Jesse Cataldo

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For 132 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jesse Cataldo's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Almayer's Folly
Lowest review score: 12 The Ledge
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 132
  2. Negative: 16 out of 132
132 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    Rather than organically develop its characters, it charts their evolution via silly outfit changes, treating the early '80s as a costume bin for flavor-of-the-week aping gags, with the band going from Gary Numan style shirts and skinny ties to lavish glam-rock costumes.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    Unfortunately, there's little sympathy granted to these people, and the revelation of their hidden vices comes across like an increasingly mean series of punchlines.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    While his classic hyperbolic visual style is back in force, Stone can't bother to muster any of his usual righteous anger, instead mischanneling his discontent into a kind of zen acceptance of these perpetually tiresome main characters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    It certainly suffers from the staleness of its off-the-cuff, improv-inspired mode of comedy, which prizes free-form riffing over organically constructed comedic scenarios.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    The film takes on high-concept ideas that it can't sustain, and which only make its other problems more obvious.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    While Atiq Rahimi's film may peel away the many layers of its female lead like an onion, the end result is still just an onion.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    Spike Lee's version loses the one thing that really worked in the original, the sense of moral complication emerging out of the intertwined action of two men hell-bent on retribution.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    The film achieves nothing more than hollow caricature, too caught up in dumb dress-up pageantry to accomplish anything else.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    The film's images, so continually heartrending so as to never become redundant, effectively function as visual proselytizing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Jesse Cataldo
    Paul Schrader's film scrambles for contemporary relevance and finds only nihilistic hollowness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Jesse Cataldo
    A film whose only distinguishing characteristic is how big a mess it makes of its already meager ambitions.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Jesse Cataldo
    There's nothing wrong with establishing a field of unlikable characters, but The Ledge not only relies on paper-thin stereotypes, it keeps its allegiances clear from the beginning.

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