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 86% 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 96% 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 51% 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 69% 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 88% 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 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 16% 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 22% 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 76% 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 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) 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 96% 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 67% 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 74% 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 88% 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 35% 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 53% 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 42% 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 90% 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 81% 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 90% 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 35% 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
90% 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
44% 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
4/5 94% 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 21% Rupture (2017) 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 88% 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 81% 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