Winter Kills
Winter Kills (1977)

In this film, Jeff Bridges stars as the scion of a powerful Kennedyesque family, who has done his best to make himself obscure after the assassination of his brother, the former President of the U.S. Bridges is introduced to a terminally… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Huston gives a powerhouse performance, and Bridges, always likeable, runs through his repertoire of facial expressions and grimaces, but it's a lost cause.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is funny, but it's frightening and vertiginous, too -- a complex tone that apparently left audiences baffled.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Bizarre, fascinating political assassination satire with superb cast

Time Out

An excellent conspiracy thriller of unusual blackness and wit.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though it garnered little attention in theaters, it has become a cult favorite on video.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

A real cult classic, this reimagining of the Kennedy assassination asks what might have gone down in an alternate and very similar universe.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Winter Kills" isn't exactly a comedy, but it's funny. And it isn't exactly serious, but it takes on the serious business of the Kennedy assassination.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As an absurdist take on conspiracy thrillers, it's close to brilliant -- assuming you get the joke, which audiences don't seem to have in 1979.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Winter Kills boasts some exceptional acting by John Huston and Anthony Perkins and Dorothy Malone.

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