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

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Joy Ride
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The narrative is unexpectedly sleepy, excepting the occasional flashy set piece.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Vatel is dull and silly, but the holiday season doesn't offer a better sets-and-costumes workshop.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Casual familiarity with Lyne's oeuvre is all you need to predict the major plot contortion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Watching Ben get the girl or be seriously injured trying always has its dry, keening pleasures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A junk-food movie striving to be nutritious -- it's one of your racier Be Yourself after-school specials crossed with 'Who Moved My Cheese?" for Cosmo girls.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Claims to sort the bad guys from the good, which is its essential problem.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The early scenes whir and buzz along to create quite a pleasing clamor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Sweet and sleepy, I Capture the Castle might feel most comfortable in a Sunday-afternoon slot on the BBC.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Begs the question: Did the lads from Squatney trail the zeitgeist at every turn, or were cobandleaders David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel simply in touch with their past and ahead of their time?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Madeleine's such a cold bitch that the adulterous lovers' anguished scruples scan like inert masochism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    State and Main is a Hollywood satire as cynical and thickheaded as its supposed targets.
    • 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.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A frat-boy remake of "Pink Flamingos" which isn't all bad.
    • 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?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Carandiru's every scene is cut from factory-issue prison-genre cloth to fit jailhouse stock characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Depp and Highmore's final scene together strikes a muted blow of desolation -- bottomless but just bearable -- that Forster rather bravely lets stand as the last word on all the fanciful solace that Barrieland had to offer.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Money can't buy happiness, but as Bride and Prejudice teaches us, it can get patience in bulk from a smart young woman of a practical mind-set.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Pacino simply wipes the cobblestones with the rest of the cast: His beautifully calibrated performance is lucid, commanding, and genuinely tragic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Day-Lewis is as rooted as an oak in his character and milieu, yet easefully disengaged from the film's pensive histrionics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Leitman's interviews are lax and inconclusive.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Studiously harmless, Disney's long-in-development film rendition pasteurizes the book's renegade verve with typical means.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Can't transcend its own suffocating milieu.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Amiable and hollow.

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