David Hinckley
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For 1,152 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Pushing Daisies: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,152 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s hard to explain why it all works, except it does.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Chasing Life walks a line itself, staying away from sad, but stopping short of sentimental. Ricci makes the balance work, reminding us that a story of a girl with cancer can also be the story of a girl.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This season also takes a few scenes to get into gear. But it’s faster, and Schilling in particular slides right into her new rhythm as the seasoned prison veteran.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The adventure is good, the characters are better than good, and the playful, often insulting repartee is someting you might hear from college buddies on holiday in Cabo. These Musketeers are worth a bite.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a breath of fresh television air.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s worth watching even when it’s not easy.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Creator Timothy Sexton has woven this story with a master’s touch, making us care about the characters even as we fear for their lives. Or, for that matter, all our lives.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Writer/director Hugo Blick skillfully walks the hairline between a well-paced adventure thriller and a psychological study that gives us enough time to appreciate the nuances of the character we're watching.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It has woven well-crafted murder dramas and, beyond that, given us wonderfully complex lead characters who go way beyond the light banter, gruff exterior and “will they/won’t they” tease of most TV cop teams.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Cinemax originals have mostly been built on testosterone and skin. The Knick gives us a fuller and richer body.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Martin's] got his own troubles, and at least up front they make for some engaging television.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Even if you’ve never wondered how a movie comes about, The Chair makes the process feel almost cinematic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Anyone who loves Batman, naturally, will be watching Gotham, and knowing the Batman world makes the show more fun. But it’s also surprisingly accessible to viewers who just like a good action-packed cop drama with a dry sense of humor. Up front, it looks like a bat-winner.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a charming dance, and Gillan and Cho play it with the proper froth.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The comedy is sharp enough, but also gentle. We like the characters. We probably even know them. And it never hurts to put the rom back into com.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Much of A to Z deals in a different kind of action than most recent sitcoms about young singles, where the only goal often seems to be setting up predictable sex jokes. Because of that, A to Z may seem a little less frenetic. In truth, that’s good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    At the end of each episode, you want to see what will happen in the next one. For a murder mystery, that’s a pretty good start.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Affair looks to be a bit more cerebral than some of Showtime’s other star shows. That makes it no less compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The episode moves along at a good pace, with only a couple of moments when the timing feels a little too coincidental.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    So we have solid setups here for tales of love, redemption, friendship and the same championship dreams that made Rocky an American icon.
    • 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.

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