Winter Kills
Winter Kills (1977)

Based on a novel by the iconoclastic Richard Condon (of Manchurian Candidate and Prizzi's Honor fame), Winter Kills was one of the vanguard efforts in the "JFK conspiracy" school of literature. Jeff Bridges stars as Nick… More

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Rated: R
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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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