Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,224 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Ixcanul
Lowest review score: 0 The Abduction of Zack Butterfield
Score distribution:
1224 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Not since "Flashdance" has a lobster dinner been seasoned with so much unspoken emotion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nevertheless the fierce loyalty of Mr. Liebling's nearest and dearest is extremely touching, and Last Days Here - despite its stinginess with back story and early performance footage - works hard to reveal the man beneath the four-decade heroin habit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A frustratingly fragmented yet warmly intimate portrait of an evolving bond that frays but doesn’t sever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It’s all a little silly, but Mr. Mickle’s restrained gravity stifles the impulse to laugh.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    His well-rehearsed rhetoric is shockingly persuasive, and since the majority of his premises are verifiable, any weakness in his argument lies in inferences so terrifying that reasonable listeners may find themselves taking his advice and stocking up on organic seeds. (Those with no access to land can, postapocalypse, use them as currency.)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Defiantly amateurish yet never less than engaging, “Sweaty Betty” is a true oddity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This low-budget debut by Joshua Overbay cooks a surprising amount of tension from the barest minimum of ingredients.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Crammed with color and imagination, every one of Jake Pollock's gorgeously photographed images feels timelessly suspended between innocence and awareness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The irritations and tedium of high school life are staged with refreshing simplicity, while the performers interact with an age-appropriate naturalness the American teenage movie rarely achieves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though filming his hulking hero off and on for nine long years, he (Levy) has created a work that feels remarkably out of time, a snapshot of a man - and a relationship - running in circles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Home brilliantly illuminates the invisible damage inflicted by years of deprivation. When survival hinges on trusting no one but yourself, the kindness of strangers can seem too good to be true.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The focus of this bizarre Finnish fairy tale - as black as anything the Brothers Grimm could have dreamed up - is a sinister old codger who chews off ears and whose demon minion kidnaps innocent children. Ho ho no!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Seamlessly dovetailing style and subject, Dragonslayer, a poetic and affectionate portrait of the professional skateboarder Josh Sandoval.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The dead are unquiet and the living are terrified in The Road, a powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An unusually perceptive scrutiny of absence and emptiness.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Using mostly amateur performers and improvised dialogue, Mr. Silver has created a profoundly awkward riff on dysfunction that’s uneventful but not unrewarding.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Paying to see Countdown to Zero is like tipping a fortuneteller to predict the manner of your death.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    With its soft, bleached images and occasional detours into black-and-white stills, Turn Me On, set in an unspecified recent past, has a gentle oddness as unforced as its performances and as inoffensive as its dialogue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This amiable look at life on the margins gradually accumulates a melancholy that punctures the drollness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sleep Tight is a nifty little thriller that dances on the boundary between plausible and preposterous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This confident first feature from the actor Amy Seimetz is much more invested in atmosphere than in plot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Since his debut in 1987 with "Red Sorghum" Mr. Zhang has made more controlled films but never one that's more fun. With Curse of the Golden Flower he aims for Shakespeare and winds up with Jacqueline Susann. And a good thing too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A fascinating glimpse of a dreamer and a music culture that has always depended on dreams.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Somewhere between documentary and dramatization, fact and impression, Strange Culture molds one man’s tragedy into an engrossing narrative experiment that defies categorization.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller On the Job is never less than arresting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    “Sidemen” is about more than just legacy. Blessed with extensive interviews with their buoyant subjects (all three of whom died in 2011 within months of one another), Mr. Rosenbaum and his producer Jasin Cadic shape a narrative of professional insecurity and personal resilience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Border Post is notable for representing all of Yugoslavia's former member republics among its producers and for a tone that juggles humor and harshness without sacrificing either.

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