Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 926 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 Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Alien Girl
Score distribution:
926 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unearthing a decent sample of these former members, as well as a wealth of archival film and photographs, the directors elicit testimony that’s diversely sharp, spacey, nostalgic and heartbreaking.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Cheerless and voyeuristic, Clip (which was banned in Russia) seems a sincere attempt to portray a lost and disaffected generation. But the film’s brutally honest parade of callous behavior and casual, almost cruel sex has a depressing prurience that wears you down.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Kim Chapiron, proves an excellent choreographer of brutality...But without a strong political point (unlike its source material), Dog Pound feels hollow and hopeless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This witty first feature is a flawed but diverting meditation on finding inspiration while losing your soul.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The violence is quick and occasionally inventive, with little of the attenuated nastiness that characterizes so many genre pictures, and the photography ranges from brightly sun-kissed to down-and-dirty.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This fairly rote tale of rural ghouls and their passing-through prey has its own hick charm, mostly because of performers who never overplay their hands.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A little wan but a lot likable, Gustavo Ron’s Ways to Live Forever is a forthright and surprisingly buoyant drama about facing death before you have really lived.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The approach is cheerfully candid and the humor often sly... Yet this midlife confessional could have reached beyond the maternal cravings of highly educated, urban-dwelling singletons had it plumbed people’s heads as thoroughly as Ms. Davenport’s birth canal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What could have been a very funny short film about self-control and befriending your id instead becomes a rambling commentary on father-son dysfunction and the limits of proctology.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The actors are so relaxed and personable that the film’s occasional glibness — and its over-reliance on coincidence to further the cross-pollinating narrative — is easy to let slide.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Goldthwait exercises so much caution that you want to get behind his characters and push.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It’s all a little silly, but Mr. Mickle’s restrained gravity stifles the impulse to laugh.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    To the informed consumer hoping for greater elucidation, Mr. Seifert’s partisan, oversimplified survey falls short.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A noncommittal, occasionally surreal portrait of hardscrabble lives and omnipresent risk.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As sun-dappled infatuation abruptly crashes into post-apocalyptic survival, Mr. Macdonald struggles to balance a nebulous narrative on tentpole moments of rich emotional resonance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Encouraging sensitive performances that mitigate the film’s sluggish pace and fuzzy narrative, Ms. Szumowska juxtaposes two-person scenes of wordless intimacy with group expressions of casual violence.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Little Bedroom is a gentle, melancholy drama so pale and tentative that its very colors appear washed away by grief.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Before our eyes, Laura’s lengthening limbs and deepening introspection become the point of a movie that begins with a child and ends with a young woman.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Kaufman’s talent can be debated, but his love for his job is stamped on every garish, oozy frame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is so out there that you can imagine Mr. Smith and his collaborators rolling in the aisles at their own preposterousness. If you can find your inner 16-year-old, you might just join them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This setup is simple, but what follows is less so: an impressionistic battle between imagination and brute force that too often veers from enlightening to exasperating.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The shocks are short and sharp, the acting is strongest where it counts, and the director of photography, Adam Marsden, washes everything in a swampy green that makes spooks pop.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sharp yet overdetermined, Blumenthal doesn’t breathe naturally — it’s a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Matty Beckerman’s Alien Abduction repackages ancient legend for modern audiences in a found-footage story of streamlined efficiency.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Employing scaled-down sets and low-budget audacity, Mr. Parker, an intelligent and boundary-testing filmmaker, proves less concerned with logic than with how far he can push his characters.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s loose naturalism and strong acting — Chris Browning, as a liaison between the F.B.I. and the reservation, is especially enjoyable — are slyly seductive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The story is unremarkable, but its execution zings.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Frothy, frantic and inescapably unromantic - the two leads have less chemistry than an American high-school curriculum - Heartbreaker marks the uneven feature debut of television director Pascal Chaumeil.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 55 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An overwrought, undercooked tale of crazy love and crazier revenge.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This saga, set in Berlin, is more committed to its bloodletting than to any of its characters.