Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,176 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 Mutual Appreciation
Lowest review score: 0 I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Score distribution:
2,176 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both compelling and disturbing, this tragicomic documentary follows five dreamers as they pursue romance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's part grim Beckett-like drama, part joyous picaresque, and all quite mesmerizing.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite a brief, unnecessary foray into melodrama -- stands alone as compelling entertainment.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is not a film for the impatient. But director Aparna Sen finds the poetry in romantic restraint, which is a mighty rare resource these days.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though younger fans of Cameron's 1997 blockbuster may be a little disappointed at the lack of, well, Leo, Cameron persuades us to share his obsession with the ship's history.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The whole movie is a blast, thanks to a whip-smart script clearly written for kids and grownups alike.
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Toward the finish, the movie takes a regrettable curve into melodrama, but the excellent performances never waver.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Proving there's always a new way to tell an old story, Stephen Chow pulls out all the stops for one of the silliest, sweetest and most fun family films in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Winterbottom informs us that, though fictional, his story represents thousands of real lives, and there is a hardly a false note, which makes this both a difficult and exceedingly memorable film to watch.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Army officials vigorously defend the school, after watching so many grim interviews with victims of the school's alumni, agreeing with Smihula's skepticism is finally unavoidable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A lovely little coming-of-age story, this Taiwanese romance was directed by Chih-Yen Yee with a skillful subtlety enhanced by his young cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The town's entrenched racism is impossible to ignore, but the efforts toward change make a compelling history.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To Devlin's great credit, he keeps us rapt throughout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A powerful drama that turns a common event -- the rending of a family -- into an intimate, personal affair.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both enchantingly old-fashioned and daringly modern.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Long stretches go by without dialogue or discernible action. But there are significant rewards for those willing to accept the movie's deliberate pace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By deftly blending silliness and sophistication, this little movie does its part to stem the technological tide.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though he's working with an unavoidably sentimental story, Kon embraces the dark underside of his characters' lives, giving this animated film a satisfyingly three-dimensional feel.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A poignant, deeply ­intimate history of one family.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Warm and engaging.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
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    Once in a while, a little reality can be a welcome antidote to our increasingly outsized film fantasies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hickenlooper does a nice job blending Bingenheimer's flashy past with his somewhat pathetic present, creating a genuinely compelling study in diminishing returns.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As an alternative to the slick, instantly forgettable fare usually made for kids and preteens, Ella Enchanted brings a little bit of magic to the multiplex.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Thomas does an excellent job exploring the incendiary environment that shaped the band in the late 1960s. His primary interest, however, is simply to express and explain the thrill the MC5 still inspires.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are a few fight scenes, but they're as unshowy as the rest of this restrained film. If your warrior ideal is Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill," you may not have the patience this gentle story demands of its viewers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Likable Lohan doesn't exude the vulnerability that would give the movie true heart, and Fey, head writer for "Saturday Night Live," crafts better punch lines than plots.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This sensitive drama will appeal to anyone who has strained against the confines of family - or basked happily in its comforts.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to believe Andy Warhol's Factory created enough characters to keep us interested 40 years later, but as it turns out, drag diva Jackie Curtis still has a few more minutes of fame left.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If her (Noujaim's) movie teaches us anything, it's that no reality remains unspun.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Deftly composed of many small moments, this gentle Israeli film skirts politics to portray a family that is blessedly normal in its internal chaos.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Deftly intercutting between several tenuously-connected lives, Barbara Albert's astringent drama is transformed by bright flashes of compassion.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unapologetically graphic and slightly marred by an artistic awkwardness, this is a rare and worthwhile glimpse into another nation's historical legend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The mildly surreal drama doesn't always make sense, but it sure does look great.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some stories are more compellingly told than others, but all, like Trank's film, are deserving of attention.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Never shies away from either the beauty or the cruelty of the hunt.
    • 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.
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By turns funny, touching and genuinely inspiring.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Daniel Burman examines the ways people cope with the passing of time, whether it's weary mall employees, a broken family or the diminishing Argentinean-Jewish community.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As stripped down as its title, this gentle Argentinian road movie makes much out of very little.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dynamite perfectly describes this riveting documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Israeli director Savi Gabizon has created a nuanced coming-of-age portrait that ought to strike a chord with ­audiences ­everywhere.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is a highly amusing folly, rendered with a surprisingly gentle affection.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Will thrill those who prefer their violence graphic and their comedy surreal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Amanda Micheli's candid documentary introduces us to two of these real-life daredevils, and it is a genuine pleasure.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Manages to tackle some serious issues without sacrificing its inherently sweet nature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the film is as long as the escape route, Richter's brisk direction keeps us riveted through the suspenseful finish of his vivid history lesson.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Tapping into the basest fears of war while subverting all expectations, director Susanne Bier deftly reads between the headlines.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Arnaud Desplechin's sprawling drama exudes a go-for-broke determination that is frustrating and exhilarating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If ever a movie could convince the masses to don communal shoes, this is the one.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A lovely, almost painfully intimate story of female bonding that never panders to its characters or its audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Travels so deeply into the confusions of female adolescence that you'd never know this deceptively languid British film was directed by a Polish-born man.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Exhilarating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What makes the film feel genuine, however, are the performances.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Clearly intended as a reminder that one person can move - or, at least, save - mountains.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is a quietly simple fable that hits you hardest after it's over.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sauper captures a world in which life and death are treated with equal practicality - and disregard. His camera is unflinching; your gaze may not be quite so steady.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the obvious cultural differences, what we come away with is a surprising sense of familiarity. Not even the widest political chasms, Gordon finds, can eradicate the universal pleasure of a young girl's giggle.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When these two powerhouse performers come together, a rather predictable tale ignites with surprising force.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A charmingly loony tale of two young loners who form an unlikely bond, this droll Japanese import puts the predictable banality of most Hollywood teen flicks to shame.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With a soundtrack that ranges from classical to jazz to bluegrass, this is not only an obvious choice for ­music lovers, but required viewing for anyone interested in the mysteries of creative inspiration.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A suddenly vital biography, Make It Funky, pays apt homage to the unique gifts New ­Orleans has given its country over the last century. Watching it ought to inspire anyone to return the favor.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating capsule of an era long past.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While it's a geek's paradise from scene one, newcomers are likely to feel left out until they get their bearings. Fortunately, Whedon's characteristic humanity, coupled with the slyest sense of humor in Hollywood, greatly eases the transition.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The charismatic young women who populate Daniel Peddle's illuminating documentary are vibrant proof that there's still an untold story waiting around every New York City corner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The many riveting moments will stay with you for days, and Padilla is well up to the task of carrying this intense story on his tiny shoulders.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Gentle and affecting, it offers an introduction to a mostly unfamiliar world while touching on issues recognizable to all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A visually lush and eerily enigmatic parable of female sexuality, Lucile Hadzihalilovic's ominous fairy tale raises questions you'll be wondering about for days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result is both tragic and darkly comic - in this complex environment, blame and sorrow are locked in a partnership of absurdity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    it's Van Zandt's family that provides the film's most memorable moments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Eye-opening political documentary focuses on "the strange world of violence and fear, fantasy and deception, in which we now live."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A funny and insightful exploration into identity issues we all can recognize.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The title might as well refer to the viewer who tags along on Louis' often-silent journey from solitude to some tentative form of family. Some will consider the experience insurmountably frustrating; others will find it exhilarating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pamela Yates' unblinking chronicle of recent Peruvian history paints a devastating picture of a people nearly destroyed by their own leaders.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the movie's intimate nature, Siegel deftly broadens his view to observe the culture and conditions of contemporary American farming. Don't be surprised if, by the finish, you wind up fantasizing about your own rural homestead.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dropping in amusing anecdotes and tender memories, a deeply reflective Young revisits - and often reinterprets - both his recent and classic work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Almada steadfastly reserves judgment, which means we don't learn if there are members of the Mexican community who disapprove of corrido's hard-edged lyrics. But she makes a pretty good case for its passionate fans. Like them, we're left unable to get the music - and the musicians - out of our heads.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As they talk between classes about oppressive husbands, abusive brothers and arranged marriages, it becomes clear that the frivolities Americans take for granted can be their lifeline. In this tentatively hopeful setting, a single lipstick becomes leverage.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's the next best thing to being front and center.