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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Zodiac
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2229 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Kusama's impressive feature debut is an affecting coming-of-age drama whose story is familiar without being hackneyed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Generous, slyly tough-minded documentary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It starts slowly, but this contemplative drama's cumulative effect is genuinely haunting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Blanchett's quietly radiant performance anchors even the most outrageous plot developments, and she's well-supported on all sides.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The competition between man and machine is fogged by distrust and obfuscation. And for now, the result is a draw.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Hailed as a clever exercise in neo-Hitchcockianism, this clever and very satisfying picture is more accurately Chabrolian.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A scary, intelligent thriller that remains haunting long after it's over...features what has to be one of the creepiest first half-hours in recent film history.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A collaboration between the notoriously offbeat Coen brothers and thoroughly mainstream screenwriters Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, this piquant romantic comedy is both resolutely generic and bristling with barbs that go down with a delicious fizz and leave behind a refreshing blast of tartness.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Deville gently reveals that they're all simultaneously hauntingly fragile and amazingly resilient, their smiles as piercing as any resigned gaze.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Offbeat and ravishingly beautiful.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Rough around the edges but rock-solid in its sense of place and its depiction of real people overreaching their apparent limitations.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Diop Gaï's performance is equally beguiling: She's both bold and mysterious, a femme fatale bursting with life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Mamet's jabs at Tinseltown's silken ruthlessness are quietly pointed, and the ensemble cast -- even the brittle and sometimes annoying Pidgeon (Mamet's wife) -- is brilliant.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This taut crime thriller is a welcome antidote to brainless action extravaganzas in which the mayhem is the message, and rests on two shrewd, perfectly modulated performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    It's probably not the last word in WASP angst, but it's eloquent, witty, graceful and as sharp as can be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Kassell's visual influences are evident -- she's clearly a fan of the down-and-dirty films of the '70s -- but the consistently fine performances smooth over the rough patches.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Like the original "Fantasia's" eight segments, the results are a mixed bag.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    If you ever wondered why they call it "the curse," this movie will enlighten as it entertains.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Its minutely detailed revelations work their way under the skin like slivers of glass.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The wonder of it all is how bitterly funny the complications are, especially as filtered through Dedee's monstrously self-centered voice-over.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    (Fugate's) portrait of Valentine/Baker is rich and compelling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Funny, thought-provoking and, yes, touching.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Both genuinely funny and authentically horrifying, it puts the average horror comedy to shame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Eastwood's slow-building story of loss and deliverance is a fine, understated piece of storytelling that earns every emotional body blow it lands.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's measured pace may put off impatient viewers, but the brilliantly underplayed ending is worth the wait.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    An enthralling, suspenseful documentary about spelling bees.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is a beguiling mix of the familiar and the exotic, vivid proof that a good story can withstand endless variations without losing its fundamental vitality.

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