David Hinckley

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For 1,296 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Mad Men: Season 6
Lowest review score: 0 Workaholics: Season 1
Score distribution:
1296 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    There are few soft landings in Christie stories, and in Witness for the Prosecution several are exceptionally hard. The whole shadowy, troubling tale also feels more powerful because the cast plays it at a deliberate, ominous pace.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 David Hinckley
    The best reason to watch, however, is the music and the group’s on-stage performance. Whether or not you were a boy band fan in the 1980s, this is top-quality stuff.
    • 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.

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