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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Zodiac
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    This stage-bound farce could easily be an American sitcom: It's all slamming doors, eavesdropping and stupid miscommunications, garnished with a heavy-handed helping of comedy of humiliation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The films of writer/director Francis Veber are a bracing reminder that French comedies can be every bit as broad, unsophisticated and cliched as their American counterparts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Insipid, formulaic and suitable for the dumbed-down sensibilities of lowest-common-denominator couch potatoes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Toback quickly reveals himself as an insufferable, opinionated blowhard who pontificates shamelessly about the art of the cinema while indulging his own obsessions on film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Played for Maverick-like comedy, the film might have coasted on Harris and Mortensen's dialogue. But played straight it's both dull and preposterous.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The loose, rambling conversations that substitute for action might be more interesting if any of the characters were capable of real introspection. But they're so shallow and distracted they can't even manage sustained navel-gazing, which makes their so-called relationships profoundly uninteresting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The willowy Danes' rich, melancholy characterization is sown in a barren field of snippy attitude and too-cool posturing, and the film's disingenuous air of bittersweet chic becomes deeply tiresome long before it's over.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This limp, forgettable fluff is as preachy and heavy-handed as the "Goofus and Gallant" cartoons that a generation of children far less media-savvy than today's recognized as ham-fisted lessons in good behavior masquerading as funny strips.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    A stale rehash of Woody Allen-style "he's a neurotic Jew, she's a flaky shiksa" gags.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Though Keaton is convincing as a smarmy narcissist who secretly thinks he deserves to fail because writing plays isn't REAL work, he's also thoroughly unlikable -- a problematic trait in a protagonist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    If not precisely charismatic, Statham brings authentic athleticism and a certain cheeky presence to his lightly written role.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    A leaden, tone-deaf remake of the 1955 Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness, the Coen brothers' painfully unfunny rehash hinges on the duel of wits between five larcenous oddballs and one sweet but strong-willed old lady.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    An excruciating series of gags aimed at kids old enough to think it's funny when a grown-up acts like a small child.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The trouble is that Turturro's reach considerably exceeds his grasp.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It takes a certain genius to make butchered corpses, sociopathic lunacy and meth-fueled debauchery nerve-scrapingly dull, and German director Marc Schoelermann and screenwriters Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) possess it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The parade of eccentrics never ends, and Stone's near-miraculous achievement is to drain the life right out of material so sordid you'd think it couldn't help but be interesting. A must to avoid.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Only die-hard and undemanding Chan fans need apply.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Jesse Peretz, onetime bassist for The Lemonheads, cut his teeth on music videos and appears to have embraced the austere aesthetics of Dogme 95 filmmakers without comprehending that an interesting story and well-developed characters are supposed to be part of the package.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Depending on your taste, either much hilarity or a tedious barrage of tasteless, juvenile pranking ensues. Trust your instincts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Juvenile and pointless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    A crude, artless bogey tale.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a one-gag film that rises or falls on how funny you find the sight of fat, grease-slicked Jack Black crammed into spandex pants and capering like an epileptic lamb.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Watts is good -- occasionally very good -- and her willingness to be filmed at unflattering angles, in pore-wallowing or with bright blue ice cream smeared on her face is admirable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Everyone involved seems to have been operating from the presumption that gross and blasphemous equals hilarious. Would that it did.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The thrills are few and the expository dialogue tediously overwhelming in this preachy cautionary tale about getting too big for one's britches.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    A ludicrous mishmash undermined by ghastly performances and a hopelessly convoluted screenplay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie's film-studentish navel-gazing wears thin long before its over.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Films like this are the definition of "critic proof"; if the casting, synopsis and very concept don't deter you, you'll probably find it very funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This oddly flat serial-killer picture shows none of the baroque flair that characterizes the best of Italian horror filmmaker Dario Argento's work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Thinly conceived and thoroughly shallow.