Todd McCarthy
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For 1,399 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 Brooklyn
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,399 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    If an age produces the renditions of classic stories that reflect those times, then The Passion of the Christ, which is violent, contentious, emotional, extreme and highly proficient, must be the Jesus movie for this era.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Directing himself for the first time, Redford has lavished his usual meticulous care on popular material that comes alive on the screen in ways that it never could on the page.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Low on plot but high on charm and personality, Next Stop Wonderland is a sly, hand-crafted indie that is very alive and attentive to its characters' feelings and foibles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Viewers looking for old-fashioned movie thrills as a change of pace from the glut of alien and digital-oriented features might paradoxically enjoy the feeling of being back on terra firma with this airborne adventure.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A somber, absorbing thriller that treads familiar psycho serial killer terrain with style. Elegantly made and comparatively restrained in cramming sick and grisly stuff down the audience's throat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A spectacularly gung-ho sci-fi epic that delivers two hours of good, nasty fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Occupying a dramatic, philosophical and sensory twilight zone that casts a considerable spell, this intensely focused piece soars not only on the director's precision-tooled style but also on the outstanding interplay between leads Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Witty, thoughtful and illuminating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This intelligently made picture is artful but not arty, political without being didactic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A well-observed and deftly performed examination of upper-middle-class emotional deep freeze, The Ice Storm is an intelligent, adult American film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A funny and unexpectedly beguiling account of the outrageous humorist's unlikely rise to the pinnacle of radio celebrity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Ray
    Bursting at the seams with music, Taylor Hackford's ambitious film provides a good sense of the pioneering entertainer's extraordinary journey and brings it to life with plenty of colorful detail.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Although Nava's screenplay hits the subject of every scene right on the head and doesn't ask for much subtlety or subtext, Lopez is wonderful to watch in the dramatic sequences as well as in the numerous musical interludes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An impeccably made and genuinely moving account of how Scottish author J.M. Barrie came to write "Peter Pan."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Lively, sometimes funny and, inevitably, provocative.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A knockout documentary with a renegade personality ideally suited to its anarchic subject matter.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A deliriously trashy, exuberantly vulgar, lavishly appointed exploitation picture, this weird combo of road-kill movie and martial-arts vampire gorefest is made to order for the stimulation of teenage boys.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The stylistic fun Stone has in dramatizing this crime of passion thoroughly revitalizes the well-worked genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Narrative complexity and momentum make this a true cinematic equivalent of an absorbing page-turner.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Increasingly exhibits a desire to amuse and distract rather than go deep, which ultimately generates disappointment in light of its announced intentions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    For geeks, action freaks and sensation-seeking teenage boys of all ages, the price of admission will provide a one-way ticket to hard-boiled heaven.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    With its exceptional multicamera coverage and dynamic editing, pic provides an amazing ride across the dusty roads and stunningly varied terrain of what could be the world's most demanding vehicle race.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Coolly absorbing without being pulse-quickening.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Genuinely spectacular and historically quite respectable, Ridley Scott's latest epic is at its strongest in conveying the savagery spawned by fanaticism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A raucous insider documentary that invites the viewer to share a secret held exclusively by comics for untold generations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Working in his typically idiosyncratic and episodic vein, Jim Jarmusch has nonetheless pitched the film slightly more toward mainstream tastes than usual for him, using excellent thesps in the service of accessible material.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Succeeds in capturing the book's essential themes and concerns, albeit in a hectic style that could not be more antithetical to that of the literary master of international intrigue.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A vital chapter of mid-century history is brought to life concisely, with intimacy and matter-of-fact artistry.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    While skillfully crafted to maximize visual excitement and dramatic fireworks through the first hour, relentlessly paced pic sports a fancy new package for a rather shopworn doomsday scenario that unravels to increasingly familiar effect as the finale breathlessly approaches.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Most crucially, Brosnan makes the grade as 007. He handles the action capably and gets the standard quips out in a commendably straightforward way that's wry but not dismissive.

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