For 1,084 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Bodies Bodies Bodies
Lowest review score: 0 Father Figures
Score distribution:
1084 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Full Time . . . depicts the never-ending sprint that is Julie’s life as a struggling single mom, rendering this social-realist drama as a gritty, heart-pounding thriller, with breathless, naturalistic handheld cinematography by Victor Seguin and an adrenaline-pounding electronic score by Irène Drésel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The comedy isn’t necessarily groundbreaking, and the story beats are almost painfully predictable, but the picture hangs together thanks to this group of legends and the loose, absurdist humor of the screenplay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    Though there are a few clunky or obvious monologues in the script (perhaps the hazard of adapting a memoir), the emotion and intention behind the story, as well as McNairy’s career-best performance, make “Fairyland” an astonishingly moving film and touching remembrance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Deadliest of all, Fear is just not scary. The jump scares don’t land, the fears themselves are all a bit silly and it feels like Taylor is holding back for the majority of the run time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    If you’re willing to surf on the wonderfully weird and wild wavelength of Infinity Pool it is indeed a singular, and unforgettable, ride.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The suspenseful Missing plows through nearly two hours of shocking plot twists at a breakneck pace. And while it’s entertaining to be sure, it also takes on a somber tone as it reckons with grief, loss and intimate partner violence in a way that’s very real, backed up by headlines ripped from the news, and yes, those true crime series and TikToks that are so very compelling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    Parmet’s strong script and surety behind the camera navigate the audience through this complicated story of religion and sexuality, patriarchy and power, brought to eerily accurate life by the ensemble of excellent actors.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Katie Walsh
    It is a bold, stylish and dynamic adaptation that makes big choices that may have one puzzling through both the characters’ and filmmakers’ intentions — or maybe not. It is a mirror after all, and the moral of the story is left up to us, which is perhaps the most daring move of all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    If you go into it expecting nothing more than to enjoy watching a sweaty Butler manhandle some bad guys while Colter manhandles him, you’ll be more than satisfied with the ride Plane offers — a well-executed hunk of pulpy entertainment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Katie Walsh
    The comedy waffles between nonsensically heightened and realistically grounded, often alternating between the two modes at random, never landing on a tone.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Treviño’s effervescent and empathetic performance as Marisol keeps A Man Called Otto on track, both actress and character proving to be the saving grace for this curmudgeonly fellow, and film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    The jump-scares in the fun, funny thrill ride that is “M3GAN” elicit more giggles than groans, but there are also intriguing connections being made on “M3GAN’s” motherboard, behind the glossy surface.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    It’s a film that ultimately feels less like a celebration and more like further exploitation of the star, leaving us all with much more unsettling questions about Houston’s life and legacy. Sadly, the disappointing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” doesn’t let Whitney rest in peace.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    With an excellent cast and style, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is one gorgeous and dynamic fractured fairy tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Retaining the creative forces behind the successful musical is the key to the movie musical’s success, as “Matilda the Musical” maintains the mischievous humor and the uniquely oddball sensibility of the stage production and book, delivering a wonderfully rousing screen adaptation anchored by superb performances.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Deakins’ work is beautiful, Colman is incredible, and the role of Stephen proves to be a breakout for Ward. But the story is too scattershot and contrived for an audience to be swept away and moved in the same way that Colman finds herself swept away by the experience of the Peter Sellers classic “Being There.”
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The result is amusing enough, but it’s as cinematically substantive as a sugar cookie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Despite the narrative elements that are part of Michael’s coping mechanisms, Aldridge and Field effectively salvage the emotional core of “Spoiler Alert,” bringing us back to the heart of the matter, and giving space to the feelings that should flow freely in a film like this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    Tonally, Devotion remains steady, never going for over-the-top emotion or sensation, simply seeking to express something authentically moving and human. It unmistakably achieves that, delivering a stirring story of friendship during war, and beyond, that is both rare and real.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    With care, thoughtfulness and rigor, Schrader and the filmmakers of She Said craft a film that shows the process of building this paradigm-shifting piece of journalism in a manner that is simultaneously thrilling and grindingly methodical, aided greatly by Nicholas Britell’s score.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The Menu is a tightly wound, sharply rendered skewering of the dichotomy between the takers and the givers, or in this case, the eaters and the cooks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film, while well-intentioned and informative, is a somewhat unfocused piece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Fisk and Hoffman (the younger) make a fine pair on screen with a natural chemistry; it’s nice to see her back in a romantic leading role. You just wish the two had more substantive material to work with. In fact, the Hallmark holiday version of this film would likely have been more entertaining, or at least shorter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Katie Walsh
    It’s the faces that stand out in Retrograde, a stylistic and thematic motif that offers an empathetic power to the film as well as an aching poignancy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Katie Walsh
    Using a variety of filmmaking techniques, Chukwu asks us to look at Deadwyler’s performance as Mamie in many different ways — to study her grief, her herculean poise, the polarity between her power and vulnerability — and to truly understand and feel the enormity of what she accomplished.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    Despite the somewhat bland nature of the storytelling — it’s not like this documentary is pushing the boundaries of the form — it’s an incredible true story told with care and skill.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    It is a spare and yet unsparing film, and a bold artistic statement from an emerging filmmaker.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    It’s not funny, it’s not satirical, and it’s not worth your time, or Toni Collette’s
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    What comes through loud and clear in “My Mind & Me” is Gomez using the film to declare her priorities, and her carefully controlled revelations are a chance to write her own story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Henry is such an earthy, captivating presence that he holds the center of gravity in Causeway — when he’s not on screen, the film drifts, rudderless, as Lynsey does.

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