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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Directed and co-written by country singer Dwight Yoakam, this film just screams "vanity project."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The sweet nostalgia of Travolta and Thurman's reprise of their "Pulp FIiction" dance-floor flirtation cuts through a lot of rubbish, including the Black Eyed Peas' smutty "Sexy."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Without Bullock, the film's frantic antics would be painful to watch; with her, they're just trivial.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The greatest hits of '70s bar-rock soundtrack - "We're an American Band," "Right Place, Wrong Time," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Magic Carpet Ride" etc. - has a certain rollicking, kick-ass energy that, unfortunately, never rubs off on the movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time feature director Andrew Douglas, whose advertising background is evident in every frame, brings lashings of style but no sense of real horror to the recycled script.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Dash and screenwriter Adam "Blue" Moreno abandon the stone-faced seriousness of the first film for a more playful approach, goofing on gangsta' poses and colorful hood-speak.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Where else are you going to find an extended riff on the weird, weird world of David Lynch movies, an homage to "The Shining" and flatulence gags in the same place?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The heart of the problem may be that real life youth-sports insanity has far exceeded the bounds of family-friendly comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This vapid, mean-spirited comedy is Lopez's show, and though she is utterly unconvincing as a paragon of down-to-earth virtues, the last laugh was hers from the outset.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    A riot of artfully grungy hotel rooms, sleazy costumes and sordid behavior, Allan Mindel's directing debut gives off the smug air of hipsters at play, making it hard to care what happens to any of its lost souls and inept opportunists.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    When a performer as sharp as Cedric the Entertainer is reduced to funny fat-guy shtick, you know you're in the presence of grinding mediocrity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Even by the debased standards of preachy sports movies aimed at kids, this is pabulum.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This limp, forgettable fluff is as preachy and heavy-handed as the "Goofus and Gallant" cartoons that a generation of children far less media-savvy than today's recognized as ham-fisted lessons in good behavior masquerading as funny strips.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Depending on your taste, either much hilarity or a tedious barrage of tasteless, juvenile pranking ensues. Trust your instincts.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    These lessons are driven home via silly dialogue ("Her name was Marion and she loved volcanoes...") and painfully predictable plot complications, repeated often enough that there's no need to take notes, except for the benefit of friends who fall asleep.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    If not precisely charismatic, Statham brings authentic athleticism and a certain cheeky presence to his lightly written role.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Witless farce.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Shot as "Backwater" and test-screened as "The Reaper," this film contains a couple of bracingly mean sequences, but it cleaves so closely to the slasher-movie formula that it can't muster up any suspense at all.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The lighting and makeup are exceptionally harsh; all the women look shockingly rough beneath their garish makeup.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The juvenile gags seem aimed at moviegoers who hate the whole idea of independent/art/foreign-language films and the stuck-up eggheads who like them -- so what's the point?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    No matter how you parse it, the film is a bizarre muddle.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Why do moviegoers and gamers keep going to see video-game-based movies when neither group is ever happy with the results?
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    An all-but-incoherent mess whose main components are palpably fake-looking CGI effects, video-game-style action sequences and Milla Jovovich's admirably taut abdomen, Kurt Wimmer's film epitomizes just about everything wrong with post-MATRIX, comic book-/video-game-inspired, Hong Kong-action-style sci-fi thrillers.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A painfully self-conscious comedy that mistakes relentless self-referentiality for cleverness, this half-witted misfire is filled with accelerated motion, repeated and overlapping scenes, direct address to the camera and other cliches of defamiliarization.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Even Mo'Nique's outsize presence isn't enough to make ancient gags about stuck-up popular girls or about voluptuous vultures clearing a whole buffet table in one fell swoop funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Toback quickly reveals himself as an insufferable, opinionated blowhard who pontificates shamelessly about the art of the cinema while indulging his own obsessions on film.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Hippolyte subsequently reinvented himself first as a director of baroque erotic thrillers and then as music-video maestro to pop tarts like Britney Spears, but stalk-and-slash horror -- for all its porn-movie rhythms -- appears to have defeated him.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A crass, tedious sequel.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    One of the most dismal excuses for family entertainment ever perpetrated by a major studio, this crude, lazy variation on Disney's "Sky High" (2005) revolves around the education of four "special" youngsters at the hands of a washed-up superhero.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    It fails utterly as a horror picture, although it delivers plenty of PG-13-rated flesh and unintentional laughs.

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