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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jessica Winter's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 90 Broken Flowers
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Hysterical but inorganic, lacking blood, sweat, or tears.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The script offers neither a sustained narrative arc nor strong characterizations.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Most frustrating, Stage Beauty fumbles XX/XY politics at every turn.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    A genuine consciousness-raiser, but it's less a social-realist narrative than a high-volume rally.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    John Corbett shuffles in for yet another tour of duty as the bland requisite love interest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    Dippy romantic thriller.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Jessica Winter
    The last scene reads like an admission of defeat.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Boorman's bathetic tourism is unconscionable for a subject of this magnitude; for an infinitely superior account of this chapter of South African history, seek out the documentary "Long Night's Journey Into Day."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Pola Rapaport's slender documentary-cum-reconstruction Writer of O disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Especially in the climactic, clumsily staged gunfight, the prevailing mode is wide-eyed idiocy--which might be the point, since von Trier's satirical target is the hypocrisy of (news flash!) America's eagerness to enforce stability and security with all guns blazing.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The script, allegedly by "Donnie Darko's" Richard Kelly, throws together tangentially related plots like cats in a sack.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Me You Them can't find a rhythm or a consistent tone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Achieves inadvertent pathos via its own obscene irrelevance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A show about nothing—its jokes based on stick-figure stereotypes, its lunges at humanism premised on imbecilic pity.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Amid the complacent self-congratulation...is a bizarre reactionary bent.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    A story that splits at the seams with plot holes and bloat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Aidan Higgins's novel undergoes a choppy, perplexing script adaptation by Harold Pinter (who enjoys a soused, belligerent cameo), further muddied by non sequitur editing inserts. Imogen and Otto's happenstance affair holds little intrigue or surprise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Since the central odd couple have no rapport, their bond never seems to progress past mutual usury.