Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,237 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 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Blood Tea and Red String
Lowest review score: 0 Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras
Score distribution:
2237 movie reviews
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Ritchie wraps this folderol in cinematic razzle-dazzle, including animated sequences, reverse motion, trompe l'oeil production design and tricky lighting. But it's still claptrap.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    On its own low-bar terms, it delivers the goods: pole-dancing, gut-chomping and Jenna J.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Like most anthology films, this thematically linked trio of shorts is a mixed bag.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    A disturbing examination of what appears to be the definition of a "bad" police shooting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It has a creepy power all its own.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The result is unfortunate: Pinter can't find emotional depths that just aren't there, but dispenses with most of what made the original entertaining in the search for them.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    The success of this effect, which helps elevate the movie above a classy disease-of-the-week saga, rests firmly on Russell Crowe's performance, and it's a strikingly good and moving one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's about ordinary people living in the shadow of nagging, day-to-day racism, and about the music that reminds them of what's right with the world rather than what's wrong.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Maitland McDonagh
    Played for Maverick-like comedy, the film might have coasted on Harris and Mortensen's dialogue. But played straight it's both dull and preposterous.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a sly, subtle portrait of systematic hypocrisy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    That the 27-year-old Usher isn't much of an actor is no surprise, but he's strikingly uncharismatic for someone who's been in the spotlight since he was six.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    This intermittently charming look at East-meets-West culture shock in contemporary Beijing seriously overreaches its grasp.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Paxton is impressively subtle and elicits remarkable performances from O'Leary and Sumpter.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Maitland McDonagh
    The story vacillates between broad, kid-friendly gags and a series of oddly sour riffs on the theme of adult sibling rivalry.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    For all the complicated backstory, weighty themes, action set pieces and fanciful production design, the film is oddly unengaging.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    Obvious and, frankly, 25 years too late.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    Restrained and decorous to a fault.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    A three-hankie weeper in disaster-movie drag, and its tear-jerking bull's-eyes are separated by long stretches of tedium.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    One soggy, charmless heap of chum.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Aimed at youngsters, this odd mix of fantasy and disease-of-the-week conventions doesn't really gel, though its ambitions are laudable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    While the film's exploration of Irish religious intolerance takes it to many familiar areas, the specifics are unfamiliar and fine performances -- especially those of leads Cunningham and Brady.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    The movie fails to make Alma a vivid presence -- She deserves better, and so do viewers.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Maitland McDonagh
    If you can't spell "bogeyman," you shouldn't make movies about him.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    The feisty supporting cast is forced to carry the show, and fortunately, they're more than up to it, notably Olin, Platt and Jeremy Irons.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The film ends before Franken can actually take the step from commentator to participant, which adds to its overall unfinished and unfocused air.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Gorgeous and menacing at the same time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    Buried deep inside this ponderous, repetitive psychological thriller is a fantastic half-hour "Twilight Zone" episode.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    The film is flat-out gorgeous and contains moments of sheer lunacy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    Though some individual scenes crackle, overall the film feels unfocussed and flabby, like a series of acting improv exercises strung together.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's performances are uniformly strong and remarkably coherent, given the conditions under which they were delivered. The actors shot for eight hours straight in a fully lit and set-decorated house, each individually miked and followed by his or her own personal camera operator.

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