Todd McCarthy
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For 1,426 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 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,426 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Result is still innocuously mild and inconsequential.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Laura Linney’s beautiful performance is most of the story in p.s.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    Strikes some resonant chords but also hits notes that simply don't ring true and are borderline risible at times
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    An exhaustingly elaborate romantic fantasy actioner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    Promised Land presents its environmental concerns in a clear, upfront manner but hits some narrative and character bumps in the second half that weaken the impact of this fundamentally gentle, sympathetic work.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    By underplaying the melodrama in the presumed hope of seeming subtle when Kelley Sane’s script is so baldly melodramatic, the “Tsotsi” helmer drains the life out of an obviously explosive subject.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    This handsome, not unappealing look at a Scottish legend of nearly 300 years ago is too solemn, wooden and dour for its own good, and feels oddly of another era.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    This trifle about a dizzy downtown New York scenester who gets a grip on her life is energized by several attractive characters and enough youthful pep to put it over as an upbeat diversion for teens and twentysomethings, though it has no more substance than bubblegum music.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Feels slight and pretty ordinary by the end, with no edge or compelling insights, just a reasonable feel for teen attitudes and banter.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    A half-broken adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's great modern Western novel. Neither dull nor exciting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    The few who saw the embalmed adaptation of "Snow Falling on Cedars" will recognize the same stifling approach brought to this more accessible material by director Scott Hicks.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Notable for Kimberly Elise's ferocious lead performance and for the bigscreen exposure pic affords the charismatic Bishop T.D. Jakes, who plays himself and upon whose works the film is based.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Del Toro clearly knows his way around the camera, but the shadowy eeriness that saturates the early going slowly becomes monotonous and winds up being just dull, and even partially obscures the action in the long underground finale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    As rich in period and historical background as it is deficient in fresh dramatic and thematic ideas.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    The dark and sometimes funny The D Train is a feel-bad comedy, in that one feels bad for what happens to every character in the film and bad for sometimes being taken to places that feel more implausible than just transgressive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Can be taken to task for its overt point-making, lackluster style and some late-on dramatic contrivances seemingly dragged in to provide a little violence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    The Pact demonstrates both why people respond to horror and why it's so routinely scorned.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Magic in the Moonlight does have a not-disagreeable expensive-vacation vibe to it. But the one-dimensional characters are mostly ones you’d want to avoid rather than spend a holiday with.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Intermittently engaging but dramatically slack, this tale...is more interesting around the edges than it is at its core, thanks to the dull nature of the lead character played by Matt Damon.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Allen the writer-director has gone tone-deaf this time around, somehow not realizing that the nonstop prattling of the less-than-scintillating characters almost never rings true.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    The film is ice cold, never finding a way to invite the viewer into the story, and Richard Gere doesn't convince as a Jewish biblical scholar.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Not the worst but is very far from the best film the star has made in his career.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained in the big-screen version of the still-thriving theatrical smash Jersey Boys.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    Rather like a cross between "Up in Smoke" and an episode of "The Jeffersons, Friday is a crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    None of the characters is given much depth or meaningful backgrounding, leaving the capable thesps with plenty of anguish and emotion to play but not much else.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    The homily-laden wrap-up, stressing the upside of bad days, is enough to make you hold your nose, but it only lasts a moment, which is suggestive of the way Arteta and the cast provide the energy and momentum to get the job done but not overstay their welcome.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Todd McCarthy
    From a performance p.o.v., Aselton and Shepard hold the screen well and are most watchable, and Aselton does a fluid directing job within the limited challenge she set for herself production-wise.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    Amiable but no more, Bee Movie puts a hiveful of potent talent at the service of a zig-zigging, back-of-an-envelope story that's short on surprise and originality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Todd McCarthy
    An annoying example of self-therapy posing as art.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Todd McCarthy
    For all its clever design, beguiling creatures and witty actors, the picture feels far more conventional than it should; it's a Disney film illustrated by Burton, rather than a Burton film that happens to be released by Disney.

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