Todd McCarthy

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For 1,499 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 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Todd McCarthy's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Foxcatcher
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1499 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A randy, irreverent, slice-of-life no-budgeter that's played for laughs and gets them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Swings, even if it doesn't always soar.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    All the meticulousness, intelligence, taste and superior This curious, cloistered piece... is continuously absorbing but lacks the emotional resonance that would have made it completely satisfying.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Underachieves in its own way by trapping an expansive, probing story in a brittle, highly artificial style that constricts character and emotional development.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Opulently produced, fittingly enough, and quite entertaining as a surface ride through the up, down and somewhat up again life of one of the New Hollywood's most colorful characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An intensely scenic, refreshingly humanistic oater that dares to be sincere and open-hearted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Serves up a judicious blend of showy action, political intrigue, ticking-clock suspense and intramural CIA one-upsmanship for mainstream entertainment.
    • 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."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An entertainingly eccentric horror tale that envelopes the audience in a dreamy and bloody nightmare.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The Coen brothers tread into James M. Cain territory with The Man Who Wasn't There, but with less tasty results than either Cain or the Coens themselves at their best.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The return of the legendary swordsman is well served by a grandly mounted production in the classical style.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    In a very demanding role demanding a vast emotional range from clueless innocent to confident role player and emotional adventurer, Gyllenhaal is outstanding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This refitting of Claude Chabrol's 1968 classic "La Femme Infidele" is less concerned with suspense and dramatic fireworks than is the usual American "erotic thriller," and much more devoted to nuances and the minutiae of how men and women behave, pretend and lie in duplicitous situations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Like a Rousseau painting splattered with carnage of warfare.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    More gentle and modestly insightful than it is exhilarating or revelatory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Darker and more dramatic, this account of Harry's troubled second year at Hogwarts may be a bit overlong and unmodulated in pacing, but it possesses a confidence and intermittent flair that begin to give it a life of its own apart of the literary franchise, something the initial picture never achieved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Beautifully acted by a diverse ensemble, this Good Machine production is carefully crafted and deliberately paced.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Films exist for different reasons, and the indisputable raison d'etre for About Schmidt is to showcase Jack Nicholson giving a master class in the art of screen acting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Breezy, enjoyable romp gratifyingly zigzags in directions that aren't apparent at the outset and features some intriguingly personal subtext for longtime Woody watchers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Like a trot around the track for the thoroughbreds involved, and one of the results is that it takes them far too long to get to the finish line.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    An all-star remake of the all-star original, Ocean's Eleven is a lark for everybody concerned, including the audience. Breezy, nonchalant and without a thing on its mind except having a little fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Jolting, superbly acted film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A genuinely ominous and suspenseful thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Performances are aces top to bottom
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    About twice as good as the original...bigger and more ambitious in every respect, from its action and visceral qualities to its themes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    John Mathieson's widescreen cinematography is magnificent, and the pacing across 2½ hours is well modulated.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    May be a shade too serious and contemplative to completely enchant the thrill-seeking masses, while simultaneously seeming too mainstream-minded and genre-bound to be entirely embraced by highbrows.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    This immaculately made first feature from noted musicvid and commercials director Mark Romanek provides Robin Williams with one of his creepiest, atypical roles, and the comic star responds with an unusually restrained performance that is, in the end, quite moving.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A gritty and gratifying cheap thrill, Rob Cohen's high-octane hot-car meller is a true rarity these days, a really good exploitationer, the sort of thing that would rule at drive-ins if they still existed.

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