Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 1,004 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:
1,004 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like most films of this type, Room 314 demands a great deal from its performers, not all of whom withstand the intense scrutiny. Fortunately, the action is bookended by four of the best.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Rough-hewed but naturally inspirational, True Son gains heft from its portrait of a city sharply segregated by race and income.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like Douglas Sirk without the throw pillows, Sunflower is a shamelessly old-fashioned melodrama performed with such sincerity that resistance is futile.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fueled by neither anger nor religious extremism - the director, Thierry Binisti, remains rigidly nonpartisan - "Bottle" is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    When I Saw You is a soft-centered child’s-eye view of alienation, toughened by fine acting (Saleh Bakri shines as a fighter drawn to Ghaydaa) and Hélène Louvart’s full-bodied photography.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An affectionate, rollicking guide to the drive-in classics of Australian filmmaking from the 1970s and ’80s.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Collated for momentum, the film’s many interviews, wide-ranging archival footage and montage of modern ecological disasters form a blunt but carefully positioned instrument. And despite a bit of Michael Moore-style nonsense at the end the tightly edited narrative displays a reach (nine countries) and clarity of composition that hold the attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Teasing and shrewd, Rabbit à la Berlin is a floppy-eared fable about the uneasy trade-offs between liberty and security.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Respectfully and without dramatization (the ideas are electric enough), the directors observe a cross section of articulate evangelicals and accompany a Christian group on a revealing trip to Israel.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    These confrontational comedians — however serious the message, it’s always imparted with liberal dollops of humor — are experts at merging shock and showmanship.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An adamantly linear, myth-busting stride through a prodigiously talented life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A kooky, affectionate tribute that’s happily superficial.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Shapes a standard prison-break drama into a metaphysical study of freedom and reparation.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Wood has created a poignant portrait of an artist unable to escape the stamp of her class or the burdens of aging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Filmed in high-definition black and white, Ms. Menkes's often exquisite compositions - a single, attenuated shot of the aftermath of a car crash is a miracle of choreography - drive a narrative mired in poverty and spiritual desperation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A seductively fluid and tactile drama from the writer and director Karin Albou, explores love and identity through the prism of the female body and the rights of its owner.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Raising significant questions about the psychological effects of poverty on young children, this unsettlingly direct stab at atonement feels genuine.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A weird, wordy but oddly compelling thriller.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An unusually restrained and genuinely eerie little movie perched at the intersection of faith, folklore and female puberty.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Clark finds unexpected heart amid cliché and frigidity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Pitting good against evil with striking intelligence and a near-operatic commitment to extreme suffering, Ms. Gebbe neither mocks nor celebrates Tore’s love for his God. Neither does she give any hint that it’s reciprocated.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson’s heavy breathing for your own.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Offering few solutions beyond a single fair-trade fashion company, The True Cost — whose serene interludes compete with sickening recordings of Black Friday shopping riots and so-called clothing haul videos — stirs and saddens. Not least because it’s unlikely to reach the young consumers most in need of its revelations.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Generating suspense without blowing the special-effects budget, Mr. Sanchez paints an intimate portrait of a tormented personality. Though horrors are eventually unveiled, the film is more chilling in its slower, quieter moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Swiveling from past to present and back again, the writer and director, Lee Su-jin, drops ominous clues — a bruised boy; a mysterious infection — that only slowly coalesce into a larger tragedy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A tantalizing glimpse of a determinedly outsider talent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A mournful Midwestern ballad devoid of grace notes.

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