Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 911 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Three Sisters
Lowest review score: 0 The Best and the Brightest
Score distribution:
911 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A lesbian-foodie fairy tale that keeps its appetites well under control. The title may hint at naughty pleasures, but the director, Pratibha Parmar, is more interested in pappadams than passion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Offered only hints of life away from the barre or of Sy’s relationship with his coolly poised benefactress, viewers will see either a very fortunate young man or a beautiful protégé, dancing as fast as he can to please everyone but himself.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Purports to be a documentary about the American public school system. In reality, however, it’s a bludgeoning rant against a single state — New Jersey — which it presents as a closed loop of Mercedes-owning administrators, obstructive teachers’ unions and corrupt school boards.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Audiences will be either captivated or irritated, depending on their tolerance for high-concept whimsy and high-energy theatrics. By the end of the wake itself, they may be wishing Binew’s illness were running ahead of schedule.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Technically innovative but narratively moribund, Metropia is all stasis and shadows. Perhaps Mr. Saleh could have listened to a lighter voice.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Clogged with court transcripts, medical records and repetitive (if moving) patient testimony, Burzynski tickles the mind only at the cost of trampling the eyes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As an interrogator Ms. Ismailos is no Torquemada; she lobs softballs that her subjects genially accept.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Frozen camera setups and blurry night-vision images raise goose bumps without the assistance of eerie music or showy effects, though the strain of stretching the gimmick to a second movie is palpable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This stylistic restraint may help deflect accusations of exploitation (though the film's two pivotal sex scenes both feel uncomfortably extended, the initial crime lasting a squirm-inducing six minutes), but it also impedes our connection with the victims.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Milk of Sorrow is constrained by a rarefied screenplay and a near-mute central performance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A serviceable burst of high-end hokum, Devil classes up a flimsy, religion-themed plot (by M. Night Shyamalan) with the kind of limber cinematography only someone like Tak Fujimoto can deliver.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    None of Mr. del Toro's classy fiddling, however, can improve on the original's marvelously economical scares. But if you've always wondered what the tooth fairies want with all those teeth - or if you just need proof that a terrified Katie Holmes looks not that different from the everyday version - this is the movie for you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Spurred by the medical and emotional problems of her own three children, Ms. Abeles embarked on a deeply personal inquiry into the insanely hectic lives of too many of our offspring.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Helena From the Wedding has a little more to offer than many films of its type.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    For all its many irritations, You Wont Miss Me has undeniable punch, a frayed energy that feels janglingly unstable. Is Shelly crazy or just a pain in the neck? We're not really sure, and neither is she.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There is something cozy and a little claustrophobic about Henry Jaglom's indulgent Hollywood satires.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A sugary, aggressively anthropomorphized story of one avian interloper and a whole bunch of human obsessives.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Does little but raise an alarm, then leave it jangling.