Katie Walsh

Katie Walsh
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) No amount of Eastwood nostalgia can make the questionable message he tries to sell in "Richard Jewell" easier to accept. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 60% Bombshell (2019) "Bombshell" actively denies our natural desire for identification with a hero. [Kelly] occupies a space that is hero, victim and at times, villain, and it's a bold move for Theron and the filmmakers to make Kelly as challenging as she is. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2.5/4 67% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Once again, this is a one-joke movie, but for the time being, that joke still has some tread on the tires, especially with such charming stars and some light innovation. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The character beats the script hits all feel so perfunctory and predictable, and though the story is wrapped around a novel idea, it's rather a snooze. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/4 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) This is not just a film about love between women, but a rumination on the sacredness of a feminine space and the nature of art created by and for women. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/4 66% Little Joe (2019) A delightfully oddball and dread-filled psycho-bio thriller. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
3.5/4 87% The Two Popes (2019) At once an assertion of humanity's divine nature, and divinity's inherent humanity. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3.5/4 82% Queen & Slim (2019) It's an adrenaline shot right to the heart, and a bold declaration of a bright new auteur. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) The class warfare picture by way of Agatha Christie that we never knew we needed, but we do, now more than ever. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
2.5/4 77% Frozen II (2019) It's what you expect from the characters and world, and it gets the job done. But the most enthusiasm one can muster for "Frozen II" is it's perfectly adequate, unlikely to create a seismic cultural shift like its predecessor. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/4 50% 21 Bridges (2019) A high-concept thriller with a ticking clock and a killer premise, though it doesn't totally deliver on that promise. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A kind of gentle and deeply affecting filmmaking that is completely original and reflective of Rogers himself. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
27% Little Women (2018) This adaptation completely bungles the update. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
2.5/4 65% The Good Liar (2019) "The Good Liar" takes its sweet time to pick up steam and pulls its punches in places where it could have been even darker and more daring. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) "Ford v Ferrari" is ultimately a story of the way human ingenuity can be subsumed by corporate practice... underneath the hood of the muscle car madness is a surprisingly radical treatise on the corporate exploitation of human labor. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/4 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) Thanks to a charm offensive of stars, it's an easy breezy blast of an action flick that delivers as many laughs as it does roundhouse kicks, and proves to be another fascinating entry in the Kristen Stewart canon. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
1.5/4 21% Playing with Fire (2019) Haven't firefighters had it hard enough this fall? - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/4 43% Midway (2019) The film is filled with characters, with only a couple fleshed out in any real way, the rest just faces and sometimes names. The result is a movie about a dramatic battle that's strangely bloodless and unemotional. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) Slightly more elevated than your standard TV holiday rom-com fare, with a twist that can be seen coming from a mile away, it's the performances and well-earned character arcs that make "Last Christmas" a satisfying holiday flick worth giving your heart to - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
2.5/4 76% Doctor Sleep (2019) For all the fresh originality of the first half, why do we have to retread Kubrick's film again? Leashing the film adaptation so closely to Kubrick's film is a missed opportunity for this story to realize the full mystical potential promised. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/4 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) A sturdy, wordy politically minded and wholly engaging whodunit. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
70% The Kill Team (2019) Krauss digs into the murky, uneasy morality of wartime, but "The Kill Team" doesn't quite convey the brutality of these crimes with the same power that news accounts or even Krauss' own documentary have. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
100% Watson (2019) "Watson" blends [a] terrifying message with glimmers of hope and triumph, and this riveting documentary should be required viewing for all. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Essentially a long Wikipedia rabbit hole [that] could have been punishingly boring and dry. Fortunately, Gomez-Rejon recognized this potential, and has therefore thrown a whole heck of a lot of Filmmaking at it. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2.5/4 51% Black and Blue (2019) Peter A. Dowling's script overreaches, trying to connect the corruption to disasters like Hurricane Katrina and federal neglect. They don't quite pull that one off, but damn if the rest of this lean, mean thriller isn't exceptionally effective. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/4 58% Frankie (2019) The plot of "Frankie," like so many of the characters, meanders, aimlessly at times, but like an expensive vacation, it's utterly lovely to experience and surprising when it's over. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
2/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Waititi's silly, irreverent performance takes the pomp and vigor out of the blustering Fuhrer, declawing the towering 20th century figure of hate. However, in doing so, he declaws his own satire, too. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The messages that undergird "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" are important ones. If only they didn't come wrapped in this goofy, chaotic package. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
2.5/4 43% The Addams Family (2019) The appeal of this "Addams Family," which doesn't break the mold, is simply to spend some more time in this gently spooky world, a gateway for budding creepsters and goths. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) "Parasite" is Bong's most sophisticated film to date, expertly plotted with breathtaking reveals, and shot with a smooth, slippery sheen, each frame and camera movement communicating a subconscious plot twist or theme. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
1.5/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) The technology on display better be mind-blowing to make suffering through the bad dialogue and flaccid story worth it, so the most egregious thing about "Gemini Man" is just how bad it looks. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) Is this a film about bohemian artists or a parody of a film about bohemian artists? Because if we're supposed to take this laughably trite and sexist claptrap seriously, one has to laugh. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/4 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) But even in her lowest moments, in the craziest scenarios, Hawley and Portman never deny Lucy's power, making room for a small sense of anarchic triumph to break through, with a wink and a wisecrack and a will of iron. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
2/4 69% Joker (2019) "Joker" is resoundingly one-note throughout the majority of its running time, Phillips mistaking "unrelentingly grim" for "profound," which just renders the film punishingly dull. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3.5/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Working with the legends of his long career to operationalize his past, Almodovar crafts a singularly unique and medium-specific autobiography in which cinema is inextricably linked to his own story, to his heart, soul and body. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
100% Don't Be Nice (2019) A finely observed documentary about a national slam poetry competition that rises above its traditional format to find the personal profundity in the art form. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
3.5/4 83% Judy (2019) It's a nuanced, complex, nakedly emotional performance that digs into the darkest psychology of one of our most beloved stars, and demands that, even in her lowest moments, we could never count Judy Garland out. The same goes for Renee Zellweger. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
4/4 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) A fast and furious portrait that is almost overwhelming in its breadth and depth. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
100% Send Me to the Clouds (2019) Yao's soulful and stirring performance as a complex woman struggling to understand herself - and life itself - anchors "Send Me to the Clouds," allowing it to truly soar. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
No Score Yet Trauma is a Time Machine (2018) Zollo, and her daring lead actress, Duke, create a courageously personal, experimental piece, tapping into a raw emotional state not often rendered on screen with such depth and intelligence. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
1/4 27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Everything about "Last Blood" so perfunctory, it makes the film something to be slogged through, rather than enjoyed. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
3.5/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) With story so huge yet intimate, and earnestly sincere, "Ad Astra" is remarkably composed. Gray keeps a steady hand on the controls, capably landing this spacecraft. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
89% Riot Girls (2019) A splashy, bloody take on "Lord of the Flies" with a rock 'n' roll spirit. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% Desolation Center (2019) Swezey's film is a historical record of this short-lived time and this singularly L.A. scene. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
83% Before You Know It (2019) A charming and quirky New York tale, if a bit disorganized, finding its voice when it quiets down to just listen to the three women at the center of the story. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
4/4 88% Hustlers (2019) This is girlie "Goodfellas," and it's an energizing instant crime classic, a shot of adrenaline cloaked in cocoa butter. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Simpering and dull, devoid of tension, an overwrought and uninvolving film that is both a personal drama and a crime mystery, but also neither of those things, and nearly, nothing at all. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/4 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The highest mountain Brittany has to climb is getting over herself, a struggle Bell makes poignantly, piercingly real in her performance and that takes the film into its darkest yet most relatable moments. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4/4 93% Monos (2019) A wild, anarchic film, which rips civilization apart at the seams to examine the messy darkness inside. - Tribune News Service EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
40% Vita & Virginia (2019) This peek into a famous love story makes the audience a participant in the affair, inspiring questions of perspective and truth in love and art, where the only truth worth anything is one deeply felt. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019