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Winter Passing Reviews

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September 17, 2007
While Deschanel is the reason to see Winter Passing, her support is nearly impeccable in keeping it from being a one-woman show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2006
A strangely moving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 7, 2006
Performances keep the film afloat and focused whenever it threatens to drift.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 16, 2006
What's real and true about Winter Passing is the relationship between Don and Reese, the father and daughter who wear their damaged dynamic on their sleeves for all to see.
March 10, 2006
This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
[Zooey] Deschanel carries the heavy and sometimes uneven Winter Passing, which possesses not only a love of language but a moving adoration for the language of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 3, 2006
This could easily slip over into the realm of the melodramatic, but the solid performances keep it from going over the edge (but just barely).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2006
The way it's done is so authentic, and you have such good performances from everybody involved here, and some very true writing.
February 18, 2006
[S]aved from its precious anti-preciousness by its spectacular cast...
February 17, 2006
Rapp's theatrical past is evident throughout: His strongest scenes tend to be those purely character-driven moments when his sharp dialogue takes precedence over any cinematic action.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2006
The best part of Winter Passing -- is the way its random characters connect, like snowflakes bouncing off each other, like words suddenly taking shape on a page.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 17, 2006
Rapp plays out the relationships between these superficially drawn characters in an entirely pat manner, yet Deschanel manages to make Winter Passing almost matter. That's real talent.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2006
A portrait of grieving artists, trying to get back to the quotidian business of suffering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2006
If you're looking for something a bit more lighthearted, head elsewhere. But that doesn't mean we're going to give a bad Rapp to this dark and complex tale.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 17, 2006
A little movie that straddles the fence of mediocrity from start to finish, Winter Passing is worth seeing mainly for one reason: Zooey Deschanel.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 16, 2006
[Rapp] brings out in Deschanel a sense of yearning, an avidity, that hits home. It's her most emotionally layered performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 16, 2006
It distinguishes itself thanks to assured performances that burn with quiet conviction.
February 15, 2006
Winter Passing is a classic example of a pedestrian motion picture being lifted out of mediocrity by an arresting lead performance. Zooey Deschanel doesn't just elevate Winter Passing; she carries it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2006
Exaggerated drama about emotional disability after a family-fracturing loss provides a performance piece for Deschanel's depth and Will Ferrell's other side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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