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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Indeed, remake hack Charles Shyer (who processed the Parent Trap and Father of the Bride updates) plays coy with most matters sexual -- an odd and puritanical approach to a character who molds his entire existence around the procurement and enjoyment of sex.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The exposition is thick, the characterization choppy, the wigs terrible.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Not a movie that can afford to take itself seriously.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Dippy romantic thriller.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The last scene reads like an admission of defeat.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A genuine consciousness-raiser, but it's less a social-realist narrative than a high-volume rally.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    She (Dunst) provides the only major element of Bring It On that plays as tweaking parody rather than slick, strident, body-slam churlishness.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Amid the complacent self-congratulation...is a bizarre reactionary bent.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Smug with timely zingers like "The only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion," the movie's recommended strictly for Bush advisers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Since the central odd couple have no rapport, their bond never seems to progress past mutual usury.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A show about nothing—its jokes based on stick-figure stereotypes, its lunges at humanism premised on imbecilic pity.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    An aura of dust and mothballs evidently leaves a capable cast feeling woozy.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Often succumbs to the craven hysteria perhaps inherent in its hoary premise.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Some dogs can bark.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The high-concept scenario soon proves preposterous, the acting is robotically italicized, and truth-in-advertising hounds take note: There's very little hustling on view, though McCrudden does arrange for his lead gym rat to be shirtless as often as possible.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Somehow the U.K. film industry can always scrounge enough loose change from the cushions to foot the bill for a pre-chewed lump of sickly saltwater taffy like the mawkish Scottish-seaside postcard Dear Frankie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The script, allegedly by "Donnie Darko's" Richard Kelly, throws together tangentially related plots like cats in a sack.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The visual subtleties don't come to bear on the storytelling, unfortunately -- the dialogue is cumbersome, the simpering soundtrack and editing more so.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A crystalline curio of dumbshit nihilism shot through with fleeting pathos, Koury's home movie often evokes "The Decline of Western Civilization Part III."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A confusingly edited music-video hodgepodge.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.

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