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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    John Corbett shuffles in for yet another tour of duty as the bland requisite love interest.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Dippy romantic thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Most frustrating, Stage Beauty fumbles XX/XY politics at every turn.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A series of moments that don't quite add up to a movie...one bland, maundering stroll.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    L'affaire du collier was a convoluted palace intrigue that Shyer and screenwriter John Sweet don't bother to unpack, crafting instead an endless illustrated Harlequin paperback of mawkish backstory and corset-popping purple prose.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Lame even by triumph-of-the-underdog sports-comedy standards.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A confusingly edited music-video hodgepodge.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Paul Morrison's relentlessly unsurprising staging of a "Romeo and Juliet" story fetishizes its accelerating tragedies with morbid solemnity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.
    • 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."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Some dogs can bark.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    There are many dramatic possibilities in an interracial lesbian romance set in a provincial town, but Out of Season focuses on the women's fears of commitment, which would be fine - even refreshing - if they seemed to, well, like each other or something.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Me You Them can't find a rhythm or a consistent tone.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Amid the complacent self-congratulation...is a bizarre reactionary bent.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    An epidemic of solipsism breaks out among four lifelong African American friends when one of them announces his impending nuptials. Cringe-inducing slapstick jockeys for screen time with undermotivated high-volume confrontation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    This is more than self-amused irony; this is kitsch as religion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Mistakes self-pitying embitterment for carry-on endurance, and manages to have its causality both ways.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.

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