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 Sweet Sixteen
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Quek is compelling not for her ideas but the tangled path by which she came to them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Jessica Winter
    Solid raw material, but the execution is overcooked.
    • 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
    Studiously harmless, Disney's long-in-development film rendition pasteurizes the book's renegade verve with typical means.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The movie is a technical marvel from its lysergic cinematography (by Decha Srimantra) to its pulsing-vessel sound design, but it has no identity apart from its influences, however dazzlingly they're deployed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The Road Home is foremost enthralled, however, with its lead actress -- wide-eyed and pigtailed, revered in close-up after stunned close-up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Like a loud and intermittently charismatic drunk at a dreary dive bar, Intermission grabs your attention, but in no time you're looking for the nearest exit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Brady and Cunningham share a volatile, symbiotic chemistry, sketching in elegant shorthand the rhythms of a lusty, combative marriage.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Like grieving itself, the film is awkward, messily honest, and sometimes darkly funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Most frustrating, Stage Beauty fumbles XX/XY politics at every turn.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A discombobulating mix of blood-and-grit docu-realism and moony multiplex contrivance.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    John Corbett shuffles in for yet another tour of duty as the bland requisite love interest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Having already looted the Peckinpah and spaghetti-western archives, the director now quotes his own quotations, in service of not a sequel but a vociferous reiteration.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A series of moments that don't quite add up to a movie...one bland, maundering stroll.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The script offers neither a sustained narrative arc nor strong characterizations.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A startling letdown after (Léa Pool's) plaintive, understated coming-of-age tale "Set Me Free."
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Ms. Cruz...once again proves her inability to give a bad performance even under the worst of circumstances.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Mehta feels compelled to twist the screw, shamelessly plying her audience with mawkish tropes wearing the garb of "innocence."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Mona Lisa Smile's only mysteries are the result of frenzied corner-cutting as Newell & Co. speed through the last reel, an exhausting cram session of hair-trigger speechifying and identity transformations bordering on the science-fictional.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The Wedding Planner achieves the dubious but perversely impressive feat, for its 90-minute duration, of neutering Jennifer Lopez.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Slack, saccharine script.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    High-buffed, low-rack pulp.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Hysterical but inorganic, lacking blood, sweat, or tears.

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