Todd McCarthy

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For 1,540 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Killing Them Softly
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1540 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Vastly entertaining.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Dazzlingly well made and perhaps deliberately less fanciful than the previous entries, this one is played in a mode closer to palpable life-or-death drama than any of the others and is quite effective as such.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Conveying an astonishing array of information across a long narrative arc while still maintaining dramatic rhythm and tension, this adaptation of Robert Graysmith's bestseller reps by far director David Fincher's most mature and accomplished work.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Blanchett makes an indelible impression as a woman who, through breeding, intense personal cultivation and social expectations, has brilliantly mastered the skill of navigating through life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    It stands as a unique film-within-a-film, of significance for the historical value of the raw images, the memories they spur and internal evidence of how the Nazis staged scenes long assumed to be real.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Breaking through any period-piece mustiness with piercing insight into the emotions and behavior of her characters, the writer-director examines the final years in the short life of 19th-century romantic poet John Keats through the eyes of his beloved, Fanny Brawne, played by Abbie Cornish in an outstanding performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Wayne Kramer's sexy and often humorous feature directorial debut surrounds its sweet center with the energy, flash and risk of the gambling capital. Sterling performances by William H. Macy and Maria Bello as the long-shot lovers and Alec Baldwin as a temperamental casino operator.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Entirely unpredictable and marked by audacious strokes of directorial bravado.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    If films about coping with memory loss and/or reverse-order storytelling now constitute a mini-genre, then Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is arguably the best of the lot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Tightly made and populated by a uniformly larger-than-life cast of characters , pic is a total delight for every second of its running time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    James has done a wonderful job of telling a colorful life story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    An intelligent, visually ravishing adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's best-selling novel.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    The formula of ingredients is familiar and time-tested, to be sure, but some cocktails go down much better than others and McQuarrie and company have gotten theirs just right here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    But where most rugged he-man films feature a few action sequences scattered throughout, director Renny Harlin keeps the adventure stuff in this reputed $ 65 million production coming at an astonishing pace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A tough-minded, bracingly blunt look at the sometimes debilitating cost of doing business that casts an unblinking eye on the physical, emotional and moral bottom line.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A pounding, pulsating thriller that provides an almost constant adrenaline surge for nearly two hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    An uncommonly smart, sharp and irreverent American picture.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Manages the difficult feat of being an intimate, even delicate tale played with an appealingly light touch against an epic backdrop.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    The main performances are powerful, the visuals are bold and vivid, the final effect one of the gut having been punched and the mind stirred.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Heineman offers up a double portrait of devastation, of a truly destroyed city and of partially decimated survivors, leaving the viewer with an empathetic sense of deep sorrow.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    The thoughts may not be profound, but they are profoundly true to life,and the writer-director’s approach to young people’s concerns is remarkably universal and timeless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    The director mixes moods with a playfulness that is both brazen and carefree and yet precisely modulated, yielding results that amplify the specific content of the screenplay. This makes for a film that, however cheap it was to make, is incredibly rich to watch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Cedar impressively creates a complex and intricately detailed portrait of the web of political, financial, social and religious affiliations that has everything to do with how the world works.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    A weightier, more nuanced and fulsome experience than the film the world has known up to now.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Rebounding from his biggest career flopflop with "Havana," Sydney Pollack has done an ultra-pro job in giving spit and polish to this star-driven, sure-fire commercial project.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    No matter one's personal stance about what Snowden did, this revelatory work is fascinating and thought-provoking, if, at the same time, oddly lacking in tension; unlike the provocations of Michael Moore or Oliver Stone, the temperature of this film is very cool.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Silence, more successfully than not, artfully addresses the core issue of its maker's lifelong religious struggle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    Bears all the earmarks of a magnum opus for Martin Scorsese: Fascinating and fresh material about his beloved New York City, an epic reach, an equally epic gestation period, a dynamic criminal element, combustible socio-political-religious elements, outstanding actors and sophisticated allusions to cinema history that inform and enrich the experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    All hands on both sides of the camera do outstanding work. Clooney seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly as the old grump whose creative flame hasn’t been entirely extinguished, but it falls more to Robertson to carry the film, which she does with great energy and appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Todd McCarthy
    The rough power, as well as the humor and sensitivity, of pop phenom Eminem is delivered intact in 8 Mile.

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