Maitland McDonagh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Maitland McDonagh

Maitland McDonagh
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
14%

Hangar 10 (2015)

"[Hangar 10] breaks no new ground but delivers some creepy moments." Film Journal International
Posted Nov 6, 2014
0%

Viktor (2014)

"Depardieu lumbers through the film looking as though he's tormented by indigestion rather than a lust for vengeance." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
33%

Exists (2014)

"Jamie Nash's script travels the road less taken; far from a gentle giant that just wants to be left in peace, his Sasquatch is a natural born killer with enough brains to outsmart underprepared interlopers on its home turf." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
52%

Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

"While the film lacks the macabre humor of the original story, it does an excellent job of conveying the creeping horror of Victorian medicine." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet

Desecration (1999)

"A wildly ambitious first feature whose lush visuals belie the fact that it was shot on 16mm for a mere $150,000." ‐TV Guide
Posted Oct 9, 2014
67%

Bitter Honey (2014)

"The takeaway: Polygamy is complicated, something the average person could probably figure out without too much heavy thinking." Film Journal International
Posted Oct 3, 2014
20%

Brush With Danger (2014)

"Brush with Danger appears to mean well...But the movie's laudable message is undermined by some terrible acting." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2014
20%

Autumn Blood (2014)

"But ultimately, Autumn Blood, which proceeds at a pace that could be equally described as measured or glacial...feels less like a fully realized film than a half-imagined idea for one." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 19, 2014
51%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"A noisy, hyperkinetic, visually gorgeous spectacle that tackles the mother of all big questions - the meaning of life - Terry Gilliam's latest is sometimes frustrating and occasionally outright goofy, but it's never dull." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 27%

Lost in Space (1998)

"The movie's father-son dynamics smack of too much therapy and some of the effects have an insubstantial computer-generated look, but the whole thing is fun for 11-year-olds of all ages." ‐TV Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2014
90%

The Guest (2014)

"But it's an unusually clever and even subtle genre movie, one that gives viewers everything they expect plus an extra little turn of the screw. And what more could you ask?" Film Journal International
Posted Sep 15, 2014
No Score Yet

The Quitter (2014)

"...The Quitter is destined for niche markets where, with any luck, it will find a core audience of viewers looking for movies with more heart than razzle-dazzle." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 12, 2014
60%

The Frontier (2014)

"While its theatrical prospects are limited...The Frontier could find a strong second life via cable and streaming video, particularly among older moviegoers looking for character-driven dramas rather than action-heavy genre pictures." Film Journal International
Posted Sep 11, 2014
9%

The Damned (2014)

"The Damned could find a niche as part of a Halloween possess-a-thon, but on its own there's just not much to it." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 29, 2014
29%

The Possession of Michael King (2014)

"The Possession of Michael King is nothing new, but it gets the job done." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 21, 2014
78%

Moebius (2014)

"So let the viewer beware: Moebius' rubbernecking appeal is hard to resist, but you run the risk of winding up feeling like a mouse caught in the hypnotic snare of a snake's unblinking gaze." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 15, 2014
22%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Aimed squarely at the elusive point where the attention spans of young children, teenagers and adults meet, the 3D Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles strikes it with surprising regularity." Film Journal International
Posted Aug 5, 2014
24%

Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014)

"It's entertaining enough if you're a fan of rotting-girl catfights...and evil conspiracies, but there's no there there and little reason to stick it out to the predictably miserable end except so you can say you did." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/4 18%

Trippin (1999)

"Swirl together a pious message movie, a silly high-school yuck-fest and a raunchy, booty-shaking comedy, and this picture is the infelicitous result. " ‐TV Guide
Posted Jul 28, 2014
44%

Beneath (2014)

"If Beneath isn't as good a movie as the nerve-shattering The Descent, well, few are. But Beneath aims for the same ambitious mix of physical and psychological terror and does a tidy job of not showing its hand until it's good and ready." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
17%

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

"Battle for Blood continues to make 13th-century England look like a truly wretched place to live or, more often, die in. But while it delivers some strong battle sequences, the characters are less vividly drawn than in its predecessor." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1/4 6%

A Smile like Yours (1997)

"This astonishingly inept romantic comedy ignores the most basic rules of character development, and demands that the Robertsons do and think things so stupid and venal that it's the next best thing to impossible to like or care about them." ‐TV Guide
Posted Jul 22, 2014
47%

Aftermath (2014)

"...in practical terms Aftermath is likely to disappoint viewers expecting a fun action movie with monsters." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1.5/4 8%

Almost Heroes (1998)

"The gags rely heavily on boogers, bird poo and sheep dung, and Farley falls down with monotonous regularity." ‐TV Guide
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2/4 25%

Fathers' Day (1997)

"How much you enjoy the film will depend entirely on how much you enjoy the spectacle of Williams spewing forth streams of nonsensical gibberish in an attempt to impersonate a German record producer, and Crystal pitching snit fits." ‐TV Guide
Posted Jul 14, 2014
14%

Rage (2014)

"Andalusian filmmaker Paco Cabezas, making his English-language directing debut, is unable to keep the complicated story and international cast in line; the results are never dull but are sometimes unintentionally hilarious." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 10, 2014
1.5/4 5%

The Avengers (1998)

"This big-budget bore looks lovely but is so miscalculated that you can't help but wonder whether anyone involved had ever seen the original." ‐TV Guide
Posted Jul 8, 2014
45%

The Human Race (2014)

"Most of the characters are either types or anonymous bodies in motion... but the handful with backstories are well played by a cast composed largely of actors with respectable and diverse TV and indie-movie credits." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 16, 2014
49%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"A brutal and admirably grueling serial-killer thriller, this Australian import is also repetitive and ultimately a little dull." Film Journal International
Posted May 19, 2014
66%

The Rover (2014)

"Michôd's sweet spot is the intersection of high and low, the place where genre clichés bleed into unpredictable and nuanced storytelling." ‐Film Comment Magazine
Posted May 9, 2014
42%

Blood Glacier (2014)

"For all its familiar genre elements, Blood Glacier is pretty entertaining, assuming a basic predisposition to like monster movies." Film Journal International
Posted May 1, 2014
92%

The Final Member (2014)

"That Jonah Bekhor and Zack Math's The Final Member isn't a sniggering, 72-minute dick joke is an achievement in and of itself. That it's a genuinely moving portrait of men attempting to secure legacies...is remarkable." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 18, 2014
57%

Proxy (2014)

"Director/co-writer Zack Parker's second feature is more ambitious and subtle than it first appears" Film Journal International
Posted Apr 18, 2014
73%

Oculus (2014)

"If your taste in horror runs Saw-wise, it might seem a little tame, but if you prefer slow burn and a muted but suitably grim payoff, Oculus should be your cup of bitter tea." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 10, 2014
30%

Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

"Moran's writing and directing debut is an admirably ambitious examination of the one-baby-step-at-a-time process that leads a fundamentally decent person to shut down his moral compass do things that are, by any objective standard, reprehensible." Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2014
13%

Locker 13 (2014)

"Despite boasting five directors, eight writers and more than a dozen producers, Locker 13 - partially financed with a Kickstarter campaign - hangs together better than many anthology pictures." Film Journal International
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 58%

Blast From the Past (1999)

"[A] bizarre hybrid of romantic comedy cliches and less-than-subtle social commentary." ‐TV Guide
Posted Mar 21, 2014
65%

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

"The bad news is that uwantme2killhim? is less engaging than the 2005 Vanity Fair article on which it's based. After the bizarre and sadly sordid details of the real-life story are smoothed away, what's left feels both familiar and simplistic." Film Journal International
Posted Mar 13, 2014
9%

The Bag Man (2014)

"Destined for life on late-night cable TV, The Bag Man is the definition of a modest diversion, just the thing for the hours when thinking is too much effort and sleep is elusive." Film Journal International
Posted Feb 27, 2014
34%

Odd Thomas (2014)

"Odd Thomas is not for every taste, and for many viewers it will rank somewhere on a scale that starts with twee and ratchets up to insufferable. Yet its resolute sweetness in the face of fairly credible horror has the potential to beguile..." Film Journal International
Posted Feb 27, 2014
47%

Almost Human (2014)

"...more than competent and less than inspired, [Almost Human] should find a nontheatrical niche among genre fans." Film Journal International
Posted Feb 25, 2014
53%

Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014)

"Its combination of grit and fatalism won't be to all tastes, but it's a refreshing alternative to the bigger-is-way-better swamp in which most Hollywood crime movies are mired." Film Journal International
Posted Feb 13, 2014
5%

The Outsider (2014)

"A thoroughly generic action picture...The Outsider never rises above the clichés of an overpopulated genre." Film Journal International
Posted Feb 7, 2014
87%

A Field in England (2014)

"Complaints that very little actually happens in A Field in England are misdirected, in that it's a movie in which everything that matters takes place between the ears, both before and after the 'shrooms begin working their mind-warping magic" Film Journal International
Posted Feb 6, 2014
77%

After the Dark (2014)

"Movies that privilege ideas over action are rare enough that it's hard not to wish them well, and After the Dark gets off to a good start...But its surprise ending isn't quite as surprising as it ought to be" Film Journal International
Posted Feb 6, 2014
3/4 75%

Ransom (1996)

"As is often the case, the scumbags are far more interesting than the good guys." ‐TV Guide
Posted Jan 22, 2014
26%

Jamesy Boy (2014)

"Though based on the turbulent youth of co-producer James Burns, a minor-league drug user and dealer, Jamesy Boy nevertheless plays like a formulaic tale of tribulation and redemption." Film Journal International
Posted Jan 16, 2014
75%

The Banshee Chapter (2014)

"Ultimately, Banshee Chapter isn't a game-changer, but it's a tight, neatly constructed little shocker that delivers what it promises -- would that many bigger films could say the same." Film Journal International
Posted Jan 9, 2014
39%

Here Comes the Devil (2013)

"But once it becomes clear that the children really are possessed -- cue the flickering lights and late-night levitation -- Here Comes the Devil settles into an all-too familiar groove." Film Journal International
Posted Dec 11, 2013
29%

Crave (2013)

"[The actors are] all undermined by not just the clichéd story but director/co-writer Charles de Lauzirika's misguided tone, which veers from straight-up impotent fury to a clunky humor that's just not funny in the story's overall context. " Film Journal International
Posted Dec 5, 2013
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