Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,144 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
Lowest review score: 0 Oconomowoc
Score distribution:
1144 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Spackling over any copycat cracks with strong acting and fleet editing, Lights Out delivers minimalist frights in old-school ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What’s troubling is the film’s slow and steady exposure of a music business machine that gobbles up individuality and spits out a sellable package.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Vividly impressionistic and delightfully curious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    CJ7
    A devilishly entertaining curveball thrown at unsuspecting family audiences.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Stylistically stunning and completely nuts, Ping Pong is nevertheless perceptive about male social hierarchies and the benefits of knowing your place.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Adam Hootnick’s Unsettled makes the political personal, drawing a scattershot yet intimate picture of a nation divided.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As cavalier with structure as ever, Mr. Jaglom surrounds himself with familiars who embrace his cheery, disorderly style.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Highlighting the wacky while playing down the distasteful, Marie Losier's playful profile of the English musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his second wife, Lady Jaye, takes a lighthearted look at the things they did for love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A movie of stark contrasts and zigzagging motives, Beauty in Trouble moves from the golden serenity of a Tuscan villa to the powdery chaos of a Czech garage without sacrificing thematic confidence or nuanced performances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Pim's withdrawn demeanor and inability to verbalize his emotions - the character is basically one big ache - make it more challenging than it should be to immerse ourselves in his journey.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Richen elucidates an entire spectrum of views, from actively egalitarian to reactively homophobic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Tom Shepard's quietly observant documentary tracks its stressed-out subjects through an array of personal and scholarly challenges.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Irena Salina's astonishingly wide-ranging film is less depressing than galvanizing, an informed and heartfelt examination of the tug of war between public health and private interests.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Almost Man may be slight, but how many films can pack equal amounts of emotional nuance and inappropriately sprayed urine into just 75 minutes?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Garbage Dreams records the tremblings of a culture at a crossroads.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A warm, entertaining compendium of counterculture voices and literary landmarks.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A heartbreaking and meticulous documentary about life inside a blue-jeans factory in China.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    My Brooklyn, Kelly Anderson's sensitive study of gentrification in her home borough, is as much personal essay as urban-policy survey.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Yael Reuveny’s Farewell Herr Schwarz traces a Holocaust mystery with stumbling curiosity and endearing sincerity.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ambulant corpses may be tramping all over our movie and television screens these days, but Wyrmwood has enough novelty — and more than enough energy — to best its minuscule budget.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    When [Ms. Jones] bounds onstage with a holler and a howl — and diction that nails every last word to the melody — it’s clear she deserves that exclamation point in the title. Even if the movie around her sometimes struggles to do the same.
    • 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.

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