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
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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
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Beautiful, witty and provocative, this is one genre film that ought to appeal to fans and non-fans alike.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What makes the film feel genuine, however, are the performances.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Charming, funny and poignant. But it's also a reminder that if we want an intelligent teen romance, we have to import it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Breillat has made an important, even essential work about the exploitation of young women's sexuality, but is not she complicit as well?
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As insightful as it is entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Characteristically lacking in narrative -- but what it misses in traditional plot devices, it more than makes up for in passion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hits so hard because it feels so real.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 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
    Tapping into the basest fears of war while subverting all expectations, director Susanne Bier deftly reads between the headlines.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A charming little valentine to the mysteries of attraction.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a must for those who like thrills laced with a sense of humor.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A funny and insightful exploration into identity issues we all can recognize.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is a vital history lesson that many of us have missed but few are likely to forget.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The real highlight is watching the dancers as they progress from their first, tentative improvisations to the final, complex performance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If ever a movie could convince the masses to don communal shoes, this is the one.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a pleasure to watch a thinking-man's actor like Sinise adapt so easily to this challenge; he even keeps his dignity when forced to participate in the inevitable martial arts-inflected showdown.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's the next best thing to being front and center.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Takashi is a master of the jagged quick cut and the shocker finish, and his head-spinning story is pumped up with almost more bravado than a single screen can handle.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    One of the most delightful movies to come along this year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The town's entrenched racism is impossible to ignore, but the efforts toward change make a compelling history.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The actors seem exhilarated.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly polished, but deeply affecting, documentary.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A thoroughly entertaining animated comedy that's sweet enough for the youngest moviegoers, and smart enough for the most cynical chaperone.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It is an excruciating experience. But then, it would have to be. We're watching the distilled essence of war.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Smart, spiky comedy upends every traditional notion of love, sex and family.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both enchantingly old-fashioned and daringly modern.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By turns funny, touching and genuinely inspiring.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A poignant, deeply ­intimate history of one family.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The sort of independent-film project that could have been disastrous in less-skilled hands. But Freeman's direction is so deft and the performances so natural that her remarkable experiment ends up feeling more realistic than most documentaries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fascinating exploration of the mysteries of the artist's life.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike most inner-city stories that come out of Hollywood, this feels like the real thing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's not a pretty picture, but it sure is a compelling one.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both a witty ode to and a poignant lament for the choices we make.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Manages to tackle some serious issues without sacrificing its inherently sweet nature.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unlike most indie directors dealing with this sort of material, Maggio refuses to wallow in the romance of either misery or redemption. Instead, he hangs everything on the honesty of his lead, unknown actor Jordan -- who is so good that if there's any justice, he won't remain unknown for long.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Terrifically sneaky psychological thriller, which takes great pleasure in watching carefully constructed family values come tumbling down.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A lovely, almost painfully intimate story of female bonding that never panders to its characters or its audience.
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Hard to watch but important to see.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Clever, slightly edgy fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    And oh, what stories these heroes have to tell - and what incredible sights they brought back with them.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If her (Noujaim's) movie teaches us anything, it's that no reality remains unspun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Genuinely entertaining and, thanks to a well of self-deluded quotes from the men, shockingly funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both compelling and disturbing, this tragicomic documentary follows five dreamers as they pursue romance.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A vanity project so preposterous it deserves to become an instant camp hit.

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