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 Devil in a Blue Dress
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2231 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Adventurous viewers will find this unusual genre hybrid an intriguing experience, and Donnie Yen's fight choreography is breathtaking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's sometimes hard to breath for the sheer volume of acting sucking the air out of the room, and keeping three narratives movie without muddling them all is a hugely ambitious undertaking for any director, let alone one on his second film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Overall, the book is a far more rewarding experience than the movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Salvatores draws strikingly unsentimental performances from his young actors, all making their film debuts, and juxtaposes the petty meanness of children with the calculated cruelty of desperate adults to haunting effect.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's amusing more often than it isn't, largely because the cast is so nonchalant and, well, French about everything.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The laughs are low -- very low -- and the comedy often flags. But two elaborate sequences involving a bad-tempered little ankle-biter are standouts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Francis Ford Coppola has turned John Grisham's pulpy bestseller into surprisingly creditable -- if morally muddled -- movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Atkinson's painfully unfunny turn as an insensitive gynecologist is eclipsed by Hollander's scathingly funny portrayal of belligerent auteur Proclaimer, whose wears his pretenses with such scabby aplomb that they achieve high style.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A sweet-natured and refreshingly uncartoonlike look at the trials of an unworldly Midwestern college boy negotiating his freshman year at NYU.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Things take an unexpected turn into far grimmer territory when the wormy Robert finally turns.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Spooky and character-driven, this stylish ghost story owes a great deal to contemporary Japanese ghost movies in general and M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" (1999) in particular but weaves a creepy spell all its own.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This kind of gloomy razzle-dazzle isn't everyone's cup of mind-altering tea, but strong performances make it worth the effort to keep the time-tripping shenanigans straight until the surprisingly satisfying payoff.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's informative as far as it goes, but the film's raison d'etre is the simple sight of large wildlife up close and personal, and it's mesmerizing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The story of the business is historically interesting, but the story of a friendship tested to the breaking point is timeless.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A spectacular natural disaster spiraling out of control, a crime gone wrong and a poor jerk caught in the middle: Yes, it's a standard action-picture recipe. But what a difference a cast makes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Rises above its low-budget limitations by pandering to the most outrageously paranoid fantasies of unhappy office drones.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A virtuoso experiment in animation that combines traditional anime aesthetics style with a variety of Western animation styles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A lovely homage to a charismatic star.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's funny stuff, though most of the pimps seem like such buffoons it's hard to imagine how they actually make a living.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Beautifully animated epic is never dull.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    If this new film seems less prescient than its predecessor, it's only because reality is rapidly catching up with Cronenberg's warped imagination.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Often clever but fundamentally shallow, this shaggy-dog story is greatly enriched by its extraordinary bluegrass soundtrack, supervised by T Bone Burnett and performed by a phenomenal collection of artists.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Tthough it comes wrapped in a stylish French mantle of feminist rage and sexual empowerment, the picture ultimately belongs squarely in the tradition of rape revenge pictures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Informative documentary.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    If not an entirely successful film, it's a bold and haunting one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    While many films of this kind are undermined by amateurish performances, the main cast is solid and some of the supporting performances (many from non-professionals) are small gems.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    For all the "touched by an angel" sentimentality, the movie's eerie, slightly menacing vision of black-clad angels lurking in the shadowy corners of unsuspecting lives is genuinely haunting.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a compelling story, and very of its tumultuous time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Although Sonny is computer generated, Tudyk supplied his voice and body language -- provides the story's emotional core, an irony Asimov would surely have appreciated.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a bad sign when audience enthusiasm peaks during the credits sequence.

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