Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 980 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Prince of Swine
Score distribution:
980 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Raw and resolute, this unsettling fable feels driven by an anger that remains largely unexpressed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Wisely deciding to refrain from rapping our knuckles with greenhouse gas statistics and Al Gore-style pie charts, the filmmakers fashion a portrait of a conscience spurred to action by an unexpected opportunity.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Cool and cerebral, Apparition stubbornly resists our desire to connect with its troubled characters... Even so, the film’s sophistication creates space for us to ponder deeper, unanswered questions.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As subtle as its title, Cockneys vs. Zombies is mildly funny and easily likable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film produces moments that catch in the throat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Buschel, armed with an ear for diverting dialogue and actors who know how to sell it, somehow makes it all work.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    That space between reality and mirage is where Ms. de Van’s strength, and this movie’s true horror, lies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Porterfield might sometimes be too subtle for his own good, but by taking us on a low-key ramble through the ever-shifting feelings of a fractured family, he has woven a dreamy, detached chronicle of dissolution and renewal.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Slowly uncovering the prejudices that calamity can unleash, Michael Richter’s screenplay lays bare the damage wrought by Sept. 11 while deftly dodging hysteria, wondering how we differentiate between innocent teenage behaviors and dangerous red flags.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s questionable continuity, bargain-basement effects and overload of gay clichés may not be to everyone’s taste, but its queer-eye-for-the-undead-guy exuberance and warmth of spirit are irresistible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A mournful Midwestern ballad devoid of grace notes.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Interweaving Inuit life today with re-enactments of the culture 100 years ago, People of a Feather warmly portrays a cold, uncertain present and a worrying future.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Some predictable plot turns aren’t as damaging as they could be, thanks to solid acting (there isn’t a weak performance in the bunch) and lead characters with distinct personalities and motivations.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Respectful and thorough, this unembellished true-crime story might have only regional appeal, but its depressing reminder of our failure to prevent similar calamities will resonate nationwide.
    • 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.”
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Clark finds unexpected heart amid cliché and frigidity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A documentary that presents the sexual exploitation of young women as a systemic cancer that feeds on public misconception as much as male appetites.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Adopting an appealingly low-key approach to a high-stakes subject, this gently observant drama from Geoff Marslett takes its sweet time introducing the girl to the gun, but when it does, we’re all but guaranteed to care.
    • 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.
    • 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.”
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The filmmakers stage an amazing race that almost absolves an overstuffed plot and an over-reliance on coincidence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Richen elucidates an entire spectrum of views, from actively egalitarian to reactively homophobic.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film embraces humor — would you want a one-legged man guiding you through a minefield? — without surrendering sensitivity. The screenplay may echo with atrocities, but it’s not consumed by them.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Stingy with details and dialogue, but more than generous with atmosphere, this seductively photographed thriller (written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who also wielded the camera) sells its empty calories with great skill.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Nooshin stirs a mystery that’s light on special effects and bravely uncomplicated. He may not have much money, but his feel for age and class dynamics is sure, and his actors respond.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Amid a cacophony of accusations and justifications, it’s the children’s broken limbs, ladderlike scars and disfigured, emaciated bodies that paradoxically hold the film together.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As cavalier with structure as ever, Mr. Jaglom surrounds himself with familiars who embrace his cheery, disorderly style.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If we brush aside the unanswered questions, what we’re left with is a simple tale of two men: One who may have been lost, and one who only felt that way.

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