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

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Affliction
Lowest review score: 0 Postal
Score distribution:
2,169 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Given that fundamentalist faith and sober logic are irreconcilable enemies, though, Baer's analysis inevitably leads to a grim roadblock, at which he can do little more than tally the toll.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Naive or wicked, idealist or egomaniac: Nothing in Ralph Nader's character is agreed upon by everyone in this fascinating biography - with one exception. And the title says it all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Heated speeches about the International Monetary Fund, debt relief and global responsibility may not sound like your idea of Friday-night entertainment, but Sissako makes a strong case.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rarely has Paris seemed more enchanting than in Danièle Thompson's optimistic ode to Gallic romance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Filmmakers Vardit Bilu and Dalia Hagar don't seem as interested in taking sides as they do in exploring universal themes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Namesake is suffused with radiant grace, and manages to be old-fashioned yet immediate, epic and intimate.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jensen tarnishes the lining of every cloud in one wickedly funny scene after another.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film leaves us wondering about all the war stories we haven't heard.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The characters may suffer once the bride walks down the aisle, but Bier, Jensen and their first-rate cast work together like a match made in heaven.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's intense focus skillfully exposes the raw pain just under the skin of a seemingly ordinary citizen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The kind of thriller we've seen a thousand times before. Fortunately, nobody told leads, Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins, both of whom devoutly believe they're in another, better movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An old-fashioned joy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Plenty of films owe a debt to "The Godfather," but it's rare to see inspiration used as successfully as it is here.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the sequel isn't as unrelentingly gory as the original, there are still rivers of blood.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's definitely the most fun you'll have with the undead this week.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dives into the brutal heart of a place most people would avoid at all cost.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A classic Michael Bay mega-movie. Interested in plot and character development? Move along. You're blocking the view.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As intriguing and unusual as its title, this anime debut from CGI mastermind Michael Arias bursts with enough ideas for three movies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The actors elevate what might have been fluff into a genuinely moving tale, and the action is so much fun that it doesn't even matter if you've seen Molière's plays before.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Weary and overworked to her very bones, Dora nevertheless has a heart of gold and a spine of steel. The movie does, too.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    And oh, what stories these heroes have to tell - and what incredible sights they brought back with them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fox stumbles a little at the end, which is unnecessarily exaggerated. He should have trusted his own talent - it's the attention to minor details that makes his work so memorable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Everyone involved, from Marla's defensive parents to the cynical journalists who promoted and then turned on her, seems to have some sort of agenda.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly polished, but deeply affecting, documentary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Enchanted wittily updates traditional tales, it is, in the end, as carefully calculated in its appeal as any movie ever was.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It is the devastating testimony from survivors themselves that leaves the most indelible impression.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Alex Gibney's forceful documentary starts with a single tragedy: the torture of an Afghani prisoner at Bagram Air Base. By the time it's over, he's broadened his focus into a documentary so damning of the U.S. government, it's hard to believe he even got it made.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Note: We're giving this one 4 stars if you're under 12; 2-1/2 stars if you're not...That unwieldy name should give you some sense of Disney's intentions: this is, plain and simple, a consolation prize for all the frustrated fans who couldn't get tickets to Cyrus' sold-out stadium tour last year.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very good but very grim, Paul Andrew Williams' punishing debut doesn't pull many punches - although the characters certainly field their share of body blows.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story's fractured structure - and Christopher Doyle's dreamlike cinematography - make for a striking mood piece.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even if this movie doesn't quite hit the highs of its predecessor, it's nice to know that there are still filmmakers ready to respect the eternal struggles of freaks and geeks.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nearly every actor has his or her moments of hilarity, but it's the surprises, like Herzog's terrific turn as a bunny-loving sadist, that make the biggest impact.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of the most delightful movies to come along this year.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Toward the finish, the movie takes a regrettable curve into melodrama, but the excellent performances never waver.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's part grim Beckett-like drama, part joyous picaresque, and all quite mesmerizing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Denis' slow, deliberate style shuns typical suspense techniques, relying instead on something far more effective: a stunning performance by Testud.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you want old-school cool, you go to Laurence Fishburne.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike most inner-city stories that come out of Hollywood, this feels like the real thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating, damning picture of bourgeois boredom that manages to be both epic and intimate at the same time.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A genially mellow, consistently entertaining spoof.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is a vital history lesson that many of us have missed but few are likely to forget.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Strikes a nice balance between smart and sweet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Beautiful, witty and provocative, this is one genre film that ought to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Equally compelling and depressing.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Must be the smartest -- and most disturbing -- movie about parenthood in ages.
    • New York Daily News
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Frustratingly, though, and not a little ironically, Justman chooses to focus on the new stars when they sing, rather than on the Funk Brothers playing in the background. Just as curiously, he paints a remarkably rosy picture of the old days, overlooking the racism and exploitation the Brothers surely experienced.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Smart, spiky comedy upends every traditional notion of love, sex and family.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The plot is woven from minutely observed details that beautifully evoke a rarely seen world.
    • 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
    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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The actors seem exhilarated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sensitive and thoughtful coming-of-age story.
    • New York Daily News
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Corcuera is a deft and determined storyteller, and it's a testament to his passion that we're left wanting to know a great deal more about each of his 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite a brief, unnecessary foray into melodrama -- stands alone as compelling entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To Devlin's great credit, he keeps us rapt throughout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both compelling and disturbing, this tragicomic documentary follows five dreamers as they pursue romance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although we never feel any true connection to the enigmatic actress, there's no denying the inventiveness of Kon's homage to the possibilities of cinema.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Brodsky's last film before his death is a moving tribute to his career.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    From folk festivals to political rallies, Masud never overlooks the cultural and emotional elements of a country at a crossroads.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    At moments, the story skirts uncomfortably close to the grotesque. But this atmospheric oddity delivers a surprisingly sensitive take on the overwhelming ache of loneliness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Warm and engaging.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's no easy trick to invite viewers into an utterly bleak setting populated by the dissatisfied and small-minded. But a droll script and generally deft direction make the Icelandic chill surprisingly inviting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By deftly blending silliness and sophistication, this little movie does its part to stem the technological tide.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns the dangerous monotony of poverty and unemployment into something nearly hypnotic.
    • 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.