Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,230 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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Departed
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
2230 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Like Doom itself, the movie is rich in backstory, but sparse in actual story.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A high-profile cast can't save this multi-narrative drama about gambling addiction from its wildly uneven tone, which veers from high melodrama to hard-boiled pastiche so overwrought that it's unintentionally funny.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The first fruit of wunderkinder Alicia Silverstone's First Kiss Productions, this muddled thriller-cum-romantic comedy of errors suggests that she might want to lay off the producing for a few years.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    It lacks the courage of its swinish convictions, and abruptly acquiesces to bland rom-com clichés three-quarters of the way to its appointed end.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    It's more silly than scary and relies excessively on surprisingly low-rent CGI effects and crude wirework to drum up interest in the slight story.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The film pulls off a couple of "gotchas!", but the subtle creepiness of its predecessors is gone, replaced by a sense of numbing predictability.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    A romantic comedy that's trying its damnedest to be cute and endearing and might be more successful if it weren't built on a foundation of barely-concealed misogyny.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Dash and screenwriter Adam "Blue" Moreno abandon the stone-faced seriousness of the first film for a more playful approach, goofing on gangsta' poses and colorful hood-speak.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's by no stretch of the imagination a good film, but it delivers what it promises: naked girls whaling on each other, flesh-ripping zombies and genre stalwart Todd growling and glowering satanically from beneath a mane of dreadlocks - the He-Who-Kills teeth are a nice touch.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time feature director Andrew Douglas, whose advertising background is evident in every frame, brings lashings of style but no sense of real horror to the recycled script.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Boyar's best efforts -- which are quite good -- can't begin to compensate for Guttenberg's grotesque excesses or make the weirdly warm relationship that develops between them convincing, let alone appealing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Harlin's brisk pacing leaves little time for reflection, but the whole house of blood-spattered cards dissolves upon even cursory reflection.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The only serendipitous touch is the casting of New York's "quality of life" watchdog, Rudolph Giuliani, as himself.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time writer-director Robert Edwards is nothing if not ambitious, attempting to encapsulate the history of totalitarian oppression and misguided revolutionary zeal into a broad, blunt, black comedy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Not funny at all.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The juvenile gags seem aimed at moviegoers who hate the whole idea of independent/art/foreign-language films and the stuck-up eggheads who like them -- so what's the point?
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The whole film is plagued by a sense of false, desperate cheerfulness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    For a family-friendly holiday comedy, it's still coarse, formulaic and occasionally just plain weird.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    If you can't spell "bogeyman," you shouldn't make movies about him.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    That the 27-year-old Usher isn't much of an actor is no surprise, but he's strikingly uncharismatic for someone who's been in the spotlight since he was six.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    When a performer as sharp as Cedric the Entertainer is reduced to funny fat-guy shtick, you know you're in the presence of grinding mediocrity.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The film vacillates between inanity and flat-out lameness, and the decision to recut from an R-rated version to a PG-13 sucked out whatever life might have been left.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The hyperactive Hong Kong action stuff is getting old.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    It's familiar stuff if you've sampled the vast body of work devoted to LA-dammerung.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Black comedy requires perfect pitch: Pedro Almodovar has it and cowriters/directors Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou don't, at least by the evidence of this film.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This vapid, mean-spirited comedy is Lopez's show, and though she is utterly unconvincing as a paragon of down-to-earth virtues, the last laugh was hers from the outset.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Seriously undermined by its sour tone and an unusually charmless performance by star Chris O'Donnell.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    There's about half an hour's worth of sickly amusing material here...Unfortunately, that leaves a solid hour's worth of witless screaming, running around and expiring in a welter of icky special effects.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Utterly amateurish.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This amateurish picture was built around surfing footage that Mikelson shot for a Compaq computer ad and developed with an eye for accommodating a series of lush tropical locations: It's no wonder the plot and characters feel like afterthoughts.

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