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 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    A plea for equality of opportunity, a worthy objective somewhat obscured by non-disabled actors occupying the lead roles. In any case, one imagines Rory himself would prefer a Farrelly disability blooper reel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
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    The scoreless Or (My Treasure) consists solely of stationary shots that, while sometimes awkwardly composed, build in organic momentum and bracing detail.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Niccol's fatal error is in making the protagonist at once amoral and insipid, an admixture thickened by Cage's loquacious yet stoned voice-over and Moynahan's moist-eyed tremblings as the trophy wife.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    Unfolds as a series of slightly disjointed vignettes, padded with redundant voiceover and an oppressively histrionic score.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Jessica Winter
    This sly, engrossing doc is an expert riposte to smug proponents of the fetterless free market.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    B. Monkey is crawling with smart actors saying things they don't quite mean.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Cirque du Soleil's campy, crackbrained, and in no way unenjoyable 3-D IMAX pageant Journey of Man might be the oddest movie offering of the year so far.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Occasionally smirky.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Handheld sprinting and swish-pans try to enliven the duo's shenanigans: undermotivated fisticuffs, fun with the nutty controls on their limousine (the roof slides open!), Vaughn's endless yapping.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Solid raw material, but the execution is overcooked.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Quek is compelling not for her ideas but the tangled path by which she came to them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Though it often wallows in louche baroque textures, The Golden Bowl is perhaps the most visually accomplished of the Ivory soaps.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    It's squeamish about sex but not, unfortunately, sentiment.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A pleasant if overlong road show starring five witty, sweet, humble guys.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    With wit and empathy to spare, waydowntown acknowledges the silent screams of workaday inertia but stops short of indulging its characters' striving solipsism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The elliptical, even fragmented editing style clashes with the reiterative voice-over, which could indicate a stylistic choice or cutting under duress.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Largely inept and weirdly endearing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The kind of quotidian pastoral -- about a simple, honest peasant who finds the greatest love of all -- that the Academy invariably finds irresistible.
    • 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.