Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 994 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Virunga
Lowest review score: 0 The Tiger and the Snow
Score distribution:
994 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Trying to gather too much into his net, Mr. Stewart gets a little lost, but his bottom line could not be clearer: When the oceans die, so do we.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Messy in parts and at least 15 minutes too long, Personal Tailor is also cunningly acted and lushly photographed (by Zhao Xiaoshi) in dazzling candy-bright colors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Goldthwait exercises so much caution that you want to get behind his characters and push.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If the twisty finale underwhelms, Mr. Carreté’s enigmatic style and textured images offer their own doomy rewards.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Bathed in a nostalgic glow that just avoids maudlin, the group’s problems — a sexless marriage, an unexpected job loss — bark but don’t bite. Scenes flirt with cliché, yet the writing has spark.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The plot favors simplicity over rationality with a cheerful insouciance that’s hard to dislike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In stark contrast to their furry, blundering star, the makers of Paddington have colored so carefully inside the lines that any possibility of surprise or subversion is effectively throttled.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    These drifting, unresolved stories may lack dramatic punch, but Mr. Nikolic, who teaches film at the New School, draws lovely performances from his cosmopolitan cast and oodles of atmosphere from a spare piano-and-strings soundtrack.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There may be little to give you the collywobbles, but there’s quite a lot to enjoy, with Ms. Morton heading the list. Swaddled in thick cardis and shapeless scrubs, she makes Katherine a well of overanxious care and castrating comments.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It may leave many bases uncovered (a section on groundbreaking European legislation is inadequately explained), but it will also leave you looking a lot more closely at what you put on your skin, in your mouth and underneath your sink.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Maintaining a sunny, scrubbed-clean tone, Ms. Hencken allows no possibility of dazed groupies or drunken meltdowns — and only the briefest whiff of cocaine — to darken her portrait.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fetishizing the tired tokens of the American gangster movie, The Connection is a slickly styled, overlong pastiche. Yet its denizens have a retro glamour and the soundtrack a shameless literalness that’s rather endearing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Evincing more visible intelligence than any of his human co-stars aside from Lithgow, Caesar is disquietingly lifelike.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Hysteria, a disappointingly limp ode to the invention of the vibrator, plays like a Merchant Ivory Production of "Portnoy's Complaint."
    • 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.

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