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 11.8 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 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    It's squeamish about sex but not, unfortunately, sentiment.
    • 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?!"
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Carandiru's every scene is cut from factory-issue prison-genre cloth to fit jailhouse stock characters.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Can't transcend its own suffocating milieu.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A pleasant if overlong road show starring five witty, sweet, humble guys.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The appealing leads have strong chemistry, but it's the wrong kind: an affectionate big-brother/little-sister rapport that leaves a discomfiting taint on their more amorous clinches.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Leitman's interviews are lax and inconclusive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A widescreen wallow in socially enforced slum nihilism brought to you by Miramax, Tsotsi could be pegged as "City of God" relocated to the Soweto shanties, but it eschews the ironic swagger and strobe-speed action of Fernando Meirelles's lurid jigsaw for a more conventional arc.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The narrative is unexpectedly sleepy, excepting the occasional flashy set piece.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Aspiring to evoke an unreal city stranded in the autumn of the soul, the film succeeds only when it peers up from the intro-philosophy book for the occasional glimpse of everyday beauty.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Sweet and sleepy, I Capture the Castle might feel most comfortable in a Sunday-afternoon slot on the BBC.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    State and Main is a Hollywood satire as cynical and thickheaded as its supposed targets.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Claims to sort the bad guys from the good, which is its essential problem.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Occasionally smirky.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The early scenes whir and buzz along to create quite a pleasing clamor.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The mysticism only mystifies; its hieroglyphics are vividly rendered, but Bee Season never manages to spell them out.
    • 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?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Dark Blue World and Sverak's previous "Kolya" were each written by the director's father, Zdenek, and both films betray a weakness for the symmetrical and sentimental.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Madeleine's such a cold bitch that the adulterous lovers' anguished scruples scan like inert masochism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Watching Ben get the girl or be seriously injured trying always has its dry, keening pleasures.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    B. Monkey is crawling with smart actors saying things they don't quite mean.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Casual familiarity with Lyne's oeuvre is all you need to predict the major plot contortion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Amiable and hollow.

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