Jessica Winter
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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 11.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Marion Bridge
Lowest review score: 0 Hide and Seek
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Having established Josey as the focus of the entire iron range's enmity, the filmmakers panic, and North Country spectacularly self-destructs in a climactic courtroom free-for-all.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Sargent's whole enterprise doubles as a '70s archaeological dig.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The Edukators smiles indulgently as the kids rage belatedly against the dying of the SDS light.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A happy ending is never at issue here -- it's clear where she's going, but there's little clue where she's been.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    The idea isn't as odd as it might first appear, since running a salon is one of the few socially acceptable means for a woman in Afghanistan to earn an income. The execution, however, evokes a particularly outlandish Christopher Guest mockumentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    An international cast of curious creatures in their native habitats stars in this charming Gallic duo (Animals and Ice/Sea) of featurettes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Doesn't quite know how to take its leave; it tapers off like a curling cigarette trail, but it lingers like a ghost.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Depp and Highmore's final scene together strikes a muted blow of desolation -- bottomless but just bearable -- that Forster rather bravely lets stand as the last word on all the fanciful solace that Barrieland had to offer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    The Business of Strangers goes too far in dramatizing Julie's primal, Paula-fied surge of female fury, and the script finally mistakes respectful ambiguity for vaporous drift.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Not to imply that our Claude's gone native, but here his unabiding fascination with bourgie-style repetition compulsion bears some resemblance to sympathy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Once Drake reaches the candlelight vigil that acts as his penultimate set piece, he sustains an impossible balance between mordant wit and articulate bewilderment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    An aura of dust and mothballs evidently leaves a capable cast feeling woozy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    The director has a fitfully deployed gift for droll humor, but Chutney Popcorn mostly provides evidence that the ins and outs of the improvised multiparent family can be as prosaic as the nuclear Eisenhower model.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Me You Them can't find a rhythm or a consistent tone.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Only silent Becks himself rises unstained from this reheated ethno-niche stew.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Jones's documentary, named for the opening song on Foxtrot, is most effective as a poison-pen missive to Corporate Rock.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Though angry and sorrowful, Trembling Before G-d, beginning with the title, is above all a work of reverence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Jessica Winter
    Chaiken ably balances real-time rhythms with propulsive incident -- she catches subtler interior strains, too.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    The poised Vega and pleasingly phlegmatic Sabara are resolutely uncute performers, and the reach-out-and-touch-it gadgetry carries a homey scent of proactive nostalgia. Spy Kids 2 is an island of lost Circuit Cities.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Director Waters and screenwriter Tina Fey (also cast as the voice-of-reason math teacher) aim less for the usual high-gloss caricature than acutely hilarious sociology, nailing the servile malice of 15-year-old girls.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Scott Elliott's palsied directorial debut, from a mine shaft-ridden script, is a sick joke, and Weaver's part in it screams of temporary insanity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Accomplished if lacking in urgency, this Oliver Twist (scripted by Ronald Harwood, who also wrote "The Pianist") showcases Polanski's proven gift for Dickensian caricature.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Cédric Klapisch has been compared to Truffaut, but the new-waver's weakness for glib sentimentalism seems to have left the biggest impression on L'Auberge Espagnole.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Hudson is ebullient, never cutesy, and her accent stays in tune.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    Akerman's characteristically patient, pensive approach elegantly accommodates her reportorial responsibilities.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The script offers neither a sustained narrative arc nor strong characterizations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    As documentary filmmaking, it's cheap and suspect. As advocacy, it's necessary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Like a loud and intermittently charismatic drunk at a dreary dive bar, Intermission grabs your attention, but in no time you're looking for the nearest exit.

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