Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Perhaps the Russos have made the final installment of the series this lackluster to make it easier to say goodbye to the superheroes, in this iteration. We really don't need another one. Not like this. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
3/4 67% The White Crow (2019) Ivenko, who bears a strong resemblance to Nureyev, is transfixing, as well as Fiennes and Khamatova. The performances, and the beautifully captured moments of dance, are strong enough to outshine any weak story elements. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/4 79% Fast Color (2019) The story crafted in images is mysterious and moving, whether in the quick flashes of memory that invade Ruth's psyche, or the beautiful special effects that render the women's unique abilities. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 32% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Wail as she might, the silly, not scary "The Curse of La Llorona" never reaches the operatic heights that the best of the franchise can offer. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
97% Little Woods (2019) With a confident eye and economy of storytelling, DaCosta crafts a fiercely feminist and sensitive family portrait - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2.5/4 64% Breakthrough (2019) one of the more authentically moving entries in the genre, fueled by a gripping lead performance from "This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 46% Little (2019) "Little" is essentially a one-joke movie, but Martin is so charming as a mini tyrant that it gives the joke legs. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/4 14% Hellboy (2019) This all hurtles at a relentless, unforgiving pace, glued together with many, many crunchy guitar licks. You don't so much as watch this movie as submit to being pummeled by it. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 70% Teen Spirit (2019) it's obvious Minghella deeply loves and respects the emotional clout of a good pop song, and the role it plays in life: as a symbol, an anthem, a glimmer of hope. He also has impeccable taste in pop. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
52% The Best of Enemies (2019) The kind of easy-to-digest pablum that provides emotional catharsis and a safe space for white liberals to tut disapprovingly at racism. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 58% Pet Sematary (2019) In its attempt to breathe new life into the iconic title while respectfully paying homage to its legacy, the new iteration of "Pet Sematary" overpromises and underdelivers. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 90% Shazam! (2019) While the story of "Shazam!" may be unwieldy at times, Levi and his kid costars make this new (to us) superhero just so gosh-darn appealing, it's hard to resist making room in our hearts for one more. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
14% Making Babies (2019) Making Babies offers exactly what you might expect for a light dramedy on the issue of infertility and IVF, and that isn't necessarily a good thing. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
3.5/4 84% The Brink (2019) Bannon may think he's constantly manipulating the media, but in this film, Klayman uses the tools of documentary filmmaking to reveal his inherent emptiness. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/4 56% The Highwaymen (2019) Morally dubious and ultimately suspense-less - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
2/4 47% Dumbo (2019) On paper, there's so much potential, but the result is a strange amalgamation of influences and agendas. Stretched thin, this dramatically inert film tries, but ultimately says almost nothing at all. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/4 94% Us (2019) It wouldn't be as truly terrifying as it is without the jaw-dropping performance from his leading lady, Nyong'o, and with this collaboration they have created another whip-smart modern horror classic. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
84% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) It feels like a giallo take on "Phantom of the Paradise," with heavy influences from "Peeping Tom" and Todd Haynes' 1991 feature debut, "Poison." This magical, erotic, disco-tinged horror-thriller is like cinematic candy. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 53% The Beach Bum (2019) The strength of The Beach Bum is in its visuals, the vibe it captures as a mood board/tone poem. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/4 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Visceral and suspenseful, "Hotel Mumbai" is also deeply humane and moving. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
2/4 57% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) Nemes once again follows another hollow-eyed and bewildered individual on a journey into a heart of darkness, but with less context, more plot and unfortunately, greatly diminished returns. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
25% The Aftermath (2019) the focus of "The Aftermath" is in all the wrong places, spending time with characters in which we are unable to gain an emotional foothold. This misplaced attention makes for an erotic drama that feels cold, and a political thriller that feels empty. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
33% Wonder Park (2019) The wonders of Wonder Park are dampened by the pall of grief that the protagonist is experiencing, while the wacky amusement park antics prevent the story from going especially deep. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
55% Five Feet Apart (2019) Richardson can do just about anything, and her performance in "Five Feet Apart" demonstrates a new depth to her range. She brings a knowing soulfulness to every aspect of Stella's journey - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
92% Giant Little Ones (2019) Behrman has crafted a classic high school tale of outsiders finding themselves ... The images are sumptuously saturated and gorgeously crafted, and the soundtrack thrums and whines with anxiety and racing pulse. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
1.5/4 41% The Kid (2019) The script is laden with painfully outdated representations and vacillates between snooze-inducing speechifying and bare-bones storytelling that doesn't elucidate a damn thing - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Moore is more relatable, a bit goofy, sometimes unsteady. Her sweet chemistry with Turturro as the fumbling Arnold is genuinely affectionate and sexy in a film that acknowledges the realism of sex and romance beyond your 20s. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) A plucky and pleasing, if predictable, excursion that burns brightly, if briefly. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/4 72% Climax (2019) It's cinematic shock treatment for the audience, but one can't help but wonder if Noé could do with a jolt to the system as well. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
3.5/4 58% Greta (2019) There is a knowingness to the proceedings, a great big wink, and a sheen of artifice that tips "Greta" decidedly into the territory of camp. However, everyone is fully committed to the exercise, and excellent at that. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
2.5/4 92% Paddleton (2019) While "Paddleton" takes its time to get there, it ultimately reaches a deeply poignant conclusion. If you're patient enough, that alone could be worth the trip. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3/4 100% Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz (2018) Ferencz's deeply hopeful message of peace shines through as brightly as his spirit. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/4 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The finale to the franchise will fly away with your heart. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/4 40% Donnybrook (2019) Anchored by a quartet of fierce performances, "Donnybrook" is an intense, visceral tone poem, a rumination on money and drugs and bloodshed as a means of making ends meet in the heartland of modern America. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2.5/4 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) "Isn't It Romantic" walks the line between subversive and sendup. It gleefully makes fun of the well-known tropes of romantic comedies, while also satisfying our desire to delight in said tropes. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
No Score Yet Heartlock (2019) Heartlock is lean, stylish and confidently crafted. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
2/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) With tonal inconsistencies and poorly written characters, any awe inspired by "Alita: Battle Angel" is replaced with a profound sense of confusion. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/4 77% Never Look Away (2019) Donnersmarck has crafted an unparalleled masterpiece, a three-plus hour epic that leaves you wanting more. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
47% Under the Eiffel Tower (2019) The film is light and follows a distinct formula, but Walsh is incredibly charming, and shares a potent chemistry with Godrèche. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
46% What Men Want (2019) Henson is a gifted actress and physical comedian. She manages to hold together "What Men Want" with the sheer force of her powerful charisma, but the film around her is harried, messy and woefully underwritten. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 93% Fighting with My Family (2019) You'll want to stand up and cheer when Paige triumphs in this winning family wrestling dramedy... just might make a a few more wrestling fans while it's at it, too. - Nerdist EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
88% Braid (2019) Peirone's first feature is marked by a daring style and a willingness to dive deeply into the darker psychology of female friendship. A uniquely feminine horror film, "Braid" is a bold debut worth watching. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Bone-dry, ice-black, darkly violent and laugh-out-loud funny. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3.5/4 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) A sly, subversive and decidedly pointed argument against xenophobia that asks, can't we all just get along? ... Although it's packaged in a wild, neon-bright, irreverent movie about toy bricks, it's a moral that resonates deeply. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/4 89% Arctic (2019) A fine reminder of how cinematic language can and should transcend the spoken word... a meticulous portrait of survival and human determination. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) What a deliciously demented and disturbing drama Nicolas Pesce's "Piercing" is, dripping with gore and laden with forbidden innuendo. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2.5/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) Achieving tonal balance between sociology and schlock is no easy task, and this film doesn't pull it off. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) The off-kilter, colorful, cartoonish fantasy of "Serenity" is just so odd and appealing that you want to spend time with the characters, aboard this ship, among the people of Plymouth in this crazy, upside-down world. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/4 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Cornish crafts a King Arthur movie that draws in a younger crowd, reinterprets the tale for a modern age and speaks consciously to the current political climate. That's quite the feat. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) Sweet but analytical and pragmatic in its approach to exploring the ways of navigating partnership, parenthood and personal values. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019