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

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 90 Joy Ride
Lowest review score: 0 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The Wedding Planner achieves the dubious but perversely impressive feat, for its 90-minute duration, of neutering Jennifer Lopez.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Often succumbs to the craven hysteria perhaps inherent in its hoary premise.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Should come with a disclaimer.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    "Legally Blonde" director Robert Luketic bumbles along with typically clumsy blocking and framing, and the misogyny inherent in the three-ring spectacle of bitch slaps, barbiturate covert ops, and wedding plan hysteria does rankle.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Some dogs can bark.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Lame even by triumph-of-the-underdog sports-comedy standards.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 70 Jessica Winter
    My friend even supplied a blurbable quote: "The best dumbass-buddy comedy I've seen since "Wayne's World!"
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Indulges something of a number obsession, amounting not exactly to a movie but rather a tallying of atrocities.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    High-buffed, low-rack pulp.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Energetic and thoroughly brainless.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Whittled down from a series of 36 short films commissioned by a German television network between 1996 and 2000, Erotic Tales leaves you only to ponder the horror of the 33 that didn't make the cut.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    Surpassing Dan Aykroyd's "Nothing but Trouble" as the most astoundingly atrocious walrus-flop of a directorial debut by a languishing actor ever contrived, Sally Field's Beautiful.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The high-concept scenario soon proves preposterous, the acting is robotically italicized, and truth-in-advertising hounds take note: There's very little hustling on view, though McCrudden does arrange for his lead gym rat to be shirtless as often as possible.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    This ghastly comedy emits the subliminal whine of a sucking chest wound.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The staging and performances are awkward, the frequent shoot-outs a snore.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    An endless chain reaction of cartilage-crunching, organ-pulping brawls.
    • 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.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A frat-boy remake of "Pink Flamingos" which isn't all bad.

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