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 Californication: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
1273 tv reviews
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    While it still oozes testosterone, it has a sharper focus and a sharper message [than the current Strike Back series].
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    • 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.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    For the moment, though, Jenna’s awkwardness remains our pleasure.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This eight-episode series eventually moves to multiple dramas, from some of those gunshot victims to a nurse who loses her job. And thus it remains a “med” show, which is heartening news.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    State of Play makes a strong case that sometimes it’s mom or dad who needs a timeout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The story itself relies on a series of coincidences that may be improbable, but the character responses feel authentic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    All the actors nail their parts, but Tyson runs the show.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a breath of fresh television air.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Roosevelts doesn’t whitewash its subjects or make excuses for their missteps. It does admire them greatly, for their courage and vision.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    So The Closer is still the same fast-paced cop drama. It's just that now we also have the subtext of finding out what road we take to the close.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It puts a fresh lens on events that shaped America, and in the process it spins a good yarn.

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