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

Maitland McDonagh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Devil in a Blue Dress
Lowest review score: 0 Terror Firmer
Score distribution:
2,229 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    Offbeat documentary filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato dissect the history and legend of perhaps the best known and most profitable pornographic movies ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    The rare sequel that actually improves on the original, this robust entertainment's intelligence and emotional impact belie conventional wisdom that summer movie spectaculars are by nature brainless nonsense and only a stupid snob would complain about their cynical insubstantiality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Maitland McDonagh
    An intoxicatingly beautiful, maddeningly elliptical and utterly enthralling meditation on the fleeting pleasures and haunting aftermath of doomed romance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Though the story meanders, the film's look is nothing short of breathtaking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Unlike most mainstream filmmakers, Ratnam doesn't try to include something for everyone, but he does deliver several handsome production numbers.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Formulaic and derivative, but sufficiently well made to work as both teen-angst melodrama and bone-rattling brawl picture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    But in the end it all comes to naught: Tantalyzing though the leads are, the paintings remain elusive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Roth's screenplay, steeped in the peculiar rituals, lock-jawed repression and smug sense of superiority of the WASP ruling class that both shaped America's intelligence community and made it vulnerable, is less interested in derring-do than back-room deals and the day-to-day drudgery of spying, driven by the notion that espionage is a cynical high-stakes game played with people's lives and the ante is human decency and connectedness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The devil is in the degrees. Pineyro and Ferrer have a fine old time teasing the viewer with the ongoing search for the corporate mole.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Once upon a time there was a feisty young woman who didn't sit around twiddling her pretty thumbs and singing "Someday My Prince Will Come." That's the revisionist spin on Cinderella, and it twirls very nicely.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Sharply acted and cheerfully coarse.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's a fearless performance and yields some squirm-inducingly funny moments.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    There's nothing more to it than meets the eye, but Bertino understands the mechanics of suspense and knows how to use them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    For all the flash and flutter, the movie overall lacks, well, HEFT.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    A deep and astonishingly authentic streak of melancholy runs through this fifth sequel to the 1976 sleeper that made both struggling actor Sylvester Stallone and hard-luck slugger Rocky Balboa international stars.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Although this first chapter in a three-part tale is inevitably overburdened with back story, it ends on one hell of a cliff-hanger.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    What you're seeing isn't wire work or CGI -- it's stunt choreography, beautifully executed, flawlessly cut together and brainlessly thrilling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Phillippe has the unenviable task of trying to make O'Neill equally interesting, but an eager beaver with some unresolved family issues is no match for a poisoned soul methodically laying the groundwork for his own inevitable fall. The unfortunate imbalance makes long stretches of the film feel dull, but when Cooper is on screen it's mesmerizing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It's just a clever, pointed little fable about the price of complacent conformity, slavish worship of the status quo, and trading freedom for the illusion of safety, wrapped in a sugary-sweet, Jordan-almond-colored coating that looks good enough to eat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Best of all, though the Simpson clan is 18 years older, they're not one bit wiser.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The ideal viewer is a Miike fan...You know who you are.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Outsourced is a sweet, good-natured surprise that takes the cliches out of an overworked genre and makes them seem almost fresh and entirely charming.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Dellal and their cast consistently hit the right notes, and the result is an uplifting tale that you don't have to be embarrassed to enjoy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    It has a creepy power all its own.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Gorgeous and menacing at the same time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Klapisch's use of split screens, fragmented images and nouvelle vague-ish editing would be annoying if it weren't so in keeping with the youthful exuberance his characters haven't quite lost.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    The film's resolution is both haunting and satisfying.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Neither Ketchum nor the filmmakers take an exploitative approach to the material; their focus is the way the youngsters' petty cruelty erupts into murderous sadism.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Maitland McDonagh
    Werner Herzog's self-proclaimed "science-fiction fantasy" is a meticulously constructed fiction made from a combination of real-life footage repurposed in ways a conventional documentarian couldn't imagine.

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