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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Somersault
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
2229 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    But what truly distinguishes the movie is Cage's performance, which is so off the wall that even if you don't like it you have to watch in awe.
    • 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!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This intimate, bittersweet romance is proof that a familiar story and the trappings of a done-to-death era can still seem fresh and engaging in the right hands.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A slick, mannered and frequently clever comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Medem's stupendously gorgeous puzzle movie features strong performances from its four leads.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Beautifully acted, minutely observed story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It's the kind of film Hollywood doesn't make any more, and a pleasant retro diversion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Piercing, sweetly melancholy and acted with a breathtaking eye for nuance.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A surprisingly charming fable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Non-musical scenes that move the narrative forward are staged realistically, while the lavish production numbers reflect the star-struck imagination of one-time chorine Roxie, for whom all the world ought to be a stage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Propelled by a soundtrack as diverse as its international gallery of thieves, Jordan's cheerfully scruffy neo-noir caprice even lays on the religious imagery with a palette knife and sweetens Melville's ending without seeming terminally sappy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Culkin's Alig has the face of a debauched cherub, but the former child star never quite captures the charisma everyone swears was an essential component in Alig's success. Green's St. James steals the picture out from under him (poetic justice of a sort), and the supporting cast is nothing short of amazing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Utterly enthralling even for viewers unfamiliar with the Congo's complicated political history.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Surprise! An intelligent, well-written high school story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Story of small triumphs and everyday sorrows is never maudlin or sentimental.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It starts slowly, but this contemplative drama's cumulative effect is genuinely haunting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Old-fashioned fun that goes down as smoothly as a vintage cocktail.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    An illuminating glimpse into what goes on in the dance studio.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    He (Anderson) manages to guide his cast of characters through an epic story of self-delusion with a skill and grace that many more experienced filmmakers would be hard put to match.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    For what could easily have been a slickly vulgar variation on "American Pie" or "Porky's", this libidinous comedy explores some unusually complicated territory, and benefits greatly from Verdú's unpredictable performance as Luisa.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Classic melodrama given a thoroughly modern, utterly Almodovarian face-lift.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This deliriously unsettling film evokes H.P. Lovecraft's exquisitely creepy stories of encroaching madness -- not so much in story terms but in its perversely spooky ambience -- with a subtle dose of David Lynch's dark sense of humor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Depp's tight, guarded performance is almost painful to watch, and Newell seems to have reined in the flamboyant Pacino, whose portrait of the mobster as a grumpy old woman may be his best work in years.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The high-profile cast -- play their roles with just the right mix of seriousness and tongue-in-cheek self-awareness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It's both the shortest 3 1/2 hours you'll ever spend at the movies and spectacle of such magnitude that it's hard to imagine feeling you didn't get your time and money's worth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It may be long, but it's not boring -- how could it be when jack o' lanterns float lazily overhead in the dining hall, and the venerable Maggie Smith turns into a cat?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Familiar story, electrifying execution.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Funny, thought-provoking and, yes, touching.

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