Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,157 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Lowest review score: 0 Alien Girl
Score distribution:
1157 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If the movie’s hilariously cruel treatment of the halt and the lame upsets you, you can enjoy the crisp cinematography, operatically repulsive effects and frequently witty dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Spanish writer and director Nacho Vigalondo has audacity to spare. Constructing a looping, economical plot and directing like a fire marshal in a flaming building, he conjures urgency and disorientation from the thinnest of air.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Shot with a camera as excited as a squirrel-chasing dog, Cheerleaders has a girls-gone-wild energy and a twisted sense of humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Softened by some sweet, low-key moments between Vince and a fellow acting student (a very good Emily Mortimer) and by Mr. Garcia’s embodiment of disappointed middle age.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Captured mostly in gorgeous black and white, The Love We Make is alternately trite, touching, funny and fascinating.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Inert yet strangely compelling film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    All This Panic can feel glancing, its more painful revelations sliding in unheralded and slipping away just as quietly. What’s left is a dreamy diary of a time that passes so quickly yet impacts so profoundly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A minimalist setup delivers maximum fright in Frozen, a nifty little chiller that balances its cold terrain with an unexpectedly warm heart.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ten years in the making, Hats Off is a documentary tribute to the 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell, one of those people for whom the word “individual” seems especially apt.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Portrayed entirely without sentiment, everyone here is equally abject, from the crushed victim of a human stampede to the starving baby playing in its own feces. The mood of scrambling desperation can be exhausting, but the filmmaking is never less than exhilarating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Wrapping an existential question in the random rhythms of the road movie, Doomsdays comes at you sideways, its melancholy catching you off guard.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Keir Moreano’s muted yet moving record of his father's experience as a volunteer doctor in Vietnam, documents a journey that's substantially more philosophical than medical.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The whole enterprise rests on Ms. Gilsig, who plays Anna with a subtlety rarely required of her crazypants girlfriend on “Nip/Tuck” or her clingy spouse on “Glee.”
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As tadpoles morph into frogs, and fears are conquered, The Girl delivers a satisfying, sun-dappled fable about the kindness of strangers and the cruelty of peers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    More than anything, FrackNation underscores the sheer complexity of a process that offers a financial lifeline to struggling farmers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    West's throwback style and disdain for excess allows his characters to shine.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Directed by Hilla Medalia with exactly the right balance of musical theater and personal drama, After the Storm presents a touching affirmation of the healing power of right-brain stimulation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A droll Nietzschean fable that's fully aware of its lapses into absurdity.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It’s a vintage flashbulb moment of two men at the peak of their talents, one on his way to securing his second world championship, and the other between the twin triumphs of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown.”
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Assembled without frills or fuss, A Man Named Pearl is as much a portrait of a small Southern town as of an unassuming black folk artist.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    None of this is particularly cinematic (he relies much too heavily on title cards to fill in historical blanks), but it is engaging, mainly because the stakes were so high and the statesmanship so delicate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Anyone looking for some idiosyncratic, visually stimulating entertainment this week could do worse than Where Is Where?, an intriguing narrative experiment by the Finnish artist and filmmaker Eija-Liisa Ahtila.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    That said, this deliciously nutty love story - sample dialogue: "Let me eat this heart, then we can pick azaleas together" - is blindingly gorgeous to look at and exceptionally well acted, at least by the women.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A slick and absorbing drama.

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