Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,157 reviews, this critic has graded:
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  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Last Circus
Lowest review score: 0 The Tiger and the Snow
Score distribution:
1157 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Shot in luminous whites, pulsing blacks and gorgeous grays, the stories explore sexual insecurity, rural superstition and sociopolitical anxieties with an inventiveness that's seldom scary but never less than mesmerizing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie dives into the black arts with methodical restraint and escalating unease.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Impossible to categorize, this stunningly original mix of the macabre and the magical combines comedy, tragedy, fantasy and love story into an utterly singular package that’s beholden to no rules but its own.
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    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Art house meets grind house in Cargo 200, Alexey Balabanov’s morbidly compelling thriller set in the Soviet Union.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A frustratingly fragmented yet warmly intimate portrait of an evolving bond that frays but doesn’t sever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A fascinating profile of the online pornography provider Kink.com.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film presents an often sharp commentary on dueling beliefs and idiocies that unfolds in lush pastel hues and distinctively retro drawings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Rising above a minuscule budget with ladles of charm and a tender poignancy, Little Feet is a quixotic poem to youthful resourcefulness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s congeniality, however, in no way dulls its humor or the sharpness of its observations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    His well-rehearsed rhetoric is shockingly persuasive, and since the majority of his premises are verifiable, any weakness in his argument lies in inferences so terrifying that reasonable listeners may find themselves taking his advice and stocking up on organic seeds. (Those with no access to land can, postapocalypse, use them as currency.)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Johanna Schwartz’s miraculously hopeful documentary, They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile, delivers a vibrant testimony of resilience under oppression.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    There’s a stillness to the filmmaking, coupled with Saunder Jurriaans and David Bensi’s truly lovely original score, that lends specific shots... a near-heartbreaking melancholy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfolding in somber tones and among hard surfaces, Arbitrage has the slickness of new bank notes and the confidence of expensive tailoring.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The setup is commonplace, but the scenery is delicious, the dialogue refreshingly tart and the keen supporting cast frisky or affecting, as the occasion demands.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A singularly focused and avant-garde talent, Ms. Streb bends the messy rush of risk to her indomitable will.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    All the more disappointing, then, when what has been a celebration of last-ditch passion slides abruptly into a cautionary tale. Until that point the movie's refreshingly unbiased tone allows us to make our own moral judgments, teasing us with the possibility that, occasionally, the scarlet woman can escape unbranded. I, for one, was rooting for her.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    And by exploring the lighter side of communal action - the camaraderie and cruising that turned weekly meetings into what one member calls "a combination of serious politics and joyful living" - he uncouples the gravity of the cause from the perceived humorlessness of advocacy. Foot soldiers for the dying, the members of Act Up never forgot how to live.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Always arresting and sometimes troubling, Watermark — aside from the odd comment here and there — neither lectures nor argues.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Illustrating the film's rags-to-ring narrative with panoramic mountain views and compact shots of young bodies punching their way up the food chain, Mr. Sun straddles ancient and modern, tranquillity and turmoil, with equal sureness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sweet, funny and ultimately rather touching.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At its best, The Fighter takes on the chasm between televised boxing and its mostly working-class, aspirational origins with grit and intelligence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Straight-shooting, hard-hitting and fuming with contempt for the tobacco industry, Addiction Incorporated would be almost too exhausting to watch were it not for the folksy charm of its star witness.
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    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Ms. Uberoi's straight-shooting style is a perfect match for her salt-of-the-earth subject, a hard-working husband and father with more on his plate than most.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Lion Ark, a spunky account of a perilous rescue mission, has a ragtag rhythm that befits the mercurial behavior of its hulking furry stars.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The filmmakers work tirelessly to parallel their undersea world with the larger universe, offering genteel reminders of our mutual dependence.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like a fresh ripple in the near-stagnant high school movie pool, Chris Nelson’s Date and Switch balances formula with winning performers, genuine humor and a generosity of spirit that this genre too often lacks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Requiem is a moving study of a tortured young woman more at peace with medieval ritual than with modern medicine.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Flaunting elements of "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Island of Lost Souls," the movie, with its haunting, claustrophobic environment, allows the living and the merely lifelike to interact with an eerie beauty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Often chaotic but never disorienting, the movie’s spirited set pieces — like a wriggling ribbon of undead clinging doggedly to the last compartment — owe much to Lee Hyung-deok’s wonderfully agile cinematography.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Capturing the poetry of bodies at rest and a landscape frozen in time (filming was done primarily in the Santa Clarita area of California), Chayse Irvin’s exquisite 35-millimeter photography is dreamy and sometimes devastating.

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