For 1,315 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 In the Name of the Father
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,315 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A pounding, pulsating thriller that provides an almost constant adrenaline surge for nearly two hours.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Emerges as the best in the overall series since "The Empire Strikes Back."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A gritty, intense and supremely accomplished sci-fier.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Last year's "The Prisoner of Azkaban" seemed dark, but this excellent fourth film derived from J.K. Rowling's books is the darkest "Potter" yet, intense enough to warrant a PG-13 rating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Almost too much of a good thing, Peter Jackson's remake of the film that made him want to make movies is a super-sized version of a yarn that was big to begin with, a stupendous adventure that maximizes, and sometimes oversells, its dazzling wares.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Outstandingly realized on all levels.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Rib-ticklingly funny at times and genial as all get-out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Grandly conceived and sensitively drawn.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Ambitiously tackling his biggest canvas to date, Clint Eastwood continues to defy and triumph over the customary expectations for a film career in Flags of Our Fathers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    It's not really either an animal or a kids' film but rather a young adult drama that rings emotionally true.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A superbly wrought yarn set in the milieu of first-generation Russian mobsters in London that is simultaneously tough-minded and compassionate about the human condition, Eastern Promises instantly takes its place among David Cronenberg's very best films.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    One of the best Westerns of the 1970s, which represents the highest possible praise. It's a magnificent throwback to a time when filmmakers found all sorts of ways to refashion Hollywood's oldest and most durable genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Through immaculate use of picture, sound and time, the director adds another panel to his series of pictures about disaffected, disconnected youth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Artistically on a plane with or near the vet filmmaker's best work, this period drama about a woman slowly discovering her metier is an artisanal creation par excellence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    By getting Tyson to open up as he has, Toback has succeeded in illuminating one of the most polarizing, complex and -- the film almost forces one to admit -- misunderstood figures of our time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Good old-fashioned virtues of three-dimensional characters, fine dialogue, recognizable life situations and meat-and-potatoes content.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Like hard-edged "Masterpiece Theater."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Truly beguiling romantic comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    An uncommonly smart, sharp and irreverent American picture.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A markedly better picture than Roberto Benigni's far more sentimental Oscar collector.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Vastly entertaining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Wang has made a dramatically confident move into the mainstream on his own terms with highly congenial material.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Robert Redford's handsome, smartly constructed new film stands likely to capture the imagination of the educated, culturally inclined public.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    T3 delivers the goods. A hard-hitting, straight-ahead sci-fi actioner with none of the pretentions and ponderousness that have put at least a portion of the public off of "The Matrix Reloaded" and "Hulk."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A smart sex comedy that successfully swims upstream to spawn and score.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Expert story construction and compelling thesping and direction make all the narrative elements pay off as if calculated by a precision instrument in which all the parts are working perfectly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Gripping, highly dramatic thriller that more than confirms the distinctive talent of young Brit helmer Christopher Nolan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Errol Morris delivers a compelling, thoughtful and entirely involving documentary in The Fog of War.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A very entertaining get-tough fantasy with political and feminist underpinnings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Entirely unpredictable and marked by audacious strokes of directorial bravado.