David Hinckley
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For 1,107 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 4.4 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:
1,107 tv reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The dramas, rivalries, kindnesses and treacheries begin almost at once, and as in all the best PBS series, they are well-drawn.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Much remains solid at the heart of rich Downton drama, and Fellowes has certainly shown in the past that he can bring it all back home.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Happily, Harrelson and McConaughey play the characters well enough, and the script is crafted ingeniously enough, that we want to know where it all goes next--and don't focus on the likelihood it will be no place good.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Many of the people we meet in the cast are good guys, which gives Dancing a hopeful tone, even when the odds go the other way. We want the folks who deserve it to win, and so does the show.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s not just a good story, it’s a good story well told.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Though it’s not the series’ strongest script, the two fine actors can still extract every nuance from it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    With fine supporting players like Anna Chancellor as Fleming’s wartime superior, Second Officer Monday, and Rupert Evans as Ian’s brother Peter, this four-part series makes us care about people whose fate neither we nor they can easily summarize.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    House of Cards, like “The West Wing,” has soap and melodrama in its DNA. It also moves at a surprisingly deliberate pace, often seeming to linger on a scene just so it won’t clutter itself up by bringing in too many subplots. Still, the second season maintains the tension of the first season, and the “Bad Boys at Work” sign is still up. Let the binging begin.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Late Night lets the host act a little more relaxed, and Meyers uses that freedom well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Like the Oscars themselves at their best, it’s a celebration of the movies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Some of Star-Crossed falls into the CW’s well-trod comfort zone: young-adult romantic drama with a sci-fi twist. It shows extra ambition, though, by putting its outsiders so constantly and viscerally close to those who suspect and fear them. Add forbidden love, which can never escape the shadow of potential doom, and Star-Crossed could become both provocative and entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    All the actors nail their parts, but Tyson runs the show.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Fans of the film will devour the TV series, and nonfans might give it a shot. Just be forewarned that it’s not “Blue Bloods.” It’s more like cold blood.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This reincarnation of The Normal Heart raises all the right disturbing questions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The story itself relies on a series of coincidences that may be improbable, but the character responses feel authentic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It puts a fresh lens on events that shaped America, and in the process it spins a good yarn.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a complex, multilayered show, with the writing and acting chops to pull it off.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If you liked the movie, approach the TV show without fear.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Beyond the joke, the show’s premise is encouraging: that being gay is no big deal.... The engine driving this show is female friendship, the kind strong enough to get you through even high school. For Amy and Karma, we want that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While he starts off a little rusty, the second episode proves he’s kept his edge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The reason to watch 24: Live Another Day isn’t for ideology. It’s to get caught up in a fast-paced, high-powered adventure played out by people we care about.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It all adds up to a promising, surprisingly lively and fast-paced drama that humanizes those early computer geeks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Like most of the best cable shows, Murder in the First strips the production and the cast down to the essentials, then executes them well.