For 653 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Katie Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Lowest review score: 0 Father Figures
Score distribution:
653 movie reviews
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    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film coasts on Purdy's laid-back stoner charm, and though the film itself is a bit too slack, it's a fine showcase for his voice, which delivers some pointed social commentary despite the chill vibes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Ball and screenwriter Nowlin keep a tight grip on the tone and the relentless pace, but they often back the story and characters into corners that only a deus ex machina can fix.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The songs are lovely, and the first-time actors give performances that grow warmer as the film progresses, and their characters release, relax and find a groove, if only for this moment in time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Please Stand By has its surface charms...but if you look under the hood, the film just doesn't work.
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    • 10 Katie Walsh
    Nibali and Galati deliver their lines in matching monotones, in scenes that are simply deadening. None of the trio of leads has the presence to carry the film, though Mihaljevich displays a flicker as the dangerous sociopath Wendel. Alexander's limited style doesn't help these performances either, nor does the wildly underwritten script.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    My Art is an amusing riff on the way one’s creative work bleeds into one’s personal life, and Simmons expresses a singular voice and style, despite the missteps in storytelling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Freak Show is carried by a fully committed performance from Lawther, who quivers and swans and roars like the best of the Hollywood grand dames.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Gudegast's twisty, turny tale of heists and homies is an action-packed romp with a good sense of humor and self-awareness. It's rendered with a startling attention to detail, but one has to wonder if with that detail, he can't quite see the forest for the trees.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Forever My Girl doesn’t stray from the formula or do anything revolutionary. But for an audience seeking fluffy, escapist, country music-tinged romance, it’ll hit a sweet spot.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    Proud Mary isn't a retro action thriller at all, but a staid family drama, and an incredibly boring one at that.
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    • 10 Katie Walsh
    For all of its incompetency of craft, like a strange bit of outsider art, the film showcases a fascinatingly unrefined look at the very real fear felt by immigrants in Donald Trump's America.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The smart premise is muddled with far too many tangents — bumbling romances, rivalries with old classmates, troubled cats, precocious teens, angry dance sequences. When focusing on the central relationship, the film is at its best.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Katie Walsh
    Father Figures is a movie, ostensibly. I'm pretty sure it is. Moving images were projected, along with recorded sound, which indicates it is a movie, but the effect was so listless, low-energy and profoundly unentertaining that I jotted down in my notes "what even IS this?" It would be more accurate to describe the experience as a nearly two-hour borderline hostage situation, with torture involving bad, offensive and unfunny "comedy."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    The twists and turns of the story keep you on your toes until the very end, never giving anything away. The verbal blows drop as fast as the bodies, and if British aristocrats fighting over money, beautifully, is your thing, Crooked House will more than satisfy, it will thrill.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Pitch Perfect 3 is so breezy it's completely weightless, but it manages to deliver just enough of the goods.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a one-joke movie, relying on the subversion of physical stereotypes, but thanks to impeccable casting and fun performances, that joke is very well-executed.
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    • 20 Katie Walsh
    Spent exhausts the audience’s goodwill within the first few minutes of this bizarre project, and requires the utmost patience to endure.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Beyond Skyline is a boldly bonkers film, and it leans into its genre goofiness with a straight face thanks to Grillo. But more humor would have gone a long way in sustaining interest and entertainment, as it’s not quite funny, and too low-budget to take seriously.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    With a lovely voice performance from Cena, the spirit of Ferdinand does shine through. But the rest of the story filler is mostly forgettable.
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    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Though I Am Evidence processes a tremendous amount of data and information, it’s a deeply personal and intimate film. However distressing it may be, it leaves room for hope.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    The Dancer is such a bold and assured film, wildly creative and sensual, that it feels far more sophisticated than a debut, and signals Di Giusto as one to watch.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    Kaleidoscope is brilliantly crafted and performed, but it’s a bit too taken with its own muddling of facts and form to truly hook into.
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    • 40 Katie Walsh
    This debut effort from Hickman lacks the dramatic tension and connective tissue to truly compel, but his gritty, high-energy aesthetic can no doubt be applied to better results with a stronger script.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Ultimately, it feels irresponsible to remain unwilling to take a stand on this extreme abstract rhetoric in support of an all too real and immediate threat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    As comfortable to slip into as an afternoon in the sun, as satisfying as a late-night piece of cake, Princess Cyd is a jewel of a film that plumbs thematic depths far below its surface.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    For a film that’s incredibly angry and blackly comic, it finally, and surprisingly, makes a case for compassion and understanding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    To consider the long-standing Bourj al Barajneh is to consider the true humanity of refugees, who have hopes, dreams, lives to live and work to do. “Soufra” efficiently and effectively illustrates those ideas.
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    • 20 Katie Walsh
    For all of the mini-melodramas that populate this tale, and the repellent ickiness in the central relationship, the worst part about Almost Friends is how incredibly dull and dramatically inert it is.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    It's a serviceable animated movie appropriate for the season, but there's nothing beyond its source material that marks it as particularly unique or special.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Katie Walsh
    The breathtakingly bad Justice League, with its corny banter and terrible effects just might signify a return to that goofy Batman form.

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