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 Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Awakened
Score distribution:
911 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Hectic and harebrained, this galloping French thriller tosses a potpourri of plot points - crooked cops, sleazy gangsters, stolen drugs and an underage hostage - into a packed-to-the-gills nightclub, and stirs. Repeatedly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Before Silver hijacks the plot, Rodrigo Cortés's smart, talky screenplay and tense direction hold our attention, as much for the unpredictability of the story as the ease with which Sigourney Weaver and Cillian Murphy slide into their roles.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A beautifully filmed and patiently explained assessment of a proposal to build five hydroelectric dams in the Patagonia region of Chile.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Relaxed performances and pillow-soft photography compensate somewhat for the story's narrow ambitions, but they're not enough to invigorate a movie that clearly would rather charm than challenge.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film's sweetness is endearing but too featherweight to engage.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The Citizen is a heartfelt plea for charity, tolerance and all-around loving kindness — admirable aims sadly shackled to Sam Kadi’s inexpert direction.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Having devoted much of their lives to combating lupine myths by introducing Koani to wonder-struck schoolchildren, Mr. Weide and Ms. Tucker are ill served by a director who reduces the anti-wolf lobby to caricature and the debates over reintroducing wolves to the Northern Rockies to grossly biased clips.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A muddled supernatural thriller that fails to capitalize on either its horrific prologue or eerie location.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film's kinky energy eventually wanes, the pileup of profanities losing its initial zing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This scattershot investigation of the effects of Internet pornography on female behavior only ruffles the surface of a complex issue, one that demands a much larger sample than three white, educated women.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A well-meaning but inexpertly dramatized account of the roundup of 13,000 Parisian Jews in the summer of 1942.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A story that, though sickly fascinating, is as crudely rendered as its images.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At its best when merging shocks with social commentary, this halting compilation improves significantly as it nears the end of the alphabet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Infinitely less than the sum of its parts, Antonino D'Ambrosio's Let Fury Have the Hour crams 50 thoughtful artists into a disappointingly muddled film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is a narrow, albeit intriguing window into a technological revolt that deserves a more far-reaching film than this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though the directors, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, smartly choose examples from among the working poor — reframing obesity as chronic malnourishment in areas where it’s easier to find a burger than a banana — they’re reluctant to get down in the political dirt.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This Lithuanian love story from Kristina Buozyte offers a discomfiting blend of visual ecstasy and narrative sterility.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Shot with some wit and considerable speed, its short, sharp beatdowns are a refreshing change from the bloated action sequences favored by some of Mr. Kang’s genre contemporaries.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Good Ol’ Freda celebrates an intensely private witness to four of the most public lives in pop-culture history.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Grim, intelligent and vividly photographed by the director’s father, Philippe Lavalette, Inch’Allah works best when the camera alights on Ava and Rand, whose marvelously mobile faces convey all the complexity that Chloe lacks.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Flu
    The romance may be risible, but the scenes of mass panic and political desperation are slickly disturbing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Has plenty of humor but no satirical bite.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Belle and Sebastian fans will be fully sated; everyone else might feel as if they’d consumed a meal consisting entirely of meringue.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Written and directed by Jeff Baena, this first feature feels sloppily plotted and uncertain of its destination. Seasoned actors are left to yell pointlessly at one another, while Beth and the zombie angle slowly decompose.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Writer and director Kat Candler struggles to shape an undercooked story into compelling drama.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    13 Sins is occasionally inventive but mostly uninvolving.