Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,234 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Elizabeth Weitzman's Scores

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Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Rachel Getting Married
Lowest review score: 0 Spinning Into Butter
Score distribution:
2,234 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A must-see both for girls and the grownups who love them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Consistently compelling and required viewing for anyone remotely interested in pop culture.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film does look beautiful, and there's enough intrigue to inspire anyone to learn more about such a complex, fascinating life. It just would have been nice to see a little more of that complexity onscreen.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Streep is the most important ingredient in this recipe.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Packed with filthy jokes, insane sight gags, and body parts used in decidedly uncommon ways, Brüno is hands-down the dirtiest R-rated movie you'll see this year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Accept the challenge. What's good enough for Bart is good enough for you.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn? Who thought that would be a good match? So it's to everyone's ­credit that by the time the ­movie is over, you'll wonder why they were never paired together before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Best of all is newcomer Connell, the kind of charismatic kid who would have been cast in "Freaks and Geeks" ten years ago.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When it's all over, we still don't know who Wintour really is.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It has heart and a good kick.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A sharp sendup of suburban conformity and American materialism, The Joneses does burn through its credit by the end. But it's flashy enough to catch our eye, and keep our interest nearly all the way through.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very few actual mothers will appreciate the manipulative ending, which even a child could spot coming an hour away.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A film more moving than most but not as devastating as it should be.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    RED
    To underestimate actors of this caliber -- even in a popcorn action flick -- would be dangerous indeed.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Turns out, Michel Gondry has crafted an irreverently funny, ultramodern take on the 1930s radio serial.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The special effects here are surprisingly smooth, and everyone seems to be having fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie is so glacially paced and underdeveloped that it often feels as numb as its grieving hero.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mostly, Benazzo and Day leave us alone to take in the extraordinary sights and sounds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though a bit long and occasionally ­awkward, this drama ultimately does ­justice to its inspiration - the true-life tale of boxer-turned-transsexual Nong Toom.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unremittingly explosive, Head-On is not an easy film to watch. It is, however, a memorable one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Occasionally exhilarating documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sticking closely to formula, Disney delivers a sweet script and charming storybook backgrounds, with serviceable, if sappy, songs from Carly Simon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film nearly drowns in earnest morality.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A visually lavish but somewhat sterile adaptation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Maggio and his stars find some unexpected truths in a familiar tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Smart, imaginative - and nearly ­impossible to watch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Actors do an excellent job portraying young people struggling with an almost manic paranoia.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately, Dance is unable to connect the many threads of his rather flimsy script, leading to an abrupt and somewhat unsatisfying conclusion. But the journey is worth taking, thanks to the company of its stars.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Modest but memorable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    For everyone who has been waiting on a movie in the Ghent dialect, your patience has paid off. Happily, Felix Van Groeningen's low-budget romance is also sly - if utterly superficial - fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A movie about identity that can't quite pinpoint its own, Andrew Douglas' road-trip documentary about the Deep South does eventually meander toward audience enlightenment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ultimately, the project suffers from a nearly complete lack of contextualization. We could surely use some background on Goebbels' complicity in mass genocide while listening to him brag about his beautiful, healthy children and happy family life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lingers too long on wordless, symbolic shots of the wall itself. But there's no denying the power of seeing two cultures standing so helplessly on opposite sides of a single fence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is an insider's tour - the uninitiated are, frankly, not likely to be converted.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A good movie that could have been better, Joseph Cedar's sensitive Israeli drama falters when he trades sociological observations for political ones.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Instructive but aggressively biased liberal history lesson.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Whether today's tweens will go for such wholesomely retro entertainment is questionable, but their parents - at least the ones who once donned rainbow knee socks and too-tight Calvins - will love to love it, baby.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though intermittently shrill, Shopping does have enough moments of insight to blunt charges of sexist stereotyping.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's nothing truly new to be found here, but Kreuzpaintner treats Tobi's confusion with respect and gentle humor, making this an especially sensitive coming-of-age/coming-out story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fanning and Russell are a perfect, sweet-and-sour pair. And, of course, the horse is absolutely beautiful - which, in the end, is what this all comes down to, anyway.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unfortunately, Bate saddles his otherwise compelling chronicle with awkward re-creations and an aggressively overbearing narration.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Yeboah is so levelheaded about his own accomplishments that the swelling score and emotional narration from Oprah Winfrey feel embarrassingly sentimental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lovett's history is heavy on hedonism, but he does deliver a succinct perspective on this celebratory era - between the sad bookends of repression and loss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jon Favreau's adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's kid-lit adventure of the same name, more than fills the bill - though it's unlikely to draw anyone over the age of 11 (not counting baby-sitters).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though he doesn't possess the dangerous confusion of his tragically misguided heroes, veteran director Marco Bellocchio does share their capacity for raising thought-provoking points that end in an ineffectual tangle.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    No one will accuse The Ringer of being tasteful, but when you're not laughing, you may find yourself genuinely touched.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As complex as its subject's life and - like her - both flawed and fascinating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fortunately, Tushinski strikes the right balance throughout, interspersing old erotic photos and stills from Berlin's adult films with entertaining, current-day sound bites.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Angio's film is an excellent introduction, but it won't be long before you realize that his subject is too complex to be contained in a single admiring tribute. When you want to know more - and you will - you'll be glad there's somewhere else to go for a bigger picture.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Reygadas is clearly out to shock us, to shake us and show us a host of furious ideas about class, gender, religion, nationality, love - really, there's very little he doesn't throw into this thickly ambiguous stew. If only he hadn't made his deliberately confusing, heavily symbolic story quite so difficult to digest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ristovski needs us to feel his nation's torment, and he succeeds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The way he presents his romantic history is both clever and entertaining, but after a while the story becomes tediously familiar.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The problem is, Shiva found so many inspirational moments that she wasn't able to edit them into proper focus. As a result, the movie jumps from scene to scene, too scattered to make a strong connection with anything, or anyone, in particular.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Roehler aims scattershot barbs at so many targets, from political hypocrisy to suburban entitlement, that he often misses. But whenever he takes the time to line up his toxic arrows, usually with the help of a compellingly squirmy Bleibtreu, he hits the bull's-eye.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Genuinely touching and unquestionably sincere, the movie certainly has heart - but it could have used a little more game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Most interesting are the founding mothers and fathers of this movement, who first appear amusingly nostalgic and eventually grow exceptionally bitter as they complain about the packaged and ambitious nature of artists today.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Chereau keeps us locked inside their suffocatingly unhappy home, making for an intensely theatrical chamber piece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An invaluable chapter in the story of our city.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A natural crowd-pleaser, this year's big Sundance award winner is both overly familiar and surprisingly fresh.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both Tatum and Dewan know how to move, and their co-stars (including musicians Mario and Drew Sidora) are equally gifted.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bukowski fans - and they are legion - may fill in the blanks from their own knowledge of the writer and find Factotum a more complete character study than it really is. For the rest of us, there are a few laughs - and a corking hangover.
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the boys' fates do seem a little too predestined, that may well be Arslan's intention. When you're idling in no man's land, it's all too easy to get uprooted.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Offers moments of striking insight amid the inevitable self-indulgence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While the story's silly, the stunts, choreographed by Jaa and popular Thai filmmaker Panna Rittikrai, are spectacular.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's enough affection and insight here to make Lee's next movie worth watching for.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The latest "Dawson's Creek" alumnus to break out of his WB bonds, Joshua Jackson proves himself all grown up in this sweetly scrappy indie.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Like the average best-man toast, Debbie Isitt's amiable mockumentary has many funny moments, a few touching ones and some that fall just slightly flat.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    At its best when its heroes race furiously toward their missions, most of which involve jumping out of a helicopter into surging waves.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Linney hits a single note for her uptight character, while Walters travels the scale indiscriminately. Her outsized eccentric darts from amusing to grating. Only Grint is just right, as the boy they, and the film, can't do without.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With some movies, you know exactly what you're going to see before you even enter the theater, and Michael Mayer's Flicka is one of them: You've got your girl, you've got your horse, and you've got your strict father trying to keep them apart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Selim's script doesn't hit new territory, but beautiful cinematography takes it just far enough.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A meandering, amusing trifle, Werner Herzog's latest film is as cheekily flaky as his recent "Grizzly Man" was sharply down-to-earth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Good intentions and some nicely playful moments go a long way toward balancing out Paul Morrison's uneven story of British immigrants in the early 1960s.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Because although there are some very striking moments in Neil Armfield's debut, there are simply not enough to keep us absorbed the way a movie should.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is simply too vast a task for a filmmaker as inexperienced as Estevez. Compared with, say, Robert Altman's similar but far more complex "Nashville," Bobby mostly comes off as a Hollywood public service announcement: passionate, righteous and strikingly removed from reality.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Proudly, and often hilariously, juvenile, "Destiny" is packed with typically grandiose Tenacious D anthems - the sort that thrill 15-year-old boys listening alone in their bedrooms.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's a great deal of potential here, but like Will, Minghella loses his bearings whenever he wanders too far from home.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even with its first-rate cast, current political relevance and tangled mysteries, The Good Shepherd remains as remote as Wilson himself. But frankly, if the lives of CIA spies are really this dreary, they may as well keep their secrets to themselves.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What it is, to borrow a word from the ever-eloquent spider Charlotte, is average. Don't misunderstand: While never quite enchanting, this "Web" is perfectly entertaining. But it could - and should -have been so much more.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Mark Friedman's script is as unsubtle as Winkler's direction, their sincerity and the subject's sharp immediacy lend the film a certain power.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Think you're too tough for a sentimental comeback story? Well, a few minutes with Rocky Balboa might just knock the cynic out of you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Miller and Pearce are admirably determined to do their complex characters justice, but the generic script turns them into enigmatic symbols, locked in a hollow time capsule.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though it has a familiar inevitability, the journey is generally compelling, thanks to fierce battles, a gorgeous landscape and heartfelt performances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are too many familiar faces in this story, from kindhearted whores to street-urchin bullies. But even if circumstances edge toward the unlikely, Kravchuk and Spiridonov make an effective team, exploring the realities that lead to so much heartbreak for so many children.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Scurlock barely acknowledges the logical reality of any credit card transaction: If you choose to buy something, you will have to pay for it eventually.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    At its best, TMNT does recall the slangy fun of the series' glory days. But there are too many moments when it feels as stale as one of Mikey's half-eaten pizzas.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's nothing here for kids, or, for that matter, anyone who claims to be an adult. But if the title makes perfect sense to you, the movie probably will, too.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Short, sharp and to the point, Vacancy has a single goal, and that is to scare the hell out of you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Shelly's stylized vision and sentimental intentions don't always gel, they do result in a warm, often charming fantasy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although it often feels more like a promotional tool than an objective documentary, there is no denying the emotional resonance propelling Matt Ruskin's first feature.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The overall effect is that of a deferential video you might find at a Mozart museum: educational, but not exactly inspiring.

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