Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 87% of the time.

Katherine McLaughlin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, SciFiNow, Starburst, The Arts Desk, The List, ViewLondon

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "The Second Mother strikes a passionate moral chord that also connects with conversations about the importance of achieving social change through cross-generational education. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 3, 2015
3/5 46% American Ultra (2015) "Although it sometimes veers into off-putting caricature, American Ultra revels in the amusing bewilderment that comes when a couple of star-crossed slackers are thrust into a violent situation, with the dry one-liners proving very quotable. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2/5 38% Demonic (2014) "Despite the screenplay's crafty curve-balls there's still a distinct sense of déjà vu as each thread is drawn together, while an unconvincing police slip-up is inserted to help drag the story out. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 30, 2015
3/5 42% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Despite it following a corny narrative and featuring some odd directorial decisions, especially in the final throes, We Are Your Friends is charmingly sincere ... " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 26, 2015
2/5 55% Paper Towns (2015) "Another bittersweet film about boys growing up and demystifying women that disappointingly short-changes its female characters. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 17, 2015
3/5 52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "A light and fluffy lampooning of both the middle classes and the male gaze, featuring a great performance from the ever-charming Gemma Arterton in the title role. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 17, 2015
3/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Though Trainwreck struggles with its structure - occasionally feeling like a sketch show - it's certainly honest, though perhaps to a fault. " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 10, 2015
2/5 9% The Cobbler (2015) "A strange departure into slapstick renders any genuine sentiment null and void and the balance between comedy and drama is just never properly gaged. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Aug 6, 2015
2/5 35% Max (2015) "An overly sentimental, ham-fisted family drama ... " ‐ The List
Posted Aug 3, 2015
10/10 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "Intense action and emotion make for gripping viewing and along with a dash of playfulness that occasionally lifts the dark mood it feels like the comic book hero has been rightly adapted for our times. " ‐ Starburst
Posted Aug 1, 2015
2/5 20% Self/less (2015) "Approaches high-concept sci-fi with a serious-mind, but also shoe-horns in banal moments of broad entertainment, making it a difficult pill to swallow. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jul 21, 2015
4/5 88% The Lobster "The Lobster is as weird and wonderful as it sounds and will make you think twice before asking the dreaded question, 'Are you still single?' " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 20, 2015
6/10 70% The Wolverine (2013) "There's lots of fun to be had with a train-top fight, allowing Wolverine to show off those adamantium claws, and snow-set Ninja battles, but the final sequence feels messy. " ‐ Starburst
Posted Jul 14, 2015
8/10 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) "Add a split screen montage sequence that uses solid black lines for separation in true 60s style, saucy banter and some self referential wit and you have a solid piece of stylish filmmaking. " ‐ Starburst
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "X-Men: Days of Future Past is convoluted and some of it doesn't make sense but it's a complete blast from start to finish thanks to a fine cast, good sense of humour and Fassbender spouting James Brown lyrics at random. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1/5 16% The Gallows (2015) "The latest in a long line of found-footage horror movies that comes with the neat premise of a high school haunting, but that bumps around in the dark for far too long with no sense of where it's going. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 79% Ant-Man (2015) "A charming and eccentric heist film with a great sense of humour. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "Moore imbues a warm sensibility and honesty to this fantasy adventure that doesn't shy away from its serious themes. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2/5 41% Comet (2014) "An ambitious and striking effort. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jul 10, 2015
1/5 17% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "[A] juvenile and, apparently, intentionally crappy final outing that has nothing insightful to add to an already overstretched idea. " ‐ The List
Posted Jul 6, 2015
2/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Despite its slick appearance, this reboot ends up being a disappointing, watered-down mess devoid of its own identity. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jul 2, 2015
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "Matt Reeves, the director of another end of the world type scenario in found footage film Cloverfield, takes the reins of this smart and attractive franchise and runs confidently with visceral wanton destruction and a blunt message about gun control. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Jun 30, 2015
4/5 78% Il racconto dei racconti (Tale of Tales) "Matteo Garrone's stunning intertwining trilogy of macabre and peculiar fairy tales is brought to breathtaking life by a precise and painterly hand. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Jun 24, 2015
5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Years of filming, research and gaining trust pay off impressively in this terrifying, tense and essential documentary. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 8, 2015
4/5 94% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) "Kudos has to be given to Hartley for lifting the lid on a host of bad practices and making an honest documentary that could so easily have been turned into a juvenile exercise in macho backslapping. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "Chapter 3 in the Insidious franchise is an improvement on the second film but it's nowhere near as polished as the original. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 83% Listen Up Philip (2014) "It is a rare filmmaker who can effortlessly glide between so many different psyches in such an insightful and witty way. " ‐ The List
Posted Jun 1, 2015
3/5 87% Moomins On The Riviera (Muumit Rivieralla) "A whimsical hand-drawn animation concerned with the woes of consumerism that wonderfully embraces the mischievous spirit of its eccentric Finnish creator. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted May 27, 2015
4/5 87% Sicario (2015) "Villeneuve (Enemy, Prisoners) sticks close to thriller formula but also takes the path less travelled along the way. " ‐ The List
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "The heady thrills of nostalgia power this spectacular looking ride along and it's a lot of fun while it lasts. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted May 20, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "This sharply observed, utterly magical coming-of-age story has a beautiful message for everyone, not just kids. " ‐ The List
Posted May 20, 2015
5/5 95% Carol (2015) "An achingly beautiful, tightly wound package of woe that slowly comes undone over the course of its running time to reveal something very special indeed. " ‐ The List
Posted May 18, 2015
2/5 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "The enjoyably knowing flavour of the original is still present but feels strangely diluted in this sequel. " ‐ The List
Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 87% The Tribe (2015) "Slaboshpytskiy has stated that, 'It's been my dream to pay homage to the silent movie,' and the result is a relentlessly bleak and brutal coming-of-age drama that makes for mesmerising viewing. " ‐ The List
Posted May 11, 2015
3/5 79% A Letter to Momo (2014) "This accessible and heartfelt anime charms because of its honesty and impressive attention [to] detail. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Despite Wyrmwood never quite matching up to the films it emulates, it's often ingenious, with a passion for the sub-genre that's genuinely infectious. " ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2015
3/5 82% The Canal (2014) "Though some of the plot doesn't entirely add up, with a few ill thought-out reveals towards the end, the sinister atmosphere is enough to keep you teetering on the edge of your seat for most of the running time. " ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2015
2/5 20% Ooops! Noah is Gone... (Two by Two) (2015) "Two by Two delivers a few decent jokes and should be enough to keep very young children amused, but there's nothing truly original in its telling and its extreme predictability may prove painfully testing to parents. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 27, 2015
4/5 89% Glassland "A thoroughly engaging and involving - albeit tough - viewing experience. Barrett's strong second feature marks him out as one to watch. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Apr 14, 2015
1/5 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "Essentially this sequel is far too preoccupied with boobs, stroking the male ego and crass, old-fashioned jokes to deliver anything engaging or truly witty. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Apr 14, 2015
3/5 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Careers and love collide in this cathartic New York-set sing-a-long session that relishes both life's highs and lows, only occasionally hitting bum notes. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "The DUFF is a heartfelt film that adheres somewhat to formula, but that's distinguished by its knowingness, Josh A Cagan's smart script and by a riotous central performance from Whitman. " ‐ The List
Posted Apr 6, 2015
3/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "For the most part, Sponge Out of Water provides decent-sized doses of wacky animated fun; it's packed full of hilarious one-liners, pop culture references and colourful characters that should keep both adults and kids entertained. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 23, 2015
2/5 30% Insurgent (2015) "The real problem here lies with the underwritten supporting characters and overabundance of repetitive action sequences. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Mar 23, 2015
4/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "This enchanting, admirable fable will elicit exuberant joy and great sadness due to the fact that it both celebrates women and mourns the limitations of their life under patriarchy. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/5 73% The Voices (2015) "Satrapi's bold, bright and entertaining creation is laced with a pitch-black, sometimes truly sick sense of humour; it's wrong on many levels but that's also what makes it so right. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 16, 2015
3/5 100% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "A charming, utterly lovely and brilliantly acted coming-of-ager. " ‐ The Arts Desk
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2/5 7% Ouija (2014) "A supernatural horror brought to you by Michael Bay and Hasbro and released just in time for Halloween proves just as soulless as you might imagine it to be. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Mar 10, 2015
3/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "It's at its most poignant and engaging when it comes to family matters, but loses points on the superheroics front. " ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Mar 10, 2015
2/5 30% Chappie (2015) "This admirable misfire is often endearing and Chappie is creatively designed and feels real, but an unsophisticated approach to its subject matter combined with the slight characterisations edges it perilously close to the scrapheap. " ‐ The List
Posted Mar 6, 2015
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