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 Blood Tea and Red String
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2229 movie reviews
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Directed and co-written by country singer Dwight Yoakam, this film just screams "vanity project."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Morgan borrows Christmas-specific nastiness from a wide range of fright flicks, but the result is less than the sum of its parts.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    Postal's touches of wit are lost in the flying body parts, gross-out gags, and the full frontal spectacle of Foley's no-longer-private parts.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Maybe gross-out romantic comedy is a shallow well, and it was simply Rogers's misfortune to find himself with a bucket full of sludge.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The less you demand of this bloody, by-the-numbers sequel, the more you'll enjoy it.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    The laughs are low, the breasts are high, and the film is instantly forgettable.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    It's all terribly schematic, thematically obvious and not in the least bit funny.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    This coarse, nearly incoherent action picture apparently aspires to a 'Pulp Fiction"-like mixture of brutality and self-referential insouciance.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Hardman is a grating, mannered onscreen presence, which is especially unfortunate in light of the fine work done by most of the rest of her cast.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Frenetic and cheerless action aside, the film's real problem is the Cat, who looks most unmagically like a second-string college sports mascot and conducts himself like a risque baggy-pants comedian.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Even Spade's most dedicated fans would probably be better off staying home and watching a "Just Shoot Me" rerun.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    It fails utterly as a horror picture, although it delivers plenty of PG-13-rated flesh and unintentional laughs.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The tiny, impassive-faced Liu is a disaster. She looks cute in her custom commando gear, but she's not actress enough to make Sever's ridiculous, faux hard-boiled dialogue sound like anything but the formulaic nonsense it is.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Though there's some trashy fun to be had in the film's first half, this cynical sequel -- devolves into space junk even faster than the unfortunate Ross.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    This big budget mish-mash is almost unbelievably derivative and shockingly cheap looking.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Jamie Blanks "Urban Legend" appears to be carving himself a career making slasher movies for a new generation; unfortunately, he's in no way improving on the originals.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Why do moviegoers and gamers keep going to see video-game-based movies when neither group is ever happy with the results?
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    An all-but-incoherent mess whose main components are palpably fake-looking CGI effects, video-game-style action sequences and Milla Jovovich's admirably taut abdomen, Kurt Wimmer's film epitomizes just about everything wrong with post-MATRIX, comic book-/video-game-inspired, Hong Kong-action-style sci-fi thrillers.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The script, by co-writers and -directors Douglas McGrath and Peter Askin, is intermittently clever, but their direction is leaden and assassinates every gag with a lethal accuracy the CIA could only hope to achieve.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The spectacle of the near-naked Ricki (Lopez) striking sexually provocative yoga poses while floridly extolling the virtues of female genitalia is particularly mortifying, but it's only one of many horribly miscalculated scenes.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    This trashy, overwrought thriller gets itself worked up into a fine, sleazy lather that recalls the matricidal glories "Die! Die! My Darling!" and "You'll Like My Mother", then wimps out at the end.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    The pacing is slack, the comedy has an oddly sour tone and frankly, no matter how hard the script tries to paint Sean as a petty martinet with a stick up his butt, it's hard not to sympathize with him.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Surprisingly, Hurley comes off better than either of her demonstrably more versatile co-stars; she's not much of an actress, but she has an engagingly saucy swagger and her open-mouthed expression of outraged disbelief is priceless.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    It's hard to imagine who would find this funny.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    A preposterous misfire.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Hippolyte subsequently reinvented himself first as a director of baroque erotic thrillers and then as music-video maestro to pop tarts like Britney Spears, but stalk-and-slash horror -- for all its porn-movie rhythms -- appears to have defeated him.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    The dramatic scenes are frequently unintentionally funny, and the action sequences -- clearly the main event -- are surprisingly uninvolving, especially given that director Christian Duguay is an extreme skiing buff who habitually shoots dangerous stunts himself.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The most shocking thing about this ludicrous serial-killer shocker, released the week troubled 21-year-old former child star Lindsay Lohan was arrested on DUI and cocaine-possession charges, is that it's the kind of film actresses generally make when their careers are well and truly on the skids.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Muddled tale of demonic hijinks and devil worship. It's terrible.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Preposterous plotting and interchangeable young actors.

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