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 11.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Sweet Sixteen
Lowest review score: 0 Hide and Seek
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Claims to sort the bad guys from the good, which is its essential problem.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Blends past and present to draw some utterly stupefying parallels.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Gets a lurching spring in its step whenever Tom Green shows up to, say, cram a live mouse in his mouth.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A crystalline curio of dumbshit nihilism shot through with fleeting pathos, Koury's home movie often evokes "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The mysticism only mystifies; its hieroglyphics are vividly rendered, but Bee Season never manages to spell them out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    First-time director Bonnie Hunt pays slavish adherence to the Nora Ephron rules of assembly for the prefab rom-com.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The raw art of the malapropism has rarely been so extensively honored, but the increasingly strident, slapstick-smacked movie runs out of steam once the culture shock wears off.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Solid raw material, but the execution is overcooked.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Amid the sticky-sweet swamp of Jeremy Leven's script, Rowlands and Garner emerge spotless and beatific, lending a magnanimous credibility to their scenes together. These two old pros slice cleanly through the thicket of sap-weeping dialogue and contrivance, locating the terror and desolation wrought by the cruel betrayals of a failing mind.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A confusingly edited music-video hodgepodge.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The disjointed plotting and afterschool-special dialogue offer scant opportunity for the charismatic leading duo to work up much chemistry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A startling letdown after (Léa Pool's) plaintive, understated coming-of-age tale "Set Me Free."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Pleasant and undemanding, all the more so whenever Tom Wilkinson's on-screen as a possible Erlynne suitor, the movie miscasts Hunt as the pragmatic seductress.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Madeleine's such a cold bitch that the adulterous lovers' anguished scruples scan like inert masochism.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A pleasant if overlong road show starring five witty, sweet, humble guys.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Brady and Cunningham share a volatile, symbiotic chemistry, sketching in elegant shorthand the rhythms of a lusty, combative marriage.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    She (Dunst) provides the only major element of Bring It On that plays as tweaking parody rather than slick, strident, body-slam churlishness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Mackenzie and Marber opt for an anonymous viewpoint of clinical detachment, which generates about the same psychodramatic tension as reading the "DSM-IV."
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Smug with timely zingers like "The only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion," the movie's recommended strictly for Bush advisers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Oddly, in representing a private conflict as the microcosm of an unsolvable catastrophe, Free Zone only manages to miniaturize both.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    An epidemic of solipsism breaks out among four lifelong African American friends when one of them announces his impending nuptials. Cringe-inducing slapstick jockeys for screen time with undermotivated high-volume confrontation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    We get a bunch of straight actors focusing on the "gayness" of their characters, mincing and lisping and melodramatically breaking nails, all in the besmirched name of tolerance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Begins and ends with footage of FDR intoning "I hate war," something the film takes two interminable hours to say.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    B. Monkey is crawling with smart actors saying things they don't quite mean.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Though Wilson gives a customarily sympathetic, engaged, and unpredictable performance, his work is drowned out by pyrotechnics and orchestral paroxysms of patriotism.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Never lacks for energy, and the director and his stars stride with focused confidence through the hooey.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    The last half hour bogs down badly, with a cynical fake-out ending and a final scene that borders on non-sensical.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Indeed, remake hack Charles Shyer (who processed the Parent Trap and Father of the Bride updates) plays coy with most matters sexual -- an odd and puritanical approach to a character who molds his entire existence around the procurement and enjoyment of sex.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Slack, saccharine script.

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