Todd McCarthy
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For 1,416 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,416 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Arid, self-consciously arty and emotionally uninvolving.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A remarkably mirthless and inept romantic comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Another tale of out-of-it working-class men cooking up a harebrained scheme to improve their lot in life.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Feels like a film from several years ago, one of the many made in the wake of "Pulp Fiction" that tried and failed to be as clever as its progenitor.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    This hokey thriller reps what one can only hope will be a one-of-a-kind hybrid between a World War II actioner and a ghost story outfitted with innumerable false-alarm shock cuts and shot with enough colored lights and filters to delight Baz Luhrmann.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Universal’s attempt to find gold by bringing to new life one of the mustier items in its vaults is pure hokum and scarcely of the first order.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Passably interesting psychological study of emotionally wounded characters until it commits dramatic suicide by showing its true colors as a tricked-up "Fatal Attraction" wannabe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Never comes close to making the case that its subject is worthy of the viewer's interest.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Speak a great deal, but they don't have much to say. A dull ensembler.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The submarine goes deep but the story never does in U-571, a good old-fashioned WWII picture that is exciting in only the most superficial way.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Defiantly uncommunicative picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    There is no one to become attached to in The Four Feathers, no interest or sympathies appealed to or engaged.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The novelty value is completely gone the second time around.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Its politics and dramatic line are familiar and far from convincing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Just compare their superficiality to the complex characters in "From Here to Eternity" and what's missing here becomes terribly clear.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Screechily abrasive and sorely lacking in elements that engage the imagination.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An exercise in improv-derived filmmaking that simply proves once again that there's no substitute for a good script.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Begins as though the filmmakers imagine that they're making a daringly anti-p.c. serio-comedy, but long before it's over, the picture is wearing its bleeding liberal heart all over its sleeve.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Has the distinction of being a major motion picture that's far less imaginative, and quite a bit more stupid, than the interactive game it's based on.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The dramatic trajectory is frightfully obvious, the characters tediously one-dimensional, the dialogue banal.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    With a far-fetched script that might barely have passed muster at the B units in the old studio days, this Dimension release will command a certain up-front attention due to cast topliners.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A shrill, strained and shallow riff on a tired idea.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Sure to turn off general viewers due to its emotional inaccessibility, multitude of narrative problems and preoccupation with a torture Web site.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Star-driven, high-minded claptrap that, fatally, can't even rig a rooting interest in its central love story.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    This overwrought and egregiously self-serious thriller about the poisonous fruit borne of child abuse grows more ridiculous by the quarter-hour and is poised for a theatrical life span scarcely longer than that of its eponymous insect.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A dreadfully dull, completely conventional story of a young wife's recuperation from being unceremoniously dumped, this is a by-the-numbers bit of emotional calculation without a single fresh, original or offbeat move in its system, apart from a nifty opening sequence.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Lusterless trifle.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A noxious little tale of Wall Street types whose amorality knows no limit, Rick takes smarmy knowingness to ludicrous extremes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Nine very good actors are wasted, if not embarrassed, by the thoroughly unconvincing shenanigans perpetrated by first-time writer-director Michael Clancy, while a tenth -- Zooey Deschanel -- somehow manages to float ethereally above it all with her dignity intact.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An uncommonly dour and even grim action thriller that globetrots as diversely as a James Bond film but offers a very limited view politically, emotionally and dramatically.

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