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

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
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Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Her
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Most of all, she (Zemeckis) brings generosity and compassion to the Hiltons’ tragic story.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This mordant, macabre look at the American obsession with fast food, television and murder is icily funny.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Teller delivers a career-making performance as Andrew Neyman, a 19-year-old jazz drummer who wants to be great. Like Buddy Rich great.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It still sounds pretty fresh: politicians scratching backs, loose ladies threatening to talk, careers balanced tremulously on the line
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A film as unique as this is a gift that shouldn't be ignored.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    (Cusack)'s genius, however, is in his continual ability to be the most likeable of everymen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's beating heart is the friendship between the women, who had found some sort of happiness by the show's 2004 finale. Now they're all at a personal crossroads and need one another more than ever.
    • 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 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The cast is splendid, the script quick-witted and the action satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By deftly blending silliness and sophistication, this little movie does its part to stem the technological tide.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the Chinese government won't be too happy about it, everyone else ought to be deeply moved by the tragedies Peosay records.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately, the film is so determinedly evenhanded, it probably won't change anybody's mind. But no matter where you stand, it's likely to leave a lasting impression.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film leaves us wondering about all the war stories we haven't heard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The mildly surreal drama doesn't always make sense, but it sure does look great.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every action scene is a spectacularly choreographed set piece. At one point, Jaa literally fights with feet of fire. Unfortunately, whenever he comes down to earth, so does the movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Gay deals so honestly with the boys' emotions, it's almost a revelation when compared to Hollywood fabrications.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Toward the finish, the movie takes a regrettable curve into melodrama, but the excellent performances never waver.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A must-see both for girls and the grownups who love them.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What Disturbia lacks in complexity, it makes up for in witty jokes, sneaky jolts and a timeless lesson: If you've got windows, someone's always watching.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A memorable portrait of a true New York character, Rob Fruchtman and Rebecca Cammisa's documentary ably captures the blazing force at its center.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's definitely the most fun you'll have with the undead this week.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Besson takes a few clumsy stabs at political relevance, but it's clear that grand themes are not his priority. That's okay: His charismatic leads are martial-arts masters, and their breathtaking stunts smoothly lift the movie every time it stumbles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With so many cynical Hollywood romances cluttering theaters, Zhang Yimou's unabashed simplicity is most welcome.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A very funny, solidly entertaining movie that, despite its unshakable obsesion with undergarments, is as sweet as a Kwik-E-Mart Squishee.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both public tribute and private therapy session, Baadasssss! should have been a self-conscious disaster. By confronting his past with wit and style, Van Peebles has instead created a meta-cool history lesson and homage.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sloppy, self-satisfied and surprisingly heartfelt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a tribute to both the subject and his biographer that this story of one man's experience is also a vital chronicle of the times in which he's lived.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are times, to be sure, when Herzlinger's antics threaten to swing from cute to cloying. But the few missteps are gently redeemed by an unexpectedly charming finish.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Here's hoping its old-fashioned sensibility appeals to contemporary kids, because we could certainly use more movies as smart and sweet as this one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bergman and his gifted cast do an excellent job portraying the wounded, but still vital, connections that help these people heal even as they fervently believe it's time to give up.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Strikes a nice balance between smart and sweet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If Chalk had been made by Christopher Guest - an obvious influence - it would get the attention it deserves. Packed with sly jokes, hilarious performances and sad truths, the movie will probably become a cult classic among educators.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is a highly amusing folly, rendered with a surprisingly gentle affection.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Painted Veil may begin too slowly, but it also ends too soon.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Groomsmen captures a single, specific moment, when responsibilities await but adulthood is still unwelcome. If their predicament strikes a chord, you may want to join Burns' boys for their final hurrah.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Conventional, but intensely passionate, war movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite a brief, unnecessary foray into melodrama -- stands alone as compelling entertainment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It feels as though we're on a journey with Benjamin, who proves to be a wryly funny, passionate and complex traveling companion.
    • New York Daily News
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The heavy subject is tempered with gentle humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cahill deserves major credit for keeping the story from becoming mawkish or twee. He was also wise enough to realize it's Douglas' show, and as soon as he steps into the frame, you'll know it, too.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just like the can-do VW Beetle of the title, Herbie: Fully Loaded succeeds adorably despite the obstacles in its path.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Where Kim's best-known movie, "The Isle," was a stomach-churner, this beautifully composed canvas is the sort of film one falls into, resurfacing at the end with great reluctance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Csupo needed two very gifted leads to do this beloved story justice, and found them in AnnaSophia Robb and Josh Hutcherson.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Masterly coming-of-age drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very little actually happens in the movie. There are no cathartic breakdowns or soul-changing epiphanies. Instead, we're offered a collection of small moments that feel so familiar, they remind us how false most films really are.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A provocative reflection of its rule-breaking subjects, Brett Morgen's political documentary re-examines the past while drawing unmissable parallels to the present.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dives into the brutal heart of a place most people would avoid at all cost.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To Devlin's great credit, he keeps us rapt throughout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The whole movie is a blast, thanks to a whip-smart script clearly written for kids and grownups alike.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Deftly intercutting between several tenuously-connected lives, Barbara Albert's astringent drama is transformed by bright flashes of compassion.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Gentle and affecting, it offers an introduction to a mostly unfamiliar world while touching on issues recognizable to all.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Certainly has the look and feel of a masterpiece, but it's missing the emotional core that most moviegoers need.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So yes, you'll roll your eyes when the coach defies Papale's naysayers by insisting that "he has heart." But if there's a single surprise on this familiar field, it's that the movie does, too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While some may be put off by Peggy's wild-eyed mania, and the film's broadly comic tone, Shannon makes this lost spirit strikingly sympathetic.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The jokes, fast and furious enough to satisfy both teens and intrepid parents, are far funnier than they are raunchy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is a quietly simple fable that hits you hardest after it's over.
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Visually arresting and deeply disheartening, James Longley's impressionistic documentary explores the pain of a shattered country by homing in on a few tiny shards.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you think of Reilly as little more than a camp icon, you've got a lot to learn.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Allen and Short seem to be having so much fun that their enthusiasm is entirely contagious. Let the season begin.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With its carefully-chosen soundtrack, funky animation, and enthusiastic interviews, Dean Budnick's affectionate documentary pays apt tribute to Wetlands, a local landmark that closed in 2001.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though some see Treadwell as an idealistic martyr who made the ultimate sacrifice for his passion, others vilify him as an arrogant fool who courted his own end.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's clear that Kor's goal is to keep people talking, and thinking, about impossibly difficult subjects. And there's no debating her success in that regard.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both epic and intimate, this impassioned samurai drama is for anyone who's ever watched a movie and muttered, "They just don't make 'em like they used to."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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