For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 72% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Weber's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Le Rayon Vert (1986)
Lowest review score: 25 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 65
  2. Negative: 18 out of 65
65 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Weber
    A serviceable primer on the digital-celluloid divide in commercial cinema, if a bit unwieldy in scope and in danger of being made obsolete by the next version of the RED camera.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Weber
    While crediting free-form radio pioneer Bob Fass with changing the culture of broadcasting, this documentary remains clear-eyed about the decline of community radio and the New Left.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Weber
    This chronicle of two athletes throwing baseball's funkiest, least respected pitch is given depth by their stranger-than-fiction underdog status and camaraderie with mentors who've had the same struggles.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Weber
    Though its ballast of jokes and spectacle are formidable, it often lurches about at a remote, enigmatic distance
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Bill Weber
    The result isn't drama so much as a waking nightmare of play-acting and predestined doom.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    It reaches a peak of dramatic anguish in star Rachel Weisz's single moment of naked fury, rather than through the tenacity and compassion that define her crusading title character.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    Germain's bonhomie with the bistro regulars has the feel of a TV comedy pilot, which is more than can be said of the monologues he speaks to his cat, one on the inadequacies of the dictionary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    True to Hollywood's tireless efforts to fit square-peg material into roundish genre niches, this wavering, intermittently smart story of daring to think differently flattens its narrative into formula.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    A documentary of bareknuckle fights among feuding Irish Traveller clans can't give the participants' self-perpetuating, dead-end rivalry the scope of tragedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    Both brutal and sentimental, this Oscar-submitted Korean war drama offers up rusty tropes as telling ironies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    A bubbly 90-year-old mascot from the golden days of the American musical, this doc's subject is certainly larger than the conventional testimonial treatment she's given.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    This handsome mate-swapping drama never moves beyond the erotic to become incisive about the barriers built into sexual experimentation for committed couples.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    A mixed bag of Nixon-era pop burlesque and vampire kitsch is ultimately undone by pedestrian gags and bloated genre boilerplate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    A Slovakian character study of a boy ambivalently caught between worlds that ultimately squanders its promise.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    A lumpy spoof of electoral mudslinging that offers some bracing bipartisan contempt amid the lowbrow, labored slapstick.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    In a character study of an ex-con who gives her heart and mind to animals rather than people, Melissa Leo's risky performance is ultimately framed with a disappointing, distanced pity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Weber
    LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross play persuasively embody modern urban feminine strength, but they're eventually stranded in a recycled road movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    A pseudo-investigative documentary shakily committed to the subject of subliminal messaging in America, but curiously indulgent about giving the singer of Queensryche time to spout off about whatever enters his head.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    Brighton Rock never brings its baby-faced hood antihero, the scarfaced Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley, pouting and hunched in the late-DiCaprio manner), into a semblance of human plausibility.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    The weightlessness that dominates the film is no special effect.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    Adhering to what is apparently a formula for national superproductions, 1911 throws dates and names on the screen with unceasing speed and frequent irrelevance -- gratuitously identifying a walk-on as "German diplomat."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    Alternately maudlin and snarky, Norman just doesn't risk enough, and can be consigned to the status of what the school drama geek would call "some contemporary, obscure, teen-angst thing."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    Anonymous leaves one bereft of any meaningful knowledge of these personages or the theatrical energy of their age, and earns the obscurity it figures to acquire even if the war between Team Edward and Team William blazes on.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    The movie's deathblow is the casting of poet-artist Miss Ming as Mammuth's affectless niece, whose twee verse and sculpture make Miranda July seem like a bearer of gravitas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    A dry dream of postmenopausal-male sexual lethargy, this comedy's least musty ideas are among its worst.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    A banal "poetic" drama of a grieving stranger licking his wounds in a bayside Michigan town.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    An ostensible Danish "Hangover" that more closely resembles "Two and a Half Men" with nudity and unexpurgated dick jokes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Bill Weber
    This adaptation of a prize-winning Australian novel is a stodgy slog save for some sporadic moments of blunt force supplied by Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Bill Weber
    Beginning of the Great Revival is muddled, all right, but it's the helter-skelter speed at which it ticks off names and incidents, both in hopelessly confused action and on-screen text, that seems nearly unprecedented.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Bill Weber
    Lacking both spiritual and narrative spark, Vera Farmiga's directorial debut suffers from her flat performance and a moribund, weirdly sex-joke-spiked narrative.

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