Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,134 reviews, this critic has graded:
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  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

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Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
Lowest review score: 0 The Hottie & the Nottie
Score distribution:
1134 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In stark contrast to their furry, blundering star, the makers of Paddington have colored so carefully inside the lines that any possibility of surprise or subversion is effectively throttled.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Hectic and harebrained, this galloping French thriller tosses a potpourri of plot points - crooked cops, sleazy gangsters, stolen drugs and an underage hostage - into a packed-to-the-gills nightclub, and stirs. Repeatedly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The plot matters only inasmuch as it allows the returning director, Chad Stahelski, to stage his spectacular fight sequences in various stunning Roman locations, where they unfold with an almost erotic brutality.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Belaboring the cartoon connection, the director leaves the family struggles that enrich Mr. Suskind’s 2014 book of the same title stubbornly veiled.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Vividly depicting the indignities of the flesh, Porfirio offers a harshly sensual portrait of a man imprisoned by paralysis and the callousness of the state.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Such an uncommon artist warrants a less conventional survey than this one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Korean director Hong Sang-soo unleashes yet another emotionally stunted antihero in Night and Day, a rambling study of male arrested development.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    By ignoring Israeli voices and focusing only on the immigrants, Mr. Haar has produced a documentary filled with immediacy but free of analysis, a fascinating but ultimately unenlightening record of their plight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A documentary that yearns to be an adventure movie, Stolen Seas can't resist drowning its invaluable insights in thundering, drum-heavy music and flashing visuals. Magnificent in its thoroughness and nuance, this dense, multifaceted study of Somali piracy really needs to settle down.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This disorienting, dippy documentary makes one thing abundantly clear: for the Hubers, the toughest climb may be into their own heads.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Making sadomasochism appear less erotic than stamp collecting, Leap Year is a slow flare of emotional agony.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It’s all a little silly, but Mr. Mickle’s restrained gravity stifles the impulse to laugh.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A sedate chronicle of the highs and lows of the environmental movement, Earth Days is less a rousing call to action than a bittersweet stroll down memory lane.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Before our eyes, Laura’s lengthening limbs and deepening introspection become the point of a movie that begins with a child and ends with a young woman.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Little Bedroom is a gentle, melancholy drama so pale and tentative that its very colors appear washed away by grief.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Without these balancing voices, I Am Jane Doe coalesces into a steamroller of pain that squashes our ability to see beyond its wounded families.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Augmented by a trove of archival footage reaching back to the 1930s, Jesse Feldman's buoyant cinematography merges political history and sports mania into a triumphant timeline.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Milk of Sorrow is constrained by a rarefied screenplay and a near-mute central performance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though the directors, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, smartly choose examples from among the working poor — reframing obesity as chronic malnourishment in areas where it’s easier to find a burger than a banana — they’re reluctant to get down in the political dirt.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The role played by her camera in exacerbating Avery’s natural, adolescent self-absorption continues to nag; in the end, I was less concerned for the wildly indulged Avery -- whose own narration reveals a charismatic and extremely fortunate young woman -- than for the hearts breaking around her.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Placing sex and gender identity at the center of almost every conversation, the writer and director, Eric Schaeffer, is so keen to demythologize that the film’s potentially most affecting moments are too often smothered by the hackneyed characters and setups that surround them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    That stink, like iffy contracts and child labor laws, remains unexplored. Filled with blind eyes and unspoken agreements, Girl Model opens a can of worms, then disdains to follow their slimy trails.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There may be little to give you the collywobbles, but there’s quite a lot to enjoy, with Ms. Morton heading the list. Swaddled in thick cardis and shapeless scrubs, she makes Katherine a well of overanxious care and castrating comments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Evincing more visible intelligence than any of his human co-stars aside from Lithgow, Caesar is disquietingly lifelike.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Despite the film’s sketchy aesthetic and barely animate lead, its tone is carefully contrived: I’ll wager no one in your circle is as dryly funny or spontaneously surreal as Harmony’s nonsupport group.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like one of those machines that can inhale a car and spit out a tidy cube of squashed components, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles is a near-indigestible lump of clips and quips and snipped opinions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Depending on your age, sex and mechanical inclinations, Tales of the Rat Fink will convince you that Mr. Roth should either have been canonized or smothered at birth.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ma
    Alternately sexy and silly, galvanic and gentle, MA is best enjoyed as a slide show of visual blessings and, sometimes, bafflements.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fetishizing the tired tokens of the American gangster movie, The Connection is a slickly styled, overlong pastiche. Yet its denizens have a retro glamour and the soundtrack a shameless literalness that’s rather endearing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A granola ode to natural childbirth that makes you want to hop into a tub of warm water and start pushing.

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