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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Somersault
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
2231 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film flawlessly captures the directionless alienation of youngsters whose families are in no shape to guide them through the turbulence of their teenage years.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Watching Sarandon and Hawn sashay through their paces is its own reward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Though overlong and repetitive, Hirsch's film is vitalized by the same music that helped keep the revolutionary spirit alive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The backgrounds are handsome and moody, and the character animation is less distractingly cartoonish than that of films like the otherwise breathtaking Metropolis (2001).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Imagine the John Waters remake of an Agatha Christie mystery directed by Douglas Sirk, and you'll get some idea of the tone of this retro musical melodrama, which features a cast whose combined wattage could eclipse a small solar system.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's actually sharper, less reverential and generally better than "Misson: Impossible."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Noisy, spectacular and disposable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Bana's performance is nothing short of electrifying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The remake is infinitely more entertaining if you haven't seen "Nine Queens" -- the details are different, but the surprises are the same and something of the first film's underlying darkness has been lost in translation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The last word on Haskell Wexler's career hasn't been spoken, but it's hard to imagine there's much more to say about him as a bad dad.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is a vivid record of live acts whose rough-edged immediacy is an integral part of their appeal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A deliciously bitter tale of lust and betrayal.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The gross-out factor is surprisingly low, and the combination of Stiller and De Niro is inspired.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Its appeal lies in the powerhouse performances delivered by Dench and Smith.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Character actress Lin Shaye, usually relegated to grotesque supporting roles in mainstream comedies, is a revelation as Buono's embittered, cancer-ridden mother.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The penguins' matter-of-fact victory over some of the Earth's most punishing conditions is astonishing enough without the epic airs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie's greatest liability is the familiarity of the material, much parodied since the glory days of John Ford. Unfortunately, Thornton's love for its iconography doesn't quite bring it to life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie's captivating details are all in the performances, from Foreman's barking-mad Taylor to Thewlis's smoothly sinister Freddie and Bettany/McDowell's hard-eyed gangster, an amoral bottom-feeder with an expedient streak of sadism.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    If you're in a triumph of the human spirit frame of mind, this is your cup of dark, sweet tea.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Deftly mixes rueful sentimentality and trenchant observations about the constantly shifting balance of power that drives relationships.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Given the dearth of outlets for short, noncommercial animation, fans of the form shouldn't miss this collection.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    An intriguing mix of the familiar and the alien. DaFoe's distinctly American speech patterns are a little jarring amid a tangle of British inflections (French actor Cassel's accent is justified within the story), but it doesn't spoil the film's overall effect.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Fresh-faced leads Muniz and Bynes are charmers, Giamatti makes Wolf into a splendidly loathsome adversary, and the film is refreshingly free of bodily function jokes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    An amiable romantic comedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Yes, it's sappy. It's also silly, utterly unironic, a sketch stretched out to feature length, and, if you're in the right mood, pretty darned cute.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Adults also are more likely than kids to snicker at jokes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The plot isn't what makes this movie worth watching anyway -- it's the performances and the ambiance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Anyone who remembers Harrison fondly will enjoy this musical tribute, though it assumes a level of familiarity with Harrison's associates that not all viewers will have.

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