John Walsh

John Walsh

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

John Walsh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Independent (UK), Independent on Sunday, TV Guide

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Last Airbender (2010)

"[A] breathtakingly clueless, misconceived, stupid, humourless, unexciting, dim, dumb farrago, the worst film I've seen in years." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 18, 2014
4/5 96%

True Grit (2010)

"At an uncertain time for heroes in America, there's no wonder it's packing 'em in." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 10, 2011
3/5 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"It's directed with flair and energy, spirited, funny and charming." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 10, 2011
2/5 71%

Paul (2011)

"From time to time, clever ideas rear their heads, but they soon return to the film's default setting of laddish japes." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 10, 2011
1/5 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"There are some watchable 3D sequences in a boat on the rapids and a makeshift airplane, but it's pretty grim for anyone over six." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 10, 2011
3/5 71%

Red (2010)

"Never tell Hollywood action heroes in their 50s and 60s, that they're a bit past it." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
2/5 16%

Alpha and Omega (2010)

"The 8-12s will love it, but grown-ups may feel they've seen lots of it before (especially the caribou stampede, a shameless pinch from The Lion King.)" ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 85%

Easy A (2010)

"A sparkling moral tale about a small lie that ramifies out of control." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 95%

Mary and Max (2009)

"It's a 20-year story that absorbs and beguiles, despite the ugly subject matter." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3/5 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

"The stars of this computerised epic are the Design and Art departments, who provide stunning landscapes, caves and kingdoms, and whose 3D magic is genuinely thrilling." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
2/5 70%

Ramona and Beezus (2010)

"Despite everyone's efforts, Ramona comes across as an insufferably spoilt and attention-seeking little horror." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 98%

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

"A sparkling new print of Howard Hawks's 1953 musical comedy, which paired Monroe and Russell at their spangled, curvaceous, lipsticky best." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
2/5 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Adams is perky and watchable and almost saves the film. But it's so dumb: how come the eventual proposal, supposedly set a few yards from the Dingle pub, seems to take place on the Cliffs of Moher, 75 miles away?" ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3/5 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"This remake of George A Romero's 1973 movie is gross, bloody and savagely effective, with its palette of sickly browns and reds, and the nasty surprises that jump out of clapboard barns and innocent meadows." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
2/5 46%

Everybody's Fine (2009)

"De Niro, while initially expressionless, gives the film a heart. Barrymore and Beckinsale stay one-dimensionally cute. A weepie that wholly fails to make you weep." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
2/5 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"The film's combination of gloopy sentiment, macho horns-locking and recondite enzyme research isn't a winner; and the slushy music, by Andrea Guerra, has you begging for mercy." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
4/5 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Moore is marvellously indignant and confrontational (he tries to make a citizen's arrest of the AIG board), and dramatises moments of rebellion and fight-back with relish. But there's something self-righteous and teenage-lefty about his rhetoric." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3/5 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"Nobody beats [Jeunet] for sheer comic inventiveness and the speed with which he whips ideas into crazy reality. The only problem with his approach is that black humour clearly isn't enough for him." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 25, 2010

Voy a Explotar (I'm Gonna Explode) (2008)

"I'm Gonna Explode never quite explodes but it sets up a potent, sometimes funny, opposition between domestic complacency and youthful rejection, and a slow-burning love story that draws you in." ‐ Independent on Sunday
Posted Jan 4, 2010
3/5 65%

Is Anybody There? (2009)

"An intelligently-written, smartly-handled study of laughter in the dark." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
1/5 67%

Helen (2008)

"It's a neat idea, of one life "standing-in" for another and starting afresh, but badly handled. It's a glum 79 minutes." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
3/5 43%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"This Disney film is a hand-tooled, eight-cylinder charm offensive: the landscape is ravishingly shot, the songs are cute and the plot moves from slapstick to romance at a cracking pace. Your 13-year-old daughter will utterly love it." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
3/5 27%

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)

"There isn't an original thought in the film, but it bounds along amusingly." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
2/5 67%

The End (2004)

"This grainy documentary that lets the Cockney hard men brag about violence, honour codes and the changed East End. Director Collins appeared with her sister Teena in Guy Ritchie's Snatch. That explains a lot." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
1/5 38%

X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)

"It's a long anti-climax, full of crunching but pointless fights between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and his brother Victor (Liev Schreiber). Wretched." ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 30, 2009
3.5/4 55%

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

"It's an interesting story, more accessible to non-Trekkers than previous entries." ‐ TV Guide
Posted May 19, 2008