For 755 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Wild Rose
Lowest review score: 0 Natural Born Pranksters
Score distribution:
755 movie reviews
    • 12 Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    Often, trying too hard to be edgy sails right past offensive and just hits boring. Sherman, amazingly, manages to nail both.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Stearns grapples with notions of gender, violence and identity. But in this mannered, ironic take, his punches don't land hard enough to leave a mark.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Firecrackers isn’t just a confident feature debut from Mozaffari, but a daring one, the kind of fast and furious feminine filmmaking that heralds the arrival of several exciting new talents.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Maiden is a grand adventure, the likes of which we don’t always see too often anymore.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    With impeccable craft, Wang has created a funny, heartfelt and bittersweet film that will ring riotously true for anyone who knows the joys and agonies of a large, complicated family, regardless of culture, ethnicity or nationality.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Katie Walsh
    There is absolutely no reason to catch a ride with the nasty, brutish and shrill "Stuber," a horror movie about our current American nightmare of late capitalist economics and unchecked law enforcement masquerading as an "action comedy."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Everything in the film is high: high concept, high pressure, high stakes and it often feels bizarrely forced. Nothing makes any sense and is never explained.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Despite all the limitations on her life, Rose-Lynn is one of the most free-spirited creatures to ever be put on film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Dauberman’s control over the camera and mastery of suspense is impressive, especially for a first-time director. But the film is strung too tightly, rarely breaking bad, denying the cathartic chaos one craves in this kind of film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    This is a brutally violent reset on the '80s franchise that ultimately became a punchline, but while it goes big on gore and atmosphere, Child's Play doesn't muster up any actual scares.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Star Fryogeni, who bears a striking resemblance to Frances McDormand, appears in almost every shot, and she carries the film with a bravura performance of a woman at her wit’s end.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    A detailed and affable exploration of this world, This One’s for the Ladies is so unabashedly sex-positive you just might want to find the closest all-male revue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The Dead Don't Die is a bit too arch and remote to fully enjoy as a transportative or emotional piece of entertainment, but for Jarmusch fans and zombie fans, it's a fun little exercise in witnessing the auteur graft his unique sensibility onto the beloved genre.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Katie Walsh
    Cool New York City detective John Shaft is back again in, you guessed it, Shaft, with a modern update that goes completely sideways in all the wrong ways. This Shaft is a bad mother all right, and it'd be better if he just shut his mouth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The events of Woodstock have been told, so it’s refreshing that this documentary draws out the details one might not have heard before — the food donations from the town, the volunteer Army doctors, the attendees who stayed to pick up trash.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    There are times when this visual twist confuses rather than elucidates. However, there’s no denying the bracing, honest nature of Mouthpiece, a truly revolutionary piece of filmmaking.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    We want to watch pets behave exactly as we expect them to, and sometimes in a completely incongruous manner. Like the original, “Pets 2” delivers just that, nothing more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    This increasingly convoluted tale moves quickly but goes nowhere.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Amazingly, somehow, an overstuffed Godzilla movie feels scant.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Ma
    Known for her lovable roles in "The Help" and "Hidden Figures," Spencer goes dark and sadistic with an enthusiastic glee, her signature smile (and those bangs!), and she creates one of the most memorable horror villains in recent history. She makes "Ma" worth it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Like leading lady Williams, the exterior of The Perfection is flawless, covering up the darkness that lies beneath. The wild ride in store is both supremely disturbing and unpredictable. But rendered with such care, skill and sheer glee — it’s utterly divine.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Despite the strange but winning chemistry between Danner and Lithgow, the script ultimately fails the fascinating characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The story takes some unbelievably tragic twists and turns, and along the way, Dastmalchian unfolds a riveting performance, aided by Schiffli’s beautiful and unobtrusive style.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    The whole schtick of these movies is the treat-motivated, not-quite-getting-it doggie voice-over, performed by Josh Gad, and it lightens the film. But going dark and emotional makes the film work better than the prior two.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    In The Sun is Also a Star, Russo-Young swirls together sun-dappled selfies, luscious skin, urban grittiness and hip-hop beats, the aesthetics perfectly matched to emotion. She creates a heady, knee-buckling mood that nearly conceals the weaknesses in story and performances.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    While Just Say Goodbye reveals the filmmakers’ inexperience, with a bit of finesse, Walting could be a promising new voice.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The Hustle nods to its predecessors and feels at times like “To Catch a Thief” meets “Absolutely Fabulous.” But what makes “The Hustle” work is its stars.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Charlie Says is a fascinating and feminist exploration of Manson’s first victims: the girls themselves.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    The story is thin and merely serviceable at best, and it often feels like the film has barely been written.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    While the world and the characters of "Detective Pikachu" are incredibly fun, the story within that world suffers. Most of the exposition is provided in flashback-style holographic recreations, and the action sequences are so inane, chaotic and incomprehensible that you may find your mind wandering to grocery lists rather than the film's stakes.

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