For 207 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Samsara
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 207
207 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Sky
    Though the first half of the film is far more interesting than the overwrought melodrama that it becomes, Sky remains a deeply compelling and optimistic valentine to the possibilities of the West.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The film ends up as a heartwarmingly raunchy celebration of unabashed and diverse sexuality without shame or hang ups. And somewhere along the way, writer-director Jeremy LaLonde manages to squeeze in some romance too, turning this sex comedy into a rom-com.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Despite the overwrought stylization, the heart of Seoul Searching does ultimately emerge: a tender story that’s more about the high stakes of youthful connection than culture, proving that this universal tale transcends borders.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    Gayby isn't groundbreaking, but it's a fun romp whose characters grow on you after spending some time with them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    It’s an interesting hybrid of the relationship movie, mumbly indie and dark murder film, and the combination works here, for the most part.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    For a first time feature outing, Coldwater is a fine effort from Grashaw, and the setting feels fresh and new. It's an original take on a coming of age, young masculinity tale, but ultimately, it doesn't quite live up to all of its potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    The genre play is an interesting and original take on what has become a cliché genre of Brooklyn relationship dramedy. But unfortunately, the execution of the story is bungled along the way.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    While there are some missteps in the story, there’s a lot to admire in The Free World, particularly in what is sure to be a breakout role for Holbrook.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    A story that’s specific, but universal in many ways, of family complication and connection, A Country Called Home, bolstered by the excellent score by Bingham, and Poots’ delicate performance, is worth the time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    While the film runs a bit too long, and the heartstring tugging becomes overwrought, overall, this family melodrama about a devastating illness and the freak accident that cured it is surprisingly effective, even for those of little faith.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    It's a mixed message, but that perfectly encapsulates the confusion of 2016 American politics.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    What director Caryn Waechter does best is artfully and lyrically capture moments of teenage abandon where the girls feel free, self-possessed and full of friendship love.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The Road Within suffers from midfilm wandering and a hasty ending, but the message of self-acceptance rings true and clear.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Like many music documentaries, this film suffers from the tendency to reiterate its point too often.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Heartstring-tugging if a bit humorless.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Gorgeous and naturalistic shots by cinematographer by Autumn Durald speak volumes, and the atonal, foreboding score by Nathan Halpern creates a sense of dread, though they are ultimately squandered in an underdeveloped story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Unfortunately, there’s a missed opportunity to develop the suspense within a structure that has built-in tension. The pacing remains steady during the ramp-up to the final pitch, but it lacks competitive drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The greatest appeal of The Girl King lies in the fascinating historical character and the formidable actress portraying her.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film itself is a bit rudimentary, with amateurish titles, and editing choices that bloat the already extended length, but the interviews with band members and fans are insightful and engaging, with archival footage that truly rocks.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film is a moody and lyrical contemplation of grief and the connections that can be found within the void of loss.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    A sweet if underwhelming documentary with plenty of character, but told in such a simple and gentle way, it doesn’t quite grab audiences as it could.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Barton is a standout as the alluring, broken young woman who hides as much as she reveals.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Katie Walsh
    That the structure consistently undermines its own storytelling is frustrating when the story to be told is a vital and interesting one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Katie Walsh
    An unprecedented take on the holiday film, but not an entirely successful one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Katie Walsh
    While the performances are compelling, particularly Franco's, and the ideas batted around are worth grappling with, much of the storytelling is bogged down by extra details and exposition, and hampered by its unwillingness to take a position on the topic. An interesting story, but unfortunately, rather uninterestingly told.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Cusack puts in work as Paul, an old-fashioned hero. But he seems miscast and can't quite modulate the levels of camp in his performance.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Criminal feels like the kind of high-concept, unapologetically preposterous action movies of the heyday in the '80s and '90s. If that's your thing, it's a hoot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Every time Charlize Theron is on screen, the movie gets crazy campy, and therefore at least somewhat interesting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Louder Than Bombs never quite comes together. You keep waiting for it to gel, but it just drifts along until it drifts away.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Proceed with caution to "Warcraft," but there is entertainment to be found here. It's certainly more absorbing than the lazily assembled "Alice Through the Looking Glass," because Jones' exertion and drive behind the film is palpable, if a bit sweaty.

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