Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 974 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Dirties
Lowest review score: 0 Vice
Score distribution:
974 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolding in a decrepit, present-day Moscow, Day Watch dazzles and confuses with equal determination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Has a friendly, blue-collar vibe (Cody is an ex-fish-sorter from the Shiverpool, Antarctica) and some sly, low-key humor. Nevertheless, a moratorium on penguins might be called for, despite the inevitable anthropomorphic void.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Free of blood, bruises and visible trauma, DOA revels in its fakery. And though the film presents more exuberant female flesh than hiring day at Hooters, it's strictly for titillation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A “Decalogue” for special-ed students, The Ten leans too often toward the bizarre and the bewildering. And though rough sex is a recurring motif, the movie’s overall tone is less blasphemous than raunchy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A movie that reveals its toxic intentions only gradually. Until it does, there is much to enjoy in the prickly odd-couple relationship of Henry (Billy Crudup) and Rudy (Tom Wilkinson), successful writing partners and longtime friends.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    On one level, a stereotypical mash of Greek cruelty, queer poetry slams and rabid activist rhetoric. But beneath the tired crudeness and college-romp clichés, the movie is gently perceptive about the malleable nature of sexuality and the barriers we construct to hide our confusion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though buoyed by Anthony Marinelli’s moody score and Denis Maloney’s gutsy cinematography, Self-Medicated suffers from severe dramatic droop.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Horror without suspense is like sex without love: you can appreciate the technicalities, but ultimately there’s no reason to care.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feels passé and lacks a charismatic lead. Too bad Daniel Radcliffe is an only child.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Saw IV is bloody proof that Jigsaw may be dead, but his well of corporeal abuses has yet to run dry.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Almost holding things together is the marvelous Ms. Elsner: there’s more depth in her weary gaze and disappointed mouth than in any line of dialogue. Not since Bette Davis lit and flicked has smoking been so evocative, or so heartbreaking.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sweet but ho-hum adaptation of Wendy Orr’s novel, a comedy-adventure that never quite finds its tone.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Strewn with some surprisingly decent effects, this unevenly paced film delivers, if nothing else, on the promise of its title: lots of surgically enhanced nude dead women strutting their stuff.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A minor chiller and major downer from the talented Alexandre Aja.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Tame and inoffensive, The Haunting of Molly Hartley is no more than a big-screen lasso for the "Gossip Girl" and "Supernatural" demographic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Relies less on the novelty of its premise than on the positioning of solid actors in minor roles (including Melissa Leo and Martin Donovan as the tortured parents of a murdered child) and the intelligence of its star.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Embracing outraged victimhood the way Angelina Jolie embraces a close-up, Ms. Basinger, doing double duty here as an executive producer, appears oblivious to the script's idiocies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Documents courage, but steers clear of character.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A charmingly sentimental but ultimately pointless hommage to the sci-fi classics of yesteryear, Alien Trespass proves only that while styles and technology have moved on, the affection for corn is everlasting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Despite excellent stunt work and a too-brief appearance by Orlando Jones as an unflappable cop, the movie -- unlike Mr. Douglas’s hairdo -- never rises above mediocrity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Soon becomes tiresome, but it’s emblematic of a film that is dancing as fast as it can to entertain.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Bledel works her “Gilmore Girls” charm to the hilt, but no amount of cerulean-eyed sparkle can transcend this level of thudding mediocrity.

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