Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Las Vegas Mercury , New York Times , NPR , Reverse Shot
Critics' Group:
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1117

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
55% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Preachy and pretty, "Heaven" is a classy-looking product with a vanilla flavor and a pastel palette." — New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2014
63% No God, No Master (2014) " A film that probably should have been called "No Ambien? No Problem!"" — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
48% Rio 2 (2014) " The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted." — New York Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
75% Watermark (2014) " Always arresting and sometimes troubling, "Watermark" - aside from the odd comment here and there - neither lectures nor argues." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
100% Being Ginger (2014) " Sweet, funny and ultimately rather touching, this rudimentary record of Mr. Harris's quest to overcome the romantic barrier of his carrot top walks a wavery line between dating odyssey and meditation on the scars of the schoolyard." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
29% Alien Abduction (2014) " As on the nose as its title, Matty Beckerman's "Alien Abduction" repackages ancient legend for modern audiences in a found-footage story of streamlined efficiency." — New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
—— Nothing Without You (2014) " By embedding Jennifer's mental issues in a murder mystery of unmitigated tedium, this low-budget drama essentially cuts its own throat." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
93% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " "Mistaken for Strangers" is, like its maker, scruffy, undisciplined and eager to be loved. The big surprise is how easy it is to comply." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
57% Blumenthal (2014) " Sharp yet overdetermined, "Blumenthal" doesn't breathe naturally - it's a comedy in a box. Just not a box that everyone will want to open." — New York Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Cheerfully partial and unapologetically deferential to its subject's operatic self-promotion, "Jodorowsky's Dune" makes you wish that he had scraped together the final $5 million needed, we are told, to realize his dream." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
—— Awakened (2014) " A poorly acted grab bag of shopworn ideas and hyperbolic behaviors that not even Ryan Murphy could translate into entertainment." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
82% Rob the Mob (2014) " Mr. Pitt is a credible lunkhead, and Ms. Arianda is a delight, dressing Rosie's filthy mouth in the sweetest of smiles. If you were Tommy, you'd want to give her everything, too." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
90% It Felt Like Love (2014) " A mood poem to summer loving and sexual awakening, "It Felt Like Love" powerfully evokes a time when flesh is paramount, and peer behavior is the standard by which we judge our own." — New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
10% Dark House (2014) " Mere minutes into "Dark House," it becomes depressingly clear that the deficit of imagination displayed by the title will not be made up for by the content." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
77% Exposed (2014) " While these lubricious entertainers are making political points by pulling American flags from unlikely locations, or dancing a beautiful dark ballet with a severed hand, they're mostly just interested in showing us a really good time." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
60% The Anonymous People (2014) " However good the intentions, this sluggish documentary about the stigma of substance abuse and the barriers to recovery never comes close to catching fire." — New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2014
100% Big Men (2014) " Dropping us into a perfect storm of avarice, this cool and incisive snapshot of global capitalism at work is as remarkable for its access as for its refusal to judge." — New York Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
33% Haunt (2014) " Making a virtue of unoriginality, this clammy little ghost story, confidently directed by Mac Carter, conjures a whole heap of atmosphere from little more than clever camera angles and bedsheet apparitions." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
87% In Fear (2014) " Rarely have so few commonplace ingredients produced so many uncommon chills." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
57% Special ID (2014) " You know there's something wrong with a martial arts movie when the only character worth caring about is the hero's mother." — New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
34% Odd Thomas (2014) " At once comic, tragic and goofily romantic, and resting too often on Odd's clarifying narration, this young-adult lark breaches the nonsense barrier with some regularity." — New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
8% Chlorine (2014) " Mired in the blahs, the blues and the midlife crazies, this poor man's "American Beauty" slowly sucks your will to live." — New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
91% Kids for Cash (2014) " Without sensationalizing his already scandalous material, Mr. May arranges the contributions of reporters, lawyers and anguished relatives of young offenders into a shocking and impartial portrait of justice denied and childhoods erased." — New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2014
44% Almost Human (2014) " This project ... has clearly diverted too much of its small budget toward special effects." — New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2014
40% Black Out (2014) " A tasting menu of hard-man predicaments that never offer more than a pale introduction to the innocent mark flailing at their center." — New York Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
60% Chaplin of the Mountains (2014) " A charmingly shaggy road trip with clear political undertones, "Chaplin of the Mountains" winds its way across the Iraqi Kurdistan region, using silent movies to give voice to the troubles of a war-battered people." — New York Times
Posted Feb 20, 2014
33% Date And Switch (2014) " 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." — New York Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
57% Lucky Bastard (2014) " A sorry-looking found-footage thriller as unconvincing as its characters' thrashing orgasms." — New York Times
Posted Feb 13, 2014
83% The New Black (2014) " The film never allows political urgency to overwhelm its individual voices." — New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2014
100% 7 Boxes (2014) " "7 Boxes," a low-budget Paraguayan crime caper goosed by low-rung dreams, crackles with the desperate energy of forced innovation." — New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
57% Demi-soeur (2014) " Bouncing from one ridiculous scene to another - see Nénette stumble into a rave, flood a hotel room and repair Paul's relationship with his estranged son! - this sickly sweet concoction sets your teeth on edge." — New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
38% Mars At Sunrise (2014) " Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through stylized compositions, nontraditional narrative and a stripped-down aesthetic, Jessica Habie's "Mars at Sunrise" distills a war among many to a single, devastating duel." — New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2014
18% The Wait (2014) " Ms. Sevigny is the unsteady center of a movie that uses awkward silences, cryptic dialogue and self-consciously arty images to signify emotional limbo." — New York Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
50% Somewhere Slow (2014) " Tapping into the near-universal desire for reinvention, Mr. O'Keefe gives us a well-worn story that somehow avoids glaring clichés or forced melodrama." — New York Times
Posted Jan 30, 2014
80% Aatsinki: The Story Of Arctic Cowboys (2014) " This challenging and mesmerizing documentary captures horror and joy with the same gorgeous dispassion." — New York Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
83% Papirosen (2014) " A sparking, gossipy soap opera that's riddled with emotion and stuffed with strong characters." — New York Times
Posted Jan 23, 2014
18% Devil's Due (2014) " Dredging up horror movie favorites like random nosebleeds, a traumatized priest and a mama-to-be with a yen for raw meat, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett direct with competence but a dispiriting lack of originality." — New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2014
13% Reasonable Doubt (2014) " Had Mr. Croudins focused more on Mitch's desire to distance himself from a wrong-side-of-the-tracks upbringing - and less on ticking genre boxes - his movie could only have been the better for it." — New York Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
80% Maidentrip (2014) " Before our eyes, Laura's lengthening limbs and deepening introspection become the point of a movie that begins with a child and ends with a young woman." — New York Times
Posted Jan 16, 2014
—— When I Saw You " A soft-centered child's-eye view of alienation, toughened by fine acting and Hélène Louvart's full-bodied photography." — New York Times
Posted Jan 14, 2014
67% Loves Her Gun (2014) " "Loves Her Gun" is one of the most soothing examinations of fear you're ever likely to see." — New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
28% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) " A tedious wallow in female damage and the indulgence of same ..." — New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
—— Truth (2014) " Filled with sappy dialogue and screeching strings, "Truth" is a puerile excavation of secrets and sickness." — New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
50% Return to Nuke 'Em High (2014) " Mr. Kaufman's talent can be debated, but his love for his job is stamped on every garish, oozy frame." — New York Times
Posted Jan 9, 2014
—— Personal Tailor (2013) " Messy in parts and at least 15 minutes too long, "Personal Tailor" is also cunningly acted and lushly photographed (by Zhao Xiaoshi) in dazzling candy-bright colors." — New York Times
Posted Dec 19, 2013
71% Tricked: The Documentary (2013) " A documentary that presents the sexual exploitation of young women as a systemic cancer that feeds on public misconception as much as male appetites." — New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
44% The Unbelievers (2013) " Plays like a publicity stunt for its secular stars." — New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
41% Here Comes the Devil (2013) " A muddled supernatural thriller that fails to capitalize on either its horrific prologue or eerie location." — New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2013
80% Revolution (2013) " Trying to gather too much into his net, Mr. Stewart gets a little lost, but his bottom line could not be clearer: When the oceans die, so do we." — New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2013
89% White Reindeer (2013) " A cool, kinky tale of sudden bereavement, sexual adventure and hard-won hope." — New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2013
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