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Todd McCarthy

Todd McCarthy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Nicely served on both sides of the camera, this is a concise and involving rendition of the story of a resilient young woman who comes into property in Victorian England's West Country and is courted by three suitors, all of whom have pluses and minuses. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 2, 2015
32% Cut Bank (2015) "Clever enough to provoke a few abrupt laughs along the way, this big screen debut for two television stalwarts... is sabotaged by some frightfully on-the-nose expository dialogue and an adamantly prosaic visual style. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "The movie consists entirely of angry threats, pointed guns, hiding out from and eluding same and mad dashes down mean streets on foot and in vehicles. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2015
78% Danny Collins (2015) "The top-notch cast makes this Bleecker Street release almost tolerable, but the spectacle of a dissolute hedonist suddenly acquiring a heart and a conscience late in life is shamelessly, and shamefully, contrived in its emotional trajectory. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 9, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "After the surprise and promise of District 9, this represents a further downward step for director Neill Blomkamp in the wake of the highly uneven Elysium. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "Unfortunately, since the major characters' salient character traits are insincerity, opaqueness and untruthfulness, it's hard to invest much interest in any of them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "For American viewers of an intellectual/historical persuasion, there could scarcely be any documentary more enticing, scintillating and downright fascinating than Best of Enemies. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
47% The D Train (2015) "Some may buy it, but from several perspectives what takes place simply seems beyond the pale dramatically; it's hard to believe things would go as far as they do. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 13, 2015
47% Knight of Cups (2016) "The sheer weight of evocative, ethereal images is not matched by complexity, depth or character development. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 8, 2015
88% Last Days In The Desert "Garcia's take, however beautiful physically, is intellectually opaque and creatively cautious, leaving the interested viewer, whether or not a believer, with much to wonder about but little to actually chew on. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
97% Listen To Me Marlon (2015) "The acting legend speaks from the grave via revelatory self-recordings in this striking documentary. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 4, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Anyone hoping for the old Matrix magic to rematerialize (it's been 15 years) is due for more disappointment. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 3, 2015
94% The Forbidden Room (2015) "For cinephiles and aficionados of the singular, The Forbidden Room represents a very particular kind of feast. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2015
43% Lisa Picard Is Famous (2001) "Neither as outright funny nor as resonant as it seems to want to be. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
79% Cop Car (2015) "A potentially fun premise soon turns into no fun at all in Cop Car, a seriously imagination-challenged low-end action thriller. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2015
99% Brooklyn (2015) "A superb, emotionally turbulent account of a young Irishwoman's attempt to become an American in the early 1950s. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2015
76% People Places Things (2015) "A superb, comically gifted cast helps writer-director Jim Strouse lift this quite a few cuts above his previous work as well as above the general run of films about modern life and relationships. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2015
63% Nasty Baby (2015) "A small, at first docile, then provocative story of alternative lifestyles in Brooklyn. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "A strikingly intimate look at a teenager's sexual life in an outstanding debut film. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
87% The Witch (2016) "Eggers creates a special feel and ambiance in his first feature after a couple of shorts. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2015
13% The Bronze (2016) "The Bronze is a strident comedy made in accordance with the sole guiding principle of, when it doubt, go even more vulgar. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2015
51% The Interview (2014) "The Interview has the comic batting average of a mediocre-to-average Saturday Night Live sketch ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 12, 2014
71% Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014) "Magician adopts a lively, energetic approach in the worthy service of engaging the interest of viewers perhaps unfamiliar with Welles' life and work. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2014
60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Third time's a charm for the mammoth screen version of Tolkien's little persons' odyssey. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 1, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "This will be a tough film for some to take. But it also has strong appeal as an extraordinary survival story, and Laura Hillenbrand's first-rate book that inspired it has not been on the best-seller lists for four years for nothing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 1, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) "This nimble, bemused, culturally curious look at the married instigators of the kitschy "big eyes" paintings of the early 1960s exudes an enjoyably eccentric appeal while also painting a troubling picture of male dominance and female submissiveness ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 14, 2014
72% American Sniper (2015) "A taut, vivid and sad account of the brief life of the most accomplished marksman in American military annals, American Sniper feels very much like a companion piece-in subject, theme and quality-to The Hurt Locker. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 12, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) "In nearly every scene, Wahlberg carries off the central role with what could be called determined elan. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Like an overgrown and bloated trailer for a film yet to come, Francis Lawrence's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 spreads perhaps 45 minutes of dramatic material across two far-too-leisurely hours. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2014
82% The Homesman (2014) "An absorbing, melancholy look at the hard lot of women in the Old West. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 10, 2014
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "[Chandor] peels back the layers of his story and characters with the skill of an expert dramatist. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 7, 2014
43% The Better Angels (2014) "Thanks to its indelible image-making and dedication to what could be termed lyrical realism, The Better Angels notably succeeds in creating a vivid impression of the physical and familial circumstances that crucially shaped [Lincoln's] heart and mind. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 3, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "Never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 27, 2014
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "Although ostensibly a mystery about the disappearance of a middle-class suburban housewife and mother, there is little in the way of dramatic urgency or psychological insight into the central role of the bereft daughter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 20, 2014
41% Comet (2014) "Although there's talent on display in all aspects of this time-jumping, visually distinctive independent... Esmail strenuously overplays his hand with the torrent of obnoxious dialogue he asks his male lead to deliver. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 15, 2014
98% Citizenfour (2014) "No matter one's personal stance about what Snowden did, this revelatory work is fascinating and thought-provoking, if, at the same time, oddly lacking in tension ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 11, 2014
77% Fury (2014) "Fury is a good, solid World War II movie, nothing more and nothing less. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 10, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Offers a only a pale and narrow physical recreation of such a vibrant place and time. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 5, 2014
62% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day could have been a lot more horrible and no good than it is. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2014
38% The Liberator (2014) "The exceptional life story and history that will be unfamiliar to most viewers keep the film absorbing, and then there's the big plus of Ramirez in the title role. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 29, 2014
77% Kill the Messenger (2014) "Renner appears completely immersed in his role and when the clouds of doubt accumulate and the man becomes a professional pariah, it's a painful thing to see. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 26, 2014
88% Gone Girl (2014) "A sharply made, perfectly cast and unfailingly absorbing melodrama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 22, 2014
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
73% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "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
77% 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
31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "A keen, analytical portrait of the current moment in electronic and interpersonal communications. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
83% While We're Young (2015) "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
61% The Equalizer (2014) "The most exciting, violent and stylish film of its type in a very long while. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
41% 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
47% 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
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