Katherine McLaughlin Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Katherine McLaughlin

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A gorgeously grim and hypnotic viewing experience.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) It's impressive how much emotion and passion Holmer fits into the lean 72-minute runtime, and the fact that she ends it all on a gloriously imaginative high further marks her out as one to watch.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 86% Mindhorn (2016) There's so much to love about this superbly daft creation, especially the way Barratt sells his character's arrogance and desperation with a fully committed performance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 82% Patriots Day (2017) Berg never shies from the horror of an attack which killed three civilians and injured over 260 more, yet the emphasis is firmly on humanity, hope and bravery.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) A teen audience may appreciate the starry-eyed romance but this space adventure is a disappointingly formulaic affair.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Chris McKay and his team of writers have done a marvellous job at delivering the same zippy energy of a child excitedly playing with their toys in a film that turns the tropes of a romantic comedy into a love story between hero and villain.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Though aspects of Mills' film play out like a guide to the female psyche, for the most part this is a poignant and witty mix-tape.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
3/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) It never succeeds in reaching the lofty heights of those it emulates but remains brutally executed, throwaway fun.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
79% Frantz (2017) It's an epic and romantic examination of grief and the hostility between France and Germany in the post World War One era that also pauses to admire the cultural riches from both nations.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Cringe-inducing filler, with a few funny lines and a leading man who relentlessly nods back to the original.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Although it lacks originality it plays a little better than the silly title suggests.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) The contrast in energy levels between the two time periods proves to be a draining experience, with clunky one-liners severely clashing up against the excitement and fast paced momentum of the ambitious and exhilarating roof top parkour sequences.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) Unfortunately, this romantic sci-fi adventure featuring two of the biggest stars working in Hollywood today ends in disaster thanks to a creepy plot point.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/5 81% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) Ultimately this story of a tiny dancer realising her potential is too formulaic and too lacking in comic zing to deliver anything marvellously thrilling.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) The strong screenplay demonstrates such an intuitive understanding of human emotion and despair that it elevates this genre gem into something strangely tender.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) The tension is apparent from the off and this tightly wound and intimate drama delivers on both the intensity and complexity of a black sheep returning to the fold.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling's screenplay skilfully balances the dark and light; the cheerful frolics, friendship and romance serve as a reminder to the characters of just what they are fighting for.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 87% Phantom Boy (2016) Though the narrative follows a standard beat, it is enjoyably told and features many amusing characters.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 45% Rupture (2016) Things get off to a slightly uneven start with a clumsy revelation... but Rupture is worth persevering with as it turns into a tense, claustrophobic and strange experience.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/5 89% Burn Burn Burn (2015) Button makes the women's travels across the UK's landscape look thrilling and magical, particularly with her wondrous final shots of the misty Scottish mountains.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) The attention to detail is impressive and the strong cast deliver on the emotional side of the story.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 87% Lady Macbeth (2017) A quietly and compulsively watchable debut that's sure to send shivers down your spine.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Packed full of heady ideas, this loud and proud proclamation is a vigorous and provocative piece of work.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) While there's so much to admire in the way this horror is fashioned and the fear it conjures up in the moment, what lies beneath doesn't sit quite right.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) It's incredible how deeply you fall in love with the characters in a film that runs for a succinct 66-minutes ...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 64% The Greasy Strangler (2016) At times it feels like you're watching a couple of mates play a giant and revolting game of dare.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
2/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) In a generous mood you could view Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as a director nostalgically looking back on all the adventures he's had as a filmmaker, but the result is mostly lacklustre, like a recycled shambles.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Kwan and Scheinert find beauty in the revolting, and do so in a unique and heartfelt manner. They've crafted a charming film about embracing your inner weirdness and learning to trust your instincts that extols the importance of honesty and friendship.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 67% Brotherhood (2016) Though scrappy in its realism, Clarke has taken notes on how to address awful attitudes to women, delivered with a knowing sense a humour through a female gang member who calls out sexist chat.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
5/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) It's a poignant, wonderfully humorous and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing, and the joy of personal growth that can sometimes stem from great upheaval.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Sandberg's ability to craft chilling jump scares bodes well for future projects. He nimbly draws out grippingly tense sequences in badly lit locations and the use of practical effects is wonderful.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2016
3/5 66% Nerve (2016) Fast-paced and incredibly silly ...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Some of the jokes do punch uncomfortably downwards but, for the most part, the writers keep the bad taste above board.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Feig delivers a decent mix of scary thrills and giggles, all grounded by the credible camaraderie between the four women.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) Quietly powerful and curious film.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) The actors are clearly having the time of their lives and, in the moment, their interactions are a delight to behold.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Fans of the show will not be disappointed.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) A silly and endearing buddy film with a waning plot.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Gunn clearly knows his way round the genre and delivers a crowd pleasing summer blockbuster full of humour. Plus a raccoon brandishing a machine gun is all kinds of fun.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
8/10 86% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Apart from the grand set designs, which are stunning and seen through the blue hue of lens flare, the characters are the strongest asset here and are brought to life by the stellar cast.‐ Starburst
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
3/5 66% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) This lust-fuelled tale of youthful escapism is intoxicating in the moment yet, like a sweet summer romance, the further you distance yourself from it the more you begin to realise its faults.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
4/5 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) This perilous trail through the trickle-down effect of neglectful behaviour ends on a hopeful note, and is enchanting from start to finish.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 86% The Transfiguration (2016) The Transfiguration is a film that's interested in exploring the community and economy of Queens, and in that instance this horror realism rings true, but O'Shea bites off more than he can chew by shoehorning in a few too many issues.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) Train To Busan is a viciously entertaining ride for the most part, but it's bookended with a needless introductory sequence and an extremely cheesy ending that borders on comical. Removal of these flaccid parts off would have made it a slicker journey.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 47% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) The themes of regret and time running out are laboured and Dolan's typically extravagant symbolism comes across as crude instead of stirring.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch's latest film recalls some of his best work and, once again, the American indie maestro presents a unique and intricately crafted world.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Nichols approaches this momentous moment in history and true story of injustice with his usual understated assurance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
4/5 75% The BFG (2016) Packed full of magical imagery, jovial surprise and royally funny fart jokes, it's heartwarming stuff, even if it doesn't quite have a handle on the darker elements of Dahl's vision.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 79% American Honey (2016) A spine-tingling and uplifting tale of untamed youth and rebellion.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
3/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Once you've got over the off-putting aspects, Kim's personal journey becomes quite engaging, though you may wish the film was a bit meatier politically.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016