Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 994 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Virunga
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
994 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Remarkable as much for its insights as for its audacity, The Dirties approaches school violence with a comic veneer that slowly shades into deep darkness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Gentle on the eyes but stirring to the mind, What Now? Remind Me is an extraordinary, almost indescribably personal reflection on life, love, suffering and impermanence.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Showcasing the best and the worst in human nature, Orlando von Einsiedel’s devastating documentary “Virunga” wrenches a startlingly lucid narrative from a sickening web of bribery, corruption and violence.
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    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Three Sisters documents extreme poverty in rural China with the compassionate eye and inexhaustible patience of a director whose curiosity about his country’s unfortunates never seems to wane.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    With marvelous discipline, Mr. Shapiro crams a wealth of material into a tight 77 minutes, smoothly communicating the group effort required to achieve the perfect shot.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Girls in the Band is everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A fascinating study of a man, and a firm, deeply changed by catastrophe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    By introducing funky licks, fancy footwork and many of his own compositions to the band's stodgy set list of jazz standards, this indomitable leader (whose declining health adds a poignant twang to the film's final scenes) instilled racial pride alongside musical competency.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dropping us into a perfect storm of avarice, this cool and incisive snapshot of global capitalism at work is as remarkable for its access as for its refusal to judge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Bathed in the flamingo colors and Caribbean rhythms of its location, this deeply personal debut from the writer and director Mariette Monpierre develops with a lingering attention to sensation and sound.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Brilliant, bizarre, dazzling and utterly demented, The Last Circus views Franco-era Spain through the crazed eyes of two clowns doing battle for the love of one magnificent woman.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Morally cunning and with a tone as black as pitch, Pieta, the 18th film from the South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, is a deeply unnerving revenge movie in which redemption is dangled like a cat toy before a cougar.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A vibrantly vulgar comedy that never hangs around to admire its own cleverness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nuances of faith, politics and sexual identity enrich what initially presents as a classic good son-bad son tale.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This is no splatter movie: spare, suspenseful and brilliantly invested in silence, Bryan Bertino's debut feature unfolds in a slow crescendo of intimidation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Cool-headed, lighthearted and outrageously entertaining.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like the best westerns, Red Hill is a stripped-down morality tale; like the best horror movies, its true monsters remain cloaked until the final reel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Bolstered by animated re-enactments and Bob Richman's frosty cinematography, Unraveled is a mesmerizing one-man dive into narcissism, entitlement and unchecked greed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If Mr. Haney sometimes struggles to find focus, he has no trouble locating heroes, including the doggedly energetic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a slew of stalwart locals and fearless outsiders. And the black heart of coal country - and, as the film shows, our national energy debate - has never seemed so in need of white knights.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Banishing showy effects and cheap scares, the Ecuadorean director Sebastián Cordero has meticulously shaped a number of sci-fi clichés — from the botched spacewalk to the communications breakdown — into a wondering contemplation of our place in the universe.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Here, excessive piety and rampant paganism are equally malevolent forces, the film's baleful view of human nature mirrored in Sebastian Edschmid's swampy photography. As is emphasized in a nicely consistent coda, the Lord's side and the right side are not necessarily one and the same.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Infused with an infectious love for its subject, Symphony of the Soil presents a wondrous world of critters and bacteria, mulch and manure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This strikingly humane film may function as a prequel to Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars” but is light years ahead in visual clarity and narrative ambition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Visually distinctive and aurally delightful, "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench" has style to burn. A soulful black-and-white commentary on love, art and their competing demands, this Boston-based musical from Damien Chazelle floats on a wave of spontaneity and charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Big Words is an engrossing, coming-of-middle-age drama that shows how disappointment can fester and derail a life. By the end, hope and change seem possible but far from guaranteed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Painfully stark yet utterly magnetic, You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo presents excerpts from the 2003 interrogation of the 16-year-old Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen accused of killing an American soldier during a firefight in an Afghan village.
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    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ape
    A biting, sometimes droll look at the allure of humiliation, Ape appears simple, but its underlying machinery is joltingly clever.
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    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolding in New England over four vibrantly represented seasons, "Feelings" is a small-scale wonder. Pivotal events play out in the spaces between scenes, leaving only emotional imprints that we interpret within a timeline that may not be entirely linear.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A mood poem to summer loving and sexual awakening, It Felt Like Love powerfully evokes a time when flesh is paramount, and peer behavior is the standard by which we judge our own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Exquisitely captured in natural light by the cinematographer Alexis Zabé, Juan’s journey is framed by sherbet-colored houses and lemon sidewalks, dipping palm fronds and a burnished, turquoise horizon. The director calls his style "artisan cinema"; I just call it dreamy.

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