Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,154 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 My King
Lowest review score: 0 Tied to a Chair
Score distribution:
1154 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dark Horse is a canny package that uses the classic structure of the sports-underdog story to deliver a glowing ode to community pride and the merits of collective action over individual gain.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A tantalizing glimpse of a determinedly outsider talent.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A mournful Midwestern ballad devoid of grace notes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This emphatic and empathetic documentary (directed by Sanjay Rawal and narrated by Forest Whitaker) presents the plight of our farm laborers as modern-day slavery.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The mantle of social relevance can be a heavy one, but Trust, a smooth drama about a girl's seduction and rape by a middle-aged Internet predator, is neither preachy nor hysterically overreaching.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The filmmakers stage an amazing race that almost absolves an overstuffed plot and an over-reliance on coincidence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie is most effective in its early scenes of prickly menace, and while the Dolphin is no Overlook (the haunted hotel in "The Shining"), its old-world creepiness is exactly right.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Filled with clear, bright images and moments of skewed genius, this delicate debut effortlessly evokes those languid summer doldrums, when even a rotting girlfriend is better than no girlfriend at all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A fascinating glimpse of a dreamer and a music culture that has always depended on dreams.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Coming out has rarely looked so pretty.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film produces moments that catch in the throat.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If the film’s spare re-enactments are a little awkward, they also smartly repurpose Dahmer’s studied reserve into a meditation on perversion as hypnotic as it is repulsive.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nevertheless the fierce loyalty of Mr. Liebling's nearest and dearest is extremely touching, and Last Days Here - despite its stinginess with back story and early performance footage - works hard to reveal the man beneath the four-decade heroin habit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This scrappy-slick confessional is a fascinating study in dualities.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A clear-eyed and utterly ruthless dissection of the battle for Ohio in the months leading up to the 2004 presidential election.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Delivers a brave, head-spinning commentary on the potency of advertising and the seduction of the soul.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Equal parts enlightening and alarming.
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    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Against all reason, Byron's televangelist-led quest for clarity compels us to follow, the film's melting, naturalistic images softening the occasional scream of dialogue repeated beyond all necessity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    My Scientology Movie relies on a shaggy, meandering charm. At times it plays like an extended skit on “The Daily Show”; yet its disorder also makes its insights — like how strongly the church’s training sessions resemble acting classes — feel refreshingly organic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This spare but potent melodrama revels in the desiccated landscapes provided by South Africa and photographed with dusty purity by Giles Nuttgens. Through his lens, the spectrum of sunbaked skin and parched dunes is as rich as any rainbow.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Light on plot yet heavy on chemistry, Paris 05:59 is at times a little precious. But the two leads are so believably besotted that their occasional immaturity doesn’t rankle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The irritations and tedium of high school life are staged with refreshing simplicity, while the performers interact with an age-appropriate naturalness the American teenage movie rarely achieves.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What begins as an amusing fluff piece ("Daddy's messed up," mumbles one woozy subject after dropping his gurgling infant) slowly emerges as a compelling and often touching peek at punk paternity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    [An] elegantly unsettling documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie is sharp, charismatic and so light on its feet we never know which way it will turn.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At heart an unlovely love story illuminated by sudden flares of violence, the film reeks of hopelessness and moral destitution, offering its lovers few means of escape.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At heart a repulsive slash-and-bash with philosophical pretensions, Killers is classed up considerably by strong acting, a multi-strand plot and a tone that’s both nihilistic and mournful.

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