Todd McCarthy
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For 1,403 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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 In the Name of the Father
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,403 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Goes down like sour eggnog on Christmas Eve.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Rarely has a picture been so self-consciously designed to be a culturally meaningful touchstone, and fallen so woefully short, as Southland Tales.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    As it thuds along from one wolf attack to the next, Catherine Hardwicke's first film since taking leave of Bella and her toothy friends adamantly refuses to provide any wit, humor or fun.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The director doesn't display the spirit of a natural entertainer; while intellectual notions abound, he never grabs the audience by the hand to pull them into the tale emotionally.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Defiantly uncommunicative picture.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    On a moment to moment basis, however, picture continuously skirts very close to the ludicrous in its advanced-stage grimness and outre forms of torture foreplay.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Despite its scaldingly hot cast and formidable writer/director combination, The Counselor is simply not a very likable or gratifying film. In fact, it's a bummer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Arid, self-consciously arty and emotionally uninvolving.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    It’s a waste of a good cast as well as a serious trip-wire for McCarthy, who may know what’s best for her talents but, on the evidence, needs a deft-handed outsider to make sure she’s maximizing them.
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Conservatives score a few political points but aren't very funny in An American Carol, a cheesy spitball directed at the very large target of a Michael Moore-like filmmaker.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Has there ever been a Hollywood adaptation of a major novel as faithful and yet so misguided and downright strange as the three-part version of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged that now comes to a conclusion with the third installment?
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Speak a great deal, but they don't have much to say. A dull ensembler.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Star-driven, high-minded claptrap that, fatally, can't even rig a rooting interest in its central love story.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Embalming the simple and simplistic yarn in an amber glow that is all but suffocating and banishing from it any traces of humor and spontaneity, director Scott Hicks serves up this treacly tale with absolutely no trace of self-consciousness about the material's cliches or simple-mindedness.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Arriving eight years after the lame third installment in Dimension's profitable series, this seems like far too little way too late.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An admirable idea in theory proves to be a real slog to sit through in Everyday.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The dramatic trajectory is frightfully obvious, the characters tediously one-dimensional, the dialogue banal.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    What's actually up onscreen in this vaguely ambitious but tawdry melodrama falls into an in-between no-man's-land that endows it with no distinction whatsoever, a work lacking both style and insight into the netherworld it seeks to reveal.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The ‘70s recreation is reasonable -- there are plenty of vintage cars and pop tunes of the moment -- but the characters never register beyond the surfaces of the scenes despite being equipped with long-festering resentments and grudges.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An indigestible gumbo of Southern Gothic ingredients seasoned with snake oil, biblical hash and thoroughly unpalatable spice.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A stillborn would-be comedy.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    It's something you'd think only the crassest of Hollywood producers would come up with - injecting sex appeal into an event as ghastly at the Nanjing massacre - but it's an element central to The Flowers of War, a contrived and unpersuasive look at an oft-dramatized historical moment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The effects are snazzy, even if they pass by quite quickly, and there's enough going on to keep audiences watching, if not entirely happy. Smith, Theron and Bateman capably handle the main roles, but such is the skimpiness of the scenario that no further characters make any impact.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A creaky haunted house that, once the big twist is revealed, makes very little sense at all.

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