Todd McCarthy

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Todd McCarthy
Born United States
Occupation Film critic, writer, journalist

Todd McCarthy is an American film critic. McCarthy wrote for Variety for 31 years as its chief film critic before being laid-off in 2010.[1][2] He later became chief film critic for The Hollywood Reporter.[3]

McCarthy has also directed four documentaries about film: Visions of Light (1992), Claudia Jennings (1995), Forever Hollywood (1999), and Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient (2007).

McCarthy wrote about the famous producer/director Howard Hawks in his book titled Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood.[4]


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (March 9, 2010). "Variety: This Thumb's For You". Roger Ebert's Journal. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Fritz, Ben (March 8, 2010). "Variety eliminates chief film critic position". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ Dickey, Josh (October 6, 2010). "Todd McCarthy Joins the Hollywood Reporter as Chief Critic". The Wrap. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, Todd (1997). Howard Hawks: the Grey Fox of Hollywood. New York: Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-1598-5. 

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