Elizabeth Weitzman

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For 2,245 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Life Is Beautiful
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
2245 movie reviews
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A frenetic spoof of 1961's disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, Company Man is likely to be forgotten quickly by audiences.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In a town as status-conscious as Hollywood, the embarrassment of two "Garfield" movies on your résumé must sting like the Dickens.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's not unusual for a Henry Jaglom film to fall into a black hole of narcissism, but he has outdone himself with his latest, a satire on Hollywood's unshakable self-absorption.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With so little action or even insight, Marathon is far too long at only 74 minutes. Perhaps for the sequel, we can come along as Gretchen watches paint dry.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film does deserve credit for juggling difficult racial and class issues - but with a wacky score, cute puppies and silly side stories also jockeying for space, Bamford's best intentions tumble to a heap long before the movie ends.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While it's visually stunning, the pretentiousness makes it hard to take seriously.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you want to direct a movie that's already been done, it's a good idea to pick one you can improve on.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A few scenes are stylish enough to amuse, but they all add up to nothing - leaving you ten bucks short and feeling like a sucker.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In fairness, the new movie from the Lorne Michaels machine does have its amusing moments. It's just most of them can also be found in "Napoleon," "Talladega Nights," "Eagle vs. Shark," and any installment of "Jackass."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unless you're struck by the urge to watch strangers work out their petty issues in couples therapy, it's hard to find a compelling reason to sit through Gregg Lachow's irritatingly self-absorbed indie drama.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With little plot and a stifling set, the ­movie needs stronger performances than its leads can offer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Would that the film were as interesting as the setting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though topnotch actors often can elevate mediocre material, they need a topnotch director to help them do it. Steve Carr ("Dr. Dolittle 2") is not that director.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Burns doesn't even bother to disguise his New York accent, any more than he does his boredom.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Possibly the sourest revenge movie ever, Audition starts off as a sweet, low-key romance, then abruptly turns into a grisly, sadistic thriller.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's interesting in the same way the early, rejection episodes of "American Idol" are oddly compelling. But, of course, you can watch those for free.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Enthusiastic performances help, but without a logical script or confident direction, the fizz very quickly goes flat.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Frankly, you may prefer the company of cinematic serial killers (Freddy vs. Jason) after you meet the pair at the center of this story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Southland Tales does have enough energy and audacity to suggest significant potential. But was it ready for public consumption? The answer is no. It's as simple as that.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cusack is excellent as Joan, the only woman in the film who values a girl's brains over her body, so it's a shame Fywell treats her with amused scorn.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You may want to wait and watch "Never Land" the way it was meant to be seen -- as a straight-to-video baby-sitter.
    • New York Daily News
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's always admirable when a director decides to make a risky film. On the other hand, it's not quite as commendable to also make a boring one.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A mediocre little thriller that might have promised cheap fun on Blockbuster's direct-to-DVD shelf is instead destined to die a quick death on the big screen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The marvelous Dussolier makes a poignantly aging lothario, but Fillieres is so off-puttingly strange, we don't really care what she thinks about.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Made in 1998, the picture sags beneath the leaden weight of its pre-millennial theme.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    And though Samantha is written as a sly spoof of Ashlee Simpson, Faris frantically overplays her. She might have taken a tip from Smart, a lovely, understated actress who wastes too much time in lousy films.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The characters speak in Dialogue rather than English, the actors are so busy emoting they forget to act and the story feels like a first-draft college project.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dramatically miscalculated satire.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director and screenwriter Adam Brooks, adapting Jennifer Egan's novel, doesn't seem to understand what makes a movie relevant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite catchy animation and a few intense scenes, there's simply nothing here we haven't seen before.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oddly enough, though, only the finale is predictable in a movie that appears to have been edited in an early-model blender. Not a single scene connects smoothly with the next.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just like its increasingly wan antihero, this blood-soaked series is on its last legs.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although it's recycled from start to finish, there are some decent jokes laced throughout, plus enough gore to satisfy the most bloodthirsty tastes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Regrettably, neither cast nor crew is able to save it from itself.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Don't let the title fool you. The one thing they have in common is how decidedly unerotic they are.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Madhur Jaffrey and Faran Tahir fare considerably better as Nina's conservative mother and brother, leaving us confused ourselves: Why didn't Patel focus on them, instead?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hartley's satire of consumer-driven sexuality is undermined by the straight-faced decision to cast affectless model Tatiana Abracos as the heroine.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This off-putting satire is a jumble of misguided ideas that gather like lint in the navel of self-obsessed director Philippe Caland.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This lackluster outing is mostly just a retread of past glories.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feels like reading someone else's diary. Undoubtedly, there's some very important stuff in there, but it's most interesting to the person who wrote it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Tries everything possible to win you over -- satire, gross-out comedy, even earnest romance. But as any high-schooler can tell you, the harder you try, the bigger you fall.
    • New York Daily News
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Scenario is ripe for subversive humor, but Ralston never even questions the superiority of the genetically privileged.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If there's a lesson to be found in this shameless vanity project, it's that money can buy anything. Even a movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Why would so many accomplished women waste their time and talents on a movie as counterfeit as Mad Money?
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Stays firmly, depressingly, inside the lines.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We never get a sensible explanation for Linda's bizarre double life, or uncover any reason - any reason at all - why Bullock would pick this lazy, patchwork script out of all the ones she surely receives every year.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It would be nice to say this predictable fantasy has such a big heart, we can forgive its excesses. But director Kirsten Sheridan overplays nearly every already-corny scene, and there is no chemistry between Russell and Rhys Meyers, who appear to be passing through on their way to better projects.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This preposterous adaptation of the Book of Esther is recommended viewing only for those impressed that it comes endorsed by the American Bible Society.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lighter on horror than it is on inadvertent humor.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A flashy homage to a dozen better movies, this self-conscious Hong Kong action flick is so packed with visual thrills, you may not notice that there's absolutely nothing beneath its impressively slick surface.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie veers so wildly between being zany and grim, we're left feeling more empty than entertained.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A great idea that never gets off the ground.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The writing, directing and acting are all so sketchy, it's a mystery that Kattan didn't just try out this material the way he should have -- in a three-minute sketch.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Competent in the extreme, the talented Jolie would make a great Jane Bond. But mired in this joyless orgy of preposterousness, her biggest challenge is simply keeping a straight face.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sets out to be a social critique but settles for smug disdain.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Neither chimps nor children should be subjected to such shabby mediocrity.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess.....This ain't it.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Normally, I'd recommend a movie like this only to diehard fans. But even they may want to wait until it hits cable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns out to be as heavy and earthbound as an injured dragon.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This tale of disaffected sexual depravity is practically a parody of the worst of French filmmaking.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result feels as if she (Trish Doolan) gathered all her friends, turned on her camera and let them loose. Which is perfectly fine, if you don't expect anyone to pay to watch the finished product.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's a lot of scary stuff in Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000. There are eyeball-sucking leeches, decapitations, punctured necks... and appalling acting.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A superficial tween comedy that mocks celebutantes like the Olsen twins while simultaneously pushing stars Hilary and Haylie Duff as their replacements.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The question is, if Sarabeth is so desperate to escape this oppressive distillation of Jewish neuroses, why would filmmaker Debra Kirschner think we'd want to stick around?
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The plot is as riddled with holes as Matilda's victims, making her sudden appearances more distracting than distressing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An exhausting combination of generic thriller, political tract and sentimental weepie.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just another trip down a very dusty road.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Where the first film was a seminal forerunner of early stalker classics like "Halloween," this version feels as stale as old gingerbread.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Striking naturalism and blatant dishonesty blend awkwardly in this bleak drama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Paul Auster's suffocating romance makes you feel as if you're helplessly stuck inside the head of the most pretentious person you know.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Those who need little more than a car chase, gunplay, pretty girls and a solid soundtrack will be entertained. And Ice Cube fans won't be disappointed. Everyone else may want to think twice before shelling out hard-earned dollars.
    • New York Daily News
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To be fair, Sandler deserves some credit for bringing us the first mainstream movie about Chanukah. Too bad it's completely idioticah.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A jumbled composite of blurred images, poetic yearnings and metaphoric dialogue.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to say which is worse: The fact that 20th Century Fox believes this sour, sexist fantasy reflects anyone's actual experience or that Hollywood is so woefully behind the cultural curve.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Commits the cardinal sin of moviemaking: It leaves you bored.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are a few funny jokes scattered throughout, but the halfhearted direction and clunky script are underscored by performances that feel like they belong in community theater.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    At its best moments, the film offers a tender portrait of the park's youngest regulars, charmingly earnest performers from a nearby music school. But then, inevitably, their stories fade into a backdrop, as his camera turns to catch yet more women sunning in the square.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Arnold's heart is in the right place, but somebody needs to save him from himself - and soon.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    May
    Novice director Lucky McKee wrote the first draft of this labored horror flick while he was in school, and for a student film, it's not bad. But it's not ready for the big time.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A warmed-over ripoff, rather than the gritty urban drama it so desperately wants to be.
    • New York Daily News
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oddly enough, given his limited role, the movie seems to have been made around Nelly; when he's not onscreen, everything falls apart.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If karma exists, Alvin and the Chipmunks must be Lee's punishment for appearing in the likes of "Jersey Girl."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Having mined England and Ireland dry, filmmakers are now turning to Wales for their quirkiness quota.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Alternates between being amusingly pretentious and studiously dull.
    • New York Daily News
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Does little more than re-create the oppressive feeling of suffocating employment. And why put yourself through that experience without the promise of a paycheck at the other end?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The unhappy dead populate Geoffrey Sax's third-rate thriller White Noise like a pre-Christmas crowd at a suburban mall. This is a shame, since they are neither scary nor sad, and less likely to haunt an audience than simply bore them to death.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Profoundly mediocre supernatural thriller.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of Walsch's precepts is that you should never make a living doing something you hate. If I'd known that, I might not have felt obliged to sit through every excruciating minute of this sanctimonious infomercial.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Only a memorably commanding Ruehl transcends the limitations of her two-dimensional character.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    After languishing unseen for years, Laurent Firode's long-delayed comedy is finally getting its day in the sun. Too bad there's such a heavy shadow hanging over it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    G
    It's an ugly affair overall, but at least you can say you've never seen such beautiful shirts.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    All the subtlety of an Olive Garden commercial.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You don't have to rise very high to get above the level of these gags.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This time around, the cult director dispenses with the feminism, the satire, and even the issues, so he can concentrate on his true passion: the dissecting.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie is hindered by its weak script, but there's also a bigger problem to overcome: If we want to laugh at superficial celebrities, we already have plenty to choose from in real life.

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