John P. McCarthy

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For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 22% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

John P. McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 Get Him to the Greek
Lowest review score: 10 Footprints
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 John P. McCarthy
    What transpires gives fresh meaning to ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.'
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 John P. McCarthy
    A beguiling cross between fiction and non-fiction, Alamar regards the relationship three Mexican males have with the sea.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 John P. McCarthy
    The absorbingly bittersweet result ranks as one of the best non-fiction films of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 John P. McCarthy
    Has a stirring elemental feel and constitutes filmmaking at its most basic and transfixing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    Listen closely, however, and amidst the zingers and world-weary chatter, Chekhov's generous humanism comes through loud and clear.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    An entomologist's delight, Jessica Oreck's movie about Japan's insect mania is worth watching even if you're repulsed by creepy-crawlers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    The Father of My Children is a protean charmer just like Grégoire Canvel, the title character modeled on the late Humbert Balsan.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    Tirador ’s frenetic style and locale will remind many viewers of Fernando Meirelles’ much-admired City of God.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    How often can you see Cheech Marin nailed to a cross or Lindsay Lohan in a threesome with Trejo and the actress playing her mother?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    Although its claims about Hildegard's modernity and relevancy should be taken with a grain of salt, one readily imagines Vision attracting a cross-section of the curious, not limited to feminist cinephiles and true believers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    Cary Joji Fukunaga's romantic thriller Jane Eyre is to 19th-century literature what "Black Swan" is to ballet: a thoroughly cinematic, occasionally exhilarating reimagining of a repertoire standard.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    It's easy to get depressed by much of the behavior depicted in Phillip the Fossil, yet the talents behind the picture are a cause for optimism. The last thing they appear to be is hypocritical.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    With his (Herzog) idiosyncratic blend of serendipity, bluntness and mischievous irony, he's able to get at deep questions like no other documentarian.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 John P. McCarthy
    The equally simple and profound take-away from One Lucky Elephant is that the best thing we can do is let Flora be Flora.

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