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 In the Shadow of the Moon
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    As M, Dench knows she has a tiger by the tail and isn't fazed in the slightest. Reservations aside, the film marks the beginning of a new phase in James Bond's history, and it promises to be a gripping one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Serrau effortlessly navigates the tricky transition from ruefully comic chick flick to gritty crime picture.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Davaa and Falorni's film does suggest that camels have inner lives as rich and complicated as the human beings with whom they live in such intimate proximity. But they're also wholly camels, matted, goopy-eyed, gritty with sand and quick to knee an adorable calf in the snout when its demands become annoying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a great place to visit, even if you wouldn't want to live there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    By turns enthralling, seductive and deeply disturbing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Often technically rough, but it's painfully compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Mark Moormann's documentary tends to the worshipful, but Dowd, a charmer onscreen, was by all accounts just as appealing in real life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Morrison brings an amazingly sure hand to MacLachlan's prickly screenplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The interactions between the raspy-voiced Hurt and various shallowly cheerful Americans are genuinely charming and dynamic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This minimalist meditation on loneliness and loss is so spare and drained of color that it seems always on the verge of fading into invisibility.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Though Bittner's slacker charm may not be to all tastes, the parrots are natural-born scene-stealers with more than enough charm to seduce the most dubious viewer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Bielinsky's feature debut is a smart, enormously entertaining thriller whose preposterous conclusion in no way diminishes the fun of getting there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Beautifully acted and emotionally devastating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Comprehensive and reverential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    An enthralling, suspenseful documentary about spelling bees.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Best of all, though the Simpson clan is 18 years older, they're not one bit wiser.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Spare and quietly heartbreaking, this French-Canadian feature uses a fine brush to depict a teenage girl in the midst of a quiet crisis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Informative documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Maitland McDonagh
    Enthralling or infuriating.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    Nelson's film eschews sensationalism, and knowing how the story ends in no way diminishes its visceral impact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The combination of Lee's discomforting subject matter and distancing style -- calculating artlessness punctuated by occasional flights of lyrical fantasy -- makes this slow-moving drama a challenge that doesn't seem entirely worth the effort.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Equal parts soap drama and ham-fisted morality tale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The main event is the Mamet-esque battle of foul words between vintage hard-case Ray Winstone and the seething sociopath played by Ben Kingsley.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The film ends on an ambiguous note that will infuriate some viewers and strike others as the only possible finale to Don's sad absurdist journey.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    Margaret Brown's documentary is actually an examination of the racial divide in a city that claims there is none.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The multitalented Jaoui and Bacri excel on every level; her direction is efficient and unobtrusive, their script dissects the nuances of corruption by celebrity with a razor-sharp scalpel, and they deliver a pair of subtly unsparing performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    McCarthy's flawless casting may be the film's greatest strength: Veteran character actor Jenkins and his costars vanish into their characters -- their performances are so subtle and unforced that they don't feel like performances at all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A dark delight that combines pop-culture wit and genuine emotional depth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Both informative and intensely moving.