Kevin Maynard
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For 312 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kevin Maynard's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Startup.com
Lowest review score: 5 Knockout
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 312
312 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    A new version of the greatest psychological mystery of all: love.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    Unfolds like quietly engrossing short fiction, reminding us that there are few things more pleasurable than being in the hands of a good storyteller.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    The film ends with a surprisingly upbeat coda. But Startup.com leaves us with a sense that our heroes' idealism will be forever lost.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    This historical epic about the "virgin queen" of England's early life moves with the crackling urgency of a contemporary political thriller.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    Together is unabashedly about people who need people. The film's satiric skewering of '70s liberalism works because it feels emotionally authentic.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    The film is never less than a satisfying mix of compelling entertainment and social critique. The performances are uniformly superb.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    Stomps the summer movie competition with heart and humor.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Kevin Maynard
    A funny, frenetic, and often quite touching microcosm of the Big Apple life itself, essayed by a pitch-perfect cast and boasting authentic urban flavors.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Kevin Maynard
    Traffic is a riveting, semi-documentary drama, and yet calling it that is a disservice to just how suspenseful and stylish an entertainment it is.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    A must-see for avid fans and a welcome primer for nascent hip-shakers everywhere.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Cho is raw, uncensored, and side-splittingly hilarious.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Go
    John August's script is exciting, witty, original material, and this film's got the talent to match.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    A profoundly moving human drama, a quasi love story about two lost men who form an unlikely friendship.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Election is a bracingly intelligent adult comedy that shrewdly captures adolescence.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Flock (don't walk) to the theater to see Chicken Run.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    That rarest of independent films -- it's risky and exciting.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    The most heartfelt tribute to women -- specifically, actresses -- he's (Almodovar) ever made.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Will take you by surprise as a romantic, fast-paced, entertaining spectacle that deserves to earn back every penny spent to produce it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    Intelligently written, sharply directed, and beautifully played.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kevin Maynard
    It's the funniest, saddest performance of the year in a film of uncompromising wit and heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Kevin Maynard
    Director Roger Michell ("Persuasion," "Notting Hill") has made his finest film to date.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Kevin Maynard
    Even if the great debate that pits artistic integrity against corporate compromise doesn't thrill you, see Cradle Will Rock anyway. It's marvelous, provocative entertainment; art for art's sake.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Kevin Maynard
    A technologically marvelous animated movie that's just as funny and inventive as the first, but also more emotionally engaging than most live-action films. This is clearly a sequel in name only.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Kevin Maynard
    Though frequently brutal and off-putting, Beautiful People is a must-see.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Kevin Maynard
    A fitting tribute to these displaced children because it so simply and elegantly personalizes their place in the most horrific chapter of 20th-century history.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Kevin Maynard
    An intensely involving, Ibsen-esque human drama populated by complex, sympathetic heroes.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Kevin Maynard
    42 Up is filled with truth and poignancy as these people reflect on their first half of their lives, their goals, ambitions, and how they, for the most part, succeeded in reinventing them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Kevin Maynard
    Especially timely in light of the current escalation in Palestinian-Israeli aggressions, but this is one sad story that would pack a staggering punch in any political climate.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Kevin Maynard
    Moodysson's teen protagonists are more complex than both the high school stereotypes (the nerd, the jock, the beauty queen) in films like "American Pie" and the self-absorbed philosophers on "Dawson's Creek."
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Kevin Maynard
    Russell has combined pathos, terror, and black comedy with a dollop of Hollywood feel-good patriotism to make one of the best studio efforts this year.