Todd McCarthy
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For 1,360 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:
1,360 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An intermittently compelling and occasionally hilarious road movie.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Lee has made a brutal but sensitively observed film about the fringes of the Civil War.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Schroeder's first non-American film in 16 years feels like a rejuvenation; his adaptation of Fernando Vallejo's 1994 novel has a naturalistic freedom and ease that is both refreshing and direct in the way it tells a deeply disturbing story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    May or not be Robert Altman's best film in years, but it is certainly his most pleasurable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A charming, if lightweight, Coen brothers escapade flecked by plenty of visual and performance grace notes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Good escapist entertainment, and the effect is ingratiating.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Eastwood's latest picture boasts tight storytelling, sharp acting and an eye for unexpected, enlivening detail.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An exceptionally tasty contempo comedic romance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Engaging, refreshingly human in its humor and becomingly modest in its aspirations, this hip look at being out of it announces some promising new talent and will play well with young audiences looking for comfortable entertainment that doesn't feel manufactured.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This unlikely collaboration between actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott is extremely well directed, making for a smartly made, delightfully acted period piece whose sensibility neatly straddles art films and the mainstream.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A randy, irreverent, slice-of-life no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Swings, even if it doesn't always soar.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior This curious, cloistered piece... is continuously absorbing but lacks the emotional resonance that would have made it completely satisfying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Underachieves in its own way by trapping an expansive, probing story in a brittle, highly artificial style that constricts character and emotional development.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Opulently produced, fittingly enough, and quite entertaining as a surface ride through the up, down and somewhat up again life of one of the New Hollywood's most colorful characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An intensely scenic, refreshingly humanistic oater that dares to be sincere and open-hearted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Serves up a judicious blend of showy action, political intrigue, ticking-clock suspense and intramural CIA one-upsmanship for mainstream entertainment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Dazzlingly nimble and light on its feet, this breezy but densely textured love letter to modern, multicultural Paris in the guise of a romantic suspenser returns its director to the vibrant vein of his pre-Oscar work in "Something Wild" and "Married to the Mob."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An entertainingly eccentric horror tale that envelopes the audience in a dreamy and bloody nightmare.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Marked by some powerful scenes, fine performances and colorful dialogue, this talented directorial debut by actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton has its effectiveness diluted by serious overlength and a rather monotonous, unmodulated tone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The Coen brothers tread into James M. Cain territory with The Man Who Wasn't There, but with less tasty results than either Cain or the Coens themselves at their best.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The return of the legendary swordsman is well served by a grandly mounted production in the classical style.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    In a very demanding role demanding a vast emotional range from clueless innocent to confident role player and emotional adventurer, Gyllenhaal is outstanding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This refitting of Claude Chabrol's 1968 classic "La Femme Infidele" is less concerned with suspense and dramatic fireworks than is the usual American "erotic thriller," and much more devoted to nuances and the minutiae of how men and women behave, pretend and lie in duplicitous situations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Like a Rousseau painting splattered with carnage of warfare.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    More gentle and modestly insightful than it is exhilarating or revelatory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Darker and more dramatic, this account of Harry's troubled second year at Hogwarts may be a bit overlong and unmodulated in pacing, but it possesses a confidence and intermittent flair that begin to give it a life of its own apart of the literary franchise, something the initial picture never achieved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Beautifully acted by a diverse ensemble, this Good Machine production is carefully crafted and deliberately paced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Films exist for different reasons, and the indisputable raison d'etre for About Schmidt is to showcase Jack Nicholson giving a master class in the art of screen acting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Breezy, enjoyable romp gratifyingly zigzags in directions that aren't apparent at the outset and features some intriguingly personal subtext for longtime Woody watchers.