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 Shame
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,315 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A labor of love made over the course of seven years that crucially matches the energy and passion Langlois himself embodied, this deep-dish account of the life and times of the longtime head of the Cinematheque Francaise will enthrall buffs.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Where the film misses its biggest bet, however, is in depriving the animals of the voices they had in the animated version.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A weighty and deeply intriguing look at the many-tentacled beast that is the international oil industry. Wide-ranging and restlessly probing, Stephen Gaghan's second directorial effort uses the same mosaic storytelling technique as in his Oscar-winning screenplay for "Traffic."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    From a filmmaking point of view, this is a work that the old Hollywood moguls themselves would have been proud to present.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This ostensible gay Western is marked by a heightened degree of sensitivity and tact, as well as an outstanding performance from Heath Ledger.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An array of supporting craftspeople pull the viewer into a credible alternative world, even if the film itself is more prosaic than inspiring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Well-observed and superbly cast picture is the filmmaker's best in quite a long time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    What neophyte scripterscripter Jeff Maguire's plot comes down to, however, is the cat-and-mouse game between Horrigan and Leary, and the craftiness and strategies involved on both sides, while not exactly ingenious, are tantalizing enough to compel interest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    First-time helmer Jan De Bont, the ace lenser of most of Paul Verhoeven's films as well as "Die Hard" and numerous other large-scale pix, handles the action with great nimbleness and dexterity; film can hardly be faulted for its visual presentation of very complex action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Lucid and engaging, Sketches of Frank Gehry provides the enormously gratifying opportunity to spend an hour-and-a-half with an artistic giant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Never really addresses why aspects of the ratings don't work, proposes concrete improvements or compares the system to those in other countries. Still, picture's bracing, hilarious and out-there elements make it a landmark.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Ending is on the conventional side, more so than anything else in the picture , but script by Ann Biderman and David Madsen keeps the tart surprises coming throughout most of the picture with only occasional lapses into red herrings and artificial manipulation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Craig comes closer to the author's original conception of this exceptionally long-lived male fantasy figure than anyone since early Sean Connery.