Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 930 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 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 Tied to a Chair
Score distribution:
930 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mixes method and madness to chart the evolution of a counterculture phenomenon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie’s stunning underwater photography (fearlessly captured by Mr. Ravetch) effectively dilutes the saccharine tone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A pensive valentine to literacy programs and childhood idealism left in the ashes of broken families and an economically bifurcated society.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Driven less by civic duty than by the need to escape his dreary life, Zebraman is a tragic, touching figure too often obscured by Kankurou Kudo’s hyperactive screenplay and a special-effects team drunk on alien slime.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An eagerly prurient dip into the sex-trafficking trough, Trade teeters between earnest exposé and salacious melodrama. Minus the film’s near-visible weight of conscience, success in the second category would have been virtually guaranteed.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    P2
    Swift and stealthy P2 is a canny exploitation of one of the urban woman’s greatest fears: the after-hours parking garage. Throw in a car that won’t start, a creepy security guard and a filmmaking team with perfect synchronicity, and the result is a minimalist nightmare.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This crude, rowdy movie is also unexpectedly touching in its embrace of surfing as an escape from the stigma of poverty and broken homes. Escape from Russell Crowe’s droning narration, however, is impossible.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Much like its subject: affable, quotable and emotionally guarded in the extreme.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Roger Spottiswoode directs with old-fashioned style, avoiding the saccharine with realistic depictions of a war-ravaged China (where he filmed) and a cast well versed in stiff-upper-lip.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This disorienting, dippy documentary makes one thing abundantly clear: for the Hubers, the toughest climb may be into their own heads.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As guileless and eager as the most avid fan, Gunnin’ is neither cautionary nor analytical, allowing its insights to occur organically and without fancy camera moves.
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    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In images veering from literal to cryptic to surreal, the movie presents a society where the weak are exploited and the vulnerable unprotected.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The template is familiar, but Quarantine delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie's lack of subtlety is countered by an unswerving commitment to impartiality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like the disastrously overpopulated "Amazing Race: Family Edition," Morning Light never finds a way to make us care who wins.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Good Dick surmounts its indie-movie quirkiness with exceptional acting and a sincere belief in the salvation of its wounded characters.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A strange synergy of old and new, My Bloody Valentine 3D blends cutting-edge technology and old-school prosthetics to produce something both familiar and alien: gore you can believe in.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Imaginatively filmed by Peter Sova, Push has a dizzying, chaotic energy that pulls you along. Paul McGuigan directs with maximum efficiency and minimum use of computers, creating effects that feel satisfyingly tangible.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Reveling in the vivid Bangkok locations, Geoff Boyle’s photography is crisp and bright, and Dion Lam’s action choreography unusually witty.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Drawing much of its energy from an eclectic and fully integrated soundtrack, Skills Like This gazes indulgently on 20-something aimlessness and the comfort of assigned roles. In Mr. Miranda's hands sloth can be more appealing than you might think.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Probes class consciousness with rather more sensitivity than originality.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Splinterheads gains traction from an eclectic cast that knows how to work a line.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    One part hagiography and two parts psychotherapy. Together they showcase a talent both formidable and erratic, its bright and shining peaks sliding inexplicably into valleys of disaster.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The role played by her camera in exacerbating Avery’s natural, adolescent self-absorption continues to nag; in the end, I was less concerned for the wildly indulged Avery -- whose own narration reveals a charismatic and extremely fortunate young woman -- than for the hearts breaking around her.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolding like a medieval horror movie, Delta is sometimes laughable but often admirable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Horizons are expanded and exoticism explored in Wah Do Dem, a shaggy road movie about relinquishing your comforts to find your bliss.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Buffed to an expensive-looking gloss and dressed in period-perfect finery, Max Manus has an old-fashioned sincerity that entertains without engaging.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Filming over four years and tracking several cases, the Brazilian director Jorge W. Atalla favors a fevered shooting style that's repetitious and disorienting but also effortlessly dramatic.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Female-empowerment fantasy or just plain prurience, "Grave" is extremely efficient grindhouse. If there is any message here at all, it's don't mess with a novelist: being creative is her job.