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

Showing 51 - 100 of 494
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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
4/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " As a standalone film, it delivers intense and engaging action. Though, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the final battle sequence we have waited ten years to see." — BDK Reviews
Posted Jul 13, 2011
4/5 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Bay has mastered and improved upon Cameron's technology to create a mind-blowing, nerd-tear shedding, action experience that is finally worth seeing in 3D!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Jun 28, 2011
1/5 26% Green Lantern (2011) " Green Lantern is lifeless, lacks emotional connection, charisma, good special effects, a flowing story-line and everything else that makes a movie entertaining. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Jun 16, 2011
5/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " A mind-blowing masterpiece. The films works perfectly on both an emotional and suspenseful level. Every aesthetic from Giacchino's score to Abrams' use of lens flares was epic!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Jun 8, 2011
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " Nerd tears came streaming down my face everytime Michael Fassbender took the screen for his epic performance. Entertaining, fun, action-packed and thankfully not in 3D!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Jun 2, 2011
2/5 34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " You already paid for and saw this film two years ago. Though, the version you saw then was a thousand times better. Beyond disappointing!" — BDK Reviews
Posted May 25, 2011
4.5/5 77% Thor (2011) " Masterfully directed by Branagh, Thor delivers a Shakespearian-esque superhero flick with epic action, performances & emotions making it the strongest Marvel film to date." — BDK Reviews
Posted May 6, 2011
4/5 77% Fast Five (2011) " Easily the best film in the series! If you can turn your brain off and not be too persnickety about dialogue and acting, you will be blown-away by the action! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 29, 2011
4/5 60% Water for Elephants (2011) " Water for Elephants is a beautiful and captivating film that you will never forget! Robert Pattinson delivers a magnificent performance alongside Witherspoon and Waltz!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 22, 2011
3/5 58% Scream 4 (2011) " Scream 4 has the perfect opening and then slowly declines to a slightly above average slasher flick. It could have used more scares and less self-aware satire shtick." — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 13, 2011
1.5/5 27% Your Highness (2011) " Your Highness is painfully bad!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2.5/5 26% Arthur (2011) " Did Arthur need to be remade? The short answer is no but Brand does bring an entertaining charisma to a rather dull and average script. Catch a matinee!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 8, 2011
4.5/5 72% Hanna (2011) " Bad-A**!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 8, 2011
2.5 66% Insidious (2011) " The film delivers haunted house-type scares throughout but I just wish the second half was as good as the first. Wait for the flick to come out on DVD. " — WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
Posted Apr 1, 2011
4.5 92% Source Code (2011) " You know a movie is amazing when you don't want to get up to use the restroom in fear that you'll miss a single frame. I just wish it ended five minutes earlier." — BDK Reviews
Posted Apr 1, 2011
2/5 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) " Red Riding Hood is basically a beautifully photographed episode of 'Days of Our Lives.' The script is laughably bad. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2.5/5 35% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) " Whoever cut together the epic first trailer for Battle:LA deserves an Academy Award. There is a reason why we hear no dialogue in that trailer..." — BDK Reviews
Posted Mar 11, 2011
4/5 88% Rango (2011) " Anytime you have a rattlesnake attached to a machine gun and voiced by Bill Nighy, you can sign me up. Cleverly written, not for kids and not in 3D. Go see it. Now." — BDK Reviews
Posted Mar 4, 2011
5/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " While the film's source material dates back to 1954, it is still one of the more original, though-provoking and down-right entertaining films to hit the big screen in years." — BDK Reviews
Posted Mar 4, 2011
2.5/5 33% I Am Number Four (2011) " The flick should be called I Am Number Six because Teresa Palmer steals the show with minimum screen time. I wish the movie was as good as the last twenty minutes. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Feb 18, 2011
4/5 55% Unknown (2011) " There is a car chase sequence in Unknown that is so awesome, even Steve McQueen would be impressed. Liam Neeson needs to play these types of roles from now on! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Feb 18, 2011
3.5/5 64% Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) " Never Say Never is a legit documentary made for the fans and the haters. I dare anyone to watch this movie and tell me they weren't inspired. The 3D was fantastic!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Feb 10, 2011
2.5 21% The Rite (2011) " The Rite is just another exorcism film that will be forgotten in a long line of films that have followed The Exorcist. Look out for Colin O'Donoghue though!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2011
2.5 53% The Mechanic (2011) " There is a line of dialogue said by Tony Goldwyn's character that is worth the entire price of admission! Other than that, the rest of the film is mediocre at best." — BDK Reviews
Posted Jan 28, 2011
0/5 10% Little Fockers (2010) " Easily one of the worst films of the year. What a waste of time and talent!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 96% True Grit (2010) " Beautifully executed on all levels including Deakins' stunning cinematography, Burwell's emotional score, the Coen's perfect direction and Bridges/Steinfeld's epic performances. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 23, 2010
4.5/5 94% The King's Speech (2010) " The King's Speech contains brilliant cinematography, acting and direction. The flick was as exciting as 3D action-adventure! Give Firth the Oscar!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
0/5 13% Yogi Bear (2010) " Just awful." — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
3.5/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) " How Do You Know is a well-written romantic comedy that stays away from formulas and cliches. I loved James L. Brooks' use of the close-up shot to show raw emotion." — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
4.5/5 87% Black Swan (2010) " Simultaneously one of the most emotionally devastating experiences I have had in a theatre yet I could not look away. Aronofsky's best since Requie For a Dream." — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
5/5 91% The Fighter (2010) " Give Christian Bale and Melissa Leo the Oscar right now! The Fighter contains the best boxing matches since Raging Bull. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
4/5 51% Tron Legacy (2010) " Tron Legacy is one of the most visually stunning pieces of entertainment ever made. Dear the Academy Awards, please nominate Daft Punk for best original score!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Dec 17, 2010
4.5/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " You will laugh. You will cry. You will fall in love. Zwick perfectly blended together raunchy humor with a hard-hitting emotional story. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " Easily the best Potter film since 'Azkaban.' The cinematography is beautiful, the magic is fun and the characters are deep. Did Peter Jackson direct the middle section?" — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 18, 2010
4.5/5 79% Fair Game (2010) " Fair Game is a powerful thriller that rides that fine line between telling the truth and keeping things entertaining" — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
4/5 72% Megamind (2010) " I am usually against 3D films but Dreamworks has found the right formula with Megamind and How To Train Your Dragon. Will Ferrell is back!" — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
2/5 40% Due Date (2010) " The film suffers because every funny joke is in the trailer and director Todd Phillips overuses Zack Galafianakis. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
4/5 93% 127 Hours (2010) " Franco's performance was brilliant but the real star here is director Danny Boyle who figured out a way to keep this film moving at a fast pace. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
3.5/5 55% Morning Glory (2010) " Morning Glory is a sweet, fun and hilarious romantic comedy that survives mainly because of the charming and lovable performance from Rachel McAdams. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
3.5/5 86% Unstoppable (2010) " In a world where CGI has become the standard in most films, director Tony Scott resorts to using real trains, real action sequences and real stunts. It pays off! " — BDK Reviews
Posted Nov 13, 2010
2/5 9% Saw 3D (2010) " The 3D is bad. The acting is bad. The kills and torture sequences are mediocre. The ending is underwhelming. Do you really want to spend $15 dollars to see this movie?" — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 29, 2010
3/5 67% Conviction (2010) " Betty-Anne Waters' story is better than the film itself. Though, the performances are very strong especially from Juliette Lewis who deserves an Oscar nomination. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2010
2/5 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " Where is Steven Spielberg when you need him for a clever ending? I had trouble sleeping for three weeks after the original film but I slept perfectly fine after the sequel." — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2010
2.5/5 46% Hereafter (2010) " Hereafter is a disappointing flick containing great potential that leads to absolutely nothing. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 22, 2010
2.5/5 51% Stone (2010) " Norton, De Niro, Jovovich, Conroy all give performances that are better than the film itself. Save your money in the theaters and rent it when it comes out on DVD. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2010
4/5 71% Red (2010) " I literally shed a nerd tear because I could not handle the awesome nature of the action sequences in this film. Imagine the Ocean's films with machine guns. " — WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
Posted Oct 15, 2010
3/5 64% Jackass 3 (2010) " The third installment of Jackass contains 3D that is as good as, if not better than, Avatar. The only issue is the pranks are tamer and get old after a while. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 15, 2010
3.5/5 58% It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) " Zack Galafianakis delivers a surprisingly emotional yet awkwardly funny performance in a film that rides that fine line of drama and comedy. I left with a smile on my face." — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 8, 2010
3/5 64% Secretariat (2010) " The film's formulaic nature was ultimately saved by Randall Wallace's stunning horse racing sequences. Even though we know the ending, I still found myself cheering. " — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 8, 2010
4.5/5 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) " Not only is the film an eye-opening, perfectly put together documentary, it also engages the audiences with spectacular animations and a gripping narrative." — BDK Reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
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