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 Broken Flowers
Lowest review score: 0 Hide and Seek
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Vatel is dull and silly, but the holiday season doesn't offer a better sets-and-costumes workshop.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    B. Monkey is crawling with smart actors saying things they don't quite mean.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    It's squeamish about sex but not, unfortunately, sentiment.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    The narrative is unexpectedly sleepy, excepting the occasional flashy set piece.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Madeleine's such a cold bitch that the adulterous lovers' anguished scruples scan like inert masochism.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Nothing much happens, and that's the point, but all this wheel spinning could have used more grease.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Solid raw material, but the execution is overcooked.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Carandiru's every scene is cut from factory-issue prison-genre cloth to fit jailhouse stock characters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    State and Main is a Hollywood satire as cynical and thickheaded as its supposed targets.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The disjointed plotting and afterschool-special dialogue offer scant opportunity for the charismatic leading duo to work up much chemistry.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Casual familiarity with Lyne's oeuvre is all you need to predict the major plot contortion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Watching Ben get the girl or be seriously injured trying always has its dry, keening pleasures.