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

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 90 Marion Bridge
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Amid the awkward pacing and gaping plot holes, the film's chief point of interest is Goldblum's morbidly fascinating performance: equal parts Walter Neff and Captain Kirk.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The overdetermined approach preempts character shadings or social subtext-just compare Hideo Nakata's original "Ring," which tapped its dread from viral-replicant mass culture and its pathos from a broken home, or Nakata's "Dark Water," which channeled the sorrow, guilt, and paranoia felt by a young divorcée mired in a custody battle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A discombobulating mix of blood-and-grit docu-realism and moony multiplex contrivance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    As the tourist on a time budget, the usually brilliant Coogan merely mugs and flails (we can only imagine what Johnny Depp would have done with Fogg), while he and able straight man Chan enjoy scant opportunity to develop any comic rapport.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    It's dispiriting to watch him (Murphy) stand patiently by and concoct reaction shots for quipping raccoons and dancing bears.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The narrative is unexpectedly sleepy, excepting the occasional flashy set piece.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A show about nothing—its jokes based on stick-figure stereotypes, its lunges at humanism premised on imbecilic pity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Pola Rapaport's slender documentary-cum-reconstruction Writer of O disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    This is more than self-amused irony; this is kitsch as religion.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Begins with the same deathless question that has bedeviled generations of teenagers: how to fill the space allotted to graduating seniors for memories and shout-outs at the back of their yearbook?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Heartbreakers gives redemption a bad name, but gives conniving misanthropy a worse one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    In lieu of vaporous message-mongering, the languid, episodic narrative -- centering on hapless sadsack Quoyle (Spacey) -- streams along by the gentle force of a convincing melancholic undertow, a dejection and longing that's not so much surmounted as sustained.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    [Rhys Meyers] remains trapped in an enervating road movie - shelved so long that Rhys Meyers still appears to have baby fat - summed up when Finbar, who turns up in Finland (natch), asks whey-faced Danny, "You couldn't find anything better to do than to come find me?!"
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A series of moments that don't quite add up to a movie...one bland, maundering stroll.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    The contortional physical shtick familiar from Lawrence's sitcom, laden with a dollop of Three Stooges violence, should keep the boys happy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Mona Lisa Smile's only mysteries are the result of frenzied corner-cutting as Newell & Co. speed through the last reel, an exhausting cram session of hair-trigger speechifying and identity transformations bordering on the science-fictional.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Willing's confused procedural -- derived from a novel by Madison Smartt Bell -- is a hasty throwback to the sado-medieval Exorcist descendants of the turn of the millennium (Stigmata, Stir of Echoes, Lost Souls). The somnolent cast can't keep the faith.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Not a movie that can afford to take itself seriously.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Martin seems uncomfortable and oddly waxen (the orange Al Gore makeup doesn't help), injecting Frank with neither restless anger nor wry humor.
    • 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."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The movie is a technical marvel from its lysergic cinematography (by Decha Srimantra) to its pulsing-vessel sound design, but it has no identity apart from its influences, however dazzlingly they're deployed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    All solipsistic jaded-Cosmo patter.
    • 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."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Vatel is dull and silly, but the holiday season doesn't offer a better sets-and-costumes workshop.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Bruce looks hot and underplays handsomely as always, but Hostage is a steaming pile of siege clich├ęs and screaming unlikelihoods.

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