For 843 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 45% 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
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
Lowest review score: 0 Tied to a Chair
Score distribution:
843 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though the developing bond between the two men — one of whom is virtually nonverbal — is credible and even touching, the storytelling is too oblique to reel you in.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A muddled supernatural thriller that fails to capitalize on either its horrific prologue or eerie location.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Taking a credibility-straining premise and running with it, the Dutch director Arne Toonen gives Black Out way more energy than sense. Luckily, his antihero, Jos (Raymond Thiry), lacks neither.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At once comic, tragic and goofily romantic, and resting too often on Odd’s clarifying narration, this young-adult lark breaches the nonsense barrier with some regularity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Vividly painting Queens in the early 1990s as a landscape of crack and graffiti, the filmmakers go on to smother any menace with a swoony-upbeat soundtrack and an “oh, those kooky kids” tone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A tropical tornado of cadmium and cobalt, magenta and marigold, Carlos Saldanha’s frantic follow-up to his well-received 2011 animated feature, “Rio,” ups the ante on sound and movement but pays scant attention to story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    13 Sins is occasionally inventive but mostly uninvolving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Writer and director Kat Candler struggles to shape an undercooked story into compelling drama.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Stagy, stiff and marinated in egg cream.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Employee of the Month is more tired than a Wal-Mart greeter at the end of a Saturday shift. One can only hope its halfhearted suggestion that winning isn't everything is some comfort if the movie's grosses are as disappointing as its jokes.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Puberty causes an exponential increase in evil -- and in incoherence -- in The Grudge 2.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The most depressing thing about this series is not the creativity of the bloodletting but the bleak view of human nature.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    You may see scarier movies this year, but none so redolent of decomposition.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A warning to parents everywhere about the dangers of indulging irrational behavior, Opal Dream is a sickly sweet tale of deep dysfunction masquerading as family solidarity.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If some of the characters won't be returning for the sequel, no matter. In all likelihood, neither will the audience.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Uninvolving and cliché-ridden (even shape-shifters, it seems, deserve a falling-in-love montage), Blood & Chocolate is "Romeo and Juliet" with fewer manners and more exotic dentition.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Leaving no cliché unturned, Coffee Date provides cheesy music, chats about "gaydar" and the obligatory are-you-looking-at-mine? urinal scene.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Reeking of self-righteousness and moral reprimand, Michael O. Sajbel’s Ultimate Gift”is a hairball of good-for-you filmmaking.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The turtles themselves may look prettier, but are no smarter; torn irreparably from their countercultural roots, our superheroes on the half shell have been firmly co-opted by the industry their creators once sought to spoof.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Set in North Florida and based on a book by Harry Crews, The Hawk Is Dying is a dreary study of male angst groaning beneath the weight of its own symbolism.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Self-consciously edgy and romantically limp.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An ill-advised sequel to "Are We There Yet?" and a feeble fable of better parenting through home improvement.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This latest recycling of foreign-grown frights shows less interest in horror than in healing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfortunately, in keeping its inflammatory subject matter at arm’s length, Provoked does exactly the same to its audience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A Michael Keaton outing is always cause for celebration, no matter how ramshackle the vehicle ("First Daughter," anyone?) or paper-thin the role.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A coming-of-age tale so treacly it doesn’t just tug your heartstrings, it attempts to glue them to your ribs.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The sledgehammer message is clear: Best friends can help when you need a McMansion, but only God can help when your husband needs a man.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A faux documentary grounded in ethnicity and mired in absurdity, Finishing the Game is a terrific idea still waiting to be fashioned into a real movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Whether on a Middle Eastern battlefield or the streets of New York, characters converse in stilted, expository mouthfuls that smother emotion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There’s a riveting story lurking inside Holly, a documentary-fiction hybrid about sex trafficking in Cambodia. It’s just not the one the filmmakers want to tell.