Todd McCarthy
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For 1,361 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 Shrek
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,361 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Basically the film consists of a bunch of techies in white shirts and glasses laboriously discussing their views, exchanges you get the feeling the filmmaker thought would come off as humorous.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Sure to turn off general viewers due to its emotional inaccessibility, multitude of narrative problems and preoccupation with a torture Web site.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 10 Todd McCarthy
    This lushly and pretentiously made drama about a young American whose worst instincts are unleashed during a stay in Paris endeavors to entice with details of the seedy underworld of La Pigalle but is a turn-off in almost every respect.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The submarine goes deep but the story never does in U-571, a good old-fashioned WWII picture that is exciting in only the most superficial way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 10 Todd McCarthy
    Debuting writer-directors Larry and Andy Wachowski come off like Coen brothers wannabes with no sense of humor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The dramatic trajectory is frightfully obvious, the characters tediously one-dimensional, the dialogue banal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A film that seems drained of life and ideas rather than sustained by them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The story of a veritable devil who comes to test and destroy a family of faith, The King is a noxious film morally and an aggravating one dramatically.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Never comes close to making the case that its subject is worthy of the viewer's interest.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Its politics and dramatic line are familiar and far from convincing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    CQ
    Roman Coppola's first film has sympathetic aims but is distressingly lacking in flair, style, wit or fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    This hokey thriller reps what one can only hope will be a one-of-a-kind hybrid between a World War II actioner and a ghost story outfitted with innumerable false-alarm shock cuts and shot with enough colored lights and filters to delight Baz Luhrmann.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    An admirable idea in theory proves to be a real slog to sit through in Everyday.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Traditionalists and older viewers in general will scoff, while pop culture addicts will no doubt go with the flow.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Defiantly uncommunicative picture.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A noxious little tale of Wall Street types whose amorality knows no limit, Rick takes smarmy knowingness to ludicrous extremes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A stillborn would-be comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Todd McCarthy
    Newman's charismatic, multishaded performance elevates the hodgepodge caper comedy a couple of notches above its preposterous plotting and self-consciously movieish texture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    There is no one to become attached to in The Four Feathers, no interest or sympathies appealed to or engaged.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    They just don't make 'em like this anymore, and it's a good thing, too.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The effects are snazzy, even if they pass by quite quickly, and there's enough going on to keep audiences watching, if not entirely happy. Smith, Theron and Bateman capably handle the main roles, but such is the skimpiness of the scenario that no further characters make any impact.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Lars von Trier cuts a big fat art-film fart with Antichrist. As if deliberately courting critical abuse, the Danish bad boy densely packs this theological-psychological horror opus with grotesque, self-consciously provocative images.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    A creaky haunted house that, once the big twist is revealed, makes very little sense at all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    It’s impossible to buy into the film’s plea to be taken seriously at the end, just as the upbeat finale feels false.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Despite a couple of unconvincingly upbeat tacked-on moments at the end, Project X basically reads as nihilistic, as not believing in or standing for anything. Not even fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Despite its scaldingly hot cast and formidable writer/director combination, The Counselor is simply not a very likable or gratifying film. In fact, it's a bummer.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Universal’s attempt to find gold by bringing to new life one of the mustier items in its vaults is pure hokum and scarcely of the first order.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    The most banal and indulgent of Gus Van Sant's periodic studies of troubled kids, this agonizingly treacly tale comes off like an indie version of "Love Story" except with worse music.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Todd McCarthy
    Delivers only annoyance and impatience.