David Hinckley
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For 1,257 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 Californication: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 How to Get the Guy: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,257 tv reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    It boldly goes where no man has gone before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Chuck sounds like a regrettably derivative idea - a remake of "Jake 2.0." But it's not. Chuck is a blast.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Elizabeth is mercurial, powerful, unpredictable - qualities made real, and a bit frightening, because of the intensity with which Mirren commits to the role.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Their dance of love and rejection, of giddiness and bitterness, is a warped waltz, and Kingsley and Bening clearly relish every step.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 David Hinckley
    Hilarious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Just reciting plots can make Southland sound like a soap opera, and in some ways that's what ensemble shows are. But this one is more than that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    There are no actual fires involved, and several key scenes are played in near-silence. The emotional intensity, though, rips right through the screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    "Fun" hasn't been a big part of her job description, but she may have found some of it here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency takes some time setting itself up Sunday night, but those who stay with it will be rewarded with the funniest and most charming lady detective series since "Murder, She Wrote."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s beautifully filmed, with a measured pace and a priority on the performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Nurse Jackie is delivering quite nicely with the personnel on hand. Among other things, it confirms that the best comedy is often rooted in things that are not funny at all, but make people act in funny ways.
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    • 80 David Hinckley
    Ugly Americans packs a lot into 21 or 22 minutes. Happily, its often droll and deadpan style makes it easy to watch even if some of the references are whizzing by unappreciated.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's hard to imagine reinventing the concept of the doctor show. But in a way, that's what Private Practice sets out to do in its new-look second season Wednesday--and it doesn't do a bad job.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A splendid new addition to pay-cable's stock of dark comedies that keep a human heart beating behind the laughs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While the move to New York opens new story lines, the first episode doesn't feel like a city show. It has a sprinkling of exteriors, but it doesn't feel as if it's really happening here yet. With a little time, though, Nancy can make just about anything work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s not just a good story, it’s a good story well told.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Boardwalk Empire keeps the players moving as its fourth season begins Sunday night, and that’s just one reason it remains must-see television drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sherlock Holmes may hail from two centuries ago, but Elementary, this latest incarnation of the old chap, produces the the season's best new broadcast drama.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The viewer simply has to accept that he knows where his comedy is going, and that while his standup has punch lines, the humor in his sketches often stems more from a cumulative impression than one-liners along the way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Brooks makes it fresh, and not just because he comments on clips from "Blazing Saddles" or "Your Show of Shows," the seminal TV show he worked on with Sid Caesar in the early 1950s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    To be as much fun as it strives to be, Warehouse 13 can't be just a cop show with a gimmick. It needs to make the gimmick interesting and fun. Season one was promising and season two seems to be staying on track.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As you would expect from a show entering its 19th season, the acting and the pacing are strong and confident. L&O has always been smart enough to stick with what works.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Martin's] got his own troubles, and at least up front they make for some engaging television.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Lights Out isn't always comfortable watching, because it forces people we like to do things we don't like. But if it's sometimes hard to watch, it's harder not to.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Mainly, underneath the sitcom setups and witty banter, this show moves to the pulse of the ad game. The mystique and power of raw ideas push this story as surely as they push the characters of "Mad Men."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The restless undertone that has permeated the show from the beginning does not abate as we start the final round of adventures and presumably get some idea where everyone will go after the cameras are turned off.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Life Unexpected is TV pleasure unexpected.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A strong documentary that examines a sympathetic yet imperfect character while admitting it's impossible to pin down his precise impact on history.

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