Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Favorites:
True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Requiem For a Dream, Heat, The Professional, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, Terminator 2
Publications:
BDK Reviews , GeekNation , NerdTears.com , WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
494
Total QuickRatings:
16
Location:
Washington D.C.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is the game-changing film of our generation. Cuaron has created a technical and emotional masterpiece that elevates the art form! See the film in IMAX 3D!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Oct 3, 2013
4.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Zack Snyder marries Hans Zimmer's brilliant film score with the non-stop action resulting in an insane amount of Nerd Tears! Emotional and action-packed! Skip the 3D. " — NerdTears.com
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " Through Abrams' beautiful use of Giacchino's epic film score, 35mm anamorphic lens flares, and his incredible detail in character, I found myself weeping nerd tears! See it in IMAX!" — NerdTears.com
Posted May 16, 2013
4/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " The epic action brought nerd tears to my eyes! Shane Black delivers a witty, action-packed flick with great twists. See it in 2D as the 3D conversion lacks great depth!" — NerdTears.com
Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Cloud Atlas is masterful in concept but mediocre in execution. Three of the stories worked while the other three lacked the emotional depth required for a 3-hour flick!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Oct 28, 2012
4/5 67% Lawless (2012) " Lawless uses it's extreme bloody violence as a character to propel this riveting and emotional story forward. Hardy and Pearce deliver incredibly engaging performances!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Aug 30, 2012
4/5 65% The Expendables 2 (2012) " The Expendables 2 has roundhouse kicks, cheesy one-liners, Chuck Norris jokes and Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Willis action scenes! It's the perfect flick to help you let off some steam!" — GeekNation
Posted Aug 17, 2012
2.5/5 55% The Bourne Legacy (2012) " The Bourne Legacy needs Matt Damon, better action and an ending. The best part about this flick is James Newton Howards incredible score!" — GeekNation
Posted Aug 10, 2012
4/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " The Dark Knight Rises is underwhelming compared to it's two predecessor's yet Nolan still delivers a satisfying conclusion to his epic trilogy! See it in true 70mm IMAX!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Jul 19, 2012
3.5/5 51% Savages (2012) " Savages is a solid flick for the first two hours and four minutes. I'm still flabbergasted and scratching my head at the choice Oliver Stone made to end the film!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Jul 6, 2012
3/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " The Amazing Spider-Man succeeds as a great love story but ultimately fails as a super hero flick. Should you see the film in 2D? 3D? or 3D IMAX? Click for full review!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Jul 3, 2012
5/5 73% Prometheus (2012) " "Prometheus" is a cinematic masterpiece with beautifully haunting visuals and an epic score. Instead of spoon-feeding the audience, Scott allows you to think for yourself!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Jun 11, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Mark Ruffalo was born to the play The Hulk. There is a ten second epic action sequence that is worth the entire price of admission and every one of your nerd tears! Hulk Smash!" — NerdTears.com
Posted May 3, 2012
2/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) " The product placement for Harvey's book is a blatant disregard for the audience's intelligence. I felt like I was watching a 3am "ShamWow" infomercial! " — NerdTears.com
Posted Apr 20, 2012
4.5/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " The Hunger Games completely transcends the teenage genre by presenting a film with a strong emotional core mixed with an epically bad-a** central character! I loved this movie!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Mar 22, 2012
3.5/5 25% Act of Valor (2012) " Through the use of active duty Navy SEALS, live ammo and helmet cameras, Act of Valor produces insanely realistic action. Just don't go in expecting good acting from the SEALS." — NerdTears.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " Chronicle is an absolutely incredible, brutally intense, emotionally engaging, original film that will blow your freaking mind. Stop what you're doing and see it now!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) " Joe Carnahan delivers a rather brilliant, deeply emotional, philosophical flick that still finds time to show Liam Neeson's bad-a** side! " — NerdTears.com
Posted Jan 27, 2012
1/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) " The Devil Inside is a terrible, uninspired, hack "found footage" flick whose trailer gives away every "scary" sequence!" " — NerdTears.com
Posted Jan 5, 2012
3.5/5 77% War Horse (2011) " A solid film with a masterful score and beautiful cinematography. While the film never reaches that level of Spielberg greatness, it contains my favorite scene of 2011. " — NerdTears.com
Posted Jan 1, 2012
4.5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " While I admired and enjoyed the film, it reminded me of drinking a Pepsi Throwback; tastes great but brings nothing new to the table. " — NerdTears.com
Posted Jan 1, 2012
5/5 94% Hugo (2011) " Martin Scorsese's love letter to filmmaking finally proves that 3D is a necessary aesthetic to storytelling if used correctly. I definitely shed a few nerd tears!" — NerdTears.com
Posted Nov 23, 2011
2/5 3% Jack and Jill (2011) " Someone please show this film to Morgan Spurlock! It should be renamed Dunkin Donuts Presents: Jack and Jill." — NerdTears.com
Posted Nov 11, 2011
4.5/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) " Please give the film editor, Zachary Stuart-Pontier, an Oscar right now. With brilliant editing, great performances and great direction, this film will stick with you." — NerdTears.com
Posted Oct 28, 2011
3.5/5 36% In Time (2011) " Is there anything Justin Timberlake can't do? Now, he's actually a decent action star! " — NerdTears.com
Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) " The flick, whose advertisements were obviously channeling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is a slow, sometimes intriguing, mess that lacks direction and rich characters. " — NerdTears.com
Posted Oct 28, 2011
3.5/5 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) " The flick improves upon the second films' problems, but doesn't live up to the fresh vibe of the original. I still jumped out of my seat and screamed like a little girl!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 21, 2011
2.5/5 35% The Thing (2011) " It's sad that in 2011, CGI transformation effects pale in comparison to the brilliant creature make-up effects of John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece." — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 40% The Big Year (2011) " How can a movie with these great actors/comedians be so unfunny?" — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 71% Footloose (2011) " Barely fresh considering director Craig Brewer essentially made a carbon copy of the original film just with less chemistry and a leading actor who sounded like Mark Whalberg!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 14, 2011
1/5 30% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) " Imagine the most vile, disturbing, disgusting, atrocious, violent, appalling, sick, twisted, sadistic, horrifying, lifeless, vomit-inducing thing you can think of. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 8, 2011
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) " Oddly enough, I was more emotionally connected to Atom the robot than I was to any human characters. The film is a perfect example of mediocre mindless fun! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4.5/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " The Ides of March is a masterfully written film with rapid-fire dialogue that has the intensity of a one-hundred minute action sequence. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/5 25% Killer Elite (2011) " While the film has decent action sequences, the film is overly convoluted and very hard to follow at times. Wait for the rental! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 82% Dolphin Tale (2011) " The overall story is better than the actual film. You can tell where Hollywood stepped in and fictionalized aspects of the story. It's still very inspirational and fun!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2011
0/5 4% Abduction (2011) " One of the worst films of 2011. The script and editing are so horrific that it made Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, two great actors, look bad. Stay far away!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2011
4/5 94% Moneyball (2011) " It's hard not to be romantic about this film! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 23, 2011
5/5 93% Drive (2011) " A modern day masterpiece. I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time all over again." — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4.5/5 83% Warrior (2011) " I cried three times! While a bit manipulative, I found myself emotionally invested in every character to the point where I could almost feel the punches!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 9, 2011
4/5 84% Contagion (2011) " Thanks to Contagion, I used a paper towel to open a bathroom door the other day and now I'm washing my hands more often. One of the scariest movies in years!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 9, 2011
3.5/5 24% Apollo 18 (2011) " Apollo 18 is a surprisingly intense, innovative and well-directed flick that made me jump out of my seat more than a few times!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Sep 2, 2011
3.5/5 61% Final Destination 5 (2011) " Stay away from all reviews/spoilers of this film, including mine, until you have seen it for yourself. If you're a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Aug 12, 2011
4.5/5 76% The Help (2011) " A rare and important film where every single performance stands out. The film finds a perfect balance between telling a tough story and keeping it very entertaining! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Aug 10, 2011
2.5/5 52% The Devil's Double (2011) " It's sad that the film could not live up to Dominic Cooper's epic performance(s). The flick had such a made-for-TV feel containing massive plot holes and a cheesy romance." — BDK Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2011
4/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " A terrifyingly shocking ground-breaking piece of cinema with great heart and action. Somebody please give Andy Serkis an Academy Award!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Aug 5, 2011
4.5/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) " Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the more refreshingly original romantic comedies containing a beautiful script that is unpredictable, funny and dramatic. I love this film!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) " The Smurfs is uncomfortably cheesy and predictable. Kids truly deserve better films than this! The only redeeming quality was the performance from Hank Azaria." — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2011
2.5/5 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " Underwhelming and disappointing. With five screenwriters, the film lacked substance and connection to the characters which made the decent action scenes appear worthless. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 29, 2011
3.5 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) " The film has a great emotional core amongst the raunchy sequences. The problem is that the film becomes the cheesy romantic comedy that it makes fun of for the first hour." — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2011
3/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " The flick's action sequences and cinematography save the film from the awful pacing and cheesy romance. The real star is the shield! Stay away from the post-converted 3D. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 22, 2011
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