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 51% Rampage (2018) Splendidly silly in places, with its fondness for giant monster movies obvious, this popcorn extravaganza swerves haphazardly between knowing humour and a heartfelt warning about the plague of capitalism...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 84% Ghost Stories (2018) A potent blend of personal and political that's genuinely haunting.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Represents a surprisingly fresh take on the subject matter, in a film that is elegantly handled and extremely suspenseful.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Although it's as gross-out as American Pie, with slapstick stupidity a huge factor, Blockers rigorously explores the parent-teen dynamic, switching the growing-up lessons to the adults as they learn to let go of their daughters.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's mostly a deliciously trippy and inspiring kids fantasy adventure.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 74% Ready Player One (2018) The winning factor that binds the film together is the friendship aspect with the players meeting up to deal with IOI's real life maniacal behaviour.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Though the film veers away greatly from the original text, the dreamy ambience of the book is very much intact.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) Custody is often profoundly distressing but that's precisely the point.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Repeat viewings will surely be rewarded.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 78% Unsane (2018) Unsane traverses the corridors of corrupt policies and paperwork that threaten to cut up and disembowel democracy.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 85% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Themes of transformation and passing the baton on sit nicely as subtext in a gorgeous animation that empowers its protagonist to find power in her weaknesses.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Varda and JR truly are irresistible creative explorers, with infectious curiosity and chemistry that fizzes with charm and warmth.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie plays Harding from her teenage years through to her forties, moving between her naïveté as a young woman to her frustration as a competitor in the big leagues with poise.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
5/5 96% Black Panther (2018) The incredibly stellar cast is led by a majestic Chadwick Boseman, reprising the role of T'Challa and finding him at a cross-roads in his life. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2/5 14% Winchester (2018) The laboured script and nonsense denouement seems to suggest violence should be quashed with more violence with the film ending on a disappointingly obvious whimper.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The film doesn't go where you initially expect it might go and is all the better for it.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) With the charismatic Shaye turning in another excellent performance and leading the way through her murky family history, it's also an unexpectedly moving tale, exploring Elise's motivations for helping others.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) As it jumps from one song to the next, the flimsy plot and occasionally amusing one-liners move to a generic beat but there's enough energy in the musical numbers to deliver cheesy and diverting fun.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Fans can expect plenty of surprises and awe-inspiring visual wizardry.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) Franco plays this fascinating outsider with a cheeky wink, making for a very funny character study of a man who marched to the beat of his own drum.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) Green continues his exploration of pain, simmering rage and guilt in a similar manner to his previous films, Manglehorn and Joe, while gritty cinematography from Sean Bobbitt complements the confrontational approach.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
3/5 35% Jigsaw (2017) Hardcore fans should be delighted even if this reboot won't entice haters of the game.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Waititi embraces the outlandish possibilities of the Marvel universe through the costumes, torture devices and fiery demons that threaten to demolish civilisation.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Fiennes spent five years filming Jones, capturing her fiery public persona but also unmasking many more facets of the pop icon.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) A slasher comedy that allows its leading lady to flip the bird at the usual clichés, instead of simply and sadistically punishing her.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 100% Sicilian Ghost story (2017) Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza blend melancholy and horror with a haunting elegance, never losing sight of their characters inner turmoil. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 70% The Ritual (2017) Though some of the dread filled potency is lost in the final third with a twist that turns the focus away from psychological terrain for the most part Bruckner plunges the viewer into Luke's intense despair.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 93% Thelma (2017) The entire film is exquisitely crafted in its depiction of oppression and the sweet release of eventually breaking free from its grasp.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 79% Double Date (2017) If the dialogue lacks some snap, the fight scenes are a heady display of fury and fun and Barfoot really gets into the action, whether he's filming revellers partying to Big Narstie or a lengthy, blood-spattered brawl between the sexes.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
5/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) An involving and erotically charged discourse that puts sex and politics on the agenda without ever compromising on cinematic flair.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) Though Larry, Sal and Mueller aren't always the wisest of men, Linklater's Christmas-set film about family and responsibility acts as a sincere reflection on the futility of war, with the characters discussing provocative issues in a frank manner.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) The focus is on the individual experience, showing how grieving is a personal process.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 50% On the Road (2016) Winterbottom captures that giddy feeling between excitement and exhaustion that comes from being on tour, and inserts interesting snippets of conversations from the crew.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Though it's difficult not to get caught up in this tearjerker, thanks to fine performances from all involved, cheesy dialogue and platitudes hamper the final throes.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
2/5 39% Brimstone (2017) The landscapes are beautifully shot and Fanning is an engaging presence throughout, yet the punishing themes make contact like a blunt instrument.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/5 83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) McEnroe's side of the story is merely skimmed, with a rushed night out on the town summing up his social life, but the film draws interesting parallels between the players' psychology and illustrates their mutual respect.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) For the most part ... Frears and co poke fun at the monarchy and do a decent job at presenting the complex relationship between India and England.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) The film spends enough time shading in the backstories and drumming up emotional investment in the gang's quest to make the prospect of Part Two thoroughly appealing.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 82% Patti Cake$ (2017) A beautiful story that plays out like a Bruce Springsteen song.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
4/5 88% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) Escalante has crafted a furious and captivating call for change with The Untamed.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) As the heroes rush from one set-piece to the next battling monsters and shooting bullets there's little tension or gravitas attached to their journey.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) For the most part, Lowery has crafted a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind's existence and the tiny part we each play in it.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 95% Step (2017) Lipitz celebrates the enriching cross-generational relationships and the mother- daughter bonds, delivering an uplifting and beautiful documentary about the power of female solidarity.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
3/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson excels at driving home his message of the importance of unity while all appears to be crumbling around with a childlike enthusiasm that matches the giddy aesthetic. It's just a shame the surrounding story doesn't keep up with his vision.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 66% The Wall (2017) If one's idea of a war movie is a cast of thousands amid big action and emotion then this might struggle to appeal, but it's a sombre, anxiety-inducing and welcome addition to the genre.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 90% Girls Trip (2017) An indecently refreshing tonic of a film.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) As the bloodthirsty sharks surround the women, Roberts creates a suffocating and terrifying atmosphere.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Though war is waged in exhilarating style, it is the strength of the characters' emotions that will leave you well and truly shaken.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 90% Hounds of Love (2017) Once you've seen Australian writer-director Ben Young's impressive debut, it's difficult to forget.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2017
1/5 17% All Eyez on Me (2017) There's a compelling story to be told but Boom never pauses long enough to draw a complex portrait of the rapper raised by Black Panthers.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017