t unduly extended, and for those who stick it out, there look to be rewards.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Undercover Boss isn't spectacular TV. But its real appeal lies in the exercise itself: watching a CEO meet actual workers and realize they work hard at jobs often made harder by petty rules and policies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Manhattan dramatizes with a little extra dab of soap, but generally quite engagingly life in the secret World War II compound where the country's most brilliant scientists were tasked with creating a superbomb before the bad guy could.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In the end, the movie transcends the legal chess match, defining itself instead by the sheer wattage of Spector’s personality and his high-level sparring with a woman whose brains match his own, minus the madness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Hatfields & McCoys doesn't just explain a feud, it humanizes the people on both sides and reminds us how differently some of our ancestors lived just a few generations back.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's nicely crafted with a slower pace than the average police "procedural," but more than enough character intrigue to compensate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If the season turns out to be primarily a complex Middle East thriller, that could still be entertaining. Homeland has just set us up to want more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Everything isn't perfect on Burn Notice. Some of the subplots have to be wrapped up a little neatly. But the interplay of the core group has enough ambivalence and shadows to keep the show intriguing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If you liked the movie, approach the TV show without fear.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    By shrewd editing and maybe a little luck, the contestants here almost immediately give off the same sense of camaraderie as the "Glee" cast in its warmer, more sentimental moments, like when they're in a competition and realizing that better individual efforts only enhance the whole.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Cinemax originals have mostly been built on testosterone and skin. The Knick gives us a fuller and richer body.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As viewers, we're less interested in the destination than the ride, and this one starts out feeling like fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    That's more than a simple bid to cash in on nostalgia for two of the show's original cast members, though it does have that basic appeal. Their return also adds a new dimension to the show.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a complex, multilayered show, with the writing and acting chops to pull it off.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This year, once again, Benedict Cumberbatch's modern-day Holmes and his intrepid sidekick Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) provide breathtaking non-stop exhilaration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Strain dramatizes the book series of the same name and creates a creepy, ominous mood that does it full justice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Lee directs the film in a way that spotlights Tyson’s humor and a degree of articulation that probably still surprises a lot of people.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    That spy-story [how skilled next-door neighbor and FBI agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is at putting two and two together] part isn't unique. The other parts still feel fresh.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Don't let all this make the show sound complicated. Based on opening night, it looks like Shameless fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While he can be matter-of-fact, bemused and self-deprecating, he never loses a sense of forcefulness, purpose and pride. As Fishburne obviously understands, the story requires no hand-waving or rhetorical embellishment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    TNT's new Memphis Beat has a great soundtrack and a pretty good cop drama in between.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    We like the people and the jokes are funny. We know there’s something vulnerable and even poignant behind that barrage of one-liners.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    John Maggio traces the Italian-American tale in a loving but clear-headed way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's nasty, hard-core stuff--a tale well told.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It would be a stretch to call Mad Love subtle--one running gag is an elevator that stops a few inches short of the floor--but neither does it feel compelled to spell out every nuance, like how Larry and Connie really feel about each other.

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