Todd McCarthy

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For 1,594 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Truman Show
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1594 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    More gentle and modestly insightful than it is exhilarating or revelatory.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    In the meaty bad guy role, Harrelson entertainingly goes all the way, putting him way out there on the ledge with any of your favorite loonies, psychos and unhinged nutjobs.
    • 80 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Performances are aces top to bottom
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    So it's a fun, if not exhilarating, ride, one sped along with the help of a wonderfully assembled cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Offers potent romantic fantasy elements for men and women and a cast that should produce the best commercial returns for a Woody Allen film since "Match Point."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    What fans will get here is loads of action, great effects, good comic relief, stunning locations (Iceland, Jordan and the Maldives) and some intriguing early glimpses of the Galactic Empire as it begins to flex its inter-galactic power.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Ted
    Not too many films serve up laughs that just keep on rolling with regularity from beginning to end, but Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut does so and without any feeling of strain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This odd, epic tale of a man who ages backwards is presented in an impeccable classical manner, every detail tended to with fastidious devotion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Because of its cast of young men being buff and hormonal and good at their jobs, one could say that Only the Brave is the Top Gun of firefighter movies, the difference being that the new film feels like it's embedded in reality rather than in an aerial wet dream.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    On a scene-by-scene basis, in terms of performance and the grave issues under consideration, the film is quite absorbing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The continuing saga of one of contemporary literature and cinema's most fascinating villains, as played once again with exquisite taste and riveting force by Anthony Hopkins.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    May or not be Robert Altman's best film in years, but it is certainly his most pleasurable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl excel as, respectively, British wild man and hedonist James Hunt and Austrian by-the-books tactician Niki Lauda.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This narrative directing debut by Sacha Gervasi remains absorbing and aptly droll despite a few dramatic ups and downs and, led by large performances by Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Although Ridley Scott's 3D visual feast is no classic, the oozing alien tentacles hit all the right sci-fi horror notes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The return of the legendary swordsman is well served by a grandly mounted production in the classical style.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The film's style, paradoxically both precious and rough-hewn, positions this as the season's defiantly anti-CGI toon, and its retro charms will likely appeal more strongly to grown-ups than to moppets; it's a picture for people who would rather drive a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 than a new one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A gritty and gratifying cheap thrill, Rob Cohen's high-octane hot-car meller is a true rarity these days, a really good exploitationer, the sort of thing that would rule at drive-ins if they still existed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Sympathetic, genial and exceedingly wholesome, it's a film that, once seen, will permanently and favorably influence the way viewers regard the characters' real-life counterparts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Witty, thoughtful and illuminating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Robert Altman takes an elegant, appealingly unemphatic look at the world of ballet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Nicholson is outstanding as he gradually but tellingly sketches in aspects of a man driven by a mission that outstrips his instincts as a professional lawman.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Quai d’Orsay zips along at a good clip and benefits from the gruffly benevolent gravity of Arestrup, which offsets the machine-gun pace set by Lhermitte.

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