Winter Passing Synopsis
Hermit-like novelist's estranged daughter returns to his life.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This flawed drama about a self-destructive young actress and her reclusive novelist father has its rewards, mainly in some good...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A mopey meditation on family and its dysfunctions, Winter Passing is in fact of more than passing interest.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Rapp's theatrical past is evident throughout: His strongest scenes tend to be those purely character-driven moments when his sharp dialogue...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A classic example of a pedestrian motion picture being lifted out of mediocrity by an arresting lead performance. Zooey Deschanel doesn't...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I found the film borderline bleak, and borderline predictable, at least in its resolution, yet admirable as well. Winter Passing almost...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Winter Passing plays like two indie movies trapped in one film, and Zooey Deschanel is in the better of them. Will Ferrell is in the other...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

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Winter Passing is also being called ''the serious Will Ferrell movie,'' but he's not especially serious in it. Put it this way: His...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
With the exception of a few unpredictable moments from Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell, Winter Passing finds only cliche as it reaches for...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An odd little movie with artistic aspirations and a bare touch of comedy that offers sights you never expected (nor hoped) you'd see - like...
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Rated R | For language, some drug use and sexuality