Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide
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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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 In the Shadow of the Moon
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    The material is familiar, and doesn't have anything new to say about the ways men and women wound each other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Eckhart is dazzling as a born phony.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Feels soft without being especially affectionate, and only sporadically funny.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A collaboration between the notoriously offbeat Coen brothers and thoroughly mainstream screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, this piquant romantic comedy is both resolutely generic and bristling with barbs that go down with a delicious fizz and leave behind a refreshing blast of tartness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's bleakly inevitable ending packs a wallop and its hauntingly desolate images linger long after the story is told.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Offbeat and ravishingly beautiful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Whether this measured exercise in romantic melancholy moves you to tears or bores you to them is probably a matter of personal susceptibility to the sting of bitter regret for love lost.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The plot isn't what makes this movie worth watching anyway -- it's the performances and the ambiance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    You don't have to be a chem-lab wonk to be seduced by the seven scientists who discuss their work and lives in this engaging film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    But the movie is long and didactic, undermined by the faintly pious air of an educational slide show.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This stunningly photographed documentary captures extraordinary images of ocean-based life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    A sweet-natured coming-of-age/raising-of-consciousness drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Broomfield's film is typically self-aggrandizing but filled with unsettling moments.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    And if you never learn much about the man behind the mask, well, that's as Nomi would have wanted it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    This film's rhythms suggest nothing so much as a weirdly macho telenovela, full of family drama, isn't-it-ironic humor and maudlin twists of cruel fate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    The result isn't very funny: There are clever bits, sure, but they're embedded in long, painfully obvious sequences built around one-shot gags.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A creepy, clever, film buff's delight of a fantasy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's essentially an urban variation on "The Hitcher" (1986) with nothing much going on underneath.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    An equally discomfiting mix of popular science and ballyhoo, serves up amazing images of the bizarre life that flourishes in the deepest ocean depths.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Togman, an associate professor in political science at Seton Hall University, paints a clear-eyed and unsentimental picture of Sheree's efforts, and there are no happy endings for her or for Mary, who's quietly battling breast cancer as she helps Sheree line up paperwork and negotiate with creditors. The film leaves them both where they started: struggling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Rescued from its inclination to smug, celebrity-testimonial-driven hagiography by Gehry's own considerable charm and infectious enthusiasm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The action is confined to a single set and atmosphere is appropriately claustrophobic, but the image quality is harsh and flat. This accentuates the oppressive meanness of Vince's hotel room, but makes for some unpleasant viewing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    While Rachel's story is fiction, many of its incidents are rooted in historical events carefully researched by Soeteman and the film's briskly staged action and stunning reversals of fortune ensure that its two and a half hours fly by.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    Though the film's downbeat ending was softened for U.S. release, it's still a long way from happy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A lovely homage to a charismatic star.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Extravagant special effects notwithstanding, this is really a triumph of casting: The aplomb with which Jones plays wry straight man to Smith's street-smart wiseacre is terrifically enjoyable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's most fully realized performance is Chris Cooper's.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Shopsin is a small piece of New York history, and Mahurin's film is the portrait he deserves: small, noisy and oddly engaging beneath the bluster.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    David Lynch lite.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Say what you will about feel-good films anchored by feisty old broads, the English have a knack with them and Stephen Frears' fact-based tale of a formidable, aristocratic widow who makes it her mission to put naked girls on the London stage is delightful.