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 7.4 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 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2232 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Dense collage of digitally altered images often looks shockingly like some super-hip media agency's show reel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A sleazy, seamy, flashy, steamy, vulgar exploitation thriller that revels in every minute of its own trashiness and delivers some pretty solid -- if prurient -- entertainment before strangling in a one-twist-too-many ending.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This lushly produced, lightweight romance embraces every cliche of the genre without so much as an ironic shrug.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Though Bittner's slacker charm may not be to all tastes, the parrots are natural-born scene-stealers with more than enough charm to seduce the most dubious viewer.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    There's very little plot, and director Mangold's attempts to make a connection between the social confusion of the '60s and Susanna's inner turmoil don't really work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Their subtle, complex performances could put far more experienced and better-known actors to shame.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    An honorable film, beautifully acted, refreshingly un-camp in its take on wide lapels and progressive rock and occasionally coolly moving. It's just that ultimately, there's less here than meets the eye.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    By turns profane, vulgar, unpredictable, scabrous and perpetually somewhere between buzzed and three sheets to the wind, Bukowski opened a window onto a fringe world of blue-collar drudgery and alcoholic self-obliteration with his blistering, bleakly comic dispatches from the gutter.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A blockbuster hit in Korea, Park's feature debut is a beguiling mix of the generic and the unfamiliar, and it ends on a shot that's nothing short of heartbreaking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Sturla Gunnarsson crams each sequence with subtle, telling detail while avoiding "exotic India" clichés.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Mark Moormann's documentary tends to the worshipful, but Dowd, a charmer onscreen, was by all accounts just as appealing in real life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Beneath the plot's romantic turns lies a surprisingly complex examination of the personal and professional price of honesty; falsehoods, half-truths, little white lies and self-delusion spur most of the key plot developments, and Roos never resorts to platitudes to account for their effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film should be required viewing for all aspiring filmmakers, but the story's road-accident appeal is universal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The giddy, "anything could happen" sense that made "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" so viscerally exciting is missing here. But Tarantino's first picture in nearly three years is a faithful adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Rum Punch," and its melancholy edge is a wistful delight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Piper Perabo is a revelation -- and Barton is maturing into a sensitive, subtle performer with a marvelously expressive face.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Curl your cynical lip if you want, but there's a place for heartwarming, life-affirming, even weepy dramas, and Robert Redford brings the best-selling novel about a traumatized teen and her wounded horse to the screen with dignity and restraint.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    In the end, the film feels a little futile; its relentless, one-miserable-note tone is numbing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This minimalist meditation on loneliness and loss is so spare and drained of color that it seems always on the verge of fading into invisibility.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a raw, haunting experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film deploys its disparate elements smartly, and director Hirotsugu Kawasaki can stage an action sequence with the best of them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The multitalented Jaoui and Bacri excel on every level; her direction is efficient and unobtrusive, their script dissects the nuances of corruption by celebrity with a razor-sharp scalpel, and they deliver a pair of subtly unsparing performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's elliptical character development sometimes renders the actors' work opaque; restraint is an underpracticed virtue, but even it can be taken to excess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This underrrated shocker has developed a cult following since its scattershot 1973 release, but deserves a wider one.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is sheer, unadulterated nastiness with no apologies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Banderas inhabits the role of the mariachi with a feral grace undimished by the seven-year gap between films.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Kidman accomplishes a remarkable feat of transformation, adopting not only an accent, but a slightly seedy, faintly feral demeanor that almost makes you forget her icy good looks and fashion model's figure.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Nasty fun all around.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The story is less a sustained narrative than a series of scenes. But personal dynamics are the main event, and McDormand's powerhouse performance alone compensates for many minor deficiencies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Viewers are left to draw their own conclusions, which inevitably will be colored by individual reactions to unabashed frontal nudity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This psychological thriller takes its time and never delivers the big shocks genre fans raised on its American cousins have come to expect. But it works up a chilly atmosphere of creeping dread, and the tension.

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