Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 998 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:
998 movie reviews
    • 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
    The story is unremarkable, but its execution zings.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Part rockumentary, part howl of outrage, Screamers would have benefited from less concert film and more historical background.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Low-key and low-tech, Lunch coasts on the earned wisdom of pros who know how to work a room. Right up to the arrival of their separate checks.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though the enjoyable prickliness of the film's early scenes soon dissolves into cozy solutions, a sturdy supporting cast - even Ron Leibman's scenery-chewing turn as Laura's blowhard father is more amusing than annoying - balances the scales.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    One part hagiography and two parts psychotherapy. Together they showcase a talent both formidable and erratic, its bright and shining peaks sliding inexplicably into valleys of disaster.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A granola ode to natural childbirth that makes you want to hop into a tub of warm water and start pushing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This disorienting, dippy documentary makes one thing abundantly clear: for the Hubers, the toughest climb may be into their own heads.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The template is familiar, but Quarantine delivers the heebie-jeebies with solid acting and perfectly calibrated shocks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It's the film's geometrists who enthrall most, revealing that many of the shapes - one of which famously made the cover of a 1990 Led Zeppelin album - hold entirely new answers to Euclidean problems.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This spare first feature from the Irish filmmaker Ciaran Foy (drawing on his own experiences) has an atavistic pulse, evoking a decaying society where elevators fail and bus drivers cower behind mesh grills.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Willets Point may not be the slickest of movies, but what it lacks in polish it more than makes up for in heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though at times too determined to avoid dramatic highs and lows, Little Girl strikes gold in the casting of the 2-year-old Asia Crippa.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A documentary that yearns to be an adventure movie, Stolen Seas can't resist drowning its invaluable insights in thundering, drum-heavy music and flashing visuals. Magnificent in its thoroughness and nuance, this dense, multifaceted study of Somali piracy really needs to settle down.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Buffed to an expensive-looking gloss and dressed in period-perfect finery, Max Manus has an old-fashioned sincerity that entertains without engaging.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A noncommittal, occasionally surreal portrait of hardscrabble lives and omnipresent risk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Making sadomasochism appear less erotic than stamp collecting, Leap Year is a slow flare of emotional agony.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In My Mother's Arms takes a distressing snapshot of an ongoing struggle.
    • 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.

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