Maitland McDonagh

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For 2,244 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 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Zodiac
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
2244 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a must-see for horror buffs and anime fans; and while it lacks the haunting thematic underpinnings of "Blood The Last Vampire," -- it's a more satisfying movie-going experience.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    Gets off to a pretty intriguing start before degenerating into a series of routine action sequences.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Clearly Phish's appeal is fundamentally experiential, and the experience doesn't lend itself to being captured on film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    Brooding ghost story is rich with psychological and political implications that never obscure its fundamental creepiness.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a dumb movie, but it's good for a few profoundly undemanding laughs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    This DIY oddity is both quirkily funny and strangely poignant, and does justice to the same themes that underlie the far more lavishly produced "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Despite its floating narrative, this is a remarkably accessible and haunting film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A cut above the preposterous action spectacles that now pass for espionage films.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    Strident and bombastic.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    The script recycles clichés that go back to 1937'S "Dead End," the performances are one-note, and the whole thing has the flat, bright look of a TV cop show.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    Serviceable enough, if you come to it with sufficiently modest expectations.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    Overall, the book is a far more rewarding experience than the movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    The story is painfully familiar, and McIlhenney regularly stops it in its tracks by indulging the actors in arty monologues that sap the movie of any suspense or sense of momentum.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Rests on three excellent performances, of which the most difficult is Stephen Rea's.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Wang's film doesn't really have anything more to say about power, manipulation and the wild unpredictability of sexual energy than "Last Tango" did 30 years ago.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    While this cheerful film has nothing particularly new to say about the ties that hold family members together even when they're driving each other crazy, it's a pleasure to watch such a talented ensemble at work.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The love story is pretty conventional stuff, but Linney's finely calibrated, low-key performance as Callie goes a long way towards making it more interesting than it might otherwise be.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    If not an entirely successful film, it's a bold and haunting one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    A creepy, clever, film buff's delight of a fantasy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Though the film ends on a surprising and genuinely magical note, it takes its own sweet time getting there; some viewers will have lost patience before the denouement arrives.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    There are people who eat this kind of thing right up -- if you're one of them, dig in.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    Unfortunately, the result is little more than a glossy parlor trick, a stripped-to-the-bone "Of Human Bondage" recast with two women.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    Spare and coolly evocative, it's a chilling accomplishment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Maitland McDonagh
    It's got turns, it's got an attractive cast that gets shish-kabobed with ruthless regularity. It's just tired.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This intelligent, oddly aloof thriller is a worthy follow-up to director Steven Soderberg's "Out of Sight."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Maitland McDonagh
    This Australian tear-jerker finds more humor than you'd imagine possible in the story of a dying woman getting to know her adult children.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    There's nothing hugely original going on here, but as twisty-turny crime thrillers go, this one is perfectly entertaining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Maitland McDonagh
    In the end, the film feels a little futile; its relentless, one-miserable-note tone is numbing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Maitland McDonagh
    The characters are two-dimensional and the story is intensely formulaic.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Maitland McDonagh
    Hogan returns with what feels like a feature-length vanity project.

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