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 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Caustic and despairing, Shrader's film lacks the delicate beauty of Atom Agoyan's "Sweet Hereafter," but has just as much bitter power.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    This is a psychological study that rejects psychology, an erotic drama of surpassing coldness, and a story of amour fou in which the madness is calculated and the love frozen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Their doomed fling is oddly hypnotic and ultimately haunting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Maitland McDonagh
    Audacious, hypnotic and utterly breathtaking.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    First-time feature director Tucker displays an astonishingly assured touch, allowing his phenomenal cast to creep into their characters' skins and surrounding them with images of shimmering and slightly threatening beauty.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    28 Weeks Later is flawed -- the constant reappearance of one key character verges on the absurd -- but it knows where it's going, and it gets there in a chilling blaze of fire, blood and poisonous fog.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Yugoslavian-born writer-producer-director-editor Vladan Nikolic weaves together the intersecting stories of lost souls who bring their international miseries to New York in this cool, cynical thriller.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Lafosse's razor sharp dissection of relationships strained to the breaking point is hypnotic in a road-accident kind of way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    It's as hard not to ask what former New York Doll David Johansen is doing in their company, prancing his way through an irrelevant version of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor," as it is not to wonder why the audience is so overwhelmingly white.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a raw, haunting experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A huge hit in France, this ensemble drama revolves around two very different social groups whose encounters with each other change several lives in surprising ways.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This quietly gripping film is both universal and particular.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The look is rough, but Bujalski's talent is evident.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The same super-heated visual imagination that made Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" such a darkly thrilling delight is very much in evidence in his sequel to "Hellboy." It's a shame that it's at the service of such a blandly conventional story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Utterly enthralling even for viewers unfamiliar with the Congo's complicated political history.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    John Walter's documentary suggests that Johnson, who made no distinction between his life and his art, designed every detail of his own mysterious 1995 suicide with the same whimsical care that went into his painstakingly assembled pieces, and provides an engaging overview of Johnson's eccentric career in the process.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Though overlong and repetitive, Hirsch's film is vitalized by the same music that helped keep the revolutionary spirit alive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Froemke and Dickson's film opens a window onto rural poverty so dire it's almost inconceivable that it exists in 21st-century America.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Ejiofor's subtle, infinitely humane performance is the invisible glue that holds everything together and Chris Menges's darkly shimmering cinematography lends the story a gritty, coolly seductive glamour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    An intensely internalized portrait of external pandemonium, a slippery, insidiously haunting work of poetry rather than brilliantly realized pulp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Maitland McDonagh
    Director Carl Franklin, who also adapted the screenplay from Walter Mosley's prize-winning novel, isn't particularly concerned with the machinations of mystery plots. Nor is he seduced by the temptations of noir visual style (although Tak Fujimoto's camera work is plenty stylish).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    Brooding ghost story is rich with psychological and political implications that never obscure its fundamental creepiness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Ultimately, the material is so familiar that it's hard to work up any enthusiasm for another trip though the seamy underside of glittering gaming life.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Nolan's intention was clearly to cast the material in a more conventional Hollywood mold without turning it into namby-pamby nonsense, and he succeeds admirably.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Maitland McDonagh
    Fincher gets it all right, and Donovan's hippie-dippy "Hurdy Gurdy Man," which bookends the story, has never sounded so hauntingly menacing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    Errol Morris' characteristically distanced documentary is empathetic without being especially sympathetic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Bielinsky's "Nine Queens" was a complex romp through the machinations of high-stakes con artists, but this intricately plotted mystery ventures into darker psychological territory and never misses a step.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    An intoxicatingly beautiful, maddeningly elliptical and utterly enthralling meditation on the fleeting pleasures and haunting aftermath of doomed romance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A giant leap forward in Stephen Chow's ongoing assault on Jackie Chan's status as reigning balletic clown-master of martial-arts mayhem, this extravagantly nutty crime comedy is a work of some kind of genius. Not everybody's kind of genius, to be sure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Brisk, glossy and gloriously art-directed, Scorsese's lavish biopic is a pop trifle, engaging but not compelling.