David Hinckley

Select another critic »
For 1,292 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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: 61
Highest review score: 100 30 Rock: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1292 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Full of fast-paced banter and pop culture lines, Riverdale starts this road trip as a fine ride.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Patty returns to the unanswered question that Ellen asked her last season: "Is it worth it?" For viewers, yes, it is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    White Collar works mostly because we like the characters so much, and no matter where Neal and Mozz end up, nothing seems likely to make us rethink that affection.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If these all sound like the same kinds of dramas that would go on in any American community anywhere, they are. That's the point.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Matters are only getting more complicated and dangerous for Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and her sister clones as season three of Orphan Black gets under way. The consolation is that this is good for viewers, who get to enjoy watching the show skillfully weave ever more complex entanglements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Power hits on all cylinders as it returns for its second season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s period drama, unfolding at a period pace. It’s Starz, so it’s got some skin. Whether you get hooked probably depends on how you like Claire. It’s hard not to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It has good characters and plenty of action. It keeps its science fiction accessible, not abstract. Maybe best of all, it has a great sense of humor.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    That plot crystallizes through a pair of two-hour episodes, Sunday and Monday nights, and at times it crystallizes slowly.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The new Mildred isn't perfect. Sometimes it has too much time on its hands, holding scenes just because it can. But watching it is time well-spent, because it reminds us that not everyone gets over the rainbow to the place where the dreams you dare to dream really do come true.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If the dramas are exaggerated, Jenna makes the trauma feel legitimate, and her narration gives everything a knowing undertone of humor and self-awareness that keeps the most uncomfortable moments from being painful.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While it still oozes testosterone, it has a sharper focus and a sharper message [than the current Strike Back series].
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Cosby: The Women Speak] doesn’t put forth any accusations we haven’t heard before. What it does is add dimension, because seeing the faces of the women Cosby allegedly drugged and raped drives home the point that this isn’t a horror movie, but a series of real-life events that changed lives and forced women to live with shame and secrets.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In general, we like his character, and Reese's. They have a new boss named Kevin Tidwell (Donal Logue), who doesn't start off all good or all bad. Neither does the show. But if it can maintain this level of quality, it's got a shot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    So they mirror the plight of way too many Americans today, and while that isn't good news for the unemployed, it does give this Apprentice a bit more edge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Garbus] captures the epic, almost mythical scope of his talent and thus the tragic height of his fall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While much of the show is driven by the Huangs adapting to a new culture, Fresh Off the Boat finds the amusing parts of that experience without falling back on easy stereotypical jokes.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For the moment, though, Jenna’s awkwardness remains our pleasure.

Top Trailers