For 812 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Last Circus
Lowest review score: 0 Oconomowoc
Score distribution:
812 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feels passé and lacks a charismatic lead. Too bad Daniel Radcliffe is an only child.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Saw IV is bloody proof that Jigsaw may be dead, but his well of corporeal abuses has yet to run dry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Almost holding things together is the marvelous Ms. Elsner: there’s more depth in her weary gaze and disappointed mouth than in any line of dialogue. Not since Bette Davis lit and flicked has smoking been so evocative, or so heartbreaking.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unsubtle, condensed and bullet-point simple, “War Made Easy” avoids fancy visuals for a uniformly drab and dispiriting aesthetic. Sporadically narrated by Sean Penn (evincing all the personality of a potato), the movie is cinematically inert if ultimately persuasive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sweet but ho-hum adaptation of Wendy Orr’s novel, a comedy-adventure that never quite finds its tone.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Strewn with some surprisingly decent effects, this unevenly paced film delivers, if nothing else, on the promise of its title: lots of surgically enhanced nude dead women strutting their stuff.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Best enjoyed as a sampling of Ms. Zorrilla's combustible energy and still dazzling screen presence.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Charts a sentimental struggle toward manhood with period-appropriate charm.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie offers too little of Crash's justly revered lyricism and too much of his self-mutilation and manufactured chaos.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Any comedy that can combine death, abortion, Jewish ritual and a mariachi band without curdling into complete lunacy deserves a modicum of respect. In the case of My Mexican Shivah, more would be pushing it.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What makes the journey compelling is the relaxed chemistry between the young actors and an insistently apprehensive tone that pervades even the most prosaic exchanges.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Tame and inoffensive, The Haunting of Molly Hartley is no more than a big-screen lasso for the "Gossip Girl" and "Supernatural" demographic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Relies less on the novelty of its premise than on the positioning of solid actors in minor roles (including Melissa Leo and Martin Donovan as the tortured parents of a murdered child) and the intelligence of its star.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Embracing outraged victimhood the way Angelina Jolie embraces a close-up, Ms. Basinger, doing double duty here as an executive producer, appears oblivious to the script's idiocies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Documents courage, but steers clear of character.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A charmingly sentimental but ultimately pointless hommage to the sci-fi classics of yesteryear, Alien Trespass proves only that while styles and technology have moved on, the affection for corn is everlasting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Despite excellent stunt work and a too-brief appearance by Orlando Jones as an unflappable cop, the movie -- unlike Mr. Douglas’s hairdo -- never rises above mediocrity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Soon becomes tiresome, but it’s emblematic of a film that is dancing as fast as it can to entertain.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though not without its charms -- the scenes in Mumbai are comically chaotic -- Offshore might have raised more chuckles when it was made, in 2006, than in the economic chill of 2009. And not only in Michigan.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Bledel works her “Gilmore Girls” charm to the hilt, but no amount of cerulean-eyed sparkle can transcend this level of thudding mediocrity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Your enjoyment of Paper Heart will hinge almost entirely on your receptiveness to Ms. Yi and the extreme iteration of social awkwardness she represents.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A sedate chronicle of the highs and lows of the environmental movement, Earth Days is less a rousing call to action than a bittersweet stroll down memory lane.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As the film picks up speed it also accrues a socially progressive agenda. If only this were half as well developed as the female leads.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This saga, set in Berlin, is more committed to its bloodletting than to any of its characters.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What’s really missing here is a story of artistic regeneration: by the time we encounter a dazzling excerpt from the studio’s post-trip film, “Aquarela do Brasil,” we are only reminded of what might have been.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If you can resist the urge to run for the exit, you may leave the theater feeling a lot more hopeful than when you went in.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Despite the film’s sketchy aesthetic and barely animate lead, its tone is carefully contrived: I’ll wager no one in your circle is as dryly funny or spontaneously surreal as Harmony’s nonsupport group.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    More a designer frame for actors than nourishing entertainment. Like the Chinese food the leads are always arguing over, the story leaves you hungry for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Korean director Hong Sang-soo unleashes yet another emotionally stunted antihero in Night and Day, a rambling study of male arrested development.