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 Marion Bridge
Lowest review score: 0 Deuces Wild
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Throughout this Americanization of the Luc Besson–scripted French hit, Latifah itches to check her watch, Fallon appears mortified, and only Ann-Margret mainlines any comic adrenalin.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    An aura of dust and mothballs evidently leaves a capable cast feeling woozy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Somehow the U.K. film industry can always scrounge enough loose change from the cushions to foot the bill for a pre-chewed lump of sickly saltwater taffy like the mawkish Scottish-seaside postcard Dear Frankie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Boorman's bathetic tourism is unconscionable for a subject of this magnitude; for an infinitely superior account of this chapter of South African history, seek out the documentary "Long Night's Journey Into Day."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Pola Rapaport's slender documentary-cum-reconstruction Writer of O disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Especially in the climactic, clumsily staged gunfight, the prevailing mode is wide-eyed idiocy--which might be the point, since von Trier's satirical target is the hypocrisy of (news flash!) America's eagerness to enforce stability and security with all guns blazing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The script, allegedly by "Donnie Darko's" Richard Kelly, throws together tangentially related plots like cats in a sack.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    A bad one-night stand endured with a jailbroke cad and his put-upon travel-agent pal that hinges somewhat on the characters' impression that Frank Sinatra is still among us.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Levin's Brooklyn Babylon, set during a hot summer in Crown Heights, is an ethnic-strife tract as thuddingly didactic as his previous "Whiteboys."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Choppy, overlong documentary.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Anemic.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The staging and performances are awkward, the frequent shoot-outs a snore.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Hammer betrays a tiresome attachment to cross-cutting ladyporn with antiquated educational filmstrips, to no real end but snarky giggles.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    An arthritic exercise in self-pleasurement.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Energetic and thoroughly brainless.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The loud, musty production design -- steeped in lime greens and tangerine oranges -- smells of recirculated air and enervated ambition, but unfortunately, so does the movie itself.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The best that can be said about director Christine Lahti's feature debut is that it doesn't fall into any ready category.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Only silent Becks himself rises unstained from this reheated ethno-niche stew.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    An oafish wish-fulfillment wankfest.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Brimming with fatuous "clever" dialogue and gorgeous women swooning over Schaeffer-played boors, the like-sounding titles denoted a vain, smarmy Woody Allen acolyte drowning in his own reflection.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Ends up waddling its way toward gentler, mistier climes, stopping just shy of "Doubtfire" country. It doesn't run out of smelly steam so much as downshift and become a different movie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The film has exhausted itself with fits of glib hysteria long before its truly stupefying final twist, a stunning betrayal of audience trust.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Ledger's deadpan baritone pumps wit into his tepid one-liners like collagen into a wilted starlet's kisser, and the clumsy staging might not grate so much if the tone weren't so self-congratulatory.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The Governess is too dirty-minded to fit the Merchant Ivory mold but not salacious enough to qualify as bodice-ripping laff riot. [04 Aug 1998]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    The Kid's denouement resembles the nightmare that would have transpired had execs foisted a toupee and a happy ending on "12 Monkeys."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Vomitous.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    This dreadfully earnest inversion of the "Concubine" love triangle eschews the previous film's historical panorama and roiling pathos for bug-eyed mugging and gay-niche condescension.