Jeannette Catsoulis

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For 1,177 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 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 America the Beautiful
Score distribution:
1177 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Even were it not so delightful, Damsels in Distress, set at a fictional upper-crust college, would deserve a watch for its dialogue alone.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This film belongs to its star.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    His film opens with a lullaby, and while there is indeed something soothing in his images of repetitive, backbreaking toil, the music also serves as a reminder of childhood lost.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This weird and witty spoof filters the routines of the living through the lens of the long dead.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Chico Teixeira’s languid, libidinous Alice’s House is the best argument against marriage and motherhood to appear in many a year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Taking a coolheaded approach to hot-button issues, Fly Away overcomes its neatly bow-tied ending with strong performances (including Greg Germann as a sensitive neighbor) and a spare, intelligent script.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s small group of primary characters slips from joy to fury to murderous suspicion with faultless fluidity.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The result is a movie that evolves naturally from the filmmaker's compassion for her subject; as much as possible, she remains off camera, and her immense act of charity is never permitted to become the film's focus. Instead this remarkable documentary offers a brief but satisfying look at a defiantly self-sufficient life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Michael Brown (a renowned mountaineer), digs below the adventure itself to reveal the gaping holes in our veteran care. Doing so, he translates a collage of experiences - some desperate, some hopeful, all tragic - into a first-person commentary on the malign reverberations of war.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Giving "inspirational" a good name, Matt Ruskin's vibrant and soulful documentary The Hip Hop Project sets its universal message to an inner-city beat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This unusually taut sophomore feature from Jim Mickle is more abnormal than most in that its creatures are capable not only of evolving but also of embracing religious fanaticism.
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    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A warm thank you to those whose work is mostly invisible and entirely necessary.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A strange, spiky movie that refuses to beg for our affection, Little Sister, the fifth feature from Zach Clark, molds the classic homecoming drama into a quirky reconciliation between faith and family.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fateful and funny, haunting and magical.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Propriety and recklessness make for uneasy bedfellows in The Deep Blue Sea, a shimmering exploration of romantic obsession and the tension between fitting in and flying free.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If your sole image of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is that of a lanky, silk-jammied sybarite strolling the grounds of his mansion with a jiggling blond on either arm, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel will knock your socks off.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Balancing its abstract storytelling with commanding visuals (by the gifted cinematographer Ali Olcay Gözkaya), Futuro Beach explores liberation and reinvention, the tug of familiarity versus the allure of the foreign.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    +1
    The movie’s boldness and horrifying logic get under your skin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Home brilliantly illuminates the invisible damage inflicted by years of deprivation. When survival hinges on trusting no one but yourself, the kindness of strangers can seem too good to be true.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Generous in spirit and nimble in technique, this riveting documentary about the Republican operative (who died of a brain tumor in 1991) reveals a scrappy genius rife with contradictions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom have produced a jaunty, jovial portrait with a surprising sting in its tail.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Stretched to 80 minutes, the story (by the director Leah Meyerhoff) almost breaks; that it holds together without compromising its simplicity or emotional authenticity only proves that, contrary to the maxim, you don’t need a gun if you’ve got the right girl.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Even at its most incomprehensible, the propulsive thriller On the Job is never less than arresting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Song of the Sea moves delicately but purposefully from pain to contentment and from anger to love. On land and underwater, the siblings’ adventures unfold in hand-drawn, painterly frames of misty pastels, sometimes encircled by cobwebby borders that give them the look of pictures in a locket.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film is a riveting portrait of young men in shock and in mourning as the tragedy stirs feelings that have long lain dormant.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Jeannette Catsoulis
    It's brilliantly silly entertainment whose flaws are glaring only in hindsight; in the moment, you'll have much more fun if you stop looking for holes in the script and join Paul in looking for a way out.

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