Todd McCarthy
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For 1,417 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 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
1,417 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    One of Caine's meatiest roles, and he handles it with power, humanity and remarkable emotional fluidity; from the opening moments, an enormous amount comes through his eyes alone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Montenegro carries the film su-perbly with her portrait of gritty strength being worn down to a state of tattered vulnerability, while newcomer de Oliveira, a shoeshine boy who won the role over 1,500 other aspirants, is engagingly natural and happily doesn't beg for viewer sympathy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    The continuing saga of one of contemporary literature and cinema's most fascinating villains, as played once again with exquisite taste and riveting force by Anthony Hopkins.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Smartly plotted, convincingly acted and brilliantly executed technically, this engrossing thriller adds some clever modern wrinkles to the time-tested formula of sinister intruders threatening innocents in their home.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Consistently engrossing as an unusual character study and as a trip to the mysterious border-crossing between rarified brilliance and madness, this serious-minded but lively film is distinguished by an exceptional performance by Russell Crowe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    Exceedingly imaginative, beautifully realized animated epic adventure.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A tour de force of artifice, a dazzling pastiche of musical and visual elements at the service of a blatantly artificial story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Todd McCarthy
    A pleasurable throwback to the sort of gritty, low-tech international thriller that was a staple of the 1960s.

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