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 Downton Abbey: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,257 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sewell radiates the kind of fascination you can't buy off the rack at the TV drama store, and that alone gives Eleventh Hour a strong start.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Book of Negroes, a six-hour Black History Month miniseries, will be fairly compared to "Roots."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Method to the Madness leaves no doubt, in any case, about the appreciation he has inspired in others over the years, and not just the French.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Season four continues the good work of past seasons by building on all the trouble Jackie has heaped upon herself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Genealogy] may not seem like a particularly robust thread for an eight-part series, but O’Dowd, Guest and a wonderful cast of deadpan actors and improv experts spin it into a tapestry of cheery laughter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    All the cast seems to be enjoying these turns, because it's a show that cherishes the idea of going over the top.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Beyond the joke, the show’s premise is encouraging: that being gay is no big deal.... The engine driving this show is female friendship, the kind strong enough to get you through even high school. For Amy and Karma, we want that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Fascinating film details history of American unit whose sole objective was to fool Hitler and Nazis by creating fake armies.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Complications offers a fine ride.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    There’s little action in Dates. It’s about language, verbal and nonverbal. When the words are this good, that’s enough.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The songs aren’t all terrific, but like “Rescue Me” at its best, S&D&R&R succeeds both as wild, uncontrolled, absurdist comedy and touching, quiet personal drama.

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