For 1,088 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

  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sleeper Cell: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Cougar: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,088 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    It's a premise that requires as much clever dramatic footwork as you might expect, and creator Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent, handles the challenge.
    • 90 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    If you can make it through Monday's first episode of Fox's much-anticipated new suspense drama 'The Following,' you have some intense, but high-quality, television ahead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Arrested Development often feels like an interwoven series of droll sketch comedies, which means viewers can walk in at almost any time and enjoy the gags.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    A Cherry drama rises or falls on the pretty simple test of whether it’s fun, and Devious Maids has the right stuff to get to there.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    HBO’S new miniseries Parade’s End won’t stop the “Downton Abbey” DTs. But it can soothe the pain with wonderful visuals and superb performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    For all the familiar elements here, however, nothing feels like a gimmick. It’s a crime-and-cop story with enough time to paint detailed pictures of all the people the murder affects.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Top of the Lake doesn’t fully get rolling for a while. Happily, Moss doesn’t let us become disinterested.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    In the end, the movie transcends the legal chess match, defining itself instead by the sheer wattage of Spector’s personality and his high-level sparring with a woman whose brains match his own, minus the madness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    [Holder and Linden are] fascinating to watch as they work around Holder’s lazy partner and strong new characters who include a brilliant psychopath about to be executed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    Sunday’s opening of season five proves again that Falco makes this show, primarily by connecting all the passageways between comedy and tragedy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    This HBO special, it must be noted up front, is not for all ages. Like the other best comedians, though, Louis never seems to tack on the graphic subject matter and language simply for shock. His nongraphic bits are also just as funny, like his riff on divorce and parenting.