Jeannette Catsoulis
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For 948 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 45% 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 Thunder Soul
Lowest review score: 0 Prince of Swine
Score distribution:
948 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Tasteful to a fault, Berlin 36 turns real-life controversy into disappointingly tepid drama.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Nichols is consistently appealing in the kind of role Zooey Deschanel has pretty much cornered, and Philippe Rousselot's nighttime shots of highway tragedy are dreamily atmospheric. If only Roger Towne's screenplay had focused less on the metaphysical import of Lyman's savior impulses and more on the physical rewards of his salvaged life.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    What we need is for the writer and director, David Pomes, to wallow less in aimless dialogue and lowlife sordidness. What we need is a point.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Glinting white vistas and endless light blanket On the Ice, a frigid drama that's tough to warm up to.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At least 30 minutes and several scams too long, the plot passes from amusing to confounding long before the final double-cross.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is a frustratingly superficial look at a smart, driven and sometimes frightened young man who always felt as though he were "racing against time."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is a talky, predictable, less-audacious-than-it-thinks romantic comedy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A brief appearance by Joey Lauren Adams adds a welcome warmth to the standard therapist role, but otherwise all is bewilderment and repetition.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If making a decent movie required only good intentions, then Pray for Japan would be off and running. As it is, though, this muddled collage of random impressions and personal histories, emerging from last year's destruction of the Tohoku coastline by the earthquake and tsunami, doesn't document a tragedy so much as repeat a mantra.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In place of emotional stakes, we get gleaming, stylized, occasionally slow-motion violence, filmed in such extreme close-ups and cramped spaces that it's impossible to differentiate gunman and victim.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, The Moth Diaries dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either. Yet the film's narrative frailties are offset by impeccable performances and a consistently eerie tone, helped along by a location as forbidding as the "Overlook."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A good-looking but passionless affair that remains stubbornly aloof from its audience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Pleasantly charming but instantly forgettable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Alternately tedious and illuminating, this deeply honest and scattered movie revels in its lack of purpose.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unless you're among those who still drop acid as a midnight-movie apéritif, your enjoyment of this retro oddity remains far from guaranteed.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This one is for Hank Williams fanatics only, and Mr. Thomas puts a dark and subtle sheen on a disappointingly watery script. Cover versions of Williams's songs - several sung by his daughter, Jett - remind us why he mattered, even as the movie fails to do the same.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film's sweetness is endearing but too featherweight to engage.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It's tough to care about characters who spend most of their lives obsessing over the violent deaths of others.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film's kinky energy eventually wanes, the pileup of profanities losing its initial zing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Well acted and sporadically amusing - especially when Olivia Wilde's profanity-spewing stripper is around - Butter alternates between looking down its nose at Midwestern passions and cooing over smugly liberal values.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A story that, though sickly fascinating, is as crudely rendered as its images.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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