For 853 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jeannette Catsoulis' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Lowest review score: 0 Gamer
Score distribution:
853 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Photographed in crisp black and white by Nat Bouman, this enormously likable movie keeps sexual politics on the back burner and the universal search for connection front and center.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Nevertheless the fierce loyalty of Mr. Liebling's nearest and dearest is extremely touching, and Last Days Here - despite its stinginess with back story and early performance footage - works hard to reveal the man beneath the four-decade heroin habit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    That assured style is the spackle that holds Kill List together: when the plot doglegs into insanity, and the characters follow suit, this brutal fever dream refuses to fall apart.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Highlighting the wacky while playing down the distasteful, Marie Losier's playful profile of the English musician and artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and his second wife, Lady Jaye, takes a lighthearted look at the things they did for love.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A sad chronicle of absent fathers and messed-up mothers, drugs as currency and violence as the period at the end of every argument.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Generating suspense without blowing the special-effects budget, Mr. Sanchez paints an intimate portrait of a tormented personality. Though horrors are eventually unveiled, the film is more chilling in its slower, quieter moments.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    This scrappy-slick confessional is a fascinating study in dualities.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Blessed with natural performances and brisk pacing, this unusual little movie would like us to know just one thing: Passion is fine, but a pal is priceless.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    That said, this deliciously nutty love story - sample dialogue: "Let me eat this heart, then we can pick azaleas together" - is blindingly gorgeous to look at and exceptionally well acted, at least by the women.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    A middling zombie movie elevated by clever writing and gooeylicious special effects, Kerry Prior's Revenant toys with big themes but settles for uneasy laughs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Somewhere Between presents an effortlessly moving but superficial profile of four bright Chinese girls and their adoptive American families.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    In this visual caress of postindustrial blight, disintegration has never looked so gorgeous.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Advocating freedom from a system that "doesn't want you to die and doesn't want you to get well," this hard-hitting film leaves us finally more hopeful than despairing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though at times a tad worshipful, the film's tone is ultimately more awed than hagiographic, its commenters too cleareyed and candid to back away from negative publicity or public disenchantment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Pim's withdrawn demeanor and inability to verbalize his emotions - the character is basically one big ache - make it more challenging than it should be to immerse ourselves in his journey.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Delivers a brave, head-spinning commentary on the potency of advertising and the seduction of the soul.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Though powerfully acted and dazzlingly shot (by Walter Carvalho) in heavenly black and white, Heleno is a feverish opera that, like its doomed antihero, loses vitality much too soon.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Poised unwaveringly between gentle comedy and delicate drama, Maya Kenig's Off White Lies keeps a lot to itself. But this narrative withholding, while infuriating at times, presents no real barrier to our engagement with the film's unconventional look at the growing connection between a shy teenage girl and her shiftless father.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If we must talk trash, Mr. Irons - assisted by a scientist or two and Vangelis's doomy score - is an inspired choice of guide. Soothing and sensitive, his liquid gaze alighting on oozing landfills and belching incinerators, he moves through the film with a tragic dignity that belies his whimsical neckwear and jaunty hats.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    My Brooklyn, Kelly Anderson's sensitive study of gentrification in her home borough, is as much personal essay as urban-policy survey.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Fueled by neither anger nor religious extremism - the director, Thierry Binisti, remains rigidly nonpartisan - "Bottle" is a gentle pairing of youthful idealism and tenacious hope.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    More than anything, FrackNation underscores the sheer complexity of a process that offers a financial lifeline to struggling farmers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    If the film’s spare re-enactments are a little awkward, they also smartly repurpose Dahmer’s studied reserve into a meditation on perversion as hypnotic as it is repulsive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    The film’s unvarying lack of drama or direction can be wearing, but the schlubby originality of its subject fully repays the longueurs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Collated for momentum, the film’s many interviews, wide-ranging archival footage and montage of modern ecological disasters form a blunt but carefully positioned instrument. And despite a bit of Michael Moore-style nonsense at the end the tightly edited narrative displays a reach (nine countries) and clarity of composition that hold the attention.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mr. Wood has created a poignant portrait of an artist unable to escape the stamp of her class or the burdens of aging.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    New World is both less bloody and more thoughtful than most of its genre, the shifting-alliances plot becoming more engrossing as it progresses.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Stripped down and edited for disequilibrium rather than clarity, “Play” is less interested in pandering to gorehounds than in highlighting our reluctance to view children as anything other than innocent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    At times the groan and scream of collapsing metal sounds so authentic you might mistake Jackson’s heavy breathing for your own.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Jeannette Catsoulis
    Wisely deciding to refrain from rapping our knuckles with greenhouse gas statistics and Al Gore-style pie charts, the filmmakers fashion a portrait of a conscience spurred to action by an unexpected opportunity.