Maitland McDonagh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Sins of Our Youth (2014)

"Four middle-class teens accidentally kill a younger boy and subsequently do all the wrong things in this cautionary drama about gun violence. " Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2016
50%

Pet (2016)

"[An] ambitious psychological thriller that's unlikely to attract mainstream audiences but should play well with horror buffs." Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2016
69%

SiREN (2016)

"Doesn't quite live up to its premise but delivers some lurid shocks." Film Journal International
Posted Dec 1, 2016
75%

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

"There's more than a hint of the classic, doom-haunted The Night of the Hunter to the proceedings, but The Eyes of My Mother has its own soft, insinuatingly creepy voice." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 30, 2016
20%

Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016)

"U.K. cinematographer Nick Gillespie makes his directing debut with this handsome but frustrating "Gotcha!" tale." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 23, 2016
80%

The Monster (2016)

"Stranded on a dark, deserted country road, a mother and daughter are stalked by a vicious creature in this well-written and acted horror picture." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 11, 2016
70%

Uncle Kent 2 (2016)

"An animator has a personal meltdown in this absurdist comedy whose nerd-bro sensibilities are very much a matter of taste." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 9, 2016
44%

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

"Dog Eat Dog never truly gels as a thriller, but its quirks and its performances ensure that it's not dull. " Film Journal International
Posted Nov 3, 2016
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The Charnel House (2016)

"The Charnel House doesn't break any conspicuously new ground, but the setting is distinctive." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 3, 2016
0%

The Unspoken (2016)

"The Unspoken may deliver a WTF ending, but its goofiness seriously undermines the impact." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 27, 2016
44%

The Windmill (The Windmill Massacre) (2016)

"Formulaic stuff that strongly recalls The Devil's Nightmare, another finger-wagging lesson in reaping what you sow wherein a busload of tourists dies for their sundry sins." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 27, 2016
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Zombies (2016)

"Ten years ago, Zombies might have looked like a stark little gem." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 20, 2016
94%

Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016)

"While Creepy has its moments (plastic wrap features prominently), the sum is less than the total of its many parts. " Film Journal International
Posted Oct 20, 2016
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Viy (1967)

"The Viy itself is a disappointment, a lumbering, silly looking thing that would be right at home in The Neverending Story." ‐TV Guide
Posted Oct 17, 2016
57%

Ordinary World (2016)

"Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong plays a retired rocker having a midlife crisis in this melancholy comedy of discontent." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 13, 2016
59%

Desierto (2016)

"While there's a good chance that Desierto's politics will enrage some segments of its potential audience, it's a solid piece of filmmaking." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2016
100%

Tower (2016)

"Powerful account of the 1966 spree killings on the University of Texas, Austin campus ." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 12, 2016
67%

The Lennon Report (2016)

"Dramatic recreation of the night John Lennon was murdered matter-of-factly recalls a dirtier, less tourist-friendly New York City and an era when bad news was no surprise." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2016
25%

37 (2016)

"The notorious 1964 New York City murder of Kitty Genovese is the springboard for this arty but tedious meditation on urban angst." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 6, 2016
86%

Operation Mekong (2016)

"A multi-nation task force wages war on a drug lord in this entertaining but overlong Hong Kong action film." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 29, 2016
10%

ClownTown (2016)

"Even diehard clown haters are likely to tire quickly of this fright flick's formulaic running, screaming and jump-scares." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 29, 2016
12%

I.T. (2016)

"Brosnan and Frecheville deliver solid performances, but not good enough to make their characters more than the sum of their clichés, which are legion." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 23, 2016
90%

SEED: The Untold Story (2016)

"The frightening beauty of Seed is the clarity with which it defines the mission of seed-savers -- maintaining agricultural diversity for future generations, whatever the world they inherit; it's bluntly persuasive. " Film Journal International
Posted Sep 22, 2016
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The Devil's Dolls (2016)

"A cursed batch of tiny dolls trigger murder and mayhem in in Padraig Reynolds' (Rites of Spring) one-gimmick shocker." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2016
0%

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

"This tepid war-of-the-sexes comedy doesn't have much bite, despite its timely topic. " Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2016
100%

Transpecos (2016)

"Excellent performances distinguish this lean thriller about three border-patrol officers trapped in a web of conflicting loyalties and motives." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2016
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Happy Birthday! (2016)

"For all its strenuously outrageous twists and turns, Happy Birthday! is ultimately too conventional to really stand out among similar thrillers." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 8, 2016
57%

Zoom (2016)

"Imaginative, multi-layered meta-comedy centered on two aspiring fiction writers and their intertwined creations." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 1, 2016
43%

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"A young man looks to avenge his brother's death in this formulaic throwback to the golden age of '80s martial-arts movies that features kick-ass veteran Jean-Claude Van Damme." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 1, 2016
64%

Antibirth (2016)

"Weird, messy and oddly fascinating." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 76%

Buffalo '66 (1998)

"Gallo's poor, poor pitiful me routine wears very thin, very fast, but Ricci is incandescent, a softly-glowing dumpling of a dream-girl in powder-blue fishnet tights and sparkly tap shoes." ‐TV Guide
Posted Aug 30, 2016
87%

Don't Breathe (2016)

"Three young burglars who think a blind man is easy pickings are in for a surprise in this tense, expertly crafted thriller." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 25, 2016
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Billionaire Ransom (Take Down) (2016)

"Kidnappers hold eight rich kids for ransom in this wilderness-survival thriller that holds few surprises but makes excellent use of its rocky island locations." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 18, 2016
48%

Edge of Winter (2016)

"This taut dramatic thriller of family dysfunction benefits from excellent performances and contrast between simmering tensions and serenely beautiful winter scenery." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 10, 2016
98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"Hell or High Water delivers both action and character that should satisfy viewers looking for an alternative to high-octane Hollywood blockbusters." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 9, 2016
85%

Sun Choke (2016)

"This slow-burn thriller offers intense psychological drama, but its deliberate coolness and ambiguity may frustrate genre audiences looking for a more conventional payoff." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 3, 2016
77%

Lights Out (2016)

"The polar opposite of effects-heavy horror spectacles, this modest shocker goes back to basics and looks surprisingly fresh. Genre buffs should eat it up." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 22, 2016
97%

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"A zombie outbreak aboard a packed bullet train pits passengers against flesh-eating monsters in this suspenseful genre picture aimed squarely at horror fans." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 20, 2016
31%

Outlaws and Angels (2016)

"The film is formidably committed to its down-and-dirty mission to erase the myth of the West, though its bloody excesses long ago ceased to be shocking or revisionist-they're the new norm." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 15, 2016
100%

Private Property (1960)

"Sexually charged, ahead-of-its-time 1960 thriller stars a young Warren Oates as a confused young thug who helps terrorize an unwary housewife." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 5, 2016
29%

Intruder (2016)

"A female musician suspects she's being stalked in this formulaic but skillfully executed exercise in slow-burn suspense." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
100%

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

"A sociopathic killer and a damaged cop face off in this Indian thriller that does a surprisingly deep dive into lust, murder and violent obsession." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
75%

Yarn (2016)

"This uneven examination of artists and activists using textile materials to explore sociopolitical issues is best suited to art-house and other non-mainstream venues." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
78%

The Shallows (2016)

"A surfer is trapped by a shark in this taut survival-horror picture anchored by star Blake Lively's committed performance as the resourceful would-be prey." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 23, 2016
0%

The Last Heist (2016)

"There's not much drama, because the characters are so one-word thin [...] that it's hard to care what they do or what's done to them." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 16, 2016
40%

Traded (2016)

"Grim little western about a father trying to rescue his daughter from 19th-century white slavers founders on genre clichés. " Film Journal International
Posted Jun 9, 2016
100%

Te3n (2016)

"Te3n is unlikely to break out of its limited audience, but should play well in U.S. markets serving South Asians." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 9, 2016
0%

Andron (Andròn - The Black Labyrinth) (2016)

"Lack of engaging characters won't play well to the target audience." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 8, 2016
34%

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

"In a medium increasingly dominated by special effects, the wow factor [of stage magic] is hard to maintain." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 8, 2016
98%

The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)

"The Wailing is a wild ride, but it's no generic scare machine." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 2, 2016
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