Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,209 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
2,209 movie reviews
    • 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
    Regrettably, neither cast nor crew is able to save it from itself.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By the time you've worked through the allegorical implications, you may be wondering why you didn't just go see "Charlie's Angels."
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Could easily be just another episode of "Hey Arnold!" the TV show. Except that it's three times as long, and not half as much fun.
    • New York Daily News
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Exploitation shamelessly posing as empowerment, Neema Barnette's self-congratulatory drama about women in prison promises to reveal shocking truths.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Having mined England and Ireland dry, filmmakers are now turning to Wales for their quirkiness quota.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unfortunately, the visuals are not compelling enough on their own to hold our interest, and a highly mannered Derek Jacobi is all wrong as the narrative voice of Nijinsky.
    • New York Daily News
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you're in an especially generous mood, you'll give in to a few laughs. By the end, though, you just may find yourself pining for the good old days of Pauly Shore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    But where the original was slight but sweet, the remake is depressingly superficial and cynical.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With little dialogue, a murky night setting and the slowest of plots, this Portuguese fantasy only comes alive when it conforms to its true nature as arthouse pornography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While it's visually stunning, the pretentiousness makes it hard to take seriously.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie doesn't even have novelty on its side, since we're basically watching the original "Final Destination" all over again, minus the smarts and humor.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you only want a sequence of slashings, impalements and head-squishings, you'll get your money's worth. But if you like a little movie with your mayhem, you're out of luck.
    • New York Daily News
    • 13 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Preposterous collegiate drama that exists simply to show pretty girls kissing, pretty boys undressing and pretty people of every sexual orientation drinking, doing drugs and otherwise wreaking postadolescent havoc.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's too bad the film never makes good on its early promise, but clearly, the rolling fireballs and flying bullets are the priority.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Uwe Boll wholeheartedly embraces the film's concept, and with some fancy editing and a pulsing soundtrack, the effect really is like watching a video game.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The best part of this proudly absurd experience is the music.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Heavily influenced by Guy Ritchie, director Mo gets most of his comic mileage from a Hasidic Jew and an angry dwarf -- which should tell you everything you need to know.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Neither chimps nor children should be subjected to such shabby mediocrity.
    • 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.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Too solemnly boring to entertain parents or older siblings - but, alas, too loud for a long nap - Yu-Gi-Oh! is basically a feature-length promotion for the trading cards.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A classic case of good intentions and bad filmmaking.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Flicker based the story on real events, the execution is so melodramatic that none of it feels remotely true.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Having written, co- directed and played the lead in this awkward, ego-driven memoir, Hayata has turned a genuinely compelling life story into an embarrassing vanity production.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Self-indulgent in the extreme, Julián Hernández's laconic ode to heartbreak feels like the work of a lovelorn teenager.
    • 5 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Features amateurish acting and direction, and a going-nowhere script.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Enthusiastic performances help, but without a logical script or confident direction, the fizz very quickly goes flat.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Phelan makes nice use of the New York locations, but all the trees in Central Park can't make up for a clich├ęd script and characters who speak entirely in platitudes.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some may wonder why Jennifer Aniston keeps taking projects about single women unlucky in love. But the bigger question in Love Happens is why, with her pick of scripts, she chose one so utterly uninspired.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Well, you've got to say this for Death Race: It knows what it is and doesn't apologize for it. What it is, incidentally, is junk.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hoping for a little emotional manipulation with your popcorn? Look no further.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    I can't imagine why De Niro, who is a fine comedian, is still coasting on his gangster act, and surely Crystal can do something other than play himself...it feels a little like an exercise in laziness.
    • Film.com
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's nothing here but a messy lump of coal.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A patronizing, self-satisfied piece of work, Funny Games is Michael Haneke's way of chastising us for blindly following the traditional rules of entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even in the lazy days of late August, this movie is hardly worth the price of popcorn.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The affable Ice Cube is all that makes this forced, unfunny film watchable, and, frankly, it's hard watching him waste his efforts on a movie so woefully cynical.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Too superficial to shock or surprise.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Given that its predecessor hit bottom in the glorification of thug thrills, State Property 2 had nowhere to go but up. Yet, it doesn't.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This warmed-over slop feels as if it's been congealing for twice that long.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even The Rock, who can usually be counted on to enliven any scenario, seems bored by the laughably feeble script.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even diehard fans will get more out of watching a four-minute music video than they'll find in this mixed-up mess.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is, at best, well timed to serve as a backup baby-sitter during the hectic days of winter break.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While there's no fun in mediocrity, ludicrousness is another matter. Boll is the best at what he does, and what he does is make truly terrible films.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You'd be better off spending an evening with the collected works of Rob Schneider.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So misguided as to be genuinely mystifying, Jeff Stanzler's queasily blended political psychodrama isn't simply a lousy movie. It's also a lousy movie that boldly exploits the events of 9/11.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A story of miserable people leading miserable lives, Iowa is a sour vanity project: trash posing as a socially relevant "cautionary tale."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The worst kind of horror movie: trash that takes itself seriously.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Still, if it gets little else right, at least Epic Movie is accurately titled: It may be only 86 minutes long, but it feels as if it lasts forever.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to know who is the intended audience for this misguided mess.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    At heart, "BSM" is no different from the midnight movies of the '60s and '70s that reveled in a head-spinning blend of blatant exploitation, provocative racial commentary and overwrought performances.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    On the whole, this is an awfully long slog through very arid terrain, in which generic soldiers track, fight and try to escape from generic villains (you'd be surprised at how uninteresting mutant flesh-eaters can be). I can't speak for the hills, but I spent most of the movie just trying to keep my eyes open.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Misguided at best and repellent at worst, the movie has, ironically enough, a single asset: Lohan's performance as a rebellious, uncontrollable teen.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you're looking for a modern-day "Meatballs" - or, for that matter, "Meatballs 4" - you're out of luck.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You've got to admire Hilton's complete conviction in herself as the center of all that is beautiful and good. And maybe such unwavering self-regard is actually kind of hot. Or not.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cheesy horror flick that feels like straight-to-video material.
    • New York Daily News
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Since there's no suspense whatsoever, we're simply stuck with awful people doing awful things to each other.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mystifyingly bad given the talent involved, Southlander is an in-jokey, hipster escapade that appears to have been made on a drunken weekend because there was nothing better to do.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The most bizarre cinematic experience of 2002. So misguided as to be utterly mystifying, this shameless vanity project is almost surreal enough to be entertaining. Almost.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dev Anand's unintentionally hilarious Bollywood romance would be considered terrible by any artistic standard, but it serves as proof that sometimes the worst films make for the most fun.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You've got to give Norm Macdonald credit. When he cheats his audience, he warns them first.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Whether he's the victim of poor directing or misguided ambition, Bass is almost entirely charisma-free.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A mediocre movie that will be wiped from its stars' résumés with head-spinning speed.
    • New York Daily News
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Adam Rifkin's dank, relentless drama puts you savagely through the wringer without bothering to enlighten or entertain.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to say what's most disappointing about She Hate Me, Spike Lee's absurdly - and arrogantly overlong comedic drama. But there are plenty of options to choose from.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Here's what's missing from Casey La Scala's film: Likable characters, a comprehensible script and any semblance of a good time.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns out, subtitles don't make soft-core any classier.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An almost comically unsuitable title. There's absolutely nothing singular or special about this slapdash sci-fi film featuring martial-arts megastar Jet Li.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are a couple of nominal insights here, but honestly, you'll find more intellectual edification (or whatever else you're looking for) flipping through Richards' photo shoot in the current "Playboy."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Given a plot and dialogue that ring entirely false, we're left with a bunch of unpleasant characters who do unpleasant things for no apparent reason. Enjoy.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Seemingly made while writer-director-star Cevin Soling was heavily under the influence, this generally witless ode to illegal substances is apparently meant to be viewed that way, as well.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's a botch, but at least it'll make you feel good about your own daily drudgery.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie even has the nerve to start with a montage of moments from his better films, a bad idea that sets off an escalating tumble downhill.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    On the plus side, the Irish landscape is gorgeous, and Scott and John Lithgow are amusing in small roles. But Goode barely makes an effort, so Adams' frantic exertions feel especially disheartening
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Travolta, who delivers an impressively enthusiastic performance, seems to have no idea that he's stuck in one of the year's worst movies. The perpetually pained expression on Williams' face, however, suggests he knows otherwise.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The filmmakers were too busy throwing together potential blockbuster material to notice all the loose ends and gaping holes in logic. Which may, ultimately, explain why Willis looks so confused throughout. Maybe he, too, is straining to locate some intelligence amid all the machinery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Box is its own kind of awful, a disconnected mess that never finds its reason for being.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unfortunately, Vardalos has no one else to blame for a shockingly amateurish effort that goes from bad (her oddly insincere performance) to worse (consistently sloppy camera work) to make-it-stop (it would be an insult to television to call the script sitcomish).
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The plot makes absolutely no sense.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ellis' stamp is immediately apparent, from the absurdly vapid characters to the undercurrent of barely repressed anger.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The real culprit is first-time director Marcel Langenegger, who seems to have studied for his debut by watching nothing but Cinemax. The score hints at ominous activities that never happen, a rain machine provides the only atmosphere and the actors have to suffer through the silliest sex scenes in recent memory.

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