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
4/5 93% 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 93% 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 94% 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 34% 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 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) 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 (2016) 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 71% 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 91% 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 67% 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 99% 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 73% 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 92% 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 53% 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 49% 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 38% 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 77% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) 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 65% 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 85% 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 90% 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 67% 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 89% Girls Trip (2017) An indecently refreshing tonic of a film.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3/5 54% 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 89% 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 18% 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
2/5 21% The Book of Henry (2017) A tragic and manipulative mid-point twist dials the schmaltz up to 11 in a film that manages to be both unbearable and strangely fascinating.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 73% Ballerina (2016) 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 Jun 13, 2017
5/5 85% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Ramsay has pulled off the extraordinary, crafting a muscular and tightly wound masterpiece that ripples with a haunting complexity and features an intensely riveting performance from Phoenix.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 97% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) As ever, Kore-eda masterfully investigates the nooks and crannies of the commonplace with a delicate hand, posing questions about destiny and chance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
3/5 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) All the ingredients for something cosmically grand are there and yet the meeting of all these great minds results in something that manages to be both wildly inventive and weirdly derivative.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Blade Of The Immortal is as charming as it is violent.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos and regular co-writer Efthymis Filippou deal with their themes of control, sacrifice, judgement and revenge with a chilling and operatic despair that swells to an overwhelmingly powerful degree.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Baumbach's sharp and honest reflection on family matters and the passing of time keenly gauges how reality is sometimes skewed or hidden to fit inside a digestible template. It's his most mature work to date.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
4/5 86% Okja (2017) Mija's love for Okja provides an emotionally engaging narrative that occasionally throws a few unexpected gut punches.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) Not all of the crossover between Gloria and her beast entirely works if you really think about it but the blend of hilarious physical comedy, stirring human drama and magic monster fights is captivating to watch.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) A delicately crafted film that continually references the process of turning the written word into elegant visuals and vice versa.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 37% Snatched (2017) Not all the jokes land and the culturally insensitive tone is occasionally cringing, but there's a lot of fun to be had watching the supporting cast get stuck into the silliness and the two stars bash up against one another.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
2/5 14% Finding Fatimah (2017) Finding Fatimah might discourage judging people based on their flaws and life choices, but that only makes the decision to populate it with unpleasantly exaggerated characters rankle all the more.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 56% City of Tiny Lights (2016) The jagged parts of this noir puzzle don't piece together to make a pleasing whole.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) Life does deliver a heap of gag-inducing moments and manages to have some sneaky surprises up its sleeve despite its similarities to its genre predecessors.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) The combination of Peele's deep understanding of the horror genre and his personal experience means his directorial debut is a sharp and fresh reflection on racial tensions in contemporary America.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
5/5 92% Certain Women (2016) A tender, meaty and startlingly beautiful portrait of the American Northwest and the trailblazing women that toil fearlessly against its rocky terrain.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A gorgeously grim and hypnotic viewing experience.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017