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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

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Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest review score: 0 Oz the Great and Powerful
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intelligent thriller--turns-- into an embarrassing gothic horror show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Because (Vilanch) is such a character, the movie ends up being a lot of fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's not a single moment when you forget it's Weaver; she always seems to be inhabiting this poor character's soul for her own purposes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both director and cast exhibit the dedication of those who truly believe in the message at hand. But with so much earnestness onscreen, the message occasionally gets in the way of the movie itself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The wisecracking Chan and the stoic Li play off their on-screen images with good humor, and if they don't have the agility they once did, it's still a joy to watch them make the most of Yuen Woo-ping's impressive choreography.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As fans of "Freaks and Geeks" know, Segel is a master in the art of humiliation, and it's been a long time since we've seen anyone debase himself so thoroughly for our amusement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story does feel a little threadbare, and much of the pacing is far too slow for a suspense thriller. But Perez and Leguizamo make an entirely believable couple.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Not all of the movie works - in fact, huge portions don't - but there are enough striking moments to make a lasting impact. How ironic: In this fairy-tale of arrested development, Korine has created his most mature movie yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Redbelt will fascinate those who share David Mamet's interest in mixed martial arts. But its hold may be weaker on those who don't.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pray unfolds the family's story with patience and skill, making it both a compliment and a complaint to say that he leaves us wanting to know much more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are enough droll moments to spark cult status, and McBride's commitment is impressive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We never learn why most of his subjects remain loyal to a faith that so explicitly rejects them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bertino does an excellent job building dread, especially during the first half of the movie. Every silence, pause and sudden noise startles - and the results, frankly, are more frightening than the graphic torture scenes in movies like "Hostel" and "Saw."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is an unashamedly old-fashioned children's movie, and a predictable message is part of the mission. But that's okay; what the movie lacks in surprises, it makes up for in whimsical fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's barely a frame that doesn't look stretched, smashed or otherwise harassed. Imagine "The Matrix" on speed, and you're halfway there.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Davenport herself seems stunned by how complicated the story turns out to be, which just makes her movie all the more worthwhile.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's still a lot to like here, but ultimately the movie reflects its hapless hero a little too well. While we're constantly rooting for it to succeed, the finish line seems forever out of reach.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Creating a hypnotically digressive travelogue, Herzog wanders from soul to soul, asking deceptively mild questions to potent effect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's certainly been a while since we've seen a movie this resolutely old-fashioned. But while the script feels a little stiff and moralistic at times, it's hard to fault a film with such an intelligent, good-hearted heroine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Argento and Aattou lack the searing chemistry needed, the social politics are consistently intriguing, and everything - not to mention everyone -looks absolutely stunning.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The truth is, the mystery pales next to the best "X-Files" plots. But fans will appreciate sly references to past episodes, an unexpected appearance from an old friend and the still-poignant bond our heroes share.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's not much to it, but Austin Chick's hyper-focused indie does serve as a nicely assured showcase for lead Josh Hartnett.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittent shots of actress Emmanuelle Seigner embodying the lyrics are surplus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Since Alfred Hitchcock set the standard for strangers-on-a-train thrillers, Anderson has a lot to live up to. He falls short of creating a new classic, but he does manage to keep us on edge for most of the movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The kids here do come across as genuine people, struggling with issues everyone can understand.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anybody who missed 2006's excellent indie "The Puffy Chair" has another chance to discover the off-kilter world of the Duplass brothers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    "I hate this stinkin' war," Neil Young announces in this chronicle of CSNY's "Freedom of Speech Tour," and the rest of the movie is just as unapologetically blunt.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By the end, Holdridge has captured the bittersweet complexities of romance with a wisdom that proves surprisingly seductive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Often insightful and more than a little depressing, this is a story that only gets uglier as it goes on.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The reason this franchise has been so successful - both on film and in Ann Brashares' original novels - is that, just like the jeans, it suits the needs of vastly different girls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every generation deserves its ultimate high school romance, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist clearly aims to take the slot currently open. Despite a valiant attempt, though, it doesn't quite make the grade.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    David Kaplan's sweet, if superficial, fairy tale won't change the world, but it makes nice use of its setting (Chinatown) and visual style (rotoscope animation).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very little actually happens, since most of the time Mr. Shi sits alone in Yilan's empty apartment, wondering how to help her. But there's a gentle beauty in these long, anguished silences, and Wang and his actors make the most of it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the leads do fine work, their efforts often feel slightly futile. Despite a few flashes of the darker tone percolating under the surface, the movie remains too well-mannered to truly pull us in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A rousing period drama with all the familiar trimmings: gorgeous costumes, palatial settings and romantic intrigue.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's disappointing when a big-screen romance can't match up to the one in your imagination, at any age.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to complain about a pop culture phenomenon built on unabashed innocence. And anyway, we might as well get used to it: Neither the movie nor the passionate tween squeals at a recent preview leave any doubt that "HSM 4" is on its way - or that the inevitable "College Musical" will be far behind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A Disney movie about a Disney project, this slick sailing documentary feels a little too self-promotional, almost like an attraction you might stumble into at Epcot. But at least it turns out to be a fairly wild ride.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the film ultimately falls short of its considerable promise, there's more than enough here to keep thoughtful moviegoers - of any age - intrigued.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Is it possible to enjoy the company of the world's most irritating woman? Mike Leigh's surprisingly sunny dramedy makes a pretty good case that, in fact, it is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Frontrunners is a lot rougher than Nanette Burstein's recent, similar documentary, "American Teen," and its comparable lack of gloss is both an asset and a flaw.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The script is compelling, the direction confident, the production values professional. But it does not, in the end, feel real.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If "Saw V" offers an example of how little filmmakers can get away with, Splinter proves how much a director can do with next to nothing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Who knew? Turns out, Jean-Claude Van Damme is a funny guy, and a pretty good actor, too. Fans may already be aware of this, but JCVD is likely to introduce a whole new Van Damme to everybody else.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The script is basically a retread of every other AARP comedy, from "Grumpy Old Men" to "Wild Hogs." The laughs, in other words, are of the Viagra and kidney stone variety.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fun project that doesn't quite reach its potential, Josh Koury's doc is still worthwhile for anyone who can't wait until 2009 to see Harry Potter back on the big screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are certain films - let's call them Road Map Movies - that drive you directly from point A to point B to point C, with barely a stop for gas. Cadillac Records is such a film: You see all the major landmarks, but how enlightening can a road trip be if you never even get off the highway?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Provocatively intentioned, The Reader is a movie worth seeing - the kind of film you'll think about for days afterward. But when all is said and done, you're likely to wonder why the impact wasn't greater still.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Eastwood's performance is the movie's centerpiece, and as you might expect, it's just tough enough to hold everything together.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a formula, all right, but a strong cast goes a long way toward carrying it off. We get one, for the most part, in Alfredo De Villa's cheerfully familiar dramedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Passionate and ambitious, John Walter's chronicle of a Public Theater production is too scattered for broad appeal. But those who connect with his themes will find themselves quickly drawn in.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This mundane romantic comedy is notable for one reason only: its leading couple.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Refusing to be rushed, Doris Dörrie blends individual experiences with universal emotions to create a quietly moving study of self-discovery.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A limited amount of original footage -- awkwardly enhanced with reenactments -- gives the film a somewhat narrow focus. But in a way, the dry tone fits.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though he plays two other roles, Perry only really cuts loose when he dons Madea's housecoat, turning her into a devilishly funny voice of reason. Likewise, the movie tenses up when she's offscreen, becoming the sort of moralistic soap opera we've seen from Perry before.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This isn't a family -- or a film -- you'll ­easily forget.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As its defiantly bland title suggests, Fighting is a bare-bones effort that tries just hard enough to keep us watching. By making good use of its New York setting, Montiel does bring a certain indie grit to the generic story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While "Escape" was superior in story, "Race" does commit to an impressive scope. What it is, really, is a big-studio popcorn flick that just happens to be made for tweens.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the overlong running time, the action moves smoothly and swiftly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director James Gray is best known for hard-edged dramas like "Little Odessa," so it's surprising to find he has such a well-developed romantic side. This isn't your average date-night flick, though.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you watched "Project Runway's" first season and wondered what happened to winner Jay McCarroll, here's your chance to find out.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Bruce Hendricks makes little use of the 3D technology, though the gimmick does distract from the fact that we learn nothing new about the guys. It would have been interesting to hear something of their history, especially given their much-discussed Evangelical background.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The lack of subtlety indicates that this is a first film, but the passion and insights are strong enough to make you wonder what he'll (Webber) do next.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone looking for something original or unexpected should check out the trio of short films that comprise this entertaining ode to the titular city.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is not, frankly, a movie you'll remember long after you see it. But it has just enough moments of genuine intimacy to indicate that Masterson ought to give directing another try.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rafferty keeps the structure so blandly standard, the title is nearly the most intriguing element of the whole film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Directors Jon Hart and Matthew Kaufman don’t delve deeply enough into the psyche of club founder Larry Levenson or the culture he exploited. But they do present an entertaining snapshot of his brief reign as New York’s self-appointed King of Swing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Don't misunderstand: the proceedings are pretty silly, and the scares were a lot fresher back in 1979, when we first saw "The Amityville Horror." But Cornwell and his cast take things just seriously enough to keep us at least intermittently on edge.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Barratier directs with a jaunty artifice more typically seen on stage, but with the exception of Arnezeder, his cast turns theatricality to its advantage. They're offering us a sunny fantasy during a cloudy time, and seem well aware that we're unlikely to resist.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Like 2003's "Lizzie McGuire" movie, "Hannah" breaks little new ground but makes the big screen shift with liveliness and sense of humor impressively intact.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Mann and Perry are game, it's Efron who carries the movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A message movie that's genuinely worth watching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    He may be a first-time feature ­director, but music video master Benny Boom clearly knows how to pull a midlevel movie ­together.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some of the accusations feel more sordid than satisfying.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If "Up" is the animated equivalent of an ice cream sundae, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the Popsicle: Neither as rich nor as memorable, but more than welcome on a long, hot summer day.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Far surpasses original.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Provides just enough smart, silly fun for families desperately seeking an easy (and air-conditioned) escape from hazy August humidity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
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    Shane Acker's underwritten but beautifully animated debut is both an ode to technology and a warning against it. Perhaps unintentionally, the film itself echoes those themes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A horror flick that's all talk and (almost) no action? The risk pays off better than you'd think.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittently compelling biography.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though we see the same man throughout the bumpy tour captured here -- always calm, steady, faithful -- it's bound to prove an enlightening portrait for those who know him only as the guy who once worked with Peter Gabriel.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This Norwegian zombie flick is perfect for those who just want a few good jolts and whole lot of gore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie’s shallow amusements do make for an ideal guilty pleasure, especially since the actors seem to be having so much fun. Bates, marching around like an overstuffed pigeon, is a reliable scene-stealer, while the two leads make an entirely convincing couple.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As with so many message movies, this one trades ­nuance for naked outrage. The filmmakers'heartfelt intent is admirable, but right now they’re competing with a more compellingly told reality.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Cera is adorable, Yi’s faux ­naiveté is overplayed and her philosophical musings are underwhelming. But you won’t soon forget the real-life couples she interviews.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Few of the parts harmonize ­properly, leaving us with provocative fragments rather than an electrifying whole.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fans of Andrew Bujalski's previous mumblecore movies are the likeliest audience for his latest, a modest, slice-of-life indie that doesn't quite live up to his ­earlier efforts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The beginning is awkwardly earnest, but the play matures considerably while retaining its youthful energy and enthusiasm
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are a select few artists who can take the same materials used by everyone else and create a masterpiece. Coco Chanel was one of them. Director Anne Fontaine is not.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Weitz takes a looser approach than the series’ last director, Catherine Hardwicke, did. He has a better sense of humor, too.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It tends to get lost in its own delirium, which will enchant some and drive others bonkers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes. And the jokes come often enough to leave us consistently amused and occasionally delighted.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While "Twilight" will make more money and get more attention, the darkly comic Cirque du Freak boasts the shaggy charm of the natural underdog.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone with a fondness for the midcentury cartoons and films that inspired this scrappy comedy will appreciate the latest trip to the titular British boarding school.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly familiar but endearing nonetheless, this coming-of-age indie from Alexis Dos Santos is most likely to appeal to those who recognize themselves in the story's lost heroes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Perry also spices things up with two of his most reliable fallbacks: music, and Madea. Having packed his cast with singers, he allows them all a moment to shine, with songs that deliver his patented lessons (trust in yourself, trust in others, trust in God).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result would make an excellent inspirational video for aspiring players, but it's not quite ready for the pros.

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