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Winchester Reviews

February 22, 2018
What is Helen Mirren doing in what is essentially a B-movie? I can't say but she brings great dignity to lines that are, at times, literally unspeakable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2018
This speaks to Winchester's overall failure of imagination-it's the sort of forgettable movie that could have been a memorable one.
February 5, 2018
It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame - not a movie of such barreling awfulness that it strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 5, 2018
In "Winchester," the Spierigs have made a blunt and pissy American political film about the national curse of firearms and the unslaked, violent, destructive anger of the defeated Confederacy.
February 4, 2018
You watch "Winchester" thinking about the movie that might have been, and wishing that those ghosts would transport Mirren into that movie, immediately.
February 2, 2018
Let the guilt and dread and spooky atmospherics and oh, yes, ensuing madness commence! Wait, no? Jump scares? Oh well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2018
The Winchester Mystery House deserves a little better than "Winchester."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2018
Even the scares, too infrequent for this type of film, have a consistent misdirection that becomes tired and predictable. The ending tries to be thoughtful, but there's not enough investment in these characters to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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February 2, 2018
All that speculative fun has been shaped into a rather clunky, derivative bit of supernatural claptrap: a haunted house movie curiously low on mystery or honest scares.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 2, 2018
Ho-hum apparitions appear and disappear without a trace. Ms. Mirren and her representatives are probably hoping the movie will do likewise.
February 2, 2018
Having laid out an unusually intricate and politically charged puzzle, "Winchester" proceeds to solve it in the clunkiest, most perfunctory way imaginable.
February 2, 2018
It's just awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2018
What Winchester lacks in originality its creators amply make up for in execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 2, 2018
A staggeringly pointless supernatural non-chiller featuring some very tiresome jump scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2018
It thinks "based on actual events" are words likely to boost the shudder count: instead, they cramp every flight of imagination a haunted-house flick should feel emboldened to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 2, 2018
Winchester draws on a fascinating true story but then simplifies and sensationalizes it to fit creaky, clunky horror conventions.
February 2, 2018
Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.
February 1, 2018
Mirren does her best to bring gravitas to the role, although I'm not sure that's what it needed. Nor does she give it Miss Havisham scary-spinster camp. It needed a bit more Bette Davis, a bit of sarcasm. Mirren just looks like she hates being here.