For 59 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joe Walsh's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 An American in Paris
Lowest review score: 20 Captain America: The First Avenger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 59
  2. Negative: 2 out of 59
59 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    Vita and Virginia is a remarkably chaste and safe film given its wealthy subject matter.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Marsh has crafted a compelling film, yet for all the fine performances and intriguing subject matter it is never quite compelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    With well-balanced humour, and a heartfelt father/daughter narrative, Ant-Man and The Wasp makes for refreshing viewing after the gasp-inducing drama of Thanos clicking his fingers. Sometimes, focusing on the smaller stories is just better.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    MacDonald’s Whitney is compellingly told with compassion and style, showing just how great a gift Houston was blessed with, but also the demons that pursued her all her life to its tragic end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    While the premise of Rafiki is well-worn, the context of the film is not and Kahiu brings fresh zest to a familiar story which is told with spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Walsh
    Girl is an extraordinarily moving film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Far from breaking the mould of the survival drama genre, Arctic nonetheless offers thrilling moments and entertains throughout, mainly thanks to Mikkelsen’s muscular performance as the grizzled Overgård.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Arguably, this is the Iranian’s most mainstream film to date, and lacks the subtlety of his early work, yet he still shows he has the ability to deliver devastating blows that leave you stunned. While not on top form, Faradhi demonstrates he is still a master craftsman, albeit in a more conventional mould.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    Spielberg asks audiences to fondly remember their childhood, and to fall back in love with characters, songs and stories long forgotten. At the same time, there is a didactic notion that reality is always better than a synthetic replication. You can’t comfortably have both.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    The first Paddington was a joyful and somewhat unexpected treat, and the sequel is no different.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Impressively, Waititi manages to retain his unique brand of humour while fulfilling his obligations to the franchise with Thor: Ragnarok.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    It's an offbeat narrative, and it demands patience, but it's so worth the wait in the final moments of the film, proving to be a graceful examination of love found and lost.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Logan Lucky is satisfying on the simplest of levels, but if you peel back the layers it becomes evermore rewarding.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    There is no soul, and no heart to the story. A good sci-fi is never merely about the effects, it's about the plot, character and thoughts they bring to life, all of which Valerian lacks in abundance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    While Chastain, and the surrounding cast, drive the narrative there is no denying that as time runs on it begins to unravel frustratingly, reaching an unsatisfying conclusion. Yet, Chastain's performance is one that lingers in the mind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    The choice soundtrack, accompanied by the candyfloss aesthetic make for moments of fun, but it ultimately lacks the originality of the first.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Adoring fans of the original will surely not be disappointed. Disney have cast their magic spell once again, creating a modern romantic fable with lavish visuals and wickedly entertaining performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    If we allow ourselves - as Scorsese asks us - to place ourselves in the shoes of these priests, then we have a graceful film of stoic power, which wrestles with the very nature of faith.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    A great deal of love, intelligence and effort have gone into crafting a more mature rendering of the Wizarding World, where pertinent themes of segregation, racism, international politics bubble in the narrative cauldron.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Walsh
    With 12 Years a Slave, McQueen has not only created his finest work to date, but also a potential modern masterpiece.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Walsh
    Like The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons before it, Inferno stumbles into the same pitfalls of convoluted plotting, kindergarten art history and conspiracy theories of the daytime-slot-on-the-Discovery-Channel sort.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Yes, the cynical argument that Sony needed a franchise to hold its own against the might of Marvel may have something in it. But put the cynicism aside and what you have is a hilarious action-comedy that puts four great comedic women front and centre, with Feig dexterously balancing homage with originality.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Joe Walsh
    Captain America is simply awful. It is another hour and a half of prologue to the film people are apparently waiting for - The Avengers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Joe Walsh
    There's a certain bloatedness to much of the first half, while the film in general lacks the balance of humour to hard-hitting found in Shane Black's superb Iron Man 3 and/or Whedon's two Avengers outings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    While there is the odd bum note, The Jungle Book is an immersive, visually breathtaking family adventure and a welcome addition to their new spate of live-action reimaginings.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    In many ways this is an adult Frozen with Gothic sensibilities by way of The Lord Of The Rings, making for a derivative pastiche of the past two decades' cinematic fantasy offerings.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Both tender and hilarious, Sisters is a raucous romp and complete catnip for fans of Fey and Poehler.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Joe Walsh
    The Good Dinosaur is up there with Toy Story in terms of its technical achievement and for providing an equally heart-touching, emotional tale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Joe Walsh
    Skyfall drips in the legacy of Bond, standing tall as an action-packed swansong to Britain's best loved hero of recent years, whilst also showing a great deal of affection for the decades of movies that have come before.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Joe Walsh
    Like Skyfall, Spectre is loaded with allusions to the previous films in the franchise, undoubtedly providing much glee for Bond fans. The nods, quips, and general formula that audiences have come to know soon becomes weary and tiring, however.

Top Trailers