David Hinckley
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For 1,216 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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Extras: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,216 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Harper's Island is an elaborate horror movie, a twentysomething slasher flick with a really good wardrobe, a first-rate cast and 13 weeks worth of twists and subplots.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The game has always been better and more joyous than many of the people who played it. "The Tenth Inning," like its predecessor, makes that point as cleanly as a line-drive single to left-center.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This year Dwight has pretty much buried the impersonator tag, though he still has Elvis posters on his wall, and Memphis Beat has further solidified its standing as one of cable's more engaging police dramas.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    One of the new season's potentially best sitcoms is born.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It sounds soapy, but it's all handled well enough, and with enough humor, that we believe it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A relationship with Julie, which has been percolating for some time, might be just a good cover for Dexter. But it feels more complicated than that, which at the very least reflects good writing and acting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It all adds up to a dizzying series of cross-plots and so many brief and often odd alliances that some viewers may wonder if they've wandered into "Survivor." On the positive side, it's all done with standard Glee fun, the tongue never far from the cheek, and it's punctuated with upbeat musical numbers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Happily, Harrelson and McConaughey play the characters well enough, and the script is crafted ingeniously enough, that we want to know where it all goes next--and don't focus on the likelihood it will be no place good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Orange has graphic scenes that aren’t for kids. But they aren’t played for cheap gags, either, and that attitude serves the production well. With Schilling in top form, this Orange tastes fresh.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Like the Oscars themselves at their best, it’s a celebration of the movies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous. If you’re a fan of low-budget horror movies and you miss it, you will regret it for the rest of your life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Some viewers won't buy the premise of the Social Security numbers. Its beauty, though, is that you don't have to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    They’re wry and smart about each other and sometimes themselves. Everything also comes out funnier because it’s refreshingly underplayed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Painful as that journey may be, the show and these actors hit all the notes that make us want to come along.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Spy dramas sometimes get too enamored of their own twists, subplots and dark details, but this one never becomes impenetrable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The trump card of Hollow Crown, of course, is that it was written by Shakespeare--and if the language sounds stilted to modern ears, anyone who listens for more than a few minutes will be properly seduced.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The Dust Bowl sounds like a dry subject, no cheap pun intended, and Burns works hard to humanize it by talking with some of the now-elderly people who made it through.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It all adds up to plenty of action and suspense, with heroes we like and villains we can boo and hiss. And the fate of the planet at stake. Who says there ain't no cure for the summertime TV blues?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Maybe the best new sitcom of the fall is one of the first.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Wright is a diligent reporter, and his material has been whipped into a smooth script under producers David Simon and Ed Burns.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It’s all done with brilliant imagery and crisp production that differs from Sagan’s primarily because the technology just keeps getting better.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    With impressive clips and first-rate commentators like Hamill, Jonathan Schwartz, Terry Teachout and John Lahr, Gibney has explained why, like him or not, Sinatra mattered so much.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    After an episode or two, when you sort out the characters and how their lives bang together in the dark, elegant shadows of late-1950s Miami Beach, you'll find rich drama, well written and beautifully styled.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    What sets Mozart apart from MTV shows, though, is that here we have a handful of twentysomethings and a lot of older folks, not vice versa. It plays this fresh turf well, on both sides.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The show's long break seems to have rejuvenated its story lines, in which intense, rapid-fire action plays out against the backdrop of a complex, methodical geopolitical chess game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The best new cop drama of a TV season that has more police than a presidential motorcade. Blue Bloods doesn't have the best time slot on TV, but it's got some of the strongest characters and performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Very often, reality-show participants stop seeming like real people, as if being on TV makes them abstract characters. [Daughter] Bailey's bad moment here makes Downsized feel painfully real.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This reincarnation of The Normal Heart raises all the right disturbing questions.

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