Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 961 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Big Men
Lowest review score: 0 I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Score distribution:
961 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Jeannette Catsoulis
    For all its dazzling allure, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, a feverishly psycho thriller set in the hermetic world of classical ballet, proves a meaningless exercise in Grand Guignol exhibitionism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A surpassingly silly monster movie with a side helping of satire, Trollhunter beckons mainly for its stunning Norwegian scenery and slyly effective government-bashing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Somber and insubstantial, October nevertheless suggests that the Vega brothers are developing a careful, painterly style. Whether they will be able to match it with narrative depth remains to be seen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Starring flying debris and surging walls of water, The Impossible takes the template of the old-timey disaster movie, strips it to the bone and pumps what's left up to 11.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though clearly aimed at teenagers, this unashamedly heartstruck movie is neither obsessed with sex nor driven to humiliate its characters. Compared to those of the average American teen movie, its ambitions are so innocent they’re almost childlike.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Depending on your age, sex and mechanical inclinations, Tales of the Rat Fink will convince you that Mr. Roth should either have been canonized or smothered at birth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Part rockumentary, part howl of outrage, Screamers would have benefited from less concert film and more historical background.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    By ignoring Israeli voices and focusing only on the immigrants, Mr. Haar has produced a documentary filled with immediacy but free of analysis, a fascinating but ultimately unenlightening record of their plight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A familiar underdog story told with unusual sensitivity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie’s stunning underwater photography (fearlessly captured by Mr. Ravetch) effectively dilutes the saccharine tone.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Harks back to the drive-in classics of yesteryear with unapologetic nostalgia and undisguised affection.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The template is familiar, but Quarantine delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Automatons is driven less by its hints of suicide bombers than by its rigorous adherence to a time when robots were played by inverted dustbins and battles were represented by dots converging on a crackling screen. This lack of sophistication is enormously endearing, leaving us with the comforting notion that the end of the world will look a lot like the beginning of television.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Harnessing the twin virtues of drollness and economy, Mr. Tully keeps scenes brief and melodrama on the margins.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Knowing but never jaded, Hollywood Dreams is driven by Ms. Frederick's no-boundaries commitment to her broken character, a performance that's as startling as it is touching. In Mr. Jaglom's maverick hands, the appeal of illusion over reality is both fatal and irresistible.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mixes method and madness to chart the evolution of a counterculture phenomenon.

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