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

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Her
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Writer/director Mona Achache adapts Muriel Barbery's novel, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," loosely but skillfully, creating an intimate portrait that resounds with empathy. Comedy and tragedy are given equal respect, and even the quietest souls are valued.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Silva intends to keep us guessing, and it's fair to say he takes us in unexpected directions. But don't expect any flashy Hollywood twists. The surprises come from Catalina Saavedra's intense lead performance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This animated documentary, from former Israeli soldier Ari Folman, blends both tactics to devastating effect. Perhaps only animation could give us the distance that makes his subject bearable: the personal cost of his own participation in the 1982 Lebanon War.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though it's Swinton who grounds the film, Guadagnino is really telling the story of an entire family and their unquestioned way of life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To see an expensive, big-studio movie freed from creative constraints and directorial cynicism is always a rare and wondrous experience. In a season of bloated indulgence, it’s also fair to call it a marvel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The cast and crew render every detail so exquisitely that there's almost too much to take in at once. Repeat viewings will be required.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This story doesn't go well with popcorn, and you won't be able to shake it off like so many blockbusters. That said, it's likely to be the most unforgettable film you see all summer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every adult who owes a debt of gratitude to American soldiers should see Kirby Dick's heartbreaking documentary about sexual violence in the military.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This unusually intelligent crowd-pleaser is welcome proof that quality filmmaking needn’t be limited by subject, audience or budget.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film's real strength is its cast, from an Oscar-bound Mo'Nique to a notably deglammed Mariah Carey.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Perhaps it's no surprise that Reitman has come out with a lovely Hollywood romance that floats buoyantly along on a sea of sadness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Assayas and his cast hit so many perfect notes, you'll swear you've seen these characters and heard these conversations before - not in Chekhov's thematically similar "Cherry Orchard," which was an obvious influence, but in your own life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Each viewer is likely to connect with a different character initially, but don’t be surprised if you switch allegiances several times before the story ends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Classical dance great Jacques d’Amboise calls Tanaquil LeClercq’s style a “path to heaven.” And this lovely documentary by Nancy Buirski makes clear that he’s right.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Big Hero 6 was executive produced by Pixar guru John Lasseter. You can see the influence in the high quality, from the appealing 3D animation to the unusually sharp story and script (a cooperative effort credited to seven people).
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    I’ll take messy, daring creativity like Gordon-Levitt’s over a formulaic fantasy any day.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The perfect haven from the cheap ironies and cruel indifference we all have to field both in life and, far too often, at the movies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a transformation as wrenching to watch as it is vital to remember.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Assayas may have been inspired by biographical memories, but “Air” is so sensitively observed that it simultaneously evokes a universal, and eternal, state of adolescence as well.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The small moments loom large in this moving, bittersweet and often funny documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The best movies are ever-shifting, intelligent and open-hearted enough to expand alongside an audience. American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s harrowing meditation on war, is built on this foundation of uncommon compassion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both lovely and wrenching, So Yong Kim's intimate drama feels so honest, it's often difficult to watch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though slickly packaged, Robert Kenner's unsparing exposé is harder to watch than any horror film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    All the popcorn movies you're planning to see will still be at the multiplex if you wait another week. This shimmering beauty will be gone in a flash. Catch it while you can.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fairy tale about the infinite power of film, it boasts all his swaggering trademarks: rapid-fire dialogue, gleeful violence, endless cultural references. But it's the sharp-eyed deliberation that makes the greatest impact.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Karasawa captures the flinty, ferocious nature of her subject, Elaine Stritch, with just the right amount of clear-eyed respect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ferreras is similarly frank, but heavy doses of humor and empathy, along with gorgeous hand-drawn animation, keep things from getting too morbid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Spacey, Tucci, and Bettany are the standouts, every cast member locates disturbing notes of villainy or humanity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There is never a shortage of options if you're looking for an intimate foreign drama about family bonds. But the eloquent insights of director Claire Denis stand alone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sorrentino’s dazzling tribute to Roman indulgence is a bittersweet, slightly surreal epic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though not as impactful as Anderson's strongest works - including its adolescent cousin, "Rushmore" - "Kingdom" unfolds with an asymmetrical lyricism of its own.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Neither Francophiles nor film fans could ask for anything more than François Ozon's latest, a charming comedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The very best — and, alas, the very worst — of human nature is captured in this heartbreaking and inspiring documentary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's irrefutably art, and undeniably vital.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An absolute delight, as merry as the day is long.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both leading actors are teenagers who’ve never acted before — and they are both phenomenal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film rests, though, on the sturdy shoulders of Chastain and McAvoy. They don’t share the intense chemistry this couple really needs, but they commit to the individual stories with touching persuasion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As for the ever-impressive supporting cast, neither a delightfully befuddled Jim Broadbent nor a wild-eyed Helena Bonham Carter can upstage Alan Rickman, who again proves invaluable as the slithery Prof. Snape.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We already know Kristen Wiig can act. So the real revelation in The Skeleton Twins is Bill Hader, who turns in a performance so overflowing with poignancy that he deserves to be considered on any early awards list.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This little gem is best saved for those -- both young and old -- who prefer to find surprises under the tree.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Trier's voice and vision, are thrillingly unique. His ever-searching camera, which never stops moving, takes us into places we've never been, know too well and won't soon forget.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In Linden's assured hands, each character gets just enough time to contribute to the greater whole. They're all recognizable, not as clichés or stereotypes but as realistic individuals.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's guilt that gives life, shape and depth to this uncommonly perceptive film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fans will want to replay the extensive archival footage over and over. Newcomers are more likely to pause halfway through, search out the superlative soundtrack, and immerse themselves in the music that inspired this rare, fall-and-rise story in the first place.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Meticulous staging and Piccoli's world-weary presence balance any silliness, making the issues here feel relevant and real. The method is not pointed political satire but gentle enlightenment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The perfect answer to cries of "I'm bored," Marshall Curry's outstanding documentary won't just entertain your family for a little while. It'll also inspire everyone to get back outside, and find a new passion.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie loses its way toward the end, shifting from wry black comedy to slightly overdone pathos. But there's plenty here to appreciate, making the title perfectly apt.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We’re not in Disney’s world. Berger knows his Grimm, and he suffuses his entrancing fairy tale with a moving sense of melancholy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    For starters, it's a pleasure to see Matthew McConaughey - a gifted actor who can't hide his boredom in trivial work - finally settle into the role for which he was born.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This seemingly ordinary biographical documentary about the retiring animation master unfolds, at a deceptively gentle pace, into a work of immense beauty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Definitely worth a chance: although everyone in this fog-shrouded setting makes grand sacrifices, all you'll lose are a few tears.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    David France's survey of AIDS advocacy should be invaluable to every frustrated movement, as both a road map and a reminder of how vital personal activism remains.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mikkelsen's unconventional features and intense talent lend a compelling edge to this expansive period piece.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone who doubts that a single individual can make a political impact should see Anders Østergaard’s gripping documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In an era of anti-immigrant fervor, this sobering and much-needed look at Latino migration is built on an undeniably optimistic premise: that once Americans have accurate facts, "they rarely allow injustices to stand."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This would be tricky territory for the most experienced director, but I can't remember the last time I saw organized religion handled in such an even-handed, thoughtful manner.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's miles away from big-budget, pop-culture entertainment, but you may be surprised by its impact.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kechiche takes his time, allowing us to know the characters as if we live next door. But be warned: for those who come to feel like a member of the family, the unexpected end may seem strikingly unfair.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There is so much to admire in Joshua Marston's The Forgiveness of Blood that it's easy to overlook the miracle at its center: Marston's artistic idealism.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If Ayer had taken as much care with his bad guys as he does with his leads (and their deftly sketched wives and colleagues, played by Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera and Frank Grillo, among others), he might have crafted a seamless picture.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So is he a martyred patriot or a misguided traitor? And is it possible he’s both? Poitras comes down firmly on one side, and she makes a strong case. But the movie would have been stronger still if she’d acknowledged the alternative view.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is certainly an apt time to make a crowd-pleasing movie about rich villains, but Greenfield is not an exploiter - she's an artist.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A vital one for movie fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As smart as it is side-splittingly silly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fortunately, this sprawling epic is well-anchored. There cannot be a better big-screen showman than Jackman.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Deftly weaving double plotlines, gorgeous camera work, and deep compassion, Miike contrasts ritualistic "honor" with the truly honorable, as poor but noble squires face off against powerful lords cushioned by tradition and pride.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Most crime stories are content to simply exist, wallowing in their own base violence. But David Michôd's fierce debut takes the genre apart, finding a reason for the madness that propels it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    "Dexter” fans will enjoy watching Michael C. Hall as a bumbling everyman terrified of violence. But there’s plenty more to appreciate within Jim Mickle’s gripping adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale’s pulp novel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The endlessly inventive del Toro creates visual fantasies unlike any other, and the creatures on display here are truly extraordinary. But amid all the costumes, all the action, and all the special effects, it's the humanity that makes his work so memorable. Yes, the monsters are amazing. But the moment when a heartsick Hellboy discovers Barry Manilow? Priceless.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though based on a true story with a well-known outcome, Doug Liman's Fair Game is as suspenseful as any fictional thriller -- and considerably more tragic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    They’ve turned Thomas Pynchon’s work into a slapstick noir homage that doesn’t just reward but demands multiple viewings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cheshire refuses to look away, no matter how complicated things get. In fact, it's the tangled, tortured roots that most inspire him, turning this deeply personal film into a potent meditation on our nation's past.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As Claire Denis' stunning new movie reminds us, she expects a lot of her audience but gives considerably more in return.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It’s undeniably thrilling to watch Gonzalez Iñárritu and Keaton aiming so high. Whenever they’re brave enough to leap into the unknown, Birdman soars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The most memorable turn, however, comes from young Holland. There is not a moment in which Lucas' fear, or unexpected courage, feels less than real.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kold single-handedly carries the film, with his quietly powerful portrayal of a gentle soul in a giant's body.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Have we come a long way since Wright's world was upended because he spoke undeniable truths? Watch this essential American story, and decide for yourself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just when it seems he's left himself with no way out, he comes up with a finish guaranteed to leave you breathless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A small but important film about small but important lives, the latest drama from Shane Meadows further confirms that more people should know about this gifted director.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Why are innovative educators met with so much resistance? And why is our system falling so painfully short? Perhaps ­because so many of us don't realize just how dire things ­really are.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the schemes occasionally seem strained, their desperate determination is never less than compelling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pahani’s films have become increasingly indistinguishable from his complex life, making them a challenging but often thrilling experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Alfredson makes the most of every detail, carefully crafting an atmosphere of haunting alienation. These two lost souls may come together under unusual circumstances, but their connection feels universally human.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Steven Meyer's deeply affecting documentary, narrated by Laurie Anderson, takes us back to a camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, Majdanek, in order to honor those who left everything behind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Segel and Nicholas Stoller, who made "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" together, wrote the screenplay for The Muppets with obvious intent: to return these icons to their former glory.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Along the way, the movie documents a movement while deftly skewering a cynical media and ever-gullible public. So whether we're being had or just enlightened, Banksy's definitely found a new medium in which to create his own works of art.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even with all the CGI effects, this darkly emotional movie feels like the anti-"Speed Racer." Sure, it's a big-budget spectacle. But it's also the kind of grandly old-fashioned entertainment we don't get enough of anymore.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is very much Brand's movie, with Hill playing a surprisingly subdued straight man. Still, the strong supporting cast - including Rose Byrne and Elisabeth Moss as the guys' girlfriends - easily holds its own.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Leoni and Kinnear are charming, and Koepp keeps the mood appropriately light. But really, this would be just another disposable comedy if it weren't for our unassuming star.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A psychosexual thriller that lures its viewers into a woozy nightmare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a misfit loner as confident as Olive, who bears her considerable tortures with remarkable grace. But Stone is so funny, smart and sweet that we relate to her anyway.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In this film, a single word is worth more than all the expensive effects imaginable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's that happiest of surprises: a multiplex movie that genuinely respects its young audience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A little miracle, Azazel Jacobs' lovely story of a life lost and found tackles big issues -love, maturity, fulfillment - in deceptively modest fashion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bateman could have been much more interesting if he'd been played by someone who wouldn't need to work quite so hard (Charlie Sheen or Rob Lowe might have been fascinating here).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately it's Sheen, finding new facets of his character in every scene, who shoots and scores.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As vital as the best war chronicles to come out in recent years, this is one every American ought to see.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though consistently engaging, Redford’s latest directorial endeavor does feel like a plea. You can almost hear him coaxing us to learn from the past, even as we rush into the future.

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