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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Somersault
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This DIY oddity is both quirkily funny and strangely poignant, and does justice to the same themes that underlie the far more lavishly produced "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Actress-turned-writer/director Asia Argento's angry, outspoken, semi-autobiographical rant of a film is strident and occasionally juvenile, but it packs an undeniable wallop.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Would be as tedious as a home movie if the couple, Edward DeBonis and Vincent Maniscalco, weren't gay men and their nuptials not colored by the clash between their personal faith and their rejection by the mainstream church.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The cast, a mix of beauty-contest winners, models, veteran actors and newcomers, is as diverse as the characters they play and work together surprisingly smoothly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Rather than rage, Peosay's film radiates sadness over a singular way of life in danger of imminent obliteration.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film is never dull -- no mean feat, given that it spends two hours telling a story whose end is widely known -- and features performances that range from coarsely effective to phenomenal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Though ultimately the film is all smoke and mirrors, the sensibility it reflects is rich and exciting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This loving parody is steeped in comic book trivia and lore: The more you know, the more heartfelt your response to the film is likely to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It unfolds in the angst-haunted shadow of the 9'11 terror attacks and teeters on a thin edge of sheer panic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Anonymously titled and packaged like a vulgar teen sex comedy, this candy-colored trifle is so precious it nearly floats away on a cloud of fairy dust.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a frequently funny diversion that doesn't have a mean-spirited bone in its body.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Driven equally by big questions and the abiding desire for small pleasures, like a decent cup of tea, it's an eccentric, mind-bending head trip that greets every catastrophe with an endearingly goofy smile that embodies Hitchhiker's Guide's Zen mantra: Don't Panic!
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's a trifle, but a beautifully crafted one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Neither cheerfully naughty nor suffused with gauzy prurience, it evokes a time of turbulent (and often ugly) emotions with disquieting intensity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Like the fresh-faced leads, the film is an unexpected charmer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    An amateur in the best sense of the word, Dobson is an engaging ambassador for a life of the mind lived firmly in the real world.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    So crammed with plot twists that it's hard to follow, simultaneously ludicrous, sappy and casually dismissive of all the things Hollywood holds dear.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Thoroughly old-fashioned entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie is at its best when it's most straightforward. Flights of fancy like the child angel perched on Melvin's ceiling or his conversations with the black-clad Sweetback, who appears to undermine his confidence at crucial junctures, seem forced and pointless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Screenwriter Matthew Tabak's directing debut is carefully plotted, well acted and surprisingly free of cheap thrills.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Making such a tragedy the backdrop to a love story risks trivializing it, though Chouraqui no doubt intended the film to affirm love's power to help people endure almost unimaginable horror.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The unspoken question that underlies their struggles is whether a facility run by sheer force of personality can survive when that personality is gone; the film ends on a cautiously hopeful note.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A candy-colored, superficially fizzy revenge fantasy with a startlingly corrosive undercurrent of bitterness and frustration.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A disturbing examination of what appears to be the definition of a "bad" police shooting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The success of this effect, which helps elevate the movie above a classy disease-of-the-week saga, rests firmly on Russell Crowe's performance, and it's a strikingly good and moving one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a sly, subtle portrait of systematic hypocrisy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Paxton is impressively subtle and elicits remarkable performances from O'Leary and Sumpter.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    While the film's exploration of Irish religious intolerance takes it to many familiar areas, the specifics are unfamiliar and fine performances -- especially those of leads Cunningham and Brady.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    While Costner the actor clearly imagines himself the Gary Cooper of the 21st century, he's got a crude sentimental streak that Costner the director fails to curtail.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Combined with the Mamet-lite dialogue, a medley of all-too-deliberate pauses, smug literary allusions and calculatedly careless repetitions of the word "thingie" that obscure the meaning hidden in supposedly meaningless prattle, the result is a chic, vitriolic polemic that's as irritating as it means to be provocative.

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