Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,232 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 7.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Departed
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2232 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    So awash in tired ethnic clichés that the story drowns.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The musical number that runs during the closing credits funnier than anything that precedes it, which isn't saying much.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Peter Fonda's cameo appearance is a cute fillip, but hardly worth the wait.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time writer-director Ryan Shiraki's crude, gross comedy of campus sexual errors might push boundaries better were it not so painfully unfunny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    No matter how you parse it, the film is a bizarre muddle.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The film rings so consistently false that it's more likely to induce snickers and eye-rolling.
    • 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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    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    While the film isn't entirely amateurish -- shots are cut together and the cinematography is professional if not precisely stylish -- the story feels as though large pieces are missing and the characters behave so inconsistently that there's zero incentive to care about their tribulations.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Everyone involved seems to have been operating from the presumption that gross and blasphemous equals hilarious. Would that it did.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    An excruciating series of gags aimed at kids old enough to think it's funny when a grown-up acts like a small child.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Witless farce.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Uwe Boll sticks with what he knows -- how to turn video games into dull, cheap-looking movies.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    It lacks the courage of its swinish convictions, and abruptly acquiesces to bland rom-com clichés three-quarters of the way to its appointed end.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    It's not that you can't go home again. It's that you SHOULDN'T, at least not in a lowbrow Hollywood comedy, because your family will inevitably be lewd, crude, loud and obnoxious.
    • 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.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The lighting and makeup are exceptionally harsh; all the women look shockingly rough beneath their garish makeup.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The laughs are low, the breasts are high, and the film is instantly forgettable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    There's nothing hugely wrong with this picture, if you allow for the fact that it's derivative, predictable and crude. There just isn't anything especially right with it, except for a pretty creepy black-and-white nightmare sequence and a scene that reveals more than most people want to know about vampires' urinary peculiarities, but is certainly something you haven't seen before. Unfortunately, both occur within the last 20 minutes of the film, and there's a formulaic lot of nonsense to huff and puff through first.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A textbook illustration of the American movie industry's ability to take an offbeat foreign film and systematically alter or soften every provocative and original thing about it.
    • 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?
    • 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?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Lawrence runs through his usual repertory of mugging, seething and generally acting like a fool, only to be regularly upstaged by Arnold, Trey's pet piglet.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A high-profile cast can't save this multi-narrative drama about gambling addiction from its wildly uneven tone, which veers from high melodrama to hard-boiled pastiche so overwrought that it's unintentionally funny.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A crass, tedious sequel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    This stage-bound farce could easily be an American sitcom: It's all slamming doors, eavesdropping and stupid miscommunications, garnished with a heavy-handed helping of comedy of humiliation.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The hyperactive Hong Kong action stuff is getting old.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Painfully unfunny and misguided to boot.

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