For 288 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 How to Survive a Plague
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 288
288 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Writer-director James Bird took inspiration from real-life experiences, and the story is obviously heartfelt. But despite a stylized, edgy surface, Honeyglue doesn’t stray from the well-worn weepy narrative.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The always wonderful Martindale nails the tone in her warm and nuanced performance, combining sly humor and a soulful presence, while the men orbiting around her range from complete goofs (Copley and Jenkins) to self-involved and dour (Krasinski).
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    It’s So Easy suffers from an approach that leans more on telling than showing, and we just have to take his word for it that his life’s events are that fascinating.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The protagonist's unlikable routine is too high a degree of difficulty to execute flawlessly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    There are a few chuckles to be found in Bill, but this is decidedly more "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" than "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Bad Santa 2 relies entirely too much on the salty stuff, offering an opportunity for audiences to titter at the firehose of vile gutter humor that leaves no one unsullied, and delves into some truly dark places.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    While the experiment itself is fascinating, the approach taken by Almereyda in using distractingly peculiar storytelling techniques only succeed in distancing the audience from the film's inspiration.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The facade the film offers is a lovely, and mildly diverting one, but there’s little insight to be found below the surface.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The emotions about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters are spot on, and there’s no shortage of star power. But there’s an insistently dour fog over the proceedings, and the film feels subdued and sedated without the levity to brighten up things.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The film is well-made — the direction is strong, the cinematography by Barry Markowitz compelling and the script by two first-time writers is confident. The biggest problem with the film is Charlie himself.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The ideas are not deep enough and the dramatic tension isn't real enough to sustain this feature.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    On the wildly uneven rollercoaster that is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the lows far outweigh the highs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The soundtrack is fantastic and Samuel eminently watchable, but "Asthma" suffers from near-lethal doses of self-satisfied hipness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The low energy pace and performances strive for naturalism but just don't achieve compelling tension or suspense.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Old stereotypes are trotted out for humor's sake, and it's not a question of offensiveness, just that the jokes feel 10 years old.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    As over-the-top operatic and inexplicable as Dawn Patrol can be, producer and star Eastwood remains captivating and charismatic, ultimately serving as a grounding element within the swirl of emotional drama and almost saving the film from going overboard.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Ava's Possessions is powered by an amusing conceit that configures demonic possession as a metaphor for addiction. But the metaphor alone is not enough to sustain this minor effort, which wears thin over the course of a feature length.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Risen is a fascinating cultural artifact, but as a film, it's destined for no glory greater than as an appropriate cable rerun on Easter.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The story is an intriguing twist on the western genre, but in piling on other subgenres and story elements, including a dangerous and charismatic cult, it dilutes the essential nature of what could have been a potent revenge tale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Unfortunately, A Reason doesn't have enough story to justify its running time of nearly two hours, and though the performers are skilled, the melodramatic score and deliberate pace result in a piece that is overwrought but underdone.

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