For 266 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 75% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Broken Flowers
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    Unstintingly funny -- far more so than the wince-worthy trailer -- owing to Chan's pairing with droll indie eccentric Owen Wilson, as his would-be gunslinger sidekick.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    Karine Vanasse, as the protagonist Hanna, is perfectly cast because she has the body of a woman and the sweet, sexless face of a child.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    Redoubtably hilarious as always, Zahn also lends his character unpredictable flashes of anger, pathos, and faint psychosis, even when the movie jumps the median from ticklishly discomfiting black comedy into by-the-numbers horror jolts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    A scrupulous and impeccably acted account of the fallout from a family secret.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    In a remarkably subtle, assured debut performance, Compston evokes Billy in Loach's "Kes" and, in the heartbreaking final seaside shot, Antoine in Truffaut's "400 Blows."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Jessica Winter
    With elegant restraint the film subtly intimates the wintry dead end-twilight years bereft of love, partner, or vocation-that may be in store for its aged lover man. (Payne's "About Schmidt" did too, when not gorging snidely on idiot Americana.)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    The patient camera leans in closely on the three lead actresses -- extraordinary first-timers all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    One of the refreshing aspects of the slight, flawed Tumbleweeds is that it creates a world inhabited by recognizable people.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Utterly necessary film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Burnt Money arranges a triumphant martyrdom for its bad boys -- a redemptive blaze of glory, dozens of faceless corpses notwithstanding.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    He (Wolens) captures Crayola-vivid images of both the unspoiled forest canopy and denuded expanses of slash-and-burned landscape -- a bleak summation, perhaps, of the area's past and future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Often seems less a British new wave front-runner than a charming nouvelle vague tagalong,
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Though there's considerable footage of hippie activity (crafting kites, sleeping) and moments of prelapsarian frisson (a cop warns that "there's talk of the Hell's Angels coming down"), the film is resolutely performance-driven.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    A veteran of commercials and music videos, director Chris Nahon crowds out too much of the sprawling combat gymnastics, but his film doesn't lack for luxuriously seedy ambience --his Paris is a retro-futurist sewer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    The movie's subject is brotherly love in all its extremes; the trajectory is grimly inevitable, and yet its final descent still manages to startle.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Easily the best teen movie of the year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    The entire unwieldy contraption rests on the shoulders of erstwhile "Queer as Folk" jailbait Hunnam: Bleached and bland, earnest and wooden, he's exactly what the film asks him to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    In 1974 a director, a screenwriter, and a producer (Robert Evans, who for once deserves a few of the plaudits he's apportioned himself) could decide to beat a genre senseless and then dump it in the wilds of Greek tragedy. [Review of August 8, 2003 re-release]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    As sweet and unassuming a film as they come, embraces both perspectives -- it's sympathetic to the batty throes of a first infatuation, but affably demurs at indulging them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Unexpectedly bridges genres -- it's a buddy movie, a horror story, a boy's-own adventure, and a near metaphysical meditation on the limits of human endurance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    An engrossing study of a protagonist who variously inspires pity, clinical interest, fondness, and revulsion-sometimes all at once.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Chaiken ably balances real-time rhythms with propulsive incident -- she catches subtler interior strains, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Amid the muddy scrubbery of the camp and its hinterland surroundings, Ghobadi catches some striking compositions.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    The movie has the addictive episodic intimacy of great TV.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Jeff Feuerzeig's tremendous documentary runs on the motive force of intelligent fandom and radiates an ineffable grace.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Cahiers-savvy cinephiles will recognize Fanfan as the type of handsome prestige production that the French New Wave overthrew in the early '60s, but this example of the "cinéma de qualité" is hardly a musty artifact, with its compact editing, its breezy and mischievous tone, and, in a country not yet a decade removed from the Nazi occupation, its acrid anti-militarism, clear from the ash-dry narration of the opening battle sequences onward.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    The whole of Sunshine State is less than the sum of its parts, but the parts are often lovely, and always true.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    The photographer's show-don't-tell stance is admirable, but it can make him a problematic documentary subject. War Photographer infers the psychological and physical toll of his peripatetic existence, but provides scant insight into his technique.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Doillon's ease with young performers is again seamlessly evident.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Spheeris gives every indication of having gotten too close to her material, but her film's overall air of discombobulation is poignant in itself.