Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Film Comment Magazine , Hollywood Reporter , indieWIRE , Reuters , Variety
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014) " A missed opportunity to speak to anyone other than the converted, but at least as the culmination of its makers' will." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2014
60% Time Out Of Mind " Tedium quickly sets in and is only sporadically relieved in this labor of love that simply doesn't reward even the patient attention of sympathetic viewers." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 8, 2014
62% St. Vincent (2014) " Amusing enough as long as Bill Murray sticks to his mean and ornery act but ultimately reveals its true self as a film equivalent of the gooey 1971 Ray Stevens song "Everything Is Beautiful."" — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
56% Men, Women & Children (2014) " A keen, analytical portrait of the current moment in electronic and interpersonal communications." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
92% While We're Young " We know from his previous work that Baumbach is capable of writing much more interesting and full-conceived female characters than these, so the gender imbalance here is disappointing." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
68% The Equalizer (2014) " The most exciting, violent and stylish film of its type in a very long while." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
56% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) " Everyone here is obnoxious to one degree or another, but enough of it amusing in an appalling sort of way that it's difficult to not be at least partly won over by the brashness of the compulsively uncensored talk and behavior." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
50% The Judge (2014) " Even when the circumstances seem contrived, the actors mine moments of truth that resonate with raw emotion." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 4, 2014
90% Angels in America: Season 1 (TV, 2003) " The performances retain the heightened brio of grand theatrical acting, something this text absolutely requires, while still maintaining a solid lifeline to naturalism. " — Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2014
60% Madame Bovary " Yet another adaptation of the classic novel that falls very short." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 1, 2014
85% The Imitation Game (2014) " Engrossing, nicely textured and sadly tragic ..." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 31, 2014
76% Rosewater (2014) " Stewart and cinematographer Bobby Bukowski cover it all in a straightforward, watchable way, the performances are all sincere and solid and the situation is easy to respond to emotionally." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 28, 2014
94% Birdman (2014) " Birdman flies very, very high." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 27, 2014
76% The Congress (2014) " Jettisoning a connection to anything concrete, Folman, who started his career in documentaries, loses his narrative moorings." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2014
29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) " Holding the enterprise back, however, is a terribly restrained directorial approach and academic visual style that prevent the lubricious story from truly coming to life." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 26, 2014
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " As an exercise in style, it's diverting enough, but these mean streets are so well traveled that it takes someone like Eva Green to make the detour through them worth the trip." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2014
49% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " A fugacious bit of whimsy that can only be judged minor Woody Allen." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 18, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " Sexcruciating." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 16, 2014
78% Land Ho! (2014) " A gently amusing odyssey with two old gents on the road in Iceland." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 7, 2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " Beautiful to look at, this is nothing more than a Little Engine That Could story refitted to accommodate aerial action and therefore unlikely to engage the active interest of anyone above the age of about 8, or 10 at the most." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 4, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " The film progresses from merely unfunny to unconvincing to dull." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 1, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " In the annals of sequels, Dawn is to Rise of the Planet of the Apes what The Empire Strikes Back was to Star Wars -- it's that much better." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 28, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " A dash of showbiz pizzazz has been lost but some welcome emotional depth has been gained in the big-screen version of the still-thriving theatrical smash Jersey Boys." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 16, 2014
69% Policeman (2014) " A boldly conceived and bracingly told political drama." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 11, 2014
85% Ivory Tower (2014) " A stimulating and upsetting look at how high tuition and huge student loans have created a perfect storm over American colleges." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
88% Obvious Child (2014) " Raunchy humor laced with gradually revealed vulnerability makes for a winning combination in Obvious Child, a wildly funny and appealing female-centric comedy that launches very promising talent on both sides of the camera." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 2, 2014
85% Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) " An engaging, if rarefied inside look at the private world of a star." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Although the humor helps, the Groundhog Day-like repetition gets tedious; it makes you feel more like a hamster than a groundhog - or rather a hamster's wheel, going round and round, over and over again." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2014
25% Lost River " A visual and aural sensory bath that shows some real flair but feels madly derivative at every moment." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " Fusing a hybrid of quasi-apocalyptic influences into a work with a pungent character of its own, The Rover suggests something like a Cormac McCarthy vision of Australia halfway between today and The Road Warrior times." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 20, 2014
87% Foxcatcher (2014) " A superbly modulated study of a twisted mind with a career-changing performance by Steve Carell." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2014
52% Maps to the Stars (2014) " Comes off like a prank more than a coherent take on 21st century Hollywood, even if there are crumbs of truth and wit scattered throughout it." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2014
67% The Salvation " The Salvation is assembled of nothing but the most elemental components of the Western, which gives genre specialists a lot to recognize and analyze and newcomers something to enjoy for its own sake." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2014
87% The Immigrant (2014) " Marion Cotillard scores another triumph as a Polish woman whose welcome to 1920s New York could scarcely be more trying." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 14, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Superbly made but burdened by some dull human characters enacted by an interesting international cast who can't do much with them, this new Godzilla is smart, self-aware, eye-popping and arguably in need of a double shot of cheeky wit." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 14, 2014
95% Ida (2014) " This rigorous beautiful black-and-white drama of early-'60s Poland is an art film in the best sense." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 28, 2014
24% The Other Woman (2014) " It would have helped if director Nick Cassavetes had something resembling a sure hand at comedy." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 23, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " An entirely conventional serio-comic sports world melodrama that pushes its buttons with undeniable professional finesse." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 10, 2014
81% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " A bizarre real-life drama of the 1930s is well told in this resourceful documentary." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Darren Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture's most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious, while also pushing some aggressive environmentalism, in Noah." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 21, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Takes the bold (for Marvel) step of reducing CGI spectacle to a relative minimum in favor of reviving the pleasures of hard-driving old-school action, surprising character development and intriguing suspense." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 20, 2014
65% The French Minister (2014) " A snappy, sharp-witted, graphic novel-inspired satire on the doings at the French Foreign Ministry." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " An oddly off-key follow-up to the generally amusing 2011 feature that marked Disney's relaunch of the late Jim Henson's 1970s-'80s childhood favorites." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 13, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) " A timely and fascinating look at physicists' search for the Higgs boson." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Although Gerard Butler's star has significantly fallen due to the 17 mediocre films he's made since 300, it must be admitted that he's missed here ..." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 3, 2014
21% Son Of God (2014) " A film that is almost invariably heavy-handed and obvious from beginning to end ..." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 27, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " A jerry-rigged terror-on-a-plane thriller with a premise so far-fetched as to create a degree of suspense over how the writers will wriggle out of the knot of their own making." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 26, 2014
15% Endless Love (2014) " A blah 1981 film becomes a bland one 33 years later in Endless Love." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 13, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " An ineffectual account of an eternal love." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 12, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " In a very appealing if outre way, its sensibility and concerns are very much those of an earlier, more elegant era, meaning that the film's deepest intentions will fly far over the heads of most modern filmgoers." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 6, 2014
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