John P. McCarthy

John P. McCarthy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
America Magazine , Boxoffice Magazine , ReelTalk Movie Reviews , Variety
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
504

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Ejiofor's low-key, naturalistic acting mode is ideal for conveying Northup's self-control and intelligence. And Fassbender avoids turning the malevolent Epps into a one-note nemesis." — America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
21% Copperhead (2013) " Maxwell and Kauffman merit praise for acknowledging historical complexity, but the film's moral and aesthetic limitations keep Copperhead from entering this realm." — America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " Intense and imagistic, sensual and rather salacious, this is a wild, fascinatingly bleak adaptation that seizes on the book's more lurid motifs." — America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Watching Wes Anderson quietly and unsentimentally make Zero the hero of The Grand Budapest Hotel should win over some of the director's detractors." — America Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2014
—— Bloodknot (1996) Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2013
34% The Oranges (2012) " There's not enough tension for the humor to diffuse. What we're left with is a bland dramedy featuring a strong cast." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 5, 2012
—— Phillip The Fossil (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2012
—— Sideshow: Alive on the Inside (2005) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Gulliver's Travels (1996) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Frank and Jesse (1995) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— In Pursuit of Honor (1995) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— SugarTime (1995) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Triplecross (2006) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
—— Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995) Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2012
3/5 60% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) " You can't help but appreciate the food's visual beauty -- and the physical, mental and emotional energy that went into creating it -- but you don't come away feeling you have to taste any of Adrià's food before you die." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2011
—— MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) Variety
Posted Jun 29, 2011
1.5/5 26% The Best and the Brightest (2011) " Strictly bush league, save for a few bravura performances." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2011
96% One Lucky Elephant (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 10, 2011
55% Mr. Nice (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2011
2/5 19% Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011) " This ho-hum offshoot of Megan McDonald's book series earns negative "thrill points" as it chronicles the mirthless backyard shenanigans of a suburban Pippi Longstocking." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2011
87% Breaking the Waves (1996) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 28, 2011
2.5/5 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Its sense of fun-loving camaraderie feels forced and tinged with buzz-killing danger." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 24, 2011
—— The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995) Variety
Posted May 19, 2011
2.5/5 59% The First Grader (2011) " Guilt and glossiness form the foundation of the slick production, which, despite the best intentions of all those working under director Justin Chadwick, exudes a mildly patronizing vapor that dampens the emotional affect and any historical incisiveness." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 14, 2011
3.5/5 95% Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011) " Is any filmmaker more comfortable moving between the didactic and the lyrical, between quotidian facts and profound speculation?" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 26, 2011
0.5/5 41% Footprints (2011) " The barely coherent Footprints seems bent on erasing any nostalgia one might have for Hollywood's heyday." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 12, 2011
—— Trapped in Space (1994) Variety
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (2010) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2011
—— Wrecked (2009) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2011
3.5/5 84% Jane Eyre (2011) " Cary Joji Fukunaga's romantic thriller Jane Eyre is to19th-century literature what Black Swan is to ballet: a thoroughly cinematic, occasionally exhilarating reimagining of a repertoire standard." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2011
91% Public Speaking (2011) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2011
2/5 72% We Are What We Are (2011) " We Are What We Are is a superficially provocative movie that tries way too hard to be memorable." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2011
0.5/5 5% Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) " Big Momma has laid a gigantic egg." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2011
3/5 86% Carancho (2011) " Without resorting to sensationalism, gratuitous gore, false spirituality, or any extraneous artificiality, Trapero has fashioned an emotionally involving picture." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 15, 2011
1.5/5 4% The Roommate (2011) " What's most memorable about this plodding thriller are the copious amounts of foundation and lip gloss." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2011
3/5 67% Ward No. 6 (2011) " The movie's profundity shines through because it gestures at something that might counter its aura of futility and despair." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 22, 2010
3/5 100% Con Artist (2010) " [Director Michael Sladek] lets Kostabi hang himself and the auto-execution is fully effected about halfway through." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2010
2/5 81% Today's Special (2010) " Those with even modestly adventuresome cinematic palates will have their appetites whetted before exiting unsatisfied." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2010
2.5/5 40% Due Date (2010) " With its premise so easily established, Due Date is able to be modestly raucous as well as character-driven, which is how it goes astray since it tries to evoke complex moods and feelings that are beyond its ken." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 5, 2010
2.5/5 30% The Tempest (2010) " The result is cacophonous." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 2, 2010
4/5 61% The Kids Grow Up (2010) " Ranks as one of the best non-fiction films of the year." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2010
3/5 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " As semi-spooky and splatter-free as its predecessor." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2010
1/5 0% Kalamity (2010) " Kalamity is a real klunker." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 22, 2010
3.5/5 81% Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2010) " Although its claims about Hildegard's modernity and relevancy should be taken with a grain of salt, one readily imagines Vision attracting a cross-section of the curious, not limited to feminist cinephiles and true believers." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2010
3/5 52% Devil (2010) " A Sunday school parable wrapped in an adequately nail-biting supernatural thriller, Devil uses its triteness to its advantage." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2010
2/5 58% The Freebie (2010) Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2010
2/5 83% Our Beloved Month of August (2010) " Elliptical and episodic, the hybrid blends music, documentary and narrative elements into an intriguing but frustratingly vague whole." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3.5/5 —— Honeymoons (Medeni mesec) (2010) " You don't want Honeymoons to be over quite so soon, but you know it must end at some point." — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 10, 2010
3.5/5 72% Machete (2010) " How often can you see Cheech Marin nailed to a cross or Lindsay Lohan in a threesome with Trejo and the actress playing her mother?" — Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/5 —— The Living Wake Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2010
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