For 632 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 A Star Is Born
Lowest review score: 0 Two Weeks to Go
Score distribution:
632 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Animals make for good screenwriting devices, as characters can speak their inner feelings to them, but that doesn't make for the most subtle or efficient screenwriting.
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    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The film has the feel of a television news program, and at feature length lags. But the sheer overwhelming enormity of this injustice pierces through, poignantly, again and again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The story of Captain Underpants is funny, fresh and frantic, playing with format and genre, adding meta, self-reflective winks. The film is propelled by its hyperactive energy and quirky style...and the combustible chemistry between the two leads.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The film is a true dramedy that wrestles with the darker, sadder elements of life in a frank, funny and deeply relatable way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    Jacobs simply can’t make any of it work.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    Beautiful gems of wisdom and life lessons are contained within Buena Vista Social Club: Adios. The picture is an edifying celebration of this music, humanizing and contextualizing it beyond its popularity, locating its roots within a history informed by politics, colonialism, oppression, and racism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    There are no new treasures to be found in this installment, which is dragged down by the anchor of a prescribed franchise blueprint.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    Aside from its leading lady, what Everything, Everything has going for it is its light, fantastical aesthetic, an unexpected sense of buoyancy and light.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The film is a fascinating and sometimes terrifying introduction to ayahuasca. Surreal sequences mimicking the hallucinogenic experiences during the ceremonies are unnecessary and pale in comparison to the real transformation we witness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The film articulates a concept of universal humanity. No matter the religion or circumstances, we all have the same desires for peace and connection throughout life.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The camera work is meticulous and exquisite in its expression, creating a sense of tense foreboding throughout, linking characters and images with a creepy omniscience.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Katie Walsh
    A dirge of unfunny scatological material, techno-anxiety and child endangerment masquerading as familial bonding. Settle in for the "Long Haul," because this is one bumpy, miserable ride.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The refreshing element is that the story resists normative fantasies of sex or romance — in Paris Can Wait, Coppola focuses on the relationship to the self.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    While Lowriders offers an interesting entree into this world, it's unfortunately too formulaic and predictable to leave much of an impact.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    The Lovers is not about them as individual performers; it's about these actors working in tandem with each other, the script, the director and the other actors. The film works as a whole, not a sum of its parts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    The themes with which Thier wrestles, and her anthropological exploration of city life is more compelling than some of the more melodramatic plot elements. But the film’s flaws don’t detract from the ideas she presents.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Katie Walsh
    Tamblyn’s at no loss of interesting things to say and show on screen, and Paint it Black has some real gems among the jumble, especially Shawkat, who ably shoulders the task at hand, and gives a raw and sensitive performance of a woman dealing with the loss of a lover far too young.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Katie Walsh
    With wooden performances and a lack of character development, Below Her Mouth is more X-rated, late-night cable skin flick than trenchant exploration of female sexuality.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Rapace’s daring performance and Shainberg’s unique approach make Rupture a surprising slice of schlock that you won’t soon forget.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Katie Walsh
    Though this movie has its outrageous moments, Di Novi puts the female emotional journey up front and treats things respectfully. But every erotic thriller needs some crazy, and thank goodness for Heigl's full commitment to her character's insanity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Katie Walsh
    Sleight fuses superhero story with a tough coming-of-age tale, and it enlivens and elevates both genres into something new and different, while heralding the arrival of Latimore as a star.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Katie Walsh
    Though deeply personal and heartfelt, the overwrought film falls prey to too much melodrama and not enough realism or humor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Katie Walsh
    The message stays firmly on spiritual questions about the circle of life, but doesn't educate or leave the audience with a call to action about how to personally act to protect these animals, and that feels like a missed opportunity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    With seemingly all the right pieces, it's a disappointment that The Promise lacks the energy and originality needed to sustain itself. It might be fresh material, but the approach is decidedly stale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Katie Walsh
    All This Panic is a deeply felt tribute to youth but also to growing up; it’s a time capsule of a fleeting, fragile moment when angst is mixed with beauty and everything seems ripe with potential.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Katie Walsh
    The film is an astute character study that is analytical but never unemotional.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    Lynskey, Ellis, and Jackson are charming enough to buoy this lightly dramatic tale, but with a laid-back energy the stakes are never quite high enough. “Little Boxes” offers tame social commentary in a pleasant package.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Katie Walsh
    Arnow sheds any trappings of fiction, presenting herself, her filmmaking, her relationships and her sex life in an at times shockingly frank manner. It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker embrace this honesty with such gusto (which, like life, is often painful or awkward to experience).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Katie Walsh
    The maximalist approach isn’t necessary to enhance the wild tales, but the film does reflect its subject in its messy yet invigorating approach.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Katie Walsh
    The film feels cluttered by all the other nonsense of girls, rivalries and friendships that could have been pared down for a more efficient narrative.

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