Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,169 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

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Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Thin Red Line
Lowest review score: 0 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Score distribution:
2,169 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The historically essential document they’ve created here pulses with an immediacy that will leave you simultaneously enlightened and stunned.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sorrentino’s dazzling tribute to Roman indulgence is a bittersweet, slightly surreal epic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both leading actors are teenagers who’ve never acted before — and they are both phenomenal.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Jillian Schlesinger’s documentary does a terrific job countering everyone’s assumptions. Maidentrip is a clear-eyed chronicle of Dekker’s record-breaking voyage. Think “All Is Lost,” but real, and with a teenage girl instead of Robert Redford (plus a very different ending).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It’s so much fun you may want to put a few bucks aside for a sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So clear your calendar. There’s no better time to get to know a character so obnoxiously stubborn that not even his own creator can shake him.
    • 77 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Most of all, she (Zemeckis) brings generosity and compassion to the Hiltons’ tragic story.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pahani’s films have become increasingly indistinguishable from his complex life, making them a challenging but often thrilling experience.
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 55 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The sort of film one should probably see either a half-dozen times or not at all. It's a complex, highly ambitious documentary that aptly reflects its subject, contemporary French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Won't replace anyone's annual viewing of "It's a Wonderful Life." But your family could find a worse way to take a holiday break.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a pleasure to watch a thinking-man's actor like Sinise adapt so easily to this challenge; he even keeps his dignity when forced to participate in the inevitable martial arts-inflected showdown.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The always reliable Kingsley and Shaw are hilarious, and if the movie isn't quite a triumph, it's still far better than the junk food currently cluttering movie screens.
    • New York Daily News
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Clever, slightly edgy fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A crushingly dark vision of male rage and female vulnerability, Hélène Angel's accomplished first feature hits you like an anvil -- after it's all over.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Works on two levels: Goldfinger does a terrific job exploring the broader history of Yiddish theater, while also homing in on the compelling story of the Burstein family itself.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    None of the children are professionals, and their uncontrived performances lend a painfully real quality to what becomes a rather lyrical story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An urgent, stirring story made all the more inspiring by the very ordinary nature of its subjects.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As befits a production of impeccable French pedigree, the acting, set design and lush cinematography are all outstanding. But the story is told so slowly.
    • New York Daily News
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike most indie directors dealing with this sort of material, Maggio refuses to wallow in the romance of either misery or redemption. Instead, he hangs everything on the honesty of his lead, unknown actor Jordan -- who is so good that if there's any justice, he won't remain unknown for long.
    • New York Daily News
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A genially mellow, consistently entertaining spoof.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Only the most hardhearted would fail to be swayed by Messner's surprising strength, and -- dare I say it -- irresistible charm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A charming little valentine to the mysteries of attraction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you're looking for either insight or even just an introduction into the mind of a great artist, "One Day" is worth the effort.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although Voyages is mapped with anguish and fear, director Emmanuel Finkiel's characters are survivors, and he never lets us forget it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sensitive and thoughtful coming-of-age story.
    • New York Daily News
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    She (Walters) may be working with old news, but she shores up this shaky film with a heart the size of an ocean liner.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both politically intricate and genuinely hilarious, Faat-Kine is a story grounded in dichotomies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unpolished and clearly made on a low budget, the results seem a little like a home video by someone who spent an especially cool summer vacation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The most extraordinary thing about Me You Them is that no one behaves as though anything remotely out of the ordinary is going on.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Charming, funny and poignant. But it's also a reminder that if we want an intelligent teen romance, we have to import it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hits so hard because it feels so real.
    • New York Daily News
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating exploration of the mysteries of the artist's life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Her story (Ganatra) -- and the rest of the gifted, multicultural cast that brings it to life -- represents another step in the evolving face of film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Breillat has made an important, even essential work about the exploitation of young women's sexuality, but is not she complicit as well?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The actors seem exhilarated.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Seen through Demy's eyes (and Raoul Coutard's shimmering black-and-white photography), their extravagance is so effortlessly cool, you feel somehow lucky just to be there with them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    For those who've become increasingly conscious of the connections between strangers sharing a city, it's a challenge that's hard to resist.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Equally compelling and depressing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Beautiful, witty and provocative, this is one genre film that ought to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It is an excruciating experience. But then, it would have to be. We're watching the distilled essence of war.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ought to suit fans just fine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating, damning picture of bourgeois boredom that manages to be both epic and intimate at the same time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Yektapanah's stripped-down methods --remote setting, a cast of locals, the sparest of scripts -- are used so effectively, it quickly becomes clear that he's most concerned with the similarities rather than the differences between people.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A neat little almost-thriller, this witty French diversion manages to mess with your head with little apparent effort.
    • New York Daily News
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The heavy subject is tempered with gentle humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jiang's razor-sharp conclusions are less about the Japanese army or the Chinese government than about simple human nature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Whether this smart, sexy and unsparing film is a hilarious comedy or a poignant drama is a matter of personal opinion — and experience. But if you've ever felt both baffled and blessed by your own family, this "Marriage" is one event you won't want to miss.
    • New York Daily News
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both a witty ode to and a poignant lament for the choices we make.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The plot is woven from minutely observed details that beautifully evoke a rarely seen world.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a "First Wives Club" for single guys, giving voice to a whole range of authentic, if not always responsible, attitudes and emotions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An ingratiatingly sincere attempt to deal with the complications and contradictions of modern romance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite a somewhat unpolished look and a few slips into cliche, the film makes up in sincerity what it lacks in sophistication.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's no question that the film's primary intent is to showcase its stars, but thanks to their perfectly attuned performances, it feels more real than self-conscious.
    • New York Daily News
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Gay deals so honestly with the boys' emotions, it's almost a revelation when compared to Hollywood fabrications.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Brodsky's last film before his death is a moving tribute to his career.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Troche is most interested in exploring the secret lives hidden inside freshly painted Colonials, and what she finds is that everyone's secret is exactly the same: a crushing inability to connect with the people closest to them.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There were a lot of people who came to regret investing their time and money in Park's brash dream. You won't be one of them.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike most inner-city stories that come out of Hollywood, this feels like the real thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With this moving, contemplative portrait of an artist who has suddenly become an old man, de Oliveira refuses to patronize either his hero or his audience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Perfectly modulated in its tone and performances, Lawless Heart is content to be a small, quiet film. We could use a few more like it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A technical and visual tour-de-force.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In a feat of truly impressive cinematic finesse, Hendricks manages to capture every possible angle, from below a soaring motorcycle to atop a speeding luger's helmet.
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Carefully walks the fine line between paying homage to a classic and entertaining a modern audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A thoroughly entertaining animated comedy that's sweet enough for the youngest moviegoers, and smart enough for the most cynical chaperone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What it offers are dozens of intimate moments that feel so true, they achieve a rare kind of grace. This sensitive indie drama was written and directed by brothers - and first-time feature filmmakers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Directors Adi Barash and Ruth Shatz do a brilliant job of letting the South African, Israeli, Cuban and Namibian men aboard speak for themselves.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The real highlight is watching the dancers as they progress from their first, tentative improvisations to the final, complex performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kudlácek's primary focus, however, is on Deren's work, which means we don't learn enough about her complex, fascinating personality. On the other hand, she's offering a too-rare opportunity to see substantial portions of Deren's seminal films.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The sort of independent-film project that could have been disastrous in less-skilled hands. But Freeman's direction is so deft and the performances so natural that her remarkable experiment ends up feeling more realistic than most documentaries.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Genuinely entertaining and, thanks to a well of self-deluded quotes from the men, shockingly funny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lee pushes this joyride into stimulation overdrive, playing with colors and film speeds and surfaces and shadows until it makes perfect sense that a movie should be all about energy, rather than -- well, about anything else at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is a vital history lesson that many of us have missed but few are likely to forget.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Strikes a nice balance between smart and sweet.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you want old-school cool, you go to Laurence Fishburne.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With so many cynical Hollywood romances cluttering theaters, Zhang Yimou's unabashed simplicity is most welcome.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Watching Tuba's proud girls disappear into anonymous clouds of chadors says more than any political diatribe could, and Bani-Etemad is wise enough to know it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Takashi is a master of the jagged quick cut and the shocker finish, and his head-spinning story is pumped up with almost more bravado than a single screen can handle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns the dangerous monotony of poverty and unemployment into something nearly hypnotic.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sloppy, self-satisfied and surprisingly heartfelt.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Enlightening and rather unsettling documentary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A smashing success on its own terms, though as a transcendent love story it lacks the firm foundation in human reality that characterizes Lars Von Trier's superior "Breaking the Waves."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Must be the smartest -- and most disturbing -- movie about parenthood in ages.
    • New York Daily News
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Broomfield conducts riveting interviews with a former LAPD officer, Biggie's fiercely protective mother and assorted hangers-on, but the actual thrust of his evidence seems almost irrelevant.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Smart, spiky comedy upends every traditional notion of love, sex and family.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Characteristically lacking in narrative -- but what it misses in traditional plot devices, it more than makes up for in passion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The tone is attentive and responsible.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Masterly coming-of-age drama.