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 Volver
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A subtle, unsparing portrait of families whose fragile dynamics fray under pressure. Its strength lies in the complexity with which the characters are written.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The story eventually resolves itself a little too neatly, but it never devolves into a freak show or a fable, thanks in large part to Farmiga and Stahl's deft, quirky performances.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Sentimental, formulaic, predictable and shamelessly manipulative, Marcos Carnevale’s tale of late-life love is also genuinely heartbreaking and heartening.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    This dark comedy of addiction, delusion and humor as a weapon marks the feature directing debut of veteran writer Peter Tolan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Canet and Lefevre pruned subplots and fixed the novel's ending -- it's now merely preposterous rather than patently absurd – but it's the cast that makes the genre clichés feel vivid and even fresh.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Groundlings alumnus Prendergast's dark comedy, drawn from on his own family experiences, is firmly rooted in messy, selfish, often-unappealing human behavior rather than self-referential irony and juvenile goofiness.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Driver and Renner deliver haunting performances in this story of crime and punishment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The execution is masterful and even as you see the building blocks of the climax being put into place, it's a delight to watch them fit JUST SO.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Jeremy Gosch's documentary about the origins of professional surfing shines a light on four wave riders – three Australians and a South African – who helped transform a counter-culture life style into a billion-dollar industry.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Doesn’t break any new documentary ground, but it does exactly what it sets out to do: Preserve a live event and make it available to a broader audience.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A sprawling, messy, frustrating and impassioned examination of the psychological fallout from America's obsession with a highly artificial and all-but unattainable standard of beauty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A charming comedy-drama that's surprising true to the events that inspired it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A dry, thoroughly modern reminder that while mores change, human nature doesn't.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is slick, mainstream entertainment with just enough surprises that you don't have to feel like a fool for enjoying it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's greatest asset is its performances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The brothers' dark, all-star farce about sex, lies and surveillance is pretty damned funny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The ideal viewer is a Miike fan...You know who you are.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Engrossing documentary about the life and times of publisher Barney Rosset, who spent much of his career advancing the cause of free expression, is a flawless match of style and subject.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A beautifully acted, intensely felt story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Kusama's impressive feature debut is an affecting coming-of-age drama whose story is familiar without being hackneyed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Like "Lone Star," this group portrait mourns a rapidly vanishing American landscape while acknowledging that the past, free of corporate homogeneity though it may have been, is never the unspoiled paradise it appears in retrospect.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Roberts fans will, of course, be delighted to see her in a role that plays to all her strengths -- fresh-faced looks, charming gangliness, air of infinite approachability -- and neatly sidesteps her glaring inability to act by having her more or less play herself.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Engaging, high-spirited tale.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A loving, gently funny and slightly claustrophobic tribute to theatrical life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Ribisi is painfully intense without being histrionic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Seductive, funny, whip-smart and ultimately tragic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    So adorable you don't ever mind that the story's so slight it's in danger of shriveling up and blowing away, or that it drags a little in the middle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Thoroughly dotty and surprisingly endearing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Like the original "Fantasia's" eight segments, the results are a mixed bag.