David Hinckley
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For 1,140 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 My Name Is Earl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,140 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    One of the triumphs of Boss is that we care as much as he [Tom Kane] does about what kind of Chicago he will leave behind.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Hatfields & McCoys doesn't just explain a feud, it humanizes the people on both sides and reminds us how differently some of our ancestors lived just a few generations back.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A lot of viewers may say, "I can't watch this." It will reward those who do.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Watching this show feels like walking around Manhattan, and you don't have to be a dog person to think that's fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's nicely crafted with a slower pace than the average police "procedural," but more than enough character intrigue to compensate.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In between the romantic dramas, a lot of sharply written comedy and some long passages of news-wonk stuff, it aims to make viewers do a little thinking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Nashville plays as a smartly written and well-appointed soap.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a show about someone trying to figure out life, one little thing at a time, and realizing that sometimes, hey, you can't.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's worth the effort to figure out what this offbeat cast of characters is up to.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a big cast where every piece fits, and at least upfront, the writing and jokes are good enough that Anger Management only uses sex gags where they work, not to cover up any lack of other ideas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Kurt Sutter's epic tale of an outlaw California motorcycle club launches its fifth season Tuesday with the same visceral intensity that stamped season four.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In many ways, Branagh's Wallander slides seamlessly into a long line of screen detectives who think more loudly than they talk.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Maybe the best new sitcom of the fall is one of the first.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Some Dexter fans have thought the show meandered around for the last couple of seasons as if it were waiting for something to happen. Now it has.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Lots of location shots give Strike Back an unusually acute sense of realism, and the show wisely spends more time with the boys in the field than with the command unit back home.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This handoff is clean.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A half-dozen plots routinely swirl around Copper, banging into each other. Levinson and the cast never let them unravel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Life is annoying Nucky Thompson as Boardwalk Empire starts its third season, and that gives this first-rate show just the push-off it needs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Bomb Girls isn't a fancy show. It's just a whole bunch of good stories.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Just the beginning scene, which lasts almost six minutes before anyone says a word, will plunge everyone right back into a world where there may be no way out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    No one in Westeros is going soft, and there is no shortage of intrigue and sly drama that doubtless foreshadows death, destruction and plentiful violence to come.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Superb performances by Toby Jones as Hitchcock and Sienna Miller as Hedren keep the story alive and moving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For outlining the way Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and Henry Ford literally shaped the America in which we still live, this special stands as tall as Rockefeller Center.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The jokes flow nicely, the music is fun, and the pop culture references will make almost everyone smile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    You don't have to know a thing about "Firefly" to enjoy this fascinating victory dance.
    • 83 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    As with "Mad Men," we all recognize the workplace dynamic here. And as in "Mad Men," it's satisfying to see it dramatized in such a fresh and knowing way.