Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Jeannette Catsoulis's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
53% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "Nick might usurp most of the screen time, but it's Mr. Del Toro, face flickering from benevolent to vicious and body heaving with literal and symbolic weight, who seizes the film. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
77% Batkid Begins (2015) "Marveling without questioning, the movie is content to package the phenomenon and coast on its feel-good wave. Yet, somewhere around the midpoint, I began to wonder who was most thrilled by all this fuss. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
84% Eden (2015) "Perceptive and compassionate, "Eden" recognizes how the thrill of artistic freedom can curdle in the heat of the marketplace and the demands of daily life. Yet the movie's refusal to foster regret, or have Paul repudiate his passion, is telling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
37% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "Rambling, frustrating and wholly uninvolving, "The Face of an Angel" swarms with ideas that have no place to land. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
90% District 9 (2009) "The wonder is that despite its obvious roots, District 9 feels staggeringly original. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 17, 2015
0% The 11th Hour (2015) "A troubling example of what can only be called a fertility thriller. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 11, 2015
86% Doomsdays (2015) "Wrapping an existential question in the random rhythms of the road movie, "Doomsdays" comes at you sideways, its melancholy catching you off guard. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
0% Unfreedom (2015) "A hard-line thriller derailed by messy editing and narrative silliness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 29, 2015
50% The True Cost (2015) "Offering few solutions beyond a single fair-trade fashion company, "The True Cost" - whose serene interludes compete with sickening recordings of Black Friday shopping riots and so-called clothing haul videos - stirs and saddens. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 28, 2015
94% I Believe in Unicorns (2015) "Like its heroine, "I Believe in Unicorns" is faltering and undeveloped, but with a wiry core that belies its apparent uncertainty. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 28, 2015
89% When Marnie Was There (2015) "Beneath its calm, exquisitely detailed surface, "When Marnie Was There" bubbles with half-formed ideas and undeveloped themes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 21, 2015
10% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) "So much effort; so little entertainment. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 21, 2015
74% The Connection (2015) "How can you dislike a film that signals a killing with "Bang Bang" and a villain with "The Snake"? " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 14, 2015
59% Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015) "This disordered portrait seems heavily influenced by its equally jumbled setting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 14, 2015
19% Playing It Cool (2015) "Proceeding with a strained quirkiness that infects much more than the names of its main characters, this first feature by Justin Reardon is a paean to the kind of narcissism that sucks the air out of every scene. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 7, 2015
68% Marie's Story (2015) "Though based on a remarkable true story, this clichéd tear-jerker is barely interested in Marguerite's revolutionary teaching methods, focusing instead on the intensity of her connection to Marie. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "You won't be convinced that Spandau Ballet was the best band of the 1980s. Even if they did have the best bums. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2015
79% 24 Days (2015) "Sadly, "24 Days" isn't nearly as involving as it should be. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
76% Felix & Meira (2015) "This tenderly observed love story (by the director, Maxime Giroux) isn't about religion - or its lack - but about the attraction of difference and the undeniable need to feel alive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet In The Courtyard (2015) "Falling back repeatedly on in-your-face symbolism - especially with regard to the specter of decline - Mr. Salvadori seems content to idle in neutral. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
69% The Harvest (2015) "There may be little to give you the collywobbles, but there's quite a lot to enjoy, with Ms. Morton heading the list. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
91% Manos Sucias "The light is menacing, the mood watchful and the action scenes have a crude, desperate energy that gets the job done. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
57% The Girl Is In Trouble (2015) "Onah - whose movie began life as his thesis project at New York University - seems more keen on showing how the tensions of immigration and gentrification have shaped the Lower East Side than on fashioning a credible thriller. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
79% 52 Tuesdays (2015) "A frustratingly fragmented yet warmly intimate portrait of an evolving bond that frays but doesn't sever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
31% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "A movie singularly lacking in rock-doc unpredictability and verve. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet Please Be Normal (2015) "A tiny, piercing study of dawning desperation that's all the more remarkable for being virtually silent. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
40% Allure (2015) "These drifting, unresolved stories may lack dramatic punch, but Mr. Nikolic, who teaches film at the New School, draws lovely performances from his cosmopolitan cast and oodles of atmosphere from a spare piano-and-strings soundtrack. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 6, 2015
53% La Mafia Uccide solo d'Estate "The swings from goofy to gory and jokey to tragic cancel one another out, and Mr. Diliberto's near-constant voice-over is irksome. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Documenting a lifetime spent gulling audiences and pursuing con men, the directors Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom have produced a jaunty, jovial portrait with a surprising sting in its tail. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
28% Out Of The Dark (2015) "The sweat of three writers and the acting chops of Stephen Rea still don't come close to earning "Out of the Dark" a passing grade. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
69% Futuro Beach (2015) "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. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
68% All The Wilderness (2015) "Affected and slow, and more concerned with mood than plot, this moony first feature from Michael Johnson uses its Portland, Ore., setting as a canvas for mapping a course from isolation to companionship. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "At heart a dotty look at oldsters struggling to adapt to an unwelcoming modernity, "Shadows" has the bones of an anarchic sitcom. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
77% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) "Ambulant corpses may be tramping all over our movie and television screens these days, but "Wyrmwood" has enough novelty - and more than enough energy - to best its minuscule budget. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2015
85% Boy Meets Girl (2015) "The film's potentially most affecting moments are too often smothered by the hackneyed characters and setups that surround them. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
50% The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid (2015) "None of this is particularly cinematic ... but it is engaging, mainly because the stakes were so high and the statesmanship so delicate. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
6% Outcast (2015) "The barnacle-encrusted plot, which pits little Prince Zhao (Bill Su Jiahang), the rightful heir to the emperor's throne, against his murderous older brother, Shing (Andy On), is dumbed down to the studs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 6, 2015
40% Lovesick (2014) "With the reek of straight-to-video wafting from every frame, "Lovesick" astonishes most by its appearance in an actual theater. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2015
13% Supremacy (2015) "Feeding over-the-top language to underdeveloped characters, Deon Taylor's "Supremacy" dramatizes racism with an unvarying intensity that quickly becomes wearing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
18% Alien Outpost (2015) "Plagued by a rickety premise, generic sets and invaders who recall Doctor Who's Cybermen, "Alien Outpost" jabs its finger at the Iraq War with repetitive obviousness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
25% The Devil's Violinist (2015) "Even if, like me, you're a sucker for men with tossable hair and precision eyeliner, you can't help noticing that "The Devil's Violinist" is hysterical - and possibly historical - hooey. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
74% Amira & Sam (2015) "The script is thoughtful, but its anger is diffuse, with laissez-faire capitalism and the problems of illegal immigrants and returning soldiers jostling for attention. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
36% Song One (2015) "Commendably, Ms. Barker-Froyland resists the urge to tidy up loose ends. And if her leads remain locked in a romance-novel connection ... at least it's one in which the smart girl gets the boy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
86% Killers (2015) "Though hardly immune to cliché ... this squirmy tale of dueling addictions gets points for skillful spikes of humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
67% Against The Sun (2015) "A groaningly tedious survival story that will at least leave you with a renewed commitment to wearing sunscreen. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2015
52% Spare Parts (2015) "[The] screenplay ... plays down intellect in favor of corn and cliché. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4% Vice (2015) "Evidencing more bullets than brains, "Vice" - a bit of ephemeral science-fiction twaddle directed by Brian A. Miller - has absolutely nothing to recommend it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
78% Medeas (2014) "A slow, mesmeric slide into heartbreak and horror, "Medeas," the ravishing first feature from the Italian director Andrea Pallaoro, effortlessly conveys a family's disintegration with few words and even fewer miscalculations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "Despite the kid-gloves sensibility, "Paddington" delivers a knockout blend of fluid animation and live action. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 15, 2015
90% Something, Anything "Modestly presented but emotionally ambitious - and with a lovely, low-key performance from Ms. Shelton - this immersive first feature gently reveals the void of an adulthood on autopilot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 8, 2015
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