David Hinckley
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For 1,215 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 Mad Men: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,215 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sunset Limited requires considerable engagement, an assignment made easier by the superb performances of Jackson and Jones. Their verbal sparring may not be a reason to live, but it's sure a good reason to watch this production.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's still not a show for everyone, since 99% of the action is conversation. But it's intelligent conversation, and the problems of the patients, including Weston, are multilayered and compelling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The shadows are deep enough over "Breaking Bad" that it's hard to imagine a ray of hope or light shining through anywhere. But the actors and writers are so good that, like Walt, we'll keep looking for it.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Jenna's buoyancy in a life of constant land mines keeps Awkward fun and refreshing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The notes of triumph become louder and more frequent as PBS’ ambitious six-hour series on America’s fastest-growing minority moves toward its conclusion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Montgomery's last gig on CBS, "Without a Trace," lasted seven years. Unforgettable has a ways to go, but it's got a lot of the right stuff.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It knows exactly what it wants and needs its new hybrid product to be. The hockey fights video of teen romance drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    While there are times when it’s no easier to watch, the certainty of the end seems to give the show more focus.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If something has been missing from your TV screen since "24" went off the air, like an unapologetic, fist-pumping, nonstop action thriller with compelling good guys and loathsome bad guys, Cinemax's new Strike Back needs to be your appointment television for the next 10 weeks.
    • 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
    Much of the real beauty of Power lies in the details, conversational and visual.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s a half hour you won’t regret spending.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The dialogue can be crisp, sharp and witty, particularly among colleagues in both the White House and at the Globe.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This handoff is clean.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Viewers may find it takes some concentration to sort out the lineup and the dramas here. The payoff is worth the investment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Nashville plays as a smartly written and well-appointed soap.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Now it must find a way to become more than a routine action drama pitting plucky good guys against amoral, robotic bad guys. It's got the characters who can do that, though, and it's also streamlined its story enough so even a new viewer can figure out what's going on from tonight's back-to-back premiere episodes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Through a fast-moving combination of live action and CGI, Sons of Liberty shows how the point of no return became America’s starting point.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It may also turn out that "Twilight" and "The Vampire Diaries" and their kin have satisfied the target audiences for these wistfully romantic bedtime fantasies. But if there's room for one more, Teen Wolf could be it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The good part is that the drama should be fun to watch for us. And for the guy at Pizza Shack, too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a charming dance, and Gillan and Cho play it with the proper froth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s not always comfortable or reassuring. It’s just a strong story told by a strong cast.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    All three families seem fairly serious, not just like people who want to be on television. So the details of their new lives seem instructive, even if the lesson is “better them than us.”
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's unavoidable that True Blood will fall into some of the same dramas as other vampire shows. It's just got sharper teeth.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Without taking anything away from “Once Upon a Time”--this one is cleaner and seems to require less cataloging of multiple plotlines.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    He has always been wrapped a little tight but now he's about to explode, and Chiklis plays it beautifully, making it sound as if he must measure every phrase so that just opening his mouth doesn't release all the frustration in a nuclear blast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    What Southland has, already, is its own swagger, a get-outta-my-way style of moving and talking that says it's going for the raw edges we see on cable shows like "Breaking Bad." Southland pulls it off, too. If Thursday night's premiere episode is an indication how it plans to roll, it's a keeper.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The new musical-comedy drama Glee dresses like "High School Musical" and has the heart of "Porky's." That's a compliment.

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