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

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Tyson
Lowest review score: 0 Valentine
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns the dangerous monotony of poverty and unemployment into something nearly hypnotic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Because the film focuses entirely on the women's work, we learn too little about their personal histories. How did they even rise to such prominence in what appears to be an extremely patriarchal society?
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An urgent, stirring story made all the more inspiring by the very ordinary nature of its subjects.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The intimate history of Doug Block's parents becomes fodder for a broader look at family secrets in this complex documentary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Carefully walks the fine line between paying homage to a classic and entertaining a modern audience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Clearly intended as a reminder that one person can move - or, at least, save - mountains.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mazel tov to Scott Marshall for creating an endearing portrayal of familial lunacy that ought to charm as many Smiths as it will Steins.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story's fractured structure - and Christopher Doyle's dreamlike cinematography - make for a striking mood piece.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ought to suit fans just fine.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Never shies away from either the beauty or the cruelty of the hunt.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating, damning picture of bourgeois boredom that manages to be both epic and intimate at the same time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rarely has Paris seemed more enchanting than in Danièle Thompson's optimistic ode to Gallic romance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Consistently compelling and required viewing for anyone remotely interested in pop culture.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bong's primary point is dead-on: Battling bureaucracy, from dishonest government leaders to indifferent civil servants, is the biggest horror of all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Enlightening and rather unsettling documentary.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both politically intricate and genuinely hilarious, Faat-Kine is a story grounded in dichotomies.
    • 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."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Warm and engaging.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is powerful stuff, offering us not only a new look at the past, but to the unavoidably relevant insights into the present.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's part grim Beckett-like drama, part joyous picaresque, and all quite mesmerizing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A powerful drama that turns a common event -- the rending of a family -- into an intimate, personal affair.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly reverent but still immensely touching.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Li's performance is stronger here than it has been in previous films.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A classic Michael Bay mega-movie. Interested in plot and character development? Move along. You're blocking the view.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Exhilarating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When these two powerhouse performers come together, a rather predictable tale ignites with surprising force.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The plot is woven from minutely observed details that beautifully evoke a rarely seen world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating capsule of an era long past.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The resulting jolts add up to one unforgettably surreal nightmare. Just be sure your heart can handle any surprises headed your way.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It is the devastating testimony from survivors themselves that leaves the most indelible impression.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sensitive and thoughtful coming-of-age story.
    • New York Daily News
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It will be a long time before you forget the deep pain etched into the weary face of Carmelo Muñiz, the mariachi singer at the center of Mark Becker's immensely moving documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both Adams and Judd have been let down by Hollywood. Here they have the freedom to express their uniquely Southern takes on music, faith, family and femininity. This intensely personal film may not bring either of them widespread acclaim, but it's a small triumph nonetheless.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the sequel isn't as unrelentingly gory as the original, there are still rivers of blood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film is unabashedly supportive of Father Hartley, presenting him as a stubborn saint, and depicts the wealthy owners as soulless villains. Presumably they have a different story to tell, but we wouldn't know: When the camera's on, none can be found.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Take us on an indelible tour through the highest and lowest points of the human experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It doesn't get much more romantic than this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jasmila Zbanic's poignant drama reminds us that the aftershocks of war linger for generations.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some stories are more compellingly told than others, but all, like Trank's film, are deserving of attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Will thrill those who prefer their violence graphic and their comedy surreal.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Given that so many people have dismissed Ashton Kutcher as a superficial pretty boy, it seems a little ironic that his best work this week is two-dimensional: He makes a passable action hero in "The Guardian," but he's downright adorable in Open Season, a cheerful animated comedy built on his winningly loose voice performance.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An ingratiatingly sincere attempt to deal with the complications and contradictions of modern romance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jensen tarnishes the lining of every cloud in one wickedly funny scene after another.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Credit Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson for having an ambitious vision: He took a look at the eighth-century epic poem "Beowulf" and decided he could cut it down to size. And he has, for better and worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Narrated by Nicole Kidman, this poignant documentary tells only half the story of three Sudanese "lost boys" who emigrate to America. Though it doesn't delve as deep as it should, this movie will still break your heart.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Providing a tart balance to such enthusiastic admiration, Gehry's own blunt musings on his motivations, revelations and desires prove especially interesting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kaurismaki's characteristically minimalist humor and wry empathy make brief appearances, but be warned: His Helsinki is a cold, dark place unfit for all but the hardiest visitors.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The tone is attentive and responsible.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Arnaud Desplechin's sprawling drama exudes a go-for-broke determination that is frustrating and exhilarating.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ratner is unable to maintain the emotional intensity that has made this series so deeply epic. But he sure knows how to put on a show.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Namesake is suffused with radiant grace, and manages to be old-fashioned yet immediate, epic and intimate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Equally compelling and depressing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A technical and visual tour-de-force.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A genially mellow, consistently entertaining spoof.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Brodsky's last film before his death is a moving tribute to his career.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's intense focus skillfully exposes the raw pain just under the skin of a seemingly ordinary citizen.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What most interests the directors is the way young minds are shaped by adults with clear moral and political agendas.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Once isn't especially complex, but the chemistry between its appealing leads (who contribute to the lovely score) feels deeply true. You'd have to look awfully hard to find such sincerity in a Hollywood romance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    it's Van Zandt's family that provides the film's most memorable moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An old-fashioned joy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aside from some resonant hints that all is not as it seems, the movie leaves it to you to decide where the truths begin and ends. You'll be untangling Dresnok's knotty reality long after you leave the theater.

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