Winter People
Winter People (1989)

Set in the Appalachians during the Depression, this drama follows the events that take place when Wayland Jackson (Kurt Russell) falls in love with Collie Wright (Kelly McGillis) and becomes involved in the family feud that is sparked by… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 14, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Caryn James
New York Times

One of these days, maybe Kurt Russell and Kelly McGillis will look back at Winter People and laugh.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Winter People is the kind of movie where you sit there asking yourself questions that apparently never occurred to the filmmakers.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The film is shot in 'Scope, but the effort is essentially wasted by dull center framing that makes the format superfluous.

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Clint Morris

Touching, and excellently performed

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

An overearnest story about feudin' mountain families that's good for little more than a few hoots at its own expense.

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Empire Magazine

A plodding period drama with its fair share of ludicrous plot twists.

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