Jeannette Catsoulis

Jeannette Catsoulis
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
82% The Report (2019) Burns has clearly thought long and hard about how to open our eyes, but maybe not enough about how to keep them that way. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
No Score Yet Radioflash (2019) In truth, this "Deliverance"-style clash between Reese, a savvy teenager, and a passel of backwoods archetypes is only marginally more thrilling than the average wine tasting. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
79% Greener Grass (2019) A deadpan take on suburban hell - I hesitate to call it a comedy, black or otherwise - the movie takes competitiveness to such excruciatingly surreal lengths that every would-be joke feels agonizingly strained. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
82% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) Concealing its lack of substance beneath a carapace of froth and a cascade of famous characters (with Clémentine Célarié making a magnificent Sarah Bernhardt), "Cyrano, My Love" trips along happily enough. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
90% #Female Pleasure (2019) [An] illuminating if one-sided overview of the myriad ways in which women's sexuality is controlled and subjugated. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) Louie Schwartzberg's lightly informative, delightfully kooky documentary, "Fantastic Fungi," offers nothing less than a model for planetary survival. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4% Mary (2019) Instead of a floating hell... this Mary feels more like a barnacle-encrusted prison. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
81% In My Room (2018) "In My Room" is a movie about emptiness, yet it clamors with ideas. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
19% Semper Fi (2019) This misty-eyed ode to male bonding might be heartfelt, but is so preposterously plotted that it's impossible to take seriously. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
75% Sink or Swim (Le grand bain) (2019) Selling a tragic-to-triumphant story arc repurposed from any number of similar crowd-pleasers, Lellouche is blessed with seasoned actors who know how to charm. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
68% Sister Aimee (2019) A mischievous feminist fable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) "The Day Shall Come" barges into American counterterrorism tactics with sledgehammer satire and a numbingly repetitive plot. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
23% Zeroville (2019) There are no ideas to engage with and no one to like. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) You have to admire Fellowes's ability to turn the sour sauce of oppression and inequality into comfort food. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
88% Freaks (2019) Its most effective trick, though, is to trap us all inside Chloe's head, presenting a child's-eye view of a world gone incomprehensibly mad. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
87% Depraved (2019) The movie has an unexpected poignancy: At the end of the day, it seems, all a monster really wants is a girl of his own. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
86% Ms. Purple (2019) A moody, downbeat drama soaked in color and saturated with sadness. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
15% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) Mysteries abound in David Raymond's "Night Hunter," perhaps none so pressing as how Stanley Tucci and Ben Kingsley were prevailed upon to join its flailing cast. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
63% Edie (2019) Hancock is wasted here, as are the meaty dramatic threads that Elizabeth O'Halloran's formulaic screenplay never bothers to pull. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
19% Killerman (2019) Thanks to Bader's clever plotting and fruity dialogue - as well as strong supporting players - this grimy picture climaxes more satisfyingly than expected. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
68% Angel of Mine (2019) Wearily predictable and consistently doleful... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
40% Vita & Virginia (2019) "Vita & Virginia" takes a passionate, real-life affair between two enormously gifted writers and proceeds to throttle the life out of it. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy's script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humor. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
97% Tigers Are Not Afraid (Vuelven) (2019) Thematically underdeveloped yet pleasingly creepy, "Tigers Are Not Afraid" balances its mild terrors with appealing moments of childish creativity. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
88% Aquarela (2019) The movie, like the elemental forces we continue to exacerbate, never explains itself. Surrender to it, though, and a narrative - of spectacle, conflict and retaliation - will eventually become clear. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
82% Socrates (2019) This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
60% Driven (2019) "Driven" is a good-natured, divertingly jolly mess. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) Freeman, never the most animated of performers, gives his specific brand of passive British miserabilism free rein. But it's Melissa Rauch, as Charlie's safely dull, place-holder girlfriend, who steals the show. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
43% After the Wedding (2019) A supreme example of classed-up mediocrity, "After the Wedding," a pointless remake of Susanne Bier's 2007 melodrama of the same name, offers little that's new and a lot that's predictable, even to first-time viewers. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
59% Brian Banks (2019) "Brian Banks" isn't a great movie, but it is a worthwhile one. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
15% A Score to Settle (2019) Ku... struggles to match his star's surrender to a story that seems to have little idea where it's going. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
64% Them That Follow (2019) We learn so little about these characters or the forces that shaped them that we're never drawn into their drearily blinkered world. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
64% The Mountain (2019) "The Mountain" sets forth a profoundly anhedonic vision of America - and humanity - that's simultaneously upsetting and mesmerizing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
78% Skin (2019) Bell transforms convincingly from slogan-spewing skinhead to decent human being. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
20% She's Just a Shadow (2019) Whatever is going on here, I suspect only the writer and director, Adam Sherman, knows for sure. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
97% Rosie (2019) Doyle's screenplay is brutally specific about the overwhelming demands of child care under these circumstances, and Rosie's efforts to keep up appearances with relatives and school officials are heartbreaking. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
85% Luz (2019) "Luz" is, as a whole, visually numbing and mentally taxing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) And though Scodelario is spunky and game in what must have been an extremely uncomfortable shoot, the script (by the brothers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen) is airless and repetitive. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
96% Firecrackers (2019) "Firecrackers..." pens with a flare of fury and ends on a note of anxious optimism. What happens between is often sensed more than spoken: This is a movie that, like its characters, is more fluent in feelings than in words. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) [V]iewers are more likely to identify with the cop's solitary goldfish, gazing out at a world that's both familiar and incomprehensible. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
19% Euphoria (2019) Wastes its skin-crawling setup on an extended wallow in resentment and reconciliation. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
No Score Yet Killers Anonymous (2019) "Killers Anonymous" is the kind of movie that makes critics despair and otherwise decent actors rue their involvement. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Excepting Katie Sarife, whose subtly shaded performance as the wildly incautious friend augurs a fine career in tough-yet-tender roles, "Annabelle Comes Home" feels stretched and tired. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
78% Leto (2019) Weaving a glancing love triangle into a poignant observation on the waxing and waning of creativity, Serebrennikov revels in radiant black-and-white scenes of urban grit. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
62% XY Chelsea (2019) What's left is a touching and tragic portrait of a vulnerable work in progress, one that for now might only be visible through a clouded lens. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) A movie littered with Spanx jokes, money-focused Asian stereotypes and embarrassingly humorless setups. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
90% Q Ball (2019) "Q Ball" feels superficial, its positivity somewhat forced. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
97% The Proposal (2019) Detailing at once an art project and a rescue mission, a love triangle and an elaborate, outlandish bargain, the movie has a surface serenity that belies its fuming emotions. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
43% The Tomorrow Man (2019) A cloying, at times disturbing tale of two dotty seniors whose eccentricities unexpectedly mesh. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The violence has been supercharged, and so has the virtuosity. At a certain point, though, the carnage becomes deadening, its consequences no more than soulless tableaus of damage that encourage disengagement. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019