For 368 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Ten Thousand Saints
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 368
368 movie reviews
    • 80 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Arnow sheds any trappings of fiction, presenting herself, her filmmaking, her relationships and her sex life in an at times shockingly frank manner. It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker embrace this honesty with such gusto (which, like life, is often painful or awkward to experience).
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    They Call Us Monsters is restrained, sensitive and quietly heartbreaking.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The Armor of Light condemns the organizations that create cultures of fear in order to line their own pockets, cultures that end up putting human life below profits.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The Batterered Bastards of Baseball is an entertaining celebration of the independent spirit and the love of the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Unexpected and charming, “Manson Family Vacation” is one ride you’ll want to catch.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Mascaro’s film is an auspicious, original, and absorbing work that thrills with its look into this little-seen world and the dreamers that inhabit it.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The proximity, orientation, and monumental nature is what makes Levitated Mass the piece so powerful, and Levitated Mass the film not only captures that but puts those ideals forth as something culturally and socially important, something that happened when the mass met the masses.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Smart, playful, and hilarious, The Overnight is a delightful romp between the sheets.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    While there’s drugs and sex and drinking and dancing, for sure, if one looks at I’m So Excited as a metaphor for the ills of society today and how we react to it, it becomes a much more poignant and biting satire of the state of our world, and how we as a people decide to react to it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    This rock doc rewrites punk history while telling an emotional story about an artist’s spirit and his faithful family.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    It’s an impressive feat of unfolding this story, though there are a few moments where it loses the narrative thrust and momentum along the way. Still, it’s a remarkable portrait not only of this particular man, but of a culture in a transitioning moment: adapting to new influences and growing older, but continuing, always, to remember.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Meet the Patels is a fascinating window into the cultural practice of arranged marriages through a contemporary lens and anyone who’s been through the trials and tribulations of dating (or parenting those who are) can relate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Regardless of whether this is a film you can handle, it’s a perfect example of the kind of bold new vision that cinephiles should be championing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    The film's got one of the cleverest, and most satisfying ambiguous endings of any film all year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Ultimately, while 'Escape Fire' proposes numerous options for changing the system-- getting Medicare to cover healthy lifestyle counseling programs, incentivizing doctors to spend time with patients, and patients to empower their own health-- the one that is most poignant is that people should spend the time to take care of each other.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    While Holy Hell only offers answers about this particular group and the experiences of these individuals, it’s a riveting piece of work, a look into a tightly-controlled and private world of brainwashing, abuse and exploitation in the name of spiritual fulfillment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Dead Man’s Burden (the directorial debut of Jared Moshé) demonstrates just why film is important, simply by being beautiful. But beyond that, it’s also a moody, violent, classic, yet modern Western.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    With a dry and witty tone, it’s an amicable and appealing piece on love, both the romantic and family kind, and the ways in which it can change, evolve, and grow.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    It rings true and resonates as real even in its fantasies, because it is rooted in a place of authenticity, in subjectivity, in emotion, and in storytelling. And that is what makes a film like this work so well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Silverman is completely riveting as she tries and flails to do right, and her physical performance is remarkable: a change in her gait or expression signals the switch in her personality from human to addict.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Funny, unique, and entirely inappropriate, Appropriate Behavior is a supremely satisfying and irreverent take on the New York rom-com.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Hooligan Sparrow is a vital reminder of the importance of artistic and journalistic freedom, and that telling certain stories can be an inherently perilous proposition — especially when those stories reveal something that the government would rather keep under wraps.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    A contemplative look into one man’s life, Homme Less has resonance beyond just Mark Reay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    As underground and DIY as the kiki scene might be, it’s still highly organized, and part of what Kiki expresses is this community organization as a strategy for survival. The struggle is real, and it’s hard to imagine how they keep pushing that boulder up the hill — being fully themselves in the face of so much hardship — but they are tough, and united.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    It’s thematically rich, and confidently directed with a clear point of view, set against a backdrop of relevant socioeconomic and cultural issues. But it’s also a deeply relatable and affecting depiction of the heedless beauty of a first love.

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