Mike McCahill

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For 194 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Mike McCahill's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 For Sama
Lowest review score: 20 American Assassin
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 194
  2. Negative: 12 out of 194
194 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    It’s moderately diverting Halloween filler – earning points for reviving Taco’s electropop cover of Puttin’ on the Ritz – but still way too static to become actually entertaining.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    It’s been compiled with enthusiasm, flashes of skill, and a certain devil-may-care cheek – an infusion of newish blood for a Brazilian film industry that’s been badly drained in recent years.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    The connective circuitry is too identikit for Demonic to be especially distinctive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    BellBottom always feels more movie than propaganda – a mission undertaken to offer audiences a good time after the longest and worst time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Crehan knits it together like a well-worn onesie: you know exactly what shape it’s going to be once you’re wrapped up in it, but that doesn’t mean it lacks for comfort and warmth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    It’s a solid evening’s entertainment, assembled with an assurance rare at this budgetary level.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Mike McCahill
    Look beyond the lifelessly choreographed shootouts and you keep catching glimpses of ghosts: those of American industry, yes, but also those of the American action movie, once manufactured with a skill, verve and wit wholly absent from these painfully long 98 minutes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 42 Mike McCahill
    What kind of picture is it? Big, certainly: IMAX-scaled, and a hefty 150 minutes even after a visibly ruthless edit. It’s clever, too — yes, the palindromic title has some narrative correlation — albeit in an exhausting, rather joyless way. As second comings go, Tenet is like witnessing a Sermon on the Mount preached by a savior who speaks exclusively in dour, drawn-out riddles. Any awe is flattened by follow-up questions.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Onwubolu avoids the usual flash and posturing in favour of a careful, rooted storytelling, finding subtly different perspectives on gang life, and offering his characters as many ways out as there are ways in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Offering a set-piece every 10 minutes, a twist every 30, it’s pure pulp, but Vega knows how to sell it, and there are pearls of wisdom amid the nastiness. You’ll flinch, you’ll squirm, you’ll learn how to increase your survival chances should you be doused in gasoline and set alight.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Lowish-level titters are in evidence – mostly care of Kristen Schaal as Dave’s tech aide – while an analogue finale on a scrappy-looking airfield offers passing respite from the multiplex’s usual VFX-bloated city smashing.
    • The Guardian
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    There are baffling shunts from town to country, while the middle stretch tosses up scenes with no real function or punchline.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    The result is as long and as lavish an advert as has ever been produced for the Chinese emergency services. It’s just you might reasonably want your films a little more stirring and challenging, and not quite so obviously rubber-stamped.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Scalpello’s film is livelier pulp than the absence of advance fanfare would suggest.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Solid first and third acts can’t disguise a so-so middle section stuffed with conventional story beats.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    What’s crucial is how Senese and cinematographer Andy Duensing film these elements: patiently, attentively, with a feel for space and ambient atmosphere, and a reluctance to offer easy explanations that invites tantalising metaphorical readings, and counts as recognisably Carruthian.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The gusto and pace put many of 2019’s American blockbusters to shame, and – right through to a wildly overcranked final act that throws up surprises like spindrift – Lee balances vertiginous, windswept set-pieces with satisfying character beats.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Art born of outrage has to be more rigorous – and we might also contemplate what merit there is in guaranteeing prospective terrorists a filmed account of their misdeeds.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    Though one very sharp montage nails the bewilderment of touring, much of As It Was resembles any other rock doc with an access-all-areas pass, and it has one of those contractual-obligation climaxes designed to dovetail with the wider promotion of new material. It benefits considerably from a subject who’s bolstered his charisma with a newfound humility, an awareness of the world beyond the Roman nose.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Mike McCahill
    Sifting six years’ worth of rubble, al-Kateab turns up beauty and one earthly miracle to set alongside the horrors, but horrors there are.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Mike McCahill
    The movie’s a great night out, but you sense it’ll also become a priceless resource.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The kids – particularly Zoe Colletti as the sensitive Stella – are very good, and it just about functions as a brainstorm of primal fear scenes, the movie equivalent of a horror-comic summer special: good for the odd giggle and shiver, if naggingly disposable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    As with Den of Thieves, Angel falls into the “lively mediocrity” category of Butler schlock, with one or two plot hikes that suggest the script meetings were well-refreshed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    The knowing tone again feels like Hollywood confessing to trading in material few could take seriously, yet a certain sincerity is evident in Moner’s winning performance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Mike McCahill
    This is one sequel you can’t fault for effort, and the dud jokes are far outnumbered by the ones that are just about cute, smart or screwy enough to nudge out a laugh.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    A starstruck Jones hardly pushes his interviewees on it, but somewhere in his naggingly monotonous morass of talking heads is the tale of how the Boss gained a social conscience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    It’s the kind of verbose corporate parable David Mamet would sit down to write after a heavy night on the sauce.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Its arcs and beats are as careworn as your grandfather’s armchair.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Mike McCahill
    Bharat’s Achilles heel is its desire to pack so much in, at headspinning pace, tossing causality to the wind. Zafar reduces history to one damn thing after another, resulting in a 150-minute fire sale of period costumes and abandoned story beats.

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