Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 995 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 The Tiger and the Snow
Score distribution:
995 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Monsters effortlessly compels. The ending may be pure sci-fi schmaltz, but it's schmaltz that this viewer, at least, could believe in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sensitive without being unrealistically utopian (this isn't a fairy tale), Me, Too movingly represents the frustration of the high-functioning yet falling-short individual.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Teasing and shrewd, Rabbit à la Berlin is a floppy-eared fable about the uneasy trade-offs between liberty and security.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Cool It finally blossoms into an engrossing, brain-tickling picture as many of Al Gore's meticulously graphed assertions are systematically - and persuasively - refuted.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Patiently directed by Hans Petter Moland, Ulrik's journey back to life slowly draws you in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At heart an unlovely love story illuminated by sudden flares of violence, the film reeks of hopelessness and moral destitution, offering its lovers few means of escape.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Explores the link between female sexuality and corporate profits with a style that's as entertaining as it is revelatory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This ghastly scenario of poor preying on poor is, like the film's gray-green palette, profoundly depressing and entirely pitiless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A droll Nietzschean fable that's fully aware of its lapses into absurdity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Leavening the rather grim atmosphere with luminous earth tones (photographed by Suzie Lavelle) and a smidgen of wry humor, this low-budget beauty draws you in.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The mantle of social relevance can be a heavy one, but Trust, a smooth drama about a girl's seduction and rape by a middle-aged Internet predator, is neither preachy nor hysterically overreaching.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This is Ms. Cattrall's movie all the way. Photographed more cruelly than a tabloid victim, she gives Monica a grubby dignity that her "Sex and the City" alter ego, Samantha Jones, would wholeheartedly applaud.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fair to a fault, "Elephant" omits what could be considered crucial voices - like lawmakers, the Humane Society (which helped finance the film) and mental-health professionals - in its attempt to understand those who believe their particular beast is as harmless as a kitten. At least until it rips someone's face off.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Against all reason, Byron's televangelist-led quest for clarity compels us to follow, the film's melting, naturalistic images softening the occasional scream of dialogue repeated beyond all necessity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Merging old-fashioned comedy routines with up-to-the-minute politics - all of it enabled by fun-loving personalities and a gift for rousing original songs - the ladies emit a genuine warmth that reels audiences in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Repackaging the revenge thriller in parakeet colors and distinctive African beats, the Congolese writer and director Djo Tunda Wa Munga gives Viva Riva! a playful sensuality that goes a long way toward disguising formula.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Siegel is no Cassandra: retaining the waggish tone of his previous documentary, "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" (released in 2007), he balances the doom-talking heads with cute animation and characters like Yvon Achard, a French "bee historian" who caresses the swarm with his elaborately styled facial hair.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Swerving from bland to brutal, endearingly coy to shockingly explicit, the Canadian import Good Neighbors finds pitch-black comedy among white-bread lives.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Where Soldiers Come From is, more than anything, a commentary on class. In its compassionate, modest gaze, the real cost of distant political decisions is softly illuminated, as well as the shame of a country with little to offer its less fortunate young people than a ticket to a battlefield.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Silent Souls is part folk tale, part lesson in letting go. In its quiet acceptance of the passing of time, this unusual film reminds us that to die is not always the same as to disappear.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As a trippy, trifling memorial to a time before its eponymous club was a mini-mall and rave culture a woozy memory, Limelight delivers the messed-up goods.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    For those who care about the winning and losing of championship belts, the film's slow-motion attention to pugilistic style and powerhouse punches is thrillingly instructive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Smart, wordy and sweetly sympathetic to lives lived online, Sidewalls coasts on Martín and Mariana's twin voice-overs, alternate musings on themselves and their city.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Seamlessly dovetailing style and subject, Dragonslayer, a poetic and affectionate portrait of the professional skateboarder Josh Sandoval.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Captured mostly in gorgeous black and white, The Love We Make is alternately trite, touching, funny and fascinating.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dog Sweat (the title is slang for alcohol) is surprisingly polished, the young actors warmly believable despite being restricted by the film's narrow focus.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As we join throngs of excited citizens at a public vote-counting, their uninhibited zeal for the process only highlights the jaded cynicism that threatens to overwhelm our own.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Photographed in crisp black and white by Nat Bouman, this enormously likable movie keeps sexual politics on the back burner and the universal search for connection front and center.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Niall MacCormick's direction, while unfocused, locates a sweet center in the bonding of the two young girls, effortlessly capturing the way unexpected friendship, like first love, can completely alter the look of the world.

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