For 454 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Beware of Mr. Baker
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 72 out of 454
454 movie reviews
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    A couple of flashbacks color in their history but feel unnecessary, as the script and actors ably express the complicated history between the two men. The weekend in the desert is all that is needed to bring to life this romantic drama about revisiting the roads not taken.
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    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The situation seems dire in many ways, though Yastrzhembskiy offers some hope at the end of the film, along with solutions to controlling demand in the ivory market. It’s a powerful call to action and a reminder of the bloody global implications contained in a single trinket.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The loose style of the film is held together by the strong performances from the leads and supporting actors alike.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Pet
    Pet isn’t much more than a twist on an old conceit, and the character beats are painted with overly broad strokes, but it’s sharply shot with a crystalline sense of unease, and Monaghan and Solo lean into their creepy performances wholeheartedly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg bring a skilled and nuanced storytelling to the film, which never shies away from the harder moments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Nobody Walks in L.A. rides on the easy, sunny charm of the lead duo, as well as the beauty and personality of the city.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The film can’t quite figure out how to wrap up, overstaying its welcome with multiple resolutions, but its heart is in the right place, using fantasy to reveal poignant truths about empathy and redemption.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The best part of Dependent’s Day is the rapid-fire, easy-breezy banter between Burke and Robledo — their connection is palpable, and feels comfortable and lived in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    About Scout is a fantasy of escape rooted in the harshly lit realities of life.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    At times it is a bit unfocused, following a loosely chronological but otherwise haphazard structure. Yet it’s still a treat to spend time in the company of a true artist, never before illuminated with such clarity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    It’s an overwhelming, and sometimes disorganized firehose of information.... Ultimately, however, I Am Jane Doe is a powerful call to action to protect children over profit.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    Tamblyn’s at no loss of interesting things to say and show on screen, and Paint it Black has some real gems among the jumble, especially Shawkat, who ably shoulders the task at hand, and gives a raw and sensitive performance of a woman dealing with the loss of a lover far too young.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    It's a mixed message, but that perfectly encapsulates the confusion of 2016 American politics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    As Nerve builds to a roaring Thunderdome climax (which is resolved all too easily), it starts to lose its grip. But the ride is a neon-saturated teenage dream, high on first kisses and digital hearts.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    There's something about the neon-tinted, sugar-smacked highs of Trolls that can be bizarrely infectious. When it's weirder, it's better, and there are elements of the animation design seemingly inspired by old 1970s cartoons and children's shows like "H.R. Pufnstuf."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    The jokes are dirty and wildly inappropriate, but are thoughtfully played.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    The film starts off a bit rocky, as the story elements are established, but gets better and funnier as it builds, leaning into the craziness as the dominoes fall into place.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    For all the over-the-top operatic moments — car wrecks and prom throwbacks and rifles at the dinner table — there's something about the wild tonal shifts and chaos of Almost Christmas that rings true about the holiday season.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Some aspects of the film are quite entertaining. Garmadon is a great character, especially as voiced by Theroux (his pronunciation of Lloyd as "Luh-Loyd" doesn't get old).
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    It's the highest praise to describe Friend Request as "a hoot" — the kind of midnight movie best seen with a large crowd laughing and screaming along, offering words of advice or encouragement to the naive characters on screen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    When he finally learns to settle into the moment, to find contentment in the things he already experiences, it's a beautiful and quiet revelation, rendered with Mike White's singular sensitivity and gentle touch.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    For a horror sequel built around a foundation of genre trends, Ouija: Origin of Evil contains far more goofy-spooky fun than one might expect.

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