Todd McCarthy
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For 1,346 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 The Aviator
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,346 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Lars von Trier cuts a big fat art-film fart with Antichrist. As if deliberately courting critical abuse, the Danish bad boy densely packs this theological-psychological horror opus with grotesque, self-consciously provocative images.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Shrill, undermotivated, feature-length catfight.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Well made but unlikable and dramatically absurd picture.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Wallow in Hollywood hipster self-absorption.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The story of a veritable devil who comes to test and destroy a family of faith, The King is a noxious film morally and an aggravating one dramatically.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A flighty and unnecessary send-up of reality television.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Once the revisionist frisson of a black Jesus, not to mention Mary, Joseph and Judas, has worn off, one is stuck with more mundane matters such as story dynamics, visual style and character verisimilitude, much to the misfortune of the audience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A stillborn would-be comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An indigestible gumbo of Southern Gothic ingredients seasoned with snake oil, biblical hash and thoroughly unpalatable spice.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Cleverly titled but noxious British comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The way the picture dwells almost exclusively on cinematically exploitable elements -- gangbanger crime, prostitution, honor killing, terrorism paranoia -- gives it a sordid patina that even the classy, able thesps can't offset.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A shrill, mechanical comedy.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The novelty value is completely gone the second time around.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A shrill, strained and shallow riff on a tired idea.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A remarkably mirthless and inept romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Arid, self-consciously arty and emotionally uninvolving.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.