For 42 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 20 Inferno
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
42 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Walsh
    With 12 Years a Slave, McQueen has not only created his finest work to date, but also a potential modern masterpiece.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    The rage that fuels Singleton's film is harnessed to great effect, he shows the reality, and while it builds to a melodramatic conclusion, it depicts life at its most raw.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    A great deal of love, intelligence and effort have gone into crafting a more mature rendering of the Wizarding World, where pertinent themes of segregation, racism, international politics bubble in the narrative cauldron.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Adoring fans of the original will surely not be disappointed. Disney have cast their magic spell once again, creating a modern romantic fable with lavish visuals and wickedly entertaining performances.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    While Chastain, and the surrounding cast, drive the narrative there is no denying that as time runs on it begins to unravel frustratingly, reaching an unsatisfying conclusion. Yet, Chastain's performance is one that lingers in the mind.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    If we allow ourselves - as Scorsese asks us - to place ourselves in the shoes of these priests, then we have a graceful film of stoic power, which wrestles with the very nature of faith.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    To modern audiences the nostalgia and issues seem dated and trite. Whilst it touches on several interesting themes, Colin Welland's script only succeeds in establishing the tension of the two conflicting characters. He fails to truly engage with the issues at hand, and most surprising of all is how this sporting saga of triumph over adversity fails to ever uplift.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    The choice soundtrack, accompanied by the candyfloss aesthetic make for moments of fun, but it ultimately lacks the originality of the first.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Rather than confront the guilt related to the sins of the past it paints over them in vivid colours, hoping the viewer will collude in its melodramatic muddying of the water.

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