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

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Inside Llewyn Davis
Lowest review score: 0 Twelve
Score distribution:
2245 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you've had a hole in your heart since "Everybody Loves Raymond" ended, Tom Caltabiano's low-key documentary about star Ray Romano ought to fill the gap nicely.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If we're allowed just a couple of truly singular discoveries in twelve months, it's a good year; when one of them is a film as exhilarating as Spike Jonze's feature debut, it's a banner year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Andrew Bujalski's considerable gifts begin with his deep appreciation of the miserable, hilarious awkwardness of real life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every moment feels human and true, from the naive optimism of the trip's sendoff to its unsparingly realistic conclusion, which trades reckless hope for quiet honor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Matt Reeves (who also made the much rawer "Cloverfield") so deeply understands the nature of childhood terror that Let Me In burns with a white-hot clarity.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A generation-spanning journey that feels both comfortingly familiar and excitingly original.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Garbus spent three years patiently mining for beauty in the ugliest of environments. The remarkable result stands as a challenge to anyone who would have seen only the worst and walked right by.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Steven Spielberg's best war film -- and one of the two or three best movies the director has made.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An evocative vision of self-destruction, a gorgeously crafted time capsule, and a fantastic showcase for Oscar Isaac in the title role.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Here is something great and startling -- not necessarily the kind of comforting, consensus-creating film that wins Oscars, but unquestionably a movie that will live in the history of the medium.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Benigni, with great help from young Cantarini, has crafted a work of such complexity that you may find both your brain and your heart simply overloaded. Which, of course, is the rarely achieved goal of all art.
    • Film.com
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's the perfect antidote to overprocessed entertainment, for moviegoers of any age.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Schrader and Nolte are both at the height of their expressive powers in a film that, in its concentration and sobriety, leaves a lasting impression.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A film that is both deceptively modest and deeply resonant.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When was the last time you had your mind blown by a movie? Because when Inception ends and the lights come up, you'll be sitting in your seat, staring at the screen, wondering what the hell just happened.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Battling back with droll seriousness, Murray imbues his sad-sack loner with a touching, funny dignity, and comes up with his best work in a very long time.
    • Film.com
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Her
    Will you relate more to the bitter, or embrace the sweet? The choice itself is Jonze’s ultimate gift to us: an invitation to leave his film ready to communicate, debate and, most crucially of all, connect.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kore-eda does extraordinary work with his young cast, who deliver gentle, natural performances in a beautifully told story of heartbreak and hope. Deceptively modest and utterly lovely, it's one of the most magical films about childhood I have ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    All the actors are wonderful, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a villainous Inspector.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Redford will surely earn a well-deserved Oscar nomination for this role, to which he commits with unerring dedication. But the real star is writer/director Chandor, whose painstaking approach is exquisite in its spare integrity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is an often-anguished monologue built on pride, despair and self-defense. Accuracy aside, Tyson does work hard to analyze his own, clearly complex character. So while we only get half the picture, it makes for consistently compelling viewing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Joachim Trier's energetic, inventive debut takes such a novel approach to well-worn themes that it makes most movies look downright lazy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every scene has its highlights, from amusing observations about sex to poignant truths about parenting and partnerships. But what you'll remember most is the exquisitely lovely final scene, in which Cholodenko reminds us that all we need is a single moment of perfection -in a family, or even in a film - to believe that somehow, things will always be all right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The vastly divergent paths of Assange and Manning make up the most fascinating aspects of this relentlessly compelling film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If he has overlooked your favorites, have faith: There’s plenty left in the trunk for that promised encore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feuerzeig's film - everything a good documentary should be - is a story of family, friendship, art and fame, as seen through the prisms of exceptional beauty and deepest pain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a rare thrill -- in this cinematically hollow year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Clear-eyed and open-hearted, The Straight Story (which is based on reality) tells a simple tale, and it does so with a rare, blessed simplicity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A lovely, luminous dream.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even those who've long noted Polley's intelligence on screen will be amazed by the perception she displays as a filmmaker.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pegg and Wright are armed with an endlessly impressive arsenal of attention grabbers, from witty editing tricks to a wry soundtrack and a joke-packed script that demands multiple viewings.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Riveting update of George Bizet's "Carmen."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    First-time filmmaker Edet Belzberg may be the first person to assign any value to the lives of the homeless Romanian youngsters featured in her harrowing documentary.
    • New York Daily News
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Goldfine discover so many fascinating themes within their seemingly narrow subject that anyone with the slightest interest in history or human nature will find it absorbing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Gripping documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overwhelmingly powerful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story is compelling, but Metropolis is such a visual masterpiece, it's easy to get lost within its seemingly endless layers of graphic complexity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It has the most beautiful ending of any American film in years, a coda of reconciliation and remembrance set in a gentle L.A. rain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rarely do adaptations of stage plays work on screen, and almost never do they work as well as this one does. Most remarkably, the dryly comic "Moon" is virtually a one-man show.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bar-Lev has created a film remarkable in its ability to capture both the worst and best of human nature.
    • New York Daily News
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bujalski celebrates the awkwardness of twentysomething life, allowing Dollenmayer to create a beautifully authentic portrait.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Whatever it is you're looking for - comedy, horror, parades of singing frogs and dancing kitchen appliances - you'll find it in Satoshi Kon's anime adventure, a jaw-dropping feat of imagination.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bursting with so much amped-up energy, you may need to rest once it's finally done.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Happily, Morrison's actors grasp his intentions perfectly, shading their roles so well that we never quite get a handle on anyone. Each player is outstanding, but the highest praise must go to Weston.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Lee Chang-Dong has boldly crafted a challenge rarely found on film. But if you choose to meet it, you'll be rewarded with one of the most original, indelible romances in recent memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's not so much good material as divinely inspired delivery.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It is to Padilha's enormous credit that he steadfastly kicks aside our own culturally imposed frames of reference, insisting that we see the truth, and the humanity, within this very real story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A raucous, riveting account of the greatest party you were never invited to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Jafar Panahi has long been an eloquent and passionate representative for Iranian women. But judging by this deeply poignant comedy, they may not need a mouthpiece much longer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A masterful collection of cinematic essays.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hou intends to celebrate the classic 1956 children's film "The Red Balloon," and he has done a beautiful job. In fact, he may well have created a future classic of his own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Everyone involved can claim credit, but it's Dinklage, in an understated, outstanding performance, who turns this unlikely tale into art that will strike a chord with any open-minded audience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Everything you might want in a road movie: an off-the-cuff sense of adventure, a winningly scruffy charm and a whip-smart sense of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Wrenching performances and painstaking visual and thematic compositions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some of the artists appear ecstatically transported as they play. Others are just having one hell of a good time. Believe me, it's contagious.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Heartbreaking and hilarious.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is a movie about the transcendent bond between partners who can communicate without speaking a word, so it’s only fitting that the gorgeous cinematography perfectly captures the movie’s emotional depths.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Thematically tough and emotionally rough, Starred Up is the kind of movie you might enter into with some reluctance. But because everyone involved does such an outstanding job, it's also the kind of movie you won't want to see end.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Crucially, Cruise knows just how to pace Cage’s shift from cowardly to courageous. Yes, we get cool effects and impressive machinery. But he and Liman add unexpected humor and genuine tension to the seasonal thrill of blowing stuff up.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The spirit of the series remains true: cheerfully random jokes, blink-and-you’ll-miss-them references and, above all, a silly, stubbornly sentimental streak that only the crabbiest cynic could dismiss.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It’s so much fun you may want to put a few bucks aside for a sequel.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An usually insightful rendering of an ordinary family, Hirokazu Kore-eda's contemplative Japanese drama is the sort of movie that makes its greatest impact long after you've seen it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of the sharpest satires in years.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a stunner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Corporate inhumanity Berlinger ferociously exposes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Michael Cuesta's perfectly-pitched indie captures the pain of arrested development with so much empathy and insight, you can't help but root for the unmoored, overgrown adolescent at its center.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The latest collaboration between Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") and Johnny Depp is sharp-edged, surreal, and often astonishing in its giddy creativity. What it is not, however, is a family film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If this lovely tribute sends viewers in search of the real thing, that would be a neat trick indeed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's always a pleasure to find a family film that respects its audience all the way up the line.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The most faithful cinematic depiction of adolescence in recent memory.
    • Film.com
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both Rourke and Tomei bring a tender, lived-in honesty to their sad roles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone awed by 1996's "When We Were Kings" - and really, that should be anyone who's seen it - will consider this vivid companion piece essential viewing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is - allegedly - the final chapter in the series, and everyone involved appears invigorated.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The easily offended will be appalled. The rarely offended may be appalled. But they'll have to stop laughing long enough to realize it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Layering his film with the songs that made his subject an icon, Tillman is aware that Biggie connected with his audience because he told stories others instantly understood. Notorious does that, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rodriguez's story is almost inconceivable in an obsessively magnified, heavily hyped Internet era. Which makes it all the more important to be shared. Listen, be moved, and pass it on.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The setting and themes are pure Loach, and he’s handled comic scenarios with skill before. But he and his longtime screenwriter, Paul Laverty, have added a lighthearted buoyancy — enhanced by a spirited if obvious soundtrack — that might lead some to call this a feel-good crowd-pleaser.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are plenty of unexpected moments within this stirring film, but it's no surprise at all that it's been tapped to compete for a Best Documentary Oscar next Sunday.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With Trishna, his (Winterbottom) penchant for risks has once again paid off.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Don't be fooled by the WB appeal; if you've ever been in high school, Cruel Intentions has the wiles to seduce.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The sort of discovery meant to be savored by the few who find it, The Go-Getter was made for anyone who ever felt stuck, or alone, or desperate to find their place in the world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Past is not as nuanced as its predecessor — and not as impactful, either. But this is still far more complex than most family dramas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Don't you expect any hand-holding, either. Director David Yates throws us straight into Harry's waking nightmare, as he searches for a way to defeat Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) while keeping himself and his friends alive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intensely compelling documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very likely the most fun your family will have this month.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the frivolous feel, it's clear the director intends for Bossa Nova to be a love letter to his two passions: Brazil and his leading lady (who's also his real-life wife). Neither lets him down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Burton's extraordinary powers of imagination are in dazzling bloom, from the gorgeous stop-motion animation to the goofy, homemade horror movies the children direct.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's far more to this groundbreaker who built an empire in the face of formidable challenges. So why would you miss it? Go already.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Spall is best known for his supporting performances (Winston Churchill in “The King’s Speech,” Peter Pettigrew in the “Harry Potter” films). But he’s among the highest class of character actor, able to make a role of any size his own. Leigh has given Spall the gift of a lifetime in J.M.W. Turner.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cowan, a gay Mormon himself, deftly melds facts with emotions, alternating between a history of the church's anti-gay drive and interviews with those directly affected by it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though overly self-conscious, this "Tale" is nonetheless wry, observant and frequently heartbreaking. It's also bound to make you feel better about your own holiday plans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Alternately funny, sad and outrageous, Sacha Gervasi's terrific documentary feels like the lost sequel to “This Is Spinal Tap” -- and everyone involved seems to know it, except the leads.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Up
    While their latest achievement can't quite one-up "WALL-E," it offers soaring highs that are bound to enchant viewers of any age.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately, this is not a film about one specific event but about human nature - most notably, the instincts toward denial and delusion, acceptance and forgiveness. From start to finish, revelations abound.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Charismatic and complicated, Noonan tries to run the movie the way he runs his town. But while the director sometimes appears to be glorifying Noonan's choices, reminders of uncomfortable reality intrude regularly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The action is, overall, as exciting as the primary performances are impressive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The striking directorial debut from fashion designer Tom Ford -- is so unusually beautiful it would be easy to dismiss it as superficial.

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