Hal Hinson

Hal Hinson is an American film critic who wrote for The Washington Post from 1987 to 1997.[1] As of July 2015 he has 887 reviews collected on the website Rotten Tomatoes. Hinson has been cited as a critic who is unpopular with his fellow critics, as he is not afraid to give a polarized review; for instance, he lauded Hudson Hawk, which was universally panned. Another example is his review for Super Mario Bros., which went against the critical consensus.[2] Hinson wrote an essay on Montgomery Clift, entitled "Some Notes on Method Acting" for Sight & Sound in 1984.[3] He also reviewed for Film Comment in the mid 1980s.[4]

Hal Hinson
United States
OccupationFilm critic, writer


  1. ^ "Hal Hinson". LinkedIn. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  2. ^ Hinson, Hal (May 29, 1993). "'Super Mario Bros.' (PG)". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Kurnick, David (December 5, 2011). Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel. Princeton University Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-1-4008-4009-0. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Robson, Eddie (July 31, 2011). Coen Brothers – Virgin Film. Ebury Publishing. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-7535-4770-0. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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