Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,076 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 What Now? Remind Me
Lowest review score: 0 Martyrs
Score distribution:
1076 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The plot favors simplicity over rationality with a cheerful insouciance that’s hard to dislike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In stark contrast to their furry, blundering star, the makers of Paddington have colored so carefully inside the lines that any possibility of surprise or subversion is effectively throttled.
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    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    These drifting, unresolved stories may lack dramatic punch, but Mr. Nikolic, who teaches film at the New School, draws lovely performances from his cosmopolitan cast and oodles of atmosphere from a spare piano-and-strings soundtrack.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There may be little to give you the collywobbles, but there’s quite a lot to enjoy, with Ms. Morton heading the list. Swaddled in thick cardis and shapeless scrubs, she makes Katherine a well of overanxious care and castrating comments.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It may leave many bases uncovered (a section on groundbreaking European legislation is inadequately explained), but it will also leave you looking a lot more closely at what you put on your skin, in your mouth and underneath your sink.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Maintaining a sunny, scrubbed-clean tone, Ms. Hencken allows no possibility of dazed groupies or drunken meltdowns — and only the briefest whiff of cocaine — to darken her portrait.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fetishizing the tired tokens of the American gangster movie, The Connection is a slickly styled, overlong pastiche. Yet its denizens have a retro glamour and the soundtrack a shameless literalness that’s rather endearing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nick might usurp most of the screen time, but it’s Mr. Del Toro, face flickering from benevolent to vicious and body heaving with literal and symbolic weight, who seizes the film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Marveling without questioning, the movie is content to package the phenomenon and coast on its feel-good wave. Yet, somewhere around the midpoint, I began to wonder who was most thrilled by all this fuss.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Moving, humane and unfailingly polite, This Changes Everything presents a Panglossian view of approaching disaster that (according to the film’s publicity notes) seeks to empower rather than to scare. But we should be scared.
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    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The rambling, uncertain tone engendered by Ms. Sichel’s striving to align her Buddhist beliefs with the harsh realities of terminal illness also weakens her story’s gravitational pull.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sarah Silverman burns through the indie drama “I Smile Back” without making the slightest move to gain our sympathy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Hardy, however, would rather busy himself with reminders of earlier creature features.... Luckily, John Nolan’s old-school effects are wicked good, and Martijn van Broekhuizen’s mossy photography is pleasingly sinister.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Battling a preposterous plot and second-tier performances that are, at best, serviceable, this roll-along thriller from Scott Mann works its keister off to turn beef jerky into chateaubriand.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Evincing more visible intelligence than any of his human co-stars aside from Lithgow, Caesar is disquietingly lifelike.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Hysteria, a disappointingly limp ode to the invention of the vibrator, plays like a Merchant Ivory Production of "Portnoy's Complaint."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Frothy, frantic and inescapably unromantic - the two leads have less chemistry than an American high-school curriculum - Heartbreaker marks the uneven feature debut of television director Pascal Chaumeil.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 55 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An overwrought, undercooked tale of crazy love and crazier revenge.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Everyone's Hero enters multiplexes already shadowed by tragedy. And while that may not be the best start for a kiddie feature, the movie's sentimental provenance could earn it a critical pass it doesn't deserve.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie's good intentions are consistently undermined by its simplistic notion of redemption, and its inspirational thrust is diluted by an epilogue that suggests the program still has a ways to go in the life-altering department.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Form and content fight to the death in Wondrous Oblivion, Paul Morrison's defiantly gauzy tale of racial friction in 1960s England.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Directed with extraordinary empathy by Aaron Katz (who also wrote the story), Dance Party, USA is an admittedly slight movie, but one that is given heft by a yearning tone and a camera fascinated by the emotional shifts and shadows on a young person's face.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A moody thriller with more emphasis on mood than thrills.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nine years in the making and timeless in its observations, Highway Courtesans is an intimate look at some of the youngest practitioners of the world’s oldest profession.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A forest of talking heads and pointing fingers, The Empire in Africa is a noble but failed attempt to explicate the tragedy of the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone.
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    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Everyone’s sorry about something in Forgiveness, a glum drama about the way repentance can do more damage than the sin that precedes it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Alison Chernick's film skims the surface of a strange and celebrated career. After a meager 72 minutes, the man who once stretched an obsession with testicles into a five-film cycle remains as unknowable as ever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Despite leaden direction and a story crammed with pseudoscientific flotsam -- including palm reading, levitation, time travel and telepathy -- The Last Mimzy is a wholesome, eager entertainment that doesn't talk down.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Working with four interchangeable Deweys, the filmmakers create a sufficient number of lively stunts to keep the kiddies amused, though the film's wittiest moment -- a canine parody of Dudley Moore's first glimpse of Bo Derek in "10" -- will be appreciated only by their parents. In trying to straddle both age groups, however, Firehouse Dog proves decidedly less nimble than its furry star.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolding in a decrepit, present-day Moscow, Day Watch dazzles and confuses with equal determination.

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