For 31 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Good Dinosaur
Lowest review score: 20 Captain America: The First Avenger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
31 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Walsh
    The Good Dinosaur is up there with Toy Story in terms of its technical achievement and for providing an equally heart-touching, emotional tale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Tender, charming and made with substantial care, Next Goal Wins celebrates the cliché that it's not about winning, but the taking part.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    T.S. Spivet is a dreamlike fairytale, which swims in the romanticism of childhood and the decay of the American Dream.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Yes, the cynical argument that Sony needed a franchise to hold its own against the might of Marvel may have something in it. But put the cynicism aside and what you have is a hilarious action-comedy that puts four great comedic women front and centre, with Feig dexterously balancing homage with originality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Devoid of cash-in cynicism, and full of belly-shaking humour, Paddington proves to be not just a wonderful contemporary rendition of the bear, but a polite hat-tip to the man who created him, paying homage in the best way possible: by bringing a gentle, slightly reserved, smile to audience faces.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Both tender and hilarious, Sisters is a raucous romp and complete catnip for fans of Fey and Poehler.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    While there is the odd bum note, The Jungle Book is an immersive, visually breathtaking family adventure and a welcome addition to their new spate of live-action reimaginings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    It makes for truly sobering viewing that cuts to the quick, exposing the atrocities the country's government so willingly commits.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Kent, who gathers a cast of extremely bright young things, creates a drama that glides with sorrowful grace, pitching at a respectful and tear-inducing tone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Skyfall drips in the legacy of Bond, standing tall as an action-packed swansong to Britain's best loved hero of recent years, whilst also showing a great deal of affection for the decades of movies that have come before.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    All of this is achieved with the signature levels of emotional intelligence that Pixar are renowned for. The level of detail with which they have created this world is staggering, with each aspect of the psyche carefully thought out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Ant-Man is a smart action adventure that breathes new life into a long-running franchise, told with a level of intelligence that reminds those beleaguered by the onslaught of superhero movies that the genre still has a lot to give when in the right - if not the Wright - hands.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    With Yves Saint Laurent, Lespert has played it safe but stylish, and pulls it off thanks to some canny casting choices and a refreshing focus on mainstream appeal.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    As an audience, you're infected with the languor Abby suffers, realising that as pretty as Concussion looks and with such an interesting premise behind it, beneath the surface there is precious little to really sink your teeth into.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Despite its pitfalls, Maleficent entertains because of Jolie, who holds the wavering threads of Stromberg's spinning wheel together with aplomb.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    There's a certain bloatedness to much of the first half, while the film in general lacks the balance of humour to hard-hitting found in Shane Black's superb Iron Man 3 and/or Whedon's two Avengers outings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    The Imitation Game's approach is successful as entertainment but not totally satisfactory in providing greater insight into its subject.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Whilst the tone is off, and the talented cast wasted, Exodus is, at times highly entertaining, albeit unintentionally.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Binoche's potent performance [cuts] to the quick of the struggle to balance a passion for work with a commitment to family.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Legend crucially lacks almost any sense of gravitas, although the bold and brash approach does keep you entertained.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    It's a good-looking film and the three leads hold our attention, yet the lacklustre plotting and lack of narrative drive undercut The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s overall charm.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Jackson's efforts have peaked and troughed, but this final chapter will undoubtedly satisfy fans, and kindle a sense of sadness as this hobbit's tale finally draws to a close.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    Sadly, In Secret's script is so loaded with dud lines that any of the more successful elements are quickly erased from memory.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    Like Skyfall, Spectre is loaded with allusions to the previous films in the franchise, undoubtedly providing much glee for Bond fans. The nods, quips, and general formula that audiences have come to know soon becomes weary and tiring, however.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    With Unbroken, Jolie fails to captures Zamperini's life, and she focuses too much of what he endured and how he survived such suffering, crafting a lacklustre and dull film about an incredibly remarkable man.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    The comedy is never hearty enough to be truly enjoyable, only managing a chain reaction of titters at best.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    In many ways this is an adult Frozen with Gothic sensibilities by way of The Lord Of The Rings, making for a derivative pastiche of the past two decades' cinematic fantasy offerings.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    With a weak structure and little chemistry, Fantastic Four proves itself to be a franchise that was better off lost in space.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    Ghost Protocol is action fluff, and on that level alone it works well enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    By the third act all the stone-stepping plot points that get us from set-piece A to set-piece B start to wear thin.

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