Jessica Winter Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jessica Winter

Jessica Winter

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Jessica Winter's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Slate, Time Out, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Winter Passing (2006) "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. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 14, 2006
0% Merci Docteur Rey (2002) "A limp, smirky lark. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
71% Primer (2004) "This film imagines its viewers to be smart, possessed of a decent attention span and game for a challenge. It doesn't happen all that often. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
48% S.W.A.T. (2003) "he high definition SWAT training footage resembles a US Army recruitment ad, appropriate since TV journeyman Johnson imagines downtown LA as an unpatrolled Baghdad, swarming with guntotin' mercenaries pursuing their share of the bounty. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% Kiss Me Deadly (1955) "A crucial influence on what would become the French new wave, an irresistibly seedy trip through the Los Angeles underworld, and a valuable artifact of Cold War anxiety. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
86% X2: X-Men United (2003) "The emotional spectrum has widened, too, encompassing buoyant mirth and heroic tragedy. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
97% Raging Bull (1980) "This film does more than make you think about masculinity, it makes you see it -- in a way that's relevant to all men, not just Bronx boxers. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
6% Gigli (2003) "Mitigating factors: a carefully curated sampling of J-Lo butt cleavage, and an arrhythmic Christopher Walken cameo which momentarily diverts the doomed ship from collision with the iceberg. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2006
37% A Good Woman (2006) "This Good Woman is an amiable drama queen, sluggish of gait and reliant on retail therapy. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 31, 2006
96% Double Indemnity (1944) "This is the gold standard of '40s noir, straight down the line. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) "Works marvel after marvel in expressing the bewildering beauty and existential horror of being trapped inside one's own addled mind, and in allegorising the self-preserving amnesia of a broken but hopeful heart. " ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 26, 2006
44% Casanova (2005) "The clumsy staging might not grate so much if the tone weren't so self-congratulatory. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2005
43% Bee Season (2005) "Its hieroglyphics are vividly rendered, but Bee Season never manages to spell them out. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2005
85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) "Director Joe Wright also coordinates a delightfully cohesive acting ensemble. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 8, 2005
61% Shopgirl (2005) "A wan, world-weary representation of anomie, loneliness, and low expectations, dressed up in the ill-fitting designer duds of the studio rom-com. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2005
68% North Country (2005) "Given the battle's enormous toll on the women's physical and psychological health, it's a perplexing irony that the movie 'inspired by' the case suffers such a bizarre failure of nerve. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2005
77% Occupation: Dreamland (2005) "Without resorting to the steroid-pumped aggro flash of Gunner Palace, Occupation: Dreamland reinforces the impression that the American rodeo in Iraq was always a murderously pointless self-security op. " ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2005
19% Domino (2005) "Abusively moronic enough to inspire something like pity. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 11, 2005
60% Oliver Twist (2005) "The quality of mercy is strained, but by some strange feat it doesn't dissolve entirely. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 20, 2005
36% Dear Wendy (2005) "Especially in the climactic, clumsily staged gunfight, the prevailing mode is wide-eyed idiocy -- which might be the point. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 20, 2005
71% Thumbsucker (2005) "Endearing and well-acted. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2005
61% Lord of War (2005) "As slick, flashy public-service announcements go, Lord of War is no Constant Gardener. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2005
64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) "Every so often, the unseen managers of the galaxy bestow on us mere mortals a vision of rare incongruous beauty: a solar eclipse, a streaking comet, a shooting star, Bollywood goddess Aishwarya Rai happily riding a tractor. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2005
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) "[Continues the trend] whereby ethnic inclusiveness can write a blank check for ethnic stereotyping and the homo-panic jokes are supposed to be on the hetero lunkheads, not on, y'know, the gays. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 16, 2005
57% Last Days (2005) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Aug 14, 2005
36% Asylum (2005) "Mackenzie and Marber opt for an anonymous viewpoint of clinical detachment, which generates about the same psychodramatic tension as reading the DSM-IV. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2005
38% The Skeleton Key (2005) "Creaky in its mechanics and numbingly protracted, this is basement B horror that fancies itself a prestige chiller. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2005
88% Broken Flowers (2005) "A Jarmuschian bouquet of episodic structure, desultory road-tripping, and droll dislocation, each comic setup as simple and plywood-dry a contraption as ever. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2005
69% The Edukators (2005) "Shot on shoddy, harsh-lit DV, The Edukators casts Hardenberg as the avuncular voice of reason, his fat-cat complacency the destination point of a rational adulthood. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2005
75% Wedding Crashers (2005) "Amiable and hollow. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2005
90% My Summer of Love (2004) City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jun 25, 2005
81% Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) "The film conjures a heightened reality where characters verbalize their thoughts, desires, and impulses without submitting them to the usual filters first; July takes in their foibles unblinkingly and folds them into an awkward, heartfelt embrace. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 14, 2005
77% Or (2004) "With a cool head and level gaze, Keren Ye-daya's stark first feature attempts a Bressonian trajectory of tragic inevitability. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 31, 2005
12% Ma Mere (2005) "Lurching toward its inevitable incestuous showdown, Ma Mère makes a few hilarious attempts at the cerebral. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005
16% Monster-in-Law (2005) "Essentially Meet the Parents redux with Fonda in the scarifying De Niro role. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005
50% Writer of O (2005) "Disappoints in its workmanlike approach to such fragrant material. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 3, 2005
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) "Studiously harmless, Disney's long-in-development film rendition pasteurizes the book's renegade verve with typical means: special effects and gooey romance. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 26, 2005
39% Sahara (2005) "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. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
63% Lipstick & Dynamite: The First Ladies of Wrestling (2004) "Director Ruth Leitman's interviews are lax and inconclusive. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) "[Lewis'] turn as lifestyle extremist Jack carries an authentic scent of tobacco and peat while much of the movie smells of the lamp. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
No Score Yet The Venetian Dilemma (2004) "Bobs and lists between four main interviewees but barely skims the surface of the vast sociocultural, historical, and scientific issues it raises. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2005
22% In My Country (2005) "Boorman's bathetic tourism is unconscionable for a subject of this magnitude. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2005
35% Hostage (2005) "A steaming pile of siege clichés and screaming unlikelihoods. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 7, 2005
74% The Upside of Anger (2005) "The film has exhausted itself with fits of glib hysteria long before its truly stupefying final twist, a stunning betrayal of audience trust. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 7, 2005
81% Dear Frankie (2005) "The pat emotions contradict the lazily inconclusive life-goes-on ending, and the moral seems to be that kids just want to be lied to. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2005
95% The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventù) (2003) "The movie has the addictive episodic intimacy of great TV. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2005
88% Turtles Can Fly (2005) "The perpetual motion only temporarily staves off a pervading, self-evident despair. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 15, 2005
49% Rory O'Shea Was Here (2005) "A plea for equality of opportunity, a worthy objective somewhat obscured by non-disabled actors occupying the lead roles. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 1, 2005
13% Hide and Seek (2005) "Follows no semblance of internal logic. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 1, 2005
72% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) "Even notwithstanding this version's inert blocking and awkward camera placements, The Merchant of Venice is one of Shakespeare's more crooked and hollow contraptions in any guise. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 28, 2004
88% The Woodsman (2004) "An engrossing study of a protagonist who variously inspires pity, clinical interest, fondness, and revulsion -- sometimes all at once. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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