For 1,345 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Shrek
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,345 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Strong action, special effects and by far the most credible ape "performances" yet seen will spell box office to inspire chest-thumping in all markets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Feels lavish by normal documentary standards and will have great appeal in such F1 hotbeds as Europe and South America.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The Whale is a thoughtful, philosophical, political and ultimately sad documentary that ponders the impulses behind, and advisability of, intense interaction between human beings and another smart species.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Snappy, nasty, deftly acted and perhaps the fastest paced film ever directed by a 78-year-old, this adaptation of Yasmina Reza's award-winning play God of Carnage fully delivers the laughs and savagery of the stage piece.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A perfectly diverting romp that happens to showcase some of the best 3D work yet from a mainstream animated feature. Colorful, clever enough, free of cloying showbiz in-jokes, action-packed without being ridiculous about it and even well choreographed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A smoothly engineered crowd pleaser.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This surprising collaboration between director Clint Eastwood and "Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black tackles its trickiest challenges with plausibility and good sense, while serving up a simmeringly caustic view of its controversial subject's behavior, public and private.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This story of suffering and almost inadvertent humanitarianism is harrowing, engrossing, claustrophobic and sometimes literally hard to watch.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Best of all, von Sydow is absolutely wonderful, with the great veteran actor clearly relishing this very unusual role as he darts, skulks and, in a stealthy way, mugs across town. Without saying a thing, he dominates the middle part of the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    "No Country for Young Kids" would be just as suitable a title for The Woman in Black, a hoot of an old-fashioned British horror film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Robert De Niro and writer-director Paul Weitz find the most congenial material either of them has had in quite some time in Being Flynn.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes are on the money as Moe, Curly and Larry in a film containing more plot and sentiment than the boys' shorts ever had.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Cohen employs a comic range that ricochets between wicked political barbs and the lowest anatomical farce, to often funny and occasionally hilarious effect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This is a Wes Anderson film -- more lightweight than some, possessing a stronger emotional undertow than others -- that will strike the uninitiated as conspicuously arch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A beguiling romantic fantasy about the creative process and its potential to quite literally take on a life of its own, Ruby Sparks performs an imaginative high-wire act with finesse and charm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Their physical disparity notwithstanding, Gordon-Levitt and Willis both come across strongly, while Blunt effectively reveals Sara's tough and vulnerable sides.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Eastwood is vastly entertaining as an old-fashioned scout who disdains computers and fancy statistical charts in favor of his own time-tested instincts.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    In the spirit of the venture, the entire cast gets down and comes off all the better for it. Both Efron and McConaughey get very messed up physically, and both actors seem stimulated to be playing such flawed characters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    At once entirely frank and downright cuddly in the way it deals with the seldom-visited subject of the sex lives of people with disabilities, this well-acted and constructed film will, at the very least, turn the spotlight on this unusual topic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Tony Kushner's densely packed script has been directed by Spielberg in an efficient, unpretentious way that suggests Michael Curtiz at Warner Bros. in the 1940s, right down to the rogue's gallery of great character actors in a multitude of bewhiskered supporting roles backing up a first-rate leading performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The final installment of the immortal Bella/Edward romance will give its breathlessly awaiting international audience just what it wants.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Tom Cruise is in fine form as mysterious tough guy Jack Reacher finally reaches the big screen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Only Tarantino could come up with such a wild cross-cultural mash, a smorgasbord of ingredients stemming from spaghetti Westerns, German legend, historical slavery, modern rap music, proto-Ku Klux Klan fashion, an assembly of '60s and '70s character actors and a leading couple meant to be the distant forebears of blaxploitation hero John Shaft and make it not only digestible but actually pretty delicious.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Upstream Colors certainly is something to see if you’re into brilliant technique, expressive editing, oblique storytelling, obscuritanist speculative fiction or discovering a significant new actress.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Ordinary in some ways and extraordinary in others, The Spectacular Now benefits from an exceptional feel for its main characters on the parts of the director and lead actors.