David Hinckley
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For 1,227 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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,227 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This cop series immediately delivers intense, richly interwoven drama that sets it apart both from other recent new shows and from well-established standard police "procedurals."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As the plot simmers and thickens, Restless keeps its focus on the core story, avoiding the temptation to become a war epic. This serves viewers well. Call it December's best-bet sleeper.
    • 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.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    South Riding creates memorable characters, particularly Burton and Carne, and it's beautifully filmed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The droll office comedy Better Off Ted could have quickly turned into a one-joke bore. Instead, it sails into its second season tonight as one of the best sitcoms on television.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While this focus [ on Kate and the shadowy lethal forces] at times approaches a "perils of Pauline" level of melodrama, with a showdown that pushes the credibility envelope, it's fun to watch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    So we’ve got our choice of apocalypses--and for fans of good, solid, action-packed summer TV escapism, that’s good.
    • 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
    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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It remains a show to which the viewer must pay close attention.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Watching this show feels like walking around Manhattan, and you don't have to be a dog person to think that's fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A half-dozen plots routinely swirl around Copper, banging into each other. Levinson and the cast never let them unravel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    To say we actually like any of these characters would be stretching it. But we're drawn into their lives, and as it starts its second season, Sons of Anarchy can't be left out of any conversation about the golden age of cable drama.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The show still occasionally talks about this stuff more than real-life guys probably would. But mostly it lets the action speak for itself. Men of a Certain Age is aging well.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Olyphant's even a little better this season than last, as he settles further into the Givens skin. He captures the marshal's essential confidence while never giving away one syllable more than he wants to reveal about the hand he's holding. Further enhancing the fun, there's a new crook in town.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It plays at its own pace, a little more deliberate than other TV dramas, and its strongest moments are often understated.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a premise that requires as much clever dramatic footwork as you might expect, and creator Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent, handles the challenge.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    With Minnie Driver and Morena Baccarin as two of Jacob’s wives, and Debra Winger as Dinah’s blunt-speaking grandmother, the story is engaging both as untold Biblical fable and modern-day television.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sunday’s opening of season five proves again that Falco makes this show, primarily by connecting all the passageways between comedy and tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While he starts off a little rusty, the second episode proves he’s kept his edge.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Late Night lets the host act a little more relaxed, and Meyers uses that freedom well.
    • 61 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Some of the pirates tonight, perhaps inevitably, take on a little of Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. But the acting is generally solid and the action is both stirring and, happily, easy to follow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Blacklist won’t be the most cerebral show on television. It’s a fast-paced mystery that’s just plain entertaining.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's not that we haven't seen the polar regions before. But this special, narrated by Alec Baldwin, puts it all together in a way that makes it feel consistently more intriguing than the nature films you remember from school.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Game of Thrones, partly because it’s as cold-blooded as its characters in treating personnel turnover as the natural order, seems to have little trouble keeping its pedal to the metal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A promising new summer series.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Mary doesn't win 'em all, but In Plain Sight is a W for USA.

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