For 808 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Out of the Clear Blue Sky
Lowest review score: 0 Alien Girl
Score distribution:
808 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Directed by Hilla Medalia with exactly the right balance of musical theater and personal drama, After the Storm presents a touching affirmation of the healing power of right-brain stimulation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Anyone looking for some idiosyncratic, visually stimulating entertainment this week could do worse than Where Is Where?, an intriguing narrative experiment by the Finnish artist and filmmaker Eija-Liisa Ahtila.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Unfailingly modest and profoundly humane, The Way We Get By profiles three people over 70 whose lives have been changed by a simple act of service.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sluggish, stylized and frequently washed in a bilious green tint, The Missing Person is yet oddly irresistible.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Garbage Dreams records the tremblings of a culture at a crossroads.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Softened by some sweet, low-key moments between Vince and a fellow acting student (a very good Emily Mortimer) and by Mr. Garcia’s embodiment of disappointed middle age.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A weird, wordy but oddly compelling thriller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Like many relationships, Breaking Upwards starts in bed and ends on the street. The journey in between, however, feels as new as anything a tiny budget and a boatload of talent could produce.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Rare enough to make NoBody’s Perfect an exemplar of fresh-air filmmaking that addresses the devastating legacy of the drug thalidomide with acidic wit and grumpy honesty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Packed with illuminating interviews and lyrical movement, Breath Made Visible portrays a woman with angels in her feet and innovation in her blood. Long may she rock.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Never forgetting the rush of the game, the directors regularly serve up fleet footage of the team’s highs and lows, allowing the rhythms of the field to set the film’s volatile beat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is a lovers-on-the-lam blast of pure pulp escapism, so devoted to diversion that you probably won’t even notice the corn.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    An unusually restrained and genuinely eerie little movie perched at the intersection of faith, folklore and female puberty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Its straggling, true-crime narrative, leaping hither and yon like a dog chasing butterflies, is not what holds the film together; the real glue is the emergence of a parallel between location and suspect, between literal dumping ground and figurative. This is so effective that there was no need for the directors to conduct a handheld, "Blair Witch"-y foray into the nighttime woods -- their film is creepy enough in broad daylight.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Tom Shepard's quietly observant documentary tracks its stressed-out subjects through an array of personal and scholarly challenges.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Enjoy it; according to the spectacularly nauseating final moments, a cure for this virus seems unlikely, but “[REC] 3” (a k a “[REC] Apocalypse”) is a virtual certainty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Paying to see Countdown to Zero is like tipping a fortuneteller to predict the manner of your death.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Portrayed entirely without sentiment, everyone here is equally abject, from the crushed victim of a human stampede to the starving baby playing in its own feces. The mood of scrambling desperation can be exhausting, but the filmmaking is never less than exhilarating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    La Soga moves with a crazed energy that denies moral nuance. But the banal narrative (based on events in Mr. Perez's life) is elbowed aside by Josh Crook's eccentric direction and images that the cinematographer, Zeus Morand, brands with near-poetic intensity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Monsters effortlessly compels. The ending may be pure sci-fi schmaltz, but it's schmaltz that this viewer, at least, could believe in.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The movie is sharp, charismatic and so light on its feet we never know which way it will turn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    As tadpoles morph into frogs, and fears are conquered, The Girl delivers a satisfying, sun-dappled fable about the kindness of strangers and the cruelty of peers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Cool It finally blossoms into an engrossing, brain-tickling picture as many of Al Gore's meticulously graphed assertions are systematically - and persuasively - refuted.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Sensitive without being unrealistically utopian (this isn't a fairy tale), Me, Too movingly represents the frustration of the high-functioning yet falling-short individual.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Patiently directed by Hans Petter Moland, Ulrik's journey back to life slowly draws you in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At heart an unlovely love story illuminated by sudden flares of violence, the film reeks of hopelessness and moral destitution, offering its lovers few means of escape.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Explores the link between female sexuality and corporate profits with a style that's as entertaining as it is revelatory.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Even if you resist the film's claims of being based on one family's actual experiences, The Possession is eerily enjoyable pulp. Perched somewhere between "The Exorcist" and "The Amityville Horror" - and with a dash of "The Unborn" - the story benefits from an unusually restrained sound design and special effects that enhance but never obliterate its troubled-family center.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The mantle of social relevance can be a heavy one, but Trust, a smooth drama about a girl's seduction and rape by a middle-aged Internet predator, is neither preachy nor hysterically overreaching.