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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2229 movie reviews
    • 23 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is sometimes strained, but often fresh and funny. And the sequence in which the entire cast sings "Avenues and Alleyways," bombastic '70s crooner Tony Christie's lush ode to thug life, is worth the price of admission in itself.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The story is shallow stuff, but pretty entertaining until it becomes utterly preposterous.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The technology for twinning a single young actress is considerably more seamless than it was in 1961, and Lohan is a perky charmer.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This slight slice of L.A. life is distinguished by two fine, subtle performances. Redgrave is quietly heartbreaking-- Penn accomplishes the daunting task of revealing the spine beneath Melanie's sweet-natured tolerance of her perpetually disagreeable husband.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The chaotic, brutal iconography of Italian Westerns is put to novel use in this time-traveling, self-referential, hugely ambitious story of American brothers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Dialogue is kept to a bare minimum, but the film's complex underlying sound mix -- a subtle symphony of faintly heard voices and the muted sounds of cars -- adds a haunting texture to what could have been the slightest of stories about a woman's ephemeral victory over emotional numbness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Ejiofor's subtle, infinitely humane performance is the invisible glue that holds everything together and Chris Menges's darkly shimmering cinematography lends the story a gritty, coolly seductive glamour.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's vulgar, to be sure, but it's also brash and invigorating.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film delivers what it promises: A look at the "wild ride" that ensues when brash young men set out to conquer the online world with laptops, cell phones and sketchy business plans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's straightforwardly entertaining and a genuine nail-biter.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Watching Sarandon and Hawn sashay through their paces is its own reward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Precociously glib and never less than engaging.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Slight and whimsical.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is a snazzy kick -- it's never less than hugely entertaining -- that should in no way be mistaken for an unbiased account. But then, Evans is the quintessential Hollywood character.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The brouhaha aside, this chronicle of SNAFUs foretold doesn't have much new to say but says it with biting precision, and Phoenix's sharp, sneakily sympathetic performance is a pleasure to watch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Despite its leisurely pace, this unpretentious, character-driven picture is a low-key charmer.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Brassy and energetic, first-time director Mars Callahan's vividly photographed ode to the seductive allure of professional sharking succeeds in making the game seem genuinely kinetic and thrilling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film should be required viewing for all aspiring filmmakers, but the story's road-accident appeal is universal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This second installment is heavy on battle sequences, which will thrill some viewers more than others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The creepy set pieces are repetitive and the payoff is rather unsatisfying, even though the prophecies do eventually pan out.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The cast — a felicitous blend of character actors and up-and-comers — work together like a street-smart machine, and Hoffman's scummy turn as porn-peddler and all-around creep King is a reminder of just how sleazily funny he can be.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Nancy Savoca's no-frills record of a show forged in still-raw emotions captures the unsettled tenor of that post 9-11 period far better than a more measured or polished production ever could.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a compelling story, and very of its tumultuous time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie isn't "Blade Runner," but it's got some provocative ideas about the implications of cloning in a market-driven, capitalist society.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Winslet and Keitel are perfectly matched, go-for-broke actors handed dramatic license to do a psychic striptease.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This otherwise sober film's high ick factor is clearly designed to convince restless students that entomology is extremely cool.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The lanky, wide-eyed Tautou is so phenomenally charming -- her smile could sweeten vinegar -- as to make Amelie irresistible.

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