For 66 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 20 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Ten Thousand Saints
Lowest review score: 25 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 66
  2. Negative: 3 out of 66
66 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    After Tiller is not an important film just because of its political and cultural relevance, but because of its humane and compassionate approach to telling the stories of these doctors, their work and the women that they seek to help.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Simply put, Samsara tells the story of our world, but onscreen, it is so much more than that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Though it’s dealing with difficult subject matter, the film teems with life throughout every funny, bittersweet, and wild moment, slapping a smile on your face that won’t go away and you don’t know why.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Short Term 12 is a roller coaster of every emotion, managing to be both heartwarming and heartrending at once.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Potash marks time by the year until the last 30 minutes of the film, when the clock intertitles speed up with the many advancements in her situation, building to a breathless finish that will leave the viewer emotionally crushed and yet also hopeful and joyous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    The combination of compelling subject with an exciting and expert approach to documentary form achieves that transcendence you hope for in this genre: a melding of subject and text that is its own beast but also perfectly reflect each other.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    One of the best documentaries, and best films, of the year, it is required viewing for anyone with a desire for making their own world a better place, inspiring you to act up and fight back.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Inspirational, entertaining, and absolutely awards-caliber (from first-time director Karasawa), Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me offers up an indelible and rare experience in cinematic form—it’s simply an absolute treat to be able to spend this much intimate time with such a legendary lady.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    If there’s any criticism to be levied, it’s just that we wanted to see more dance, which can’t quite be fully captured on film, only in person. Still, capturing Streb’s artistry, inspiration and thought processes behind her work makes it more than worthwhile.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    That a documentary about economics could be so personally emotional and affecting is remarkable. And to learn from Reich in this film, as his students at Berkeley do, is a treat and a privilege.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    Utilizing underseen subjects, [Baker] captures their world in a thoughtful and artful way, and it also happens to be a damn fun ride.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    An illuminating and often hilarious portrayal of the man and his myth, and those who surrounded him.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    A vibrant and vital tribute to a piece of recording and rock history that could have been lost to the ether, and Grohl packages the story of this little studio with a detailed celebration of the craft and skill necessary to this kind of recording, all with a killer soundtrack (which should go without saying).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    Anchored by career-best performances from Long and Rossum, and a juicy script that bravely dives into the darkest parts of breaking up and making up, Comet is an original and inventive retelling of an age-old and universal truth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    It’s a curious, infuriating and haunting tale, and an accomplishment of documentary filmmaking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    It’s a journey deep into the psyche of the tormented genius, that is as all-encompassing and expressive of Cobain's spirit as a film could possibly be. It's a true achievement, both in documentary filmmaking, and in preserving the memory and legacy of Cobain.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    Algorithms is a completely unique film, unlike any other documentary you might see this year, both for its content and its form.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    While the film is hysterical, its real strength lies in the way it is able to deal with an issue like sexism in the industry and work it out in a funny, honest and very real way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    The Overnighters is starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, and an indelible American documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    It Felt Like Love, marks the arrival of a new crop of talent to watch, behind the camera and in front.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    This is avant-garde autobiographical filmmaking at its finest, and the results are stunningly beautiful, and achingly emotional within a lyrical and dreamlike aesthetic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Katie Walsh
    Ruby Sparks hits that sweet emotional spot much in the same way "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" does. While you are at once charmed by the whimsy and romance, there's still a gut punch of emotional rawness just waiting to be delivered.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The strength of Goodbye World is that it understands the foibles of these characters and lets them be as flawed as they are while they are also trying to survive not just the apocalypse but each other.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The film is exceptionally well-made... There is nothing warm about the style, yet it allows for moments of simmering tension, broken by a few emotional explosions that shatter its well-composed surface.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Ultimately, Gibney's film is fascinating for the people in it. The filmmaking is nothing exceptional, but what is remarkable is the bravery shown by those who speak out in the film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The script is well-structured, refined, and satisfying, and the direction is sure-handed. Not to mention, it's refreshing to have lesser-seen romances and different kinds of friendships on screen. Emotional and entertaining, I’ll See You In My Dreams is a sweet and sensitive tale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The Batterered Bastards of Baseball is an entertaining celebration of the independent spirit and the love of the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Maidentrip ends up being not necessarily about the amazing feat that Dekker accomplished, it’s about finding one’s true self, and enjoying the ride along the way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    This film reveals not just how integral casting directors are to the creative process of filmmaking, but really how important they have been in shaping the history of American cinema.

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