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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Somersault
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Romero isn't a subtle filmmaker -- the sociopolitical underpinnings of his DEAD films have always been brutally clear -- but LAND is alive with subtle touches.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Roos' sly, throwaway insights into the ways people deceive and undermine themselves are both ruefully funny and painfully on the mark.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Craig Brewer's sweaty, feel-good story about a small-time pimp and dope dealer making one last, desperate grab at his long-deferred dream is driven by longtime supporting player Terrence Howard's subtle, go-for-broke performance as Memphis mack Djay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Would be funny if it weren't so horrifying.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A rapt fascination with transcendent lunacy runs through Herzog's work, both fiction and documentary; while disdaining Treadwell's rhapsodically anthropomorphized vision of nature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Shunji Iwae's film began life as an interactive online "novel" and unfolds in a series of achronological vignettes whose cumulative effect is chilling.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Whatever the complicated truth about PTL, Tammy Faye's homespun charisma is undeniable; if only the Lord would give her the strength to say, "Get thee behind me, false eyelashes!"
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Though occasionally repetitive, Gramaglia and Fields' admirably evenhanded documentary gives the Ramones the respect they deserve: Fans will be grateful and the uninitiated should listen and learn.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    William Klein's film documents a turbulent time and an outsized personality, but the film's glories are in the details and its intimacy would be unimaginable in the rigidly spin-controlled atmosphere of 21st-century sports.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    (Fugate's) portrait of Valentine/Baker is rich and compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Often technically rough, but it's painfully compelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Both informative and intensely moving.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Intelligent and engaging, this documentary about rave culture overcomes the challenge inherent in its subject; rave's appeal is by nature nonanalytical and experiential, while documentary films play to the intellectual observer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This amazing footage alternates with interviews that include more than a dozen surviving members of the troupe, whose recollections are by turn funny, touching and mind-boggling. What a time!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A brightly colored, picaresque adventure that's equal parts telenovela melodrama and pop-magic realism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A beautifully acted, intensely felt story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A very entertaining, hugely neurotic romantic comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This stylized tale of guilt and retribution is a surprisingly sleek and affecting drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Catches you with a creepy sucker punch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Gray doesn't condescend to his outer-borough characters and elicits pitch-perfect performances from his ensemble cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A beautifully acted slice of intersecting lives defined and driven by the business of beauty.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Ribisi is painfully intense without being histrionic.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    You come away from the film wishing her the best, but fearing the worst.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Roundly condemned (though not banned) by Church officials in Mexico, the film became a smash hit -- probably in part because the public wrangling gave it an enormous publicity boost.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Serrau effortlessly navigates the tricky transition from ruefully comic chick flick to gritty crime picture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Utterly enthralling even for viewers unfamiliar with the Congo's complicated political history.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's ensemble portrait of women caught between nostalgia for the tough and free-spirited babes they were (however much that freedom may have been illusory) and uncertainty about what their futures hold is almost painfully on target.