Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,173 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Affliction
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
2,173 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of the sharpest satires in years.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's that happiest of surprises: a multiplex movie that genuinely respects its young audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is a visual treasure that successfully blends deadpan quirkiness with a wry realism rarely seen in any film, let alone one for children.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Corporate inhumanity Berlinger ferociously exposes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately it's Sheen, finding new facets of his character in every scene, who shoots and scores.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    But don't worry if you miss some details; this is the kind of movie that rewards a second viewing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rahim and Arestrup are both so outstanding that if this were an English-language film, they'd probably be nominated for Oscars, too.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's guilt that gives life, shape and depth to this uncommonly perceptive film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is - allegedly - the final chapter in the series, and everyone involved appears invigorated.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Musical biopics usually replicate a star's rise and fall in depressingly predictable fashion. Hurray, then, for Mat Whitecross and his vibrantly eclectic take on what should feel like the same old story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Assayas - whose previous work, though noteworthy, never hinted at this kind of ambition - gives the film a journalistic quality, while admitting that only a recombination of facts and fiction could do the story justice. It certainly results in explosive viewing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Zimbalists have unearthed a trove of footage, which they effectively blend with a full range of surprisingly honest interviews. As a result, the story of two individuals expands into a portrait of an entire country, in almost unthinkable distress.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A psychosexual thriller that lures its viewers into a woozy nightmare.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The small moments loom large in this moving, bittersweet and often funny documentary.
    • 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
    As Claire Denis' stunning new movie reminds us, she expects a lot of her audience but gives considerably more in return.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If this lovely tribute sends viewers in search of the real thing, that would be a neat trick indeed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Neither Francophiles nor film fans could ask for anything more than François Ozon's latest, a charming comedy.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There can never be too many stories of human grace and perseverance like those of Nova, or Nate, or Adam, all teens who've been encouraged to channel their resentments and desires into art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As smart as it is side-splittingly silly.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Lurie could have gone lighter on the symbolism, he ratchets up the tension with deft intelligence. He's not just making a thriller but a horror film, and we feel his own fear in every scene.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nichols approaches his subject with thoughtful empathy, and while his themes are enormous - he's addressing no less than the state of our nation - he wisely underplays even the most important moments.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Margaret - titled after a poem - reflects its adolescent subject with striking accuracy. It can be frustrating and self-important, clumsy and naive. But it's also passionate, curious and filled with insight, so unafraid in its ambitions that even the flaws are interesting. Every bold vision requires respect; a few deserve celebration. This is one of them, imperfections and all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Spacey, Tucci, and Bettany are the standouts, every cast member locates disturbing notes of villainy or humanity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    These characters are stripped bare in every sense, reflecting an extreme degree of inner confusion, vulnerability and fear. Betrayed and broken as children, they now have to define and rebuild themselves as adults...Sissy turns a nightclub rendition of "New York, New York" into a heartbreaking plea.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even those who adored Alec Guinness as the small-screen George Smiley will appreciate Gary Oldman's perfectly attuned turn as a Cold War spy drawn back from forced retirement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a transformation as wrenching to watch as it is vital to remember.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In this film, a single word is worth more than all the expensive effects imaginable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's irrefutably art, and undeniably vital.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's miles away from big-budget, pop-culture entertainment, but you may be surprised by its impact.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Blunt has never been more relaxed, and she and Segel have a believably warm chemistry. It's also nice to find a romantic comedy with so much respect for both its leads.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the schemes occasionally seem strained, their desperate determination is never less than compelling.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Delightful proof that money and fame have nothing on ingenuity and wit, Safety Not Guaranteed is worth a million meaningless blockbusters.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This film's only real stumble is its ending, which is so predictable it seems like a bit of a copout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With Trishna, his (Winterbottom) penchant for risks has once again paid off.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kold single-handedly carries the film, with his quietly powerful portrayal of a gentle soul in a giant's body.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The action is, overall, as exciting as the primary performances are impressive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A well-written, sensitively directed relationship drama. In most circumstances, that's all it would be - and that would be enough. But lead Thure Lindhardt pushes the picture into realms of such exposed intimacy, you almost feel like you're dating him yourself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mikkelsen's unconventional features and intense talent lend a compelling edge to this expansive period piece.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cooper and Lawrence could so easily have stumbled over the logistical bumps and clichés strewn across Russell's defiantly dark script. Instead, they glide right over them, creating an edgy romantic dramedy that suits our anxious times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though we wander a bit, the trip is a delight, thanks to the witty company.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fortunately, this sprawling epic is well-anchored. There cannot be a better big-screen showman than Jackman.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    “Let’s go for a little ride,” teases Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto at the start of Fast & Furious 6, an amusingly mild suggestion that’s also the only moment of understatement in two dizzyingly high-octane hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An absolute delight, as merry as the day is long.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The very best — and, alas, the very worst — of human nature is captured in this heartbreaking and inspiring documentary.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    I’ll take messy, daring creativity like Gordon-Levitt’s over a formulaic fantasy any day.