Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,229 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
2229 movie reviews
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Steve Austin is conspicuously inarticulate and uncharismatic. Former soccer lout Vinnie Jones, whom no one will ever mistake for Laurence Olivier, acts rings around him.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Welsh-born actor Roger Rees bares body and soul in director/cowriter Eric Werthman's handsomely photographed examination of the dynamic that unites a masochist and the sex worker who caters to his desires.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    This formulaic mess of sports-movie cliches and self-esteem claptrap contains a couple of funny bits, but you have to slog through a lot of done-to-death bodily function jokes to get to them.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time writer-director Robert Edwards is nothing if not ambitious, attempting to encapsulate the history of totalitarian oppression and misguided revolutionary zeal into a broad, blunt, black comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    M. Night Shyamalan's sixth film mines a rich lode of end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it clich├ęs, but while the set up is spooky, the development is heavy handed and marred by Shyamalan's inability to write natural-sounding dialogue or convincing characters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Rip Torn, Linda Hunt and Jerry O'Connell mark time in minor supporting roles.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's by no stretch of the imagination a good film, but it delivers what it promises: naked girls whaling on each other, flesh-ripping zombies and genre stalwart Todd growling and glowering satanically from beneath a mane of dreadlocks - the He-Who-Kills teeth are a nice touch.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    A shameless puddle of romantic slop.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The occasional eerie moment can't elevate this routine piece of by-the-numbers J-horror above the pack.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Who will survive and what will be left of them? If you don't have a pretty good idea, this is not the movie for you. If you do, rest assured you've seen it all before.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Morgan borrows Christmas-specific nastiness from a wide range of fright flicks, but the result is less than the sum of its parts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Though Keaton is convincing as a smarmy narcissist who secretly thinks he deserves to fail because writing plays isn't REAL work, he's also thoroughly unlikable -- a problematic trait in a protagonist.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    If the characters were more interesting, the long, long buildup to their night of ghostly reckoning might be suspenseful rather than tedious.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's tough going relieved only by some lovely Irish scenery. -
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The most shocking thing about this ludicrous serial-killer shocker, released the week troubled 21-year-old former child star Lindsay Lohan was arrested on DUI and cocaine-possession charges, is that it's the kind of film actresses generally make when their careers are well and truly on the skids.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Proof that the US has no monopoly on white-trash humor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    John Gulager's directing debut is horror at its most reductive and least resonant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The films of writer/director Francis Veber are a bracing reminder that French comedies can be every bit as broad, unsophisticated and cliched as their American counterparts.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    A slack combination of faith-based inspiration and broad 'hood comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    There's no meat on this film's borrowed bones: They're polished to an exquisitely tasteful shine, but efforts to class up exploitation are pointless.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    For all its crudeness, Phillips' tale of men behaving badly is remarkably toothless.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The outtakes that accompany the end credits suggest that making the movie was a blast; it's a shame the same can't be said for watching it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Too elliptical to be convincing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Insipid, formulaic and suitable for the dumbed-down sensibilities of lowest-common-denominator couch potatoes.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Bean carves out his own modest variations on the theme of John Ryder-on-the-storm, but Bush and Knighton are so blandly forgettable that it's hard to believe that they're the protagonists and not Victims 1 and 2.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    So overwrought that it quickly crosses the line into unintentionally funny and never recovers.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Like Doom itself, the movie is rich in backstory, but sparse in actual story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's hard to know who bears the brunt of the blame for The Eye's stunning dullness.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Black comedy requires perfect pitch: Pedro Almodovar has it and cowriters/directors Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou don't, at least by the evidence of this film.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    There's less than meets the eye to writer-director Flowers' time-hopping narrative, and what could have been a routine but entertaining crime story gets hopelessly muddled in its telling, despite the efforts of a generally strong cast.

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