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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 88
    This is the kind of movie routinely dismissed as too slow and quiet by those who don't know it is more exciting to listen than to hear.
  2. This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.
  3. 70
    Deschanel is great, with her feral eyes and Joey Ramone shag haircut, and Ferrell is fantastic. This one's worth the effort to find.
  4. Reviewed by: James C. Taylor
    60
    Winter Passing showcases Rapp's clever, conversational dialogue, while Harris, Deschanel, and Will Ferrell - on hand for comic relief as a Christian rocker turned literary bouncer - breathe life into this whimsical, but ultimately conventional, family drama.
  5. With the exception of a few unpredictable moments from Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell, Winter Passing finds only cliche as it reaches for profundity.
  6. 50
    Deschanel manages to make Winter Passing almost matter. That's real talent.
  7. Winter Passing is one dull, extended encounter session among hackneyed characters -- although Deschanel gets the most points for almost imitating a human.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3