Todd McCarthy
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For 1,417 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 Inside Llewyn Davis
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,417 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Shrill, strenuous and entirely without charm, Ron Howard's attempt at a Christmas classic is an elaborately wrapped empty box that will fool many people into buying it but will not greatly please its recipients.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A muted coming-of-age piece that more often reflects rusty movie conventions than it freshly observes real-life struggles.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A staggeringly misguided stab at making the past come alive by people who have absolutely no feel for period filmmaking. Banal at best and laughable at worst.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    May hold some appeal for Latino auds in the Southwest but will fold after a couple of rounds in the big arena.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Strictly a minor-league late fall entry.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Much of the confusion, as well as the lack of dramatic rhythm or character development, results directly from Bay's cutting style, which resembles a machine gun stuck in the firing position for 2 and a half hours.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Evinces no interest in such niceties as credible dialogue, character motivation or forward momentum.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A hillbilly romantic comedy in which the hillbillies show up but the romance and comedy never do.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A very earthbound comic fantasy, a racially flip-flopped "Heaven Can Wait" redo stuck in a purgatory with just enough meager laughs to keep it from a more fiery fate.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A perfectly dreadful film.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A boner-headed comedy whose sense of gross-out humor is calculated rather than inspired.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A romantic comedy as lamely generic as its title.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Animation is dull and characterless, and vocal talent has evidently received blanket direction to, when in doubt, shout.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A shamelessly manipulative commercial on behalf of national health insurance.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    As dull and arid as a hike through the desert.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A thick slice of bogus inspirational cheese that only makes itself look bad by recycling so many golden movie memories.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Johnny Depp's impersonation of the Thompson figure is effective up to a point, but it's hard to imagine any segment of the public embracing this off-putting, unrewarding slog through the depths of the drug culture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Newman's charismatic, multishaded performance elevates the hodgepodge caper comedy a couple of notches above its preposterous plotting and self-consciously movieish texture.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Banal and trite where it could have been insightful and emotionally truthful, this Fox release is also notable for featuring the first disappointing performance by teen star Natalie Portman.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    The sight and sound of Lawrence in fat-lady drag remains engaging throughout; script may often let him down, forcing him to keep things afloat almost single-handedly.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Few pretty actresses have so thoroughly discarded their vanity in an outright vanity piece as Jenny McCarthy does in Dirty Love, so it's unfortunate for her this exercise in comic self-abnegation, which she wrote for herself, falls so awfully flat.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Spawn is a moodily malevolent, anything-goes revenge fantasy that relies more upon special visual and digitally animated effects for its intended appeal than any comics-derived sci-fier to date.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Some of the filmmaker's keen intelligence remains on display, but only in fractured and often obscure form, and pic overall gives the impression of a giant expurgation of negative feelings about things in general rather than a carefully articulated brief on recognizable subjects.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Silk is a snooze. Vacuous, arid and terminally dull, this adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's freak bestseller hasn't a trace of real life or energy to it, and is hamstrung by a lethargic lead performance by Michael Pitt.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Guy Ritchie shoots a blank with Revolver, which replays the low-life criminal shtick from his first two features with an ill-advised overlay of pretension. The action, attitude and wise-guy talk all feel moldy this time around.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Reheating the ingredients can't disguise how stale they are, as setpiece after setpiece strains to whip up excitement, only to fall flat while reminding of previous sequences that did such things ever so much better.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    This is a sloppy stew in which the ingredients of battle action, murder mystery, little-kid sentiment and history lesson don't mix well.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    An endlessly sentimental fable about sacrifice and redemption that aims only at the heart at the expense of the head. Intricately constructed so as to infuriate anyone predominantly guided by rationality and intellect.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    A series that's provided a successful, moderately enjoyable ride up to now blows its tires, gasket and transmission on its way to flaming out in Fast & Furious.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Staggeringly misjudged in virtually every department, from the wannabe effervescent script to Johnny Depp's dopey hairdo.

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