For 328 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Cameraperson
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 328
328 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The gently affecting Keep in Touch extends its stay a bit too long, stretching the story where it could have been more efficient. But it’s a fine showcase for McPhee’s lovely songs, Bachand’s lead performance, and the assured direction of Kretchmar.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    In its loose, hallucinatory narrative, we gain a sense of the nightmares caused by a loss of spirituality and physical connection. It may leave you questioning if the Mayans were right all along.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film meanders, and the climax descends into campy fantasy worthy of any ’80s B-movie, but Records is quietly winning.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    It’s a taut, if somewhat hysterical, cycle of bait and switch, twists and turns, retribution, vengeance and mental torture payback for immature mind games with deadly results.
    • 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
    There are a few times when a viewer less familiar with this world can feel a bit out of place, though it is possible for anyone to find amusement in this winsome if slight film.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Katie Walsh
    An unprecedented take on the holiday film, but not an entirely successful one.
    • 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.
    • 56 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Galifianakis steals the show as the friendly fussbudget in a performance we've come to expect from him. The enormous potential on screen is tantalizing, which is why the disappointment of failed execution stings.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Every time Charlize Theron is on screen, the movie gets crazy campy, and therefore at least somewhat interesting.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The Wild Life is a family-friendly take on the story of Crusoe, with a twist, and kids no doubt will be drawn to the colorful animal characters, but there's a lack of emotional connection that makes the film just another cartoon flick, not a special favorite or animated classic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Though the craft is exceptional, there are some storytelling missteps.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    At its heart, it's a simple story about a family gathering around a loved one, but there's too much going on narratively and stylistically.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Rosenmeyer and Shaw have an easy charm and chemistry together, but the been-there, done-that material doesn't match their talents.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    It feels more like the sketch of an idea than a fully realized film, and it ends on a note that seems it should be the beginning or middle of the story, not the end.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The film works best when focusing on the conflict between world-weary Huck and dreamer Tom, but the characters are underdeveloped and the plot overly convoluted, lacking the foundational support to prop up their antics and capers.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The luminous Garrett shines as Brenda, emerging from her shell. Hauptman manages to sand down David's spiky edges. The supporting characters, unfortunately, are two-dimensional and less charismatic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The all-star cast is uniformly good, but the script lacks any sort of nuance to temper the pandering lecture.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    It’s a warm, uplifting portrait of the potentials to be found in startup culture, but feels blinkered by its specific focus.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    A sweet tale with a smart storytelling device and charming performers, but not much more beyond the cute.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Unfortunately, the cast and a few sweet tunes by Armstrong are the only things going for this delayed coming-of-age dramedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The biggest problem with Why Him? though, isn’t him, it’s her. Stephanie is so underwritten that even though these men are competing ruthlessly over her, she drops out of the story completely. She’s the center of attention, but she’s a void. That’s not the fault of the winsome Deutch.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    There isn't enough mystery and ambiguity around the murders to create a sense of fear or dread, yet there's something rather effectively creepy and compelling, with its retro thrills and chills
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    With a highly stylized form, and thick, syrupy ribbons of blood splashing everywhere, Sun Choke evokes a creepy, eerie vibe, but it’s difficult to muster more than a passing interest in the story, because we don’t know who this girl is, or why she does these things.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    There are a few inventive battles on a frozen pond and atop the tiled roof of a temple, but they are so CGI-enhanced as to seem cartoonish, not marvelous.

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