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 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 13 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A frat-boy remake of "Pink Flamingos" which isn't all bad.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?!"
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    A pleasant if overlong road show starring five witty, sweet, humble guys.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Claims to sort the bad guys from the good, which is its essential problem.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Bruce looks hot and underplays handsomely as always, but Hostage is a steaming pile of siege clich├ęs and screaming unlikelihoods.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Sahara is many things, but it is not a movie. It is the skull-splitting cacophony of 21 producers and four screenwriters (that we know about, anyway) standing in the same room shouting into their cell phones.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The film is so grindingly predictable that I was writing out a full plot synopsis in my notebook before it was half over, though the thick grains of Terry Stacey's photography and Deschanel's understated performance add a little kick to the family-dysfunction paces, and Ferrell's dive-bar rendition of the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why" is positively riveting. Winter Passing should have been a musical.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Agathe de la Boulaye, as The Painter, gives off an appealing air of good-natured amusement, which is appropriate given her surroundings.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Brady and Cunningham share a volatile, symbiotic chemistry, sketching in elegant shorthand the rhythms of a lusty, combative marriage.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    High-buffed, low-rack pulp.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Not a movie that can afford to take itself seriously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Mehta feels compelled to twist the screw, shamelessly plying her audience with mawkish tropes wearing the garb of "innocence."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Gainsbourg is virtually incidental to her mate's screeching navel-serenade, which maintains a stranglehold on the declarative first-person mode of its title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Jones's documentary, named for the opening song on Foxtrot, is most effective as a poison-pen missive to Corporate Rock.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A discombobulating mix of blood-and-grit docu-realism and moony multiplex contrivance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The film allots far too much time to the cultural exchange program between the fugitive and his aide, in which Otomo can recap his sorrowful biography to a sympathetic audience surrogate.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Slack, saccharine script.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Can any American filmmaker other than the Farrellys make a rom-com in which the principals engage in activities apart from the tiresomely tireless dissection of rom?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Arriving just after the best year for animated film in recent memory, Fantasia 2000 doesn't play like a celebration. In its sentimental yearning for a golden age when another one's upon us, it feels a little like a rebuke.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A series of moments that don't quite add up to a movie...one bland, maundering stroll.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Too flimsily built and baldly unfunny to bolster Cruz's charms, but Almodóvar's blessed Virgin is, as usual, winning and guilelessly seductive.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Gonick's visceral impulses have drawn comparisons with John Waters, but the starry-eyed collision of gross-out gags and candy-sweet sentiment owes as much of a debt to the Farrellys as Bruce LaBruce.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Like grieving itself, the film is awkward, messily honest, and sometimes darkly funny.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The Wedding Planner achieves the dubious but perversely impressive feat, for its 90-minute duration, of neutering Jennifer Lopez.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Ms. Cruz...once again proves her inability to give a bad performance even under the worst of circumstances.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A startling letdown after (Léa Pool's) plaintive, understated coming-of-age tale "Set Me Free."