Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,165 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 Her
Lowest review score: 0 I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Score distribution:
2,165 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to imagine what Akin left unexplored - but here's hoping he'll share his discoveries if he ever returns.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The slapstick gets a little too silly, and a rushed ending feels unsatisfying. But everyone whose family boasts an excess of opinions will relate.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike so many indie films, Michael Kang's gently empathetic debut embraces eccentricity without drowning in its own hip irony.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone who laments the loss of an older, grittier New York ought to adore this affectionate portrait of Greenwich Village restaurant owner Kenny Shopsin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hard to watch but important to see.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With a respectfully committed cast, gorgeous scenery and two sad-eyed leads that will break your heart (the kid and the dog are equally adorable), this is clearly not your typical family film. Which will make it that much more appealing to every member of your family.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Consistently compelling and required viewing for anyone remotely interested in pop culture.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Still witty and eloquent, these cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As insightful as it is entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the film does have the modest, human-interest feel of a "60 Minutes" segment, it grows stronger as it goes along.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Conventional, but intensely passionate, war movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Burman tends to focus very tightly on the details of individual identity - religion, nationality, gender. It is all the more striking, then, that his restrained and unassuming films are wise enough to speak to every adult.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As good as Nolte is, the relatively unknown Morgan matches him scene for scene. And he's not the only impressive newcomer. Remarkably, this confident indie is the first feature from writer-director Ponsoldt, who shuns any slickness to embrace the rough edges of his low-budget, bare-bones story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fans are, obviously, most likely to appreciate the concert footage that's woven throughout the film. But the most powerful moments come offstage, when we see young audience members burn with the fresh outrage of the newly enlightened.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The Painted Veil may begin too slowly, but it also ends too soon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Wisit Sasanatieng uses every trick imaginable to create surreal postmodern nostalgia. Has he wound up with pure camp, or a cult classic? As he clearly understands, the best B-movies are both.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jasmila Zbanic's poignant drama reminds us that the aftershocks of war linger for generations.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the sequel isn't as unrelentingly gory as the original, there are still rivers of blood.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Terrifically sneaky psychological thriller, which takes great pleasure in watching carefully constructed family values come tumbling down.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you think of Reilly as little more than a camp icon, you've got a lot to learn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If Michele Ohayon's absorbing documentary didn't provide the proof, you'd never believe the story she tells about Holocaust survivors Jack Polak and Ina Soep.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly polished, but deeply affecting, documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's not a pretty picture, but it sure is a compelling one.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Take us on an indelible tour through the highest and lowest points of the human experience.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The power of this plot comes from the drudgery of daily existence, not shocking revelations or dramatic encounters. Some stories, Teixeira is wise enough to realize, are best left unadorned.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A must-see both for girls and the grownups who love them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story's fractured structure - and Christopher Doyle's dreamlike cinematography - make for a striking mood piece.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though he doesn't break any new documentary ground, Lee knows how to shoot his subjects. Their stories are moving, and their moves are thrilling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of the most delightful movies to come along this year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Wouldn't you rather learn about his culture from Norbu than from Richard Gere?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you're in the mood for fairy tales, you've come to the right place.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Were the casting stronger, the film -- would have had a better chance of transcending its lack of subtlety.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although this ­satire of Hollywood inanity isn't the comic ­classic it could have been, Downey's gonzo performance is a must-see.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An extraordinary achievement that nevertheless falls short of its full potential, Coraline is absolutely worth seeing, for older children and adults alike. But the connection will be entirely through your eyes; if you want it to touch your heart, you'll have to go to the book on which it's based.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The central love story, platonic though it may be, is entirely between the men. Their connection - and I’m determined to avoid the word “bromance” - saves this film from becoming just another Apatowian wanna-be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hanks is extremely understated, but his passivity works: as the son of a superstar, he may have realized that Troy’s role is simply to observe and reflect his boss’s glory.