Todd McCarthy

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For 1,543 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 Tootsie
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1543 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An exceptionally tasty contempo comedic romance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A Walk in the Woods serves as a terrific showcase for two exceptionally durable stars.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The visual effects are pretty sensational, delivering the cutting-edge CGI goods auds want and expect. It will be hard to watch "Earthquake'' ever again after this one.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The central idea is quite clever and appealing, and that the charm meter is turned up all the way.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This grandly conceived and executed epic tries to give equal weight to intimate human emotions and speculation about the cosmos, with mixed results, but is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A grim picaresque odyssey across a beautiful scarred landscape laced together by private romantic longing. Handsomely made and vividly acted.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A smoothly engineered crowd pleaser.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Where the film misses its biggest bet, however, is in depriving the animals of the voices they had in the animated version.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Nineteen years after their last adventure, director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford have no trouble getting back in the groove with a story and style very much in keeping with what has made the series so perennially popular.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Inspirational on the face of it, Clint Eastwood's film has a predictable trajectory, but every scene brims with surprising details that accumulate into a rich fabric of history, cultural impressions and emotion.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    George Nofi pulls off a relative rarity in his feature film debut by creating a genuinely romantic fantasy suspense thriller.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Succeeds in capturing the book's essential themes and concerns, albeit in a hectic style that could not be more antithetical to that of the literary master of international intrigue.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Bright, glossy, grandly scaled and dramatically stolid, 79-year-old writer-director Jerzy Kawalerowicz's longtime dream project mixes earnest religiosity with the depraved cruelty of Nero's Rome in the classic De Mille tradition.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Barry emerges as an involving and credible portrait of a smart young man with a good deal of growing and learning yet to do.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Dazzlingly nimble and light on its feet, this breezy but densely textured love letter to modern, multicultural Paris in the guise of a romantic suspenser returns its director to the vibrant vein of his pre-Oscar work in "Something Wild" and "Married to the Mob."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An impeccably made and genuinely moving account of how Scottish author J.M. Barrie came to write "Peter Pan."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Genuinely spectacular and historically quite respectable, Ridley Scott's latest epic is at its strongest in conveying the savagery spawned by fanaticism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The director and screenwriter downplay the conventional melodrama inherent in the situation in favor of emphasizing how practical problems should be addressed with rational responses rather than hysteria, knee-jerk patriotism or selfish expedience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Well-made and acted Coen Brothers remake lacks the humor and resonance that might have made it memorable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Sad, compelling documentary leaves a few key questions frustratingly unanswered, but the raw materials here are sufficiently bracing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Marked by some powerful scenes, fine performances and colorful dialogue, this talented directorial debut by actor-writer Billy Bob Thornton has its effectiveness diluted by serious overlength and a rather monotonous, unmodulated tone.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    With Ledger onscreen more than might have been expected, the film possesses strong curiosity value bolstered by generally lively action and excellent visual effects.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Just as quirky and idiosyncratic as the Gotham-based writer-director's earlier efforts, this one pushes the spiky humor a bit more to the fore while unfolding a tale loaded with offbeat oppositions and odd character detailing.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An entertainingly eccentric horror tale that envelopes the audience in a dreamy and bloody nightmare.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Fury is a good, solid World War II movie, nothing more and nothing less.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Exceedingly imaginative, beautifully realized animated epic adventure.

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