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 King Kong
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    An unabashed call to action that shines a spotlight on a problem whose intimate medical nature relegated it to the shadows.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Little more than a shaggy-dog tale about two hit men killing time in the picturesque, medieval Belgian city of the title, goosed with crackling dialogue and generous dollops of gore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    What divides opinion is the film's tone: Are those naive, portentous pronouncements about media, voyeurism and the numbing, pornographic allure of atrocity footage a sly reflection of the YouTube generation's boundary-free narcissism and callow youth, or evidence that Romero – never one to underplay a metaphor – has become a hectoring, tin-eared fogey?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Character-driven thriller, which plays out against a backdrop of desperation, self-loathing and grinding poverty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The defendants – especially Hoffman and Rubin – baited elderly Judge Julius J. Hoffman, who never failed to take the bait; Seale was so obstreperous that Hoffman had him gagged and bound to a chair, another indelible image.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A surprisingly tight, clever, twisty heist tale.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Formulaic and derivative, but sufficiently well made to work as both teen-angst melodrama and bone-rattling brawl picture.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Negret brings personal experience to the material; his own family endured two ordeals by kidnapping, and he works up a painfull convincing sense of sweaty desperation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Delivers plenty of sharply funny moments.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's genuinely funny, oddly romantic and surprisingly engaging for what could easily have been an obnoxious vanity project.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The crews are perfectly cast for maximum drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Markowitz 's low key coming of age/coming out story isn't particularly original, but features subtle performances and a vivid sense of place.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Surprisingly effective supernatural tale in which there's more to fear from the living than the dead.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The cast deliver consistently fine, subtle performances, underscored by Ben Nichols' mournfully melodic guitar score.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Not for all tastes, but produces haunting juxtapositions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Scorsese's canny use of archival footage makes it more than a mere concert film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Though the material is familiar, Sciamma has a light touch and avoids many teen-movie cliches.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Horse lovers and racing enthusiasts are this likable film's obvious audience, but you don't have to care about the Derby to get caught up in the stories of the people and the horses behind the two minutes of glory.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    To see the two of them on screen together, even past their primes, is a delight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A dark delight that combines pop-culture wit and genuine emotional depth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A quirky charmer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Although the film revolves around a child, it's not a children's movie: A cruel and bitter undertone runs through the fanciful adventures, and Walker's depression is no mere plot contrivance to be cured by Alexandria's childish enthusiasm.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A huge hit in France, Michel Hazanavicius' straight-faced spy spoof unleashes a French operative of incomparable incompetence on the volatile Middle East of 1955.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Chalk up another family for Leo Tolstoy and Philip Larkin file: The Paskowitz family is unhappy in its own unique way and mum and dad f**cked them up -- they didn't mean to, but they did.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    If Caspian has a fault, it's that viewers familiar with neither the books nor the first film may have trouble picking up the strands of the story in the early scenes… but in all honesty, how many Lewis neophytes will choose Caspian as their point of entry?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The overall effect is either exhilarating or exhausting, depending on your emotional investment in the franchise, but credit where credit is due: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas set out to make one for the fans and delivered.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    There's nothing more to it than meets the eye, but Bertino understands the mechanics of suspense and knows how to use them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Beautifully animated, the celebrity voice performances are terrific, and the action sequences negotiate the fine line between being physically convincing and becoming too intense for the young children.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The same super-heated visual imagination that made Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" such a darkly thrilling delight is very much in evidence in his sequel to "Hellboy." It's a shame that it's at the service of such a blandly conventional story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    For all her own frustrations, Davenport is honest enough not to gloss over the fact that what Muthana's adventures in the screen trade taught him was to hustle, toady and ingratiate himself to useful people. And she helped.

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