Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,231 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 7.4 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 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2231 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Brisk, engaging story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    In the end, you're left to pick your moral: Money changes everything or money isn't everything or both.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Rob Zombie's pitch-perfect evocation of '70s horror films about monstrous families and the unfortunates who cross their path is one of a handful of sequels that both improve on their sources and play perfectly as stand-alones.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The sheer force of imagination that produced the film's unique mix of different styles, musical numbers and hipster doggerel is extraordinary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This stunningly photographed documentary captures extraordinary images of ocean-based life.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It neither works as a stand-alone film nor captures the thrilling sense of somber, pulpy mystery that made "The Matrix" so compelling. Nevertheless, It brings the saga to a satisfying close, and relies less on the clumps of pop-mystical cyber gobbledy-gook that gummed up the gears of "Reloaded" and more on the powerful emotional bonds that bind Neo, Trinity, Morpheus, Niobe, Link and Zee.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A giant leap forward in Stephen Chow's ongoing assault on Jackie Chan's status as reigning balletic clown-master of martial-arts mayhem, this extravagantly nutty crime comedy is a work of some kind of genius. Not everybody's kind of genius, to be sure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    God moves in mysterious -- some might say positively spiteful -- ways in this trio of scabrous tales adapted from short stories by "Trainspotting's" Irvine Welsh.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Say what you will about (Smith's) sense of humor, genuine faith is rare enough in popular culture to make any sighting worthy of note.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The wholly invented character of unattainable love interest Julia Cook (the real Kelly once referred to an enigmatic "Julia" in a letter) is the film's weakest link and smacks of a desperate attempt to shoehorn a pretty woman into a story about grubby men with tangled beards.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    An acid-dipped valentine to the sometimes seedy magic of movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Its power lies in the intense, subtle performances of the ensemble cast and Bellott's ability to keep the tangled narrative threads from becoming a knotted mess.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Simultaneously groundbreaking and remarkably faithful to the classic play.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This is first-rate comedy of discomfort, so don't sample it with a date unless you're looking for a very queasy evening.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This psychological sci-fi thriller was originally made as a 40-minute segment of an unrealized portmanteau picture, then expanded into a freestanding feature. That's probably why it's padded with shots of Olham running down corridors.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Overall it's a frustratingly uneven movie, delicate at one moment and bluntly obvious the next.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Since her claim to fame is having brought the first living panda -- a cub named Su Lin -- out of China, Harkness's success is a given, but the footage of pandas in their natural surroundings is enchanting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A bit of whimsy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Sweet, likable and consistently engaging, if so insubstantial that it's always on the verge of blowing away.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Pekar's autobiographical chronicle of day-to-day banality is a rich, if dingy, tapestry of ordinary life in all its infinite, homely peculiarity, which filmmakers Sheri Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini bring to uniquely eccentric life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    MacKinnon's film draws on his past as a youth worker and features a standout performance from first-time performer Harry Eden.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This second installment is heavy on battle sequences, which will thrill some viewers more than others.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Ultimately the sci-fi fillips — human cloning, memory wipes, empathy viruses — are subordinate to screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce's doomed romance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's saddest contention is that five decades later American public schools remain economically segregated by economics, which too often produces classrooms whose complexions have changed little since the pre-Brown era.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film is simultaneously sweet natured and sharply observed, and if love eventually conquers all, it takes its own sweet time doing it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    There are echoes of Stephen Spielberg's "Duel," as well as "Roadgames," "The Hitcher" and "The Hills Have Eyes," but director/cowriter Mostow isn't interested in hommages: He's just looking to crank up the suspense (not the in your face action, thank heavens), bit by miserable bit, and does a very nice job of it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Delivers its commendable message with affecting eloquence.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Cunningham tackles a complicated subject, rejecting the stridency favored by filmmakers of the Spike Lee persuasion in favor of a more even-handed tone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Tony Scott's thriller is flashy, but it's not dead stupid and it's never dull.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Sleek, stylish and crammed with girl-power action.

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