Mike McCahill
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For 53 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 69% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike McCahill's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 51
Highest review score: 80 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 20 God's Not Dead
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
53 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Mike McCahill
    Like José Luis Guerín's brilliant 2007 curio "In the City of Sylvia," this is one of those rare films that may change the way you view the world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Mike McCahill
    An unexpected joy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Mike McCahill
    As an antidote to Premier League cynicism, it couldn't be bettered.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Mike McCahill
    The film finds the subtle tells that suggest these free-roaming girls might themselves have become prisoners of war, while enveloping its heroines in a persuasive turbulence: unpredictable, never forced, and forever compelling.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Wan remains a crafty enough director to draw your eye warily across the frame. You shouldn't feel so daft for flinching this time.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Fortunately, the animators get stuck in: the foodscape Flint's party passes through is again wittily realised, each frame sprinkled with colourful hybrid creations, from "flamangos" to "shrimpanzees".
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    [Jason Statham] has some nice, relaxed moments with onscreen daughter Izabela Vidovic, and gets to fulfil half his audience's fantasies in wiping the smirk from James Franco's face.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The actors lend it a sick heft, and there are droll, region-specific footnotes...but one senses the sniggering film-makers playing variably funny games with our phobia of pedophiles, rather than having anything lasting to say about it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The arrestingly fierce Cooke, in particular, is surely a star in the making.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Nooshin holds on to a strain of logic that doesn't often survive at this level of filmmaking.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Yes, the franchise's appeal lies in watching very ordinary boys making prats of themselves – but couldn't the vehicles transporting them to the wider world display slightly more ambition?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Set it against the shiny blandishments that have passed for family fun this season, and it starts to look vaguely radical.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    It’s not as focused as its predecessor, but its best sequences rehydrate the mind.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The weakness is in the material: these are second-string Miller yarns... But the vision remains uncompromising and it dazzles far more than any sequel should.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    If it all feels too anomalous to seal its case against today's big legal and corporate predators, it never lacks for diverting turns and quirks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The action is colourful, the vistas as organic as pixels will allow and, once it gets past the quickfire editing of the early stages, considered application of 3D heightens the sense of space and glide. Not much magic, but an appreciable level of polish.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The franchise is a low-risk work-in-progress, but DeMonaco is improving as a shotmaker.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Schwarz offsets the camp with a sincere appreciation of both the obvious, larger-than-life personality and this performer's oft-overlooked skills.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    It sometimes strays off the beaten track into shapelessness, but Oreck lends individual segments a quiet fascination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Peake, warmly sketching a woman busy fooling herself that everything will work out, and Forte, as precise as he was in Nebraska, keep it honest, and within touching distance of real poignancy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    42
    Boseman hits his key scenes out of the park, making a swell couple with Shame's Nicole Beharie, while Helgeland stages Robinson's signature base-stealing with undeniable aplomb.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The director's background in online shorts manifests itself in an occasional, montage-heavy scattiness, and the broadly conventional closing act can't quite maintain the laugh rate, but there's a lot of warm-hearted and commendably daft business along the way.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Headland has comic smarts enough to venture both filthily revisionist readings of My So-Called Life and riffs on the Potsdam conference, while refusing her audience any comforting safety nets.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    This apocalypse isn’t a nightmare so much as the ultimate bromantic fantasy, one in which – with the removal of any responsibility – the boys are free to bicker, banter, and bed down together.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Only a film as big as Africa could have done Adichie’s novel full justice; the treatment it gets here, equally honourable and hurried, reduces it to Nigerian soap with BAFTA-level acting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    If you’re in the market for a workaday crime story, Schechter’s film fulfills some of its obligations. You might just wish it had more life.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    As the narrative approaches its desired fusion of Gallic and Indian cuisine, so too Hallstrom looks to have hit his sweet spot: the very middle of middlebrow.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Odd zingers and residual eccentricities (a Whit Stillman cameo, anyone?) stand as traces of the blast it might have been, but this cast surely signed on in anticipation of many more laughs than there are in the final cut.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    The odd vivid shot reminds you of Rodriguez's dynamic visual imagination, but also what it's wasted on here: a project as indifferent as some of the trash that inspired it.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    You watch the resultant, wholly bloodless carnage with brain in neutral and eyes glazing over, as you would a re-run of Police, Camera, Action! at two in the morning.

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