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 5.3 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 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Overall, Grindhouse may well be the Beatlemania of sleaze-movie viewing, but since the real thing is gone it's the best that many fans will ever have.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Horror buffs in search of a fresh take on the usual grue should embrace it wholeheartedly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A sweat-slicked, near-abstract ballet of blood and sand.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Ultimately, Coppola's pastel-colored take on Marie's life is beguiling and annoying in equal measure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The Savages is funny in the if-you-didn't-laugh-you'd-cry way and superbly acted by all involved, including the supporting cast of home-care attendants, nurses, hospital administrators, intake personnel and nursing-home staff.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The brothers' dark, all-star farce about sex, lies and surveillance is pretty damned funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    By the time Reilly's shaggy life story winds down, it's hard not to wish he'd been your friend, too.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Wright's haunting performance is the anchor that keeps Ruscio's film from vanishing down a rabbit hole.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's an impressionistic experience rather than a linear one, and the process of surrendering to the images and rhythms of lives lived in simultaneous harmony with the physical and the spiritual is greatly helped by the chants that dominate much of the soundtrack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Ultimately, Dick subordinates scholarship to passion, which may be exactly what it takes to convince mainstream moviegoers that they should care about a system that shortchanges THEM when they go to the movies.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    You don't have to know an arabesque from an alligator handbag to enjoy Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine's loving documentary about the various incarnations of the Ballet Russe.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Shot on digital video as murky as Masuoka's imagination, its creeping sense of dank dread is as slow to build as it is hard to shake.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Kor's intentions are beyond reproach, but her campaign raises discomfiting questions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    An utterly preposterous but entertaining sci-fi action brain-bender.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is fearlessly divisive and will no doubt play according to viewers' preexisting perceptions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The supporting cast is uniformly strong, with Simon McBurney standing out as an oily representative of the British foreign service.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    No, it isn't as magically enchanting as the 1952 children's classic by E.B. White, any more than a museum-shop print of La Giaconda is as mysteriously beguiling as Leonardo's original. But this respectful, live-action adaptation of White's gentle tale about an undersized pig, a clever spider and the everyday marvels that too often pass unnoticed is a charmer nonetheless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Neither trite nor pandering, and that's what makes the film better than most of its peers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    DiCillo's short, sharp snapshot about celebrity and life on the fringe has nothing new to say, but it says it with considerable charm and affection.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    ATL
    The story is familiar, but terrific performances and a vivid sense of place elevate it above the average teen-oriented picture.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Inventive visuals and funny bits abound, but the film's gritty look and unsentimental characterizations - Harry, Hermione and Ron are far from golden teens - ominously foreshadow the truly wicked shape of things to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Well acted and hugely entertaining, the film strikes a near-flawless balance between sly pop-culture allusions and the details of how business gets done under pressure.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Jim Brown and Gary Burns hang a powerful antisuburban diatribe in the form of statistics, expert opinions and pictures worth a thousand words on the experiences of the Moss family.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Both a biographical portrait and an exploration of the tradition of Jewish liturgical music in America.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    If the film ultimately amounts to little more than a middle-aged coming-of-age story, it's richly imagined and filled fanciful touches in keeping with its passionate subject.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A huge hit in France, Michel Hazanavicius' straight-faced spy spoof unleashes a French operative of incomparable incompetence on the volatile Middle East of 1955.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The best thing about Fracture is the way in which it defies genre cliches and turns all Hopkins' mannerisms into assets.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The extensive CGI work is well used and the children are exceptionally well cast, especially the girls.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A dark delight that combines pop-culture wit and genuine emotional depth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's heart is the concert, whose highlights include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?," "Wimoweh," "Guantanamera" and the crowd-pleasing "Have You Been to Jail for Justice?"

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