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 11.6 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 Hide and Seek
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Me You Them can't find a rhythm or a consistent tone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Pola Rapaport's slender documentary-cum-reconstruction Writer of O disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Collapses in a heap of affirmational outbursts and metaphysical goop. The fond chemistry between the leads deserves a better movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The traumatized critic must struggle to avoid capital letters in urging patrons to steer clear of the colorfully cast but unbearable Spun.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Lame even by triumph-of-the-underdog sports-comedy standards.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Heartbreakers gives redemption a bad name, but gives conniving misanthropy a worse one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Paul Morrison's relentlessly unsurprising staging of a "Romeo and Juliet" story fetishizes its accelerating tragedies with morbid solemnity.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Throughout this Americanization of the Luc Besson–scripted French hit, Latifah itches to check her watch, Fallon appears mortified, and only Ann-Margret mainlines any comic adrenalin.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Willing's confused procedural -- derived from a novel by Madison Smartt Bell -- is a hasty throwback to the sado-medieval Exorcist descendants of the turn of the millennium (Stigmata, Stir of Echoes, Lost Souls). The somnolent cast can't keep the faith.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Baggy and overbroad, He Loves Me is notable only as a corrective to cinema's promiscuity with fabulous destinies.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    This is more than self-amused irony; this is kitsch as religion.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Mistakes self-pitying embitterment for carry-on endurance, and manages to have its causality both ways.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Hoffman has no particular argument to make, and neither does the movie -- just befuddled disgust with The System in general and the right wing in particular.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Blends past and present to draw some utterly stupefying parallels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    Cédric Klapisch has been compared to Truffaut, but the new-waver's weakness for glib sentimentalism seems to have left the biggest impression on L'Auberge Espagnole.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Jessica Winter
    The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The best that can be said about director Christine Lahti's feature debut is that it doesn't fall into any ready category.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Ledger's deadpan baritone pumps wit into his tepid one-liners like collagen into a wilted starlet's kisser, and the clumsy staging might not grate so much if the tone weren't so self-congratulatory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The film has exhausted itself with fits of glib hysteria long before its truly stupefying final twist, a stunning betrayal of audience trust.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Brimming with fatuous "clever" dialogue and gorgeous women swooning over Schaeffer-played boors, the like-sounding titles denoted a vain, smarmy Woody Allen acolyte drowning in his own reflection.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Hammer betrays a tiresome attachment to cross-cutting ladyporn with antiquated educational filmstrips, to no real end but snarky giggles.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Energetic and thoroughly brainless.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The staging and performances are awkward, the frequent shoot-outs a snore.

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