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 Marion Bridge
Lowest review score: 0 Beautiful
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 266
  2. Negative: 72 out of 266
266 movie reviews
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Energetic and thoroughly brainless.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The loud, musty production design -- steeped in lime greens and tangerine oranges -- smells of recirculated air and enervated ambition, but unfortunately, so does the movie itself.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Only silent Becks himself rises unstained from this reheated ethno-niche stew.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    An oafish wish-fulfillment wankfest.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Ends up waddling its way toward gentler, mistier climes, stopping just shy of "Doubtfire" country. It doesn't run out of smelly steam so much as downshift and become a different movie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    Elicits not the voluptuous discomfort stirred by the boys' (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) best corporeal shenanigans but creeping embarrassment for everyone on screen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 20 Jessica Winter
    The Governess is too dirty-minded to fit the Merchant Ivory mold but not salacious enough to qualify as bodice-ripping laff riot. [04 Aug 1998]
    • Village Voice
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    The Kid's denouement resembles the nightmare that would have transpired had execs foisted a toupee and a happy ending on "12 Monkeys."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Vomitous.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    This dreadfully earnest inversion of the "Concubine" love triangle eschews the previous film's historical panorama and roiling pathos for bug-eyed mugging and gay-niche condescension.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Can be blamed foremost on its fire-and-brimstone screenwriter, Pierce Gardner.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Amy
    Plumbs new depths of craven heartstring-yanking.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Whittled down from a series of 36 short films commissioned by a German television network between 1996 and 2000, Erotic Tales leaves you only to ponder the horror of the 33 that didn't make the cut.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Sitting through the last reel is significantly less charming than listening to a four-year-old with a taste for exaggeration recount his Halloween trip to the Haunted House.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    All solipsistic jaded-Cosmo patter.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Leaks treacle from every pore.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Should come with a disclaimer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Jessica Winter
    Indulges something of a number obsession, amounting not exactly to a movie but rather a tallying of atrocities.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    An endless chain reaction of cartilage-crunching, organ-pulping brawls.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    Surpassing Dan Aykroyd's "Nothing but Trouble" as the most astoundingly atrocious walrus-flop of a directorial debut by a languishing actor ever contrived, Sally Field's Beautiful.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    This ghastly comedy emits the subliminal whine of a sucking chest wound.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Jessica Winter
    Hide and Seek follows no semblance of internal logic--the unveiling of Charlie is a ludicrous cheat, the last reel a unique paroxysm of rancid idiocy.