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 Elizabeth
Lowest review score: 5 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 312
312 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The politicizing is intense, but the actual game footage is even more engrossing; Carlson uses both digital video and 16mm film to put us squarely in the midst of the gridiron brouhaha.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    This one's still worth checking out -- especially for the naturalistic performances by the feisty Touly and the rest of the young cast.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    It's Zahn's heartbreaking performance that drives Riding in Cars with Boys.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The Spy Who Shagged Me is impossible-to-resist summer fun that left me feeling, dare I say, randy for more? Oh, behave.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Basically one elaborate joke about male modeling and all the vanity, emasculation, and fatuousness that attend it. Fortunately, it's a good joke.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    A literate, dialogue-driven treat delivered by a cast that truly savors the script's wicked wit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    As talented as Polley proved herself in "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Go," this is her best work yet.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    A meticulously mounted film that retains the author's ambiguous characterizations yet is still emotionally accessible.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The casting is sublime.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Nolan's engrossing, backwards-ticking noir will run you so thoroughly in circles that you'll need to see it at least twice for maximum enjoyment.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Mesmerizing entertainment, but it's also a cop-out.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Oy, it's such a pleasure that you'll be begging for Rush Hour 3.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Smith and Fitzgerald are funny, feisty, poignant, and altogether realistic. Will they end up lovers, friends, side-by-side corpses? Their sharp performances make Series 7 as frighteningly addictive as crack, or even "Survivor."
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    American History X is a crash course on how to make a message movie that resonates with crackling power.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The flutes soar a little too often, but Yimou's film is genuinely moving.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Actually, it's a childhood "A Clockwork Orange," a reverent realization of the late Stanley Kubrick's final obsession.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Pie has some nice surprises and is enjoyable in a smutty, sitcom way. It offers up the outrageousness of "There's Something About Mary" without wallowing in cruelty.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Whenever Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon resorts to flying fists or soaring sword battles, the Force is definitely with it.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Some moviegoers are bound to take issue with the trick, "Sixth Sense"-style ending (or cynically see it coming), but The Others is mostly spooky fun, and a strong calling card for Amenabar.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    Never less than riveting.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The results are both savagely funny and poignant for anyone who's ever had a friendship that felt like their only connection to the outside world.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Kevin Maynard
    The results are far more real than MTV's The Real World.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 79 Kevin Maynard
    A cross between a Hogarth painting and an MTV video, Plunkett & Macleane cuts quite a swath.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Kevin Maynard
    There's lots of sweet music to savor in this snide industry satire.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Kevin Maynard
    A fast, funny film that goes down like a cyanide-spiked piña colada.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Kevin Maynard
    Most tenderly, the film deciphers the true meaning of its corporate-speak title in Franck and his father's impassioned struggle to ensure each other's welfare.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Kevin Maynard
    Lynch's faith in the kindness of human nature has been renewed, yet thankfully he's never maudlin. Instead, he wins over our emotions with the film's understated beauty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Kevin Maynard
    Croupier should please people who take their noir straight up -- with plenty of twists.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Kevin Maynard
    It's got enough hilarious moments that, all in all, the film's bite is as toothsome as its bark.
    • Mr. Showbiz
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Kevin Maynard
    Worth navigating for its refusal to play to the crowd. There's certainly nothing safe or sweet about Weaver's performance.