Elizabeth Weitzman
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For 2,173 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

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Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 All Is Lost
Lowest review score: 0 Movie 43
Score distribution:
2,173 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We can't quite shake the feeling we've seen this all done before, and better.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Looking for plot holes? You can't miss them. But if you go in hoping for a good time, you'll find that, too.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If it's not quite the best Will Ferrell movie he never made, Balls of Fury is, at the very least, a lot funnier than it has a right to be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie is mildly notorious for a (relatively chaste) scene in which Radcliffe's character loses his virginity. But if you're looking to watch this former child star grownup, track down his classic guest turn on TV's "Extras" instead.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are no surprises here, in other words, but there aren't supposed to be: This is a comfort film, the on-screen equivalent of mac and cheese - though with a splash of truffle oil to class things up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You'll find more authenticity listening in on conversations at your corner diner. But this is a gentler alternative, especially if you prefer your coffee with extra cream and sugar anyway.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is a reasonable choice for bored tweens - as long as they don't demand too much magic from their movies.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sweet it is. Remotely connected to real life, however, it is not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Harden has the showier role, a subdued Pantoliano is the movie's real star. Sometimes, the quietest performances are the most powerful.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A disquieting, and somewhat disjointed, call to arms, Theodore Braun's heartfelt documentary is undeniably important. But it may not be quite focused enough to ignite the passion he so clearly wants his audience to feel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    No matter how silly the situation, each member of the uniformly strong cast creates a nice balance between sentimental and sweet - which is just how every holiday gathering should feel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Like "Lions for Lambs," Redacted is more significant in its sense of purpose than its uneven execution.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bednarczyk's natural instincts put most programmed Hollywood moppets to shame, and the quietly affecting O'Keefe shows genuine talent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a little corny and somewhat overlong, but a sweet sensibility and stirring adventure scenes make The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep a welcome gift for anyone looking to keep kids entertained over the holidays.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's power comes less from its contrived story than everything else: the stark setting, chaotic energy and authentic cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Trachtman's gentle profile does make for touching viewing, but she leaves too many questions unanswered.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a decent Valentine's date-night flick, and should earn Reynolds the attention he'll need to snare stronger leading roles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A world designed for children, and most of the grownups involved don't quite understand it - on or offscreen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An endearing premise and fanciful spirit aren't quite enough to rescue a film that has more heart than smarts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's left to the ideally cast McDormand to keep everything on track and, as expected, she weathers every tonal change with competence, confidence and a perfectly stiff upper lip.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Actors Trevor Wright and Brad Rowe are good enough to turn a formulaic coming-out tale into a sweet romance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite several attempts, we're still waiting for the drama that convincingly captures the experienc of soldiers who've fought in Iraq. Stop-Loss" isn't that film, but at the very least its efforts are honorable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittently compelling drama.
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It starts pushing buttons immediately and never lets up. This proves to be both its strongest asset and, unfortunately, its biggest flaw.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The old footage is definitely compelling, but once Moss trains his focus on the quotidian present, the movie takes on too much water to stay afloat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone familiar with Reno's politically minded monologues won't be surprised by her fury, which has sometimes been fueled by a self-righteousness that's undermined her valid observations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every time things start to get dull, you're brought up short by another moment of surprising beauty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Suleiman isn't much for words, but when he's ready for action, there's no hiding his anger.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It clearly wants to be more, but it's failed by its lightweight leads.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie drags in some places and throbs in others, but it looks and feels like a bigger production than it actually is. The largely unknown cast is especially strong - this may be your first chance to discover them, but it won't be the last time you see them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Young kids will be so distracted by the silly songs and clever contemporary references that they won't even realize they're sitting through cinematic Sunday school.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So well intentioned that its flaws may be generously overlooked by parents desperately planning activities for school breaks.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just when you think it's a violent drama, it turns into a comic road picture, before finally becoming a tender romance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By the time they're ready to leave their trench, we're not at all ready to see them go.
    • New York Daily News
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As usual, Thomson steers right into the heart of vulnerability, with a painfully true performance as a guarded, confused soul.
    • New York Daily News
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are so many small, satisfying moments when the women are allowed to be real that it's a jolt each time they become superficial symbols.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If even one audience member leaves more concerned with the evils of poachers than the pleasures of Pokemon, Disney's more than done its job.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Built on the most basic (though quite charming) animation, songs and plots, the film does have an inescapably straight-to-video feel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite some contrived plotting, Amari and Abbass have so much empathy for Lilia's shy self-discovery, it's a pleasure to watch her gradually give in to her newfound joy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Does have a sort of endearing, earnest charm. But it would take much more than good intentions to save a film that rehashes cliches and concepts so unabashedly.
    • New York Daily News
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The leaden bits do bring the proceedings to a screeching halt too many times, but the costumes are breathtaking, and the details (like color-coordinated martinis) are dazzling.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    All the full-blown wackiness turns a rather sweet movie into one that's decidedly overripe.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Doesn't probe quite as deeply as it should.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although the movie is not as hilarious as you'd hope from the screwball setup, Gainsbourg and Attal make a solid comedy team.
    • New York Daily News
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is compelling stuff, but Jones seems almost pathologically averse to upstaging the songs themselves.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film is somewhat hampered by the refusal of the parents in two of the three families to participate in it. Though the children provide an eloquent, impassioned presence, their parents' absence is overwhelming.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An uncensored, often hilarious vision of spring break madness that is so perfectly positioned on the big screen, the only question you can ask its creators is, "What took you so long?"
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A deeply felt, if occasionally amateurish, journey through some very affecting terrain.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dayan's weakly structured biopic Cet Amour-là is, to be kind, less than inspired. But as a showcase for legendary French actress Jeanne Moreau, it's a tour de force.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The opera's story -- about a Chinese princess who rejects all her suitors -- is never even fully explained.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Won't change the world, but thanks to its casual intimacy, it was a risk worth taking.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The action periodically stops so the characters -= even the roughest grifters -- can break into song and dance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A rare opportunity to see shorts without having to spring for a ticket to a film festival.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Surprisingly poignant, thanks to its enduring sense of tenderness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fan's dream, A.J. Schnack's worshipful documentary about the musical duo They Might Be Giants does a nice job reflecting the thoughtful, quirky sensibility of its subjects' songs. Just don't expect to learn much about the guys themselves.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittently amusing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The intriguing elements never quite coalesce into a consequential whole; we leave this yuppie nightmare feeling both unsettled and unsatisfied.
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though buoyed by excellent, unflinching performances, this melancholy drama reflects the dismally monotonous lives of its subjects just a little too well.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While this paranoid thriller is overly familiar, it's still plenty unsettling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    For the broader audience, this seems both suffocating and confusing -- True opera buffs, however, are more likely to feel thrilled, as if they're privy to a private production of the highest caliber.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every trip requires patience, and this one brings plenty of rewards, in the ecstatic sounds of a country most of us haven't been able to visit firsthand.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result, while slight, is a poignant portrait of one of New York's all-star outlaws.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In performance, Earle comes across as a successor to Woody Guthrie or Johnny Cash. In this fawning portrait, however, he seems more like music's Michael Moore.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Bezucha's eyes are as starry as Montana's sky, but it's pretty hard to resist such a determinedly utopian vision of love.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the results are only moderately compelling, the film's problems stem not from a lack of ideological thrust, but rather from a protagonist who is so phenomenally unlikable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A cheerleader spoof that starts rousingly, but ends up nearly as shallow as its easy-target subjects.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are several small, startling moments of insight hidden amid the long, slow stretches of listlessness. But the balance is slightly off. We could have used a little more pleasure to get us through his grim adolescent unknown.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's the many thoughtful, eloquent interviews with Fellini himself that serve as the heart of the film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Barney's cinematic art inspires both awe and revulsion, often simultaneously.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some of the contemporary winks are questionable, but others are undeniably sharp.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Given the subject matter, the movie is almost fatally lacking in passion.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Oddly, almost unrelentingly, grim.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you're wondering whether the rules of love change during war, you won't find a better case than the urgent, darkly comic relationship between these two.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feeling very much like it is meant to educate students who don't understand the ruling's relevance, "Speed" doesn't boast much in the way of innovative storytelling. What it does offer is a story that still badly needs to be told.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though predictable and a bit of a soap opera, Ferzan Ozpetek's Italian drama is saved by the tremendous appeal of its stars, Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Duff is fairly flavorless, Muniz proves that four seasons of "Malcolm" have made him a pro at navigating surreal silliness. Even when the script fails him, his well-honed instincts save the day.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kids will love it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film is hampered by a somewhat shallow, soap-operatic climax. But Knoller is superb as a practical man trying to balance reason and emotion. Fox does an excellent job capturing the claustrophobia of army life, made all the more suffocating by having to hide one's true self.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As escapist fantasies go, this easygoing romance is a modest winner.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Will Rugrats fans love it -- Wee, we -- er, oui, oui.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's unabashedly derivative and spooky enough to keep you up at night.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Cynics need not show up, but if you're looking for a feel-good fairy tale, this one's certainly sweet enough to satisfy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    So desperately eager to please: Gaudreault doesn't offer much in the way of wit or originality, but he's determined to win us over with sheer enthusiasm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film's only dialogue is composed of Young's songs lip-synched and acted out by the cast. This makes for a very literal, somewhat stilted experience.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Surprisingly sweet and smart... LaBeouf does an excellent job, and the talented Beeney is one to watch.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This sci-fi fantasy doesn't exactly make sense, but it sure looks cool.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though it's ultimately rather heavy-handed, this drama about an Iranian-American family is heartfelt and topical.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Other than a few witty jokes and a game cast, there's nothing particularly special here.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A likable, if somewhat earnest, exploration of cultural identity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Babenco does a better job with place than with people: His explosively overcrowded jail is a teeming tenement, which makes the inevitable climax feel, finally, like something real.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Slams us with an absurdly repugnant ending, for absolutely no reason other than to shock viewers and generate cheap controversy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A passable, but entirely uninspired "Spy Kids" wanna-be.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The attempt to make this intimate movie more exciting is misguided; we can find plenty of manufactured thrills at the multiplex. What's wrong with a little quiet, old-fashioned charm?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In equal parts earnest and awkward, this romance between a Mormon missionary and an L.A. party boy falls significantly short of its lofty goals.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bogged down by a lazy script and underwhelming performances. Fortunately, there's no hiding his jubilant passion for ritual and symmetry, which makes each perfectly choreographed band scene a genuine thrill to watch.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Plays strictly to formula, the only real surprise is its apparently ironic title.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Starts out as fresh as your popcorn, but turns stale before you finish it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's no denying the beauty of Schwartzberg's landscapes, or the power in many of his chosen stories - from the Texas oil well fighters to the Boston father who helps his handicapped son win marathons.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Is it possible for an historically -based Holocaust movie to be schmaltzy? This one sure comes close.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The many opera scenes are so beautifully mounted, they make up for the moments when the story veers toward melodrama.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Immensely moving and strikingly original, Kelly's story of a brilliant, disturbed teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) drowning in the cultural morass of the 1980s now feels bloated.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's not giving too much away to note that we've seen a lot of this before, in classic noir and postnoir films, though to name those films would spoil things.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    What makes this one stand out is the tugging, melancholy romance hiding behind the curtain of blood.
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Good or bad, it's either a must-see in your house, or not even on the radar screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's the subject himself, still brimming with passion in his 80s, who provides the most inspiring moments.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Coming from a big shot like Levinson, An Everlasting Piece feels like a gently amusing but undeniably minor diversion that, for whatever reason, needed to be gotten out of his system.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With lots of cool gadgets, plenty of silliness and a clever concept guaranteed to appeal to preteens, this should be an unflagging, high-octane romp.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Noya is a natural actor, and there are genuinely sweet moments between him and the adults. So, why did Agresti feel the need to pour so much added sugar down our throats?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    On film, and eight years after they were written, his urgent re-creations of an awkward first date, or a Village People obsession, feel both overly familiar and almost embarrassingly earnest.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Only slightly less awkward than its young protagonists, Todd Stephens' earnest coming-of-age drama is able to coast a long way on two engaging performances and some endearing moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An enjoyable trip, as long as you don't mind traveling light.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Kurosawa may be considered the genius, but his movie would go nowhere without its extraordinary leading man.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    To her credit, director Martha Coolidge has crafted a fairy-tale ending that is both old-fashioned and newfangled, allowing her heroine to have it all. But despite a few magic moments, the rest of the film feels stale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Simpson and Yates give a good idea why individuals are drawn to extreme sports.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As for Scott, his rather wry interpretation is competent, but neither daring nor insightful enough to arouse any great passion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Stallion" has gorgeous cinematography with spectacular landscapes - plus a lazy script, forgettable performances and regrettably uninspired direction.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Proyas creates an engaging, high-octane energy, boosted by an up-for-anything cast.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The laconic Lemarquis does a solid job carrying off Kári's dryly mordant wit, making this eccentric story well worth watching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Surely no other has done it quite like this group.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unfortunately, despite some strong performances, the movie never really makes a case for its own existence.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When Kikijuro goes soft, the film falls apart, with him becoming a slapstick clown, mugging shamelessly to entertain Masao and the audience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the spectacularly cool opening credits and some first-rate animation, the story starts to flag about halfway through.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie's 85 minutes speed merrily along on a steady stream of outrageous antics, entertaining performances from seasoned pros (like John Witherspoon, as Craig's dyspeptic dad), and unforgettable introductions to new talent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both Rossi and Charlotte Rampling, as the mother of another young patient, do fine work. But the only surprises come at the end, too late to move us the way they should.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Not a single moment of creativity or intrigue is to be found in the big-screen debut of the Disney Channel's most popular sitcom character.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extra­ordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is so tame.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Most of the supporting cast (including Daphne Rubin-Vega and Michael Jai White) underwhelms. Still, Palladino is a strong lead, and there's no denying the film's emotional core.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Unrelentingly, admirably committed to its own grimness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Chéreau keenly understands both his characters and their unwanted world, from the dehumanization that occurs the moment one enters a hospital to the hope and fear that take over when one leaves.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Characters do little more than run around the same track incessantly, leaving us waiting for revelations that never arrive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to remain unmoved by Kang's deeply heartfelt homage to his nation's past.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are movies that are important, and then there are movies that simply look and act as if they're important. With its arthouse cast, hipster credentials and ominous atmosphere, Young Adam never bothers to reach for real significance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Although all the key players are back - including, fans will be glad to hear, Heather Matarazzo as cynical sidekick Lilly Moscovitz - the freshness of the first is long gone.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    With the exception of one truly glorious dance solo, the movie treats its hero - and his equally uncool family - with undisguised disdain.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The film's slightly awkward self-consciousness is balanced by an appealing, gently deadpan performance from Palmieri.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    For the most part, the Plastics' music -- is not extraordinary. But as it's told here, their story is.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Koury's harsh documentary is likely to leave you unsettled and depressed. Which is, clearly, just what it's supposed to do.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An only intermittently amusing genre parody.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's an interesting conceit that quickly becomes a precious annoyance especially since the drama itself is so static.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Reeder makes a compelling lost soul, so that even the most soddenly moralistic moments are worth watching.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    An excellent idea that never quite pans out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's little to enjoy in this unsettling tale, but Doillan's unblinking depiction of manipulation and desperation stays with you long after the characters make the deals that seal their unjust fates.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Because Albertina Carri spends so much time skirting relevant issues, her self-consciously experimental examination into her parents' murder feels like a worthy movie that simply wasn't ready to be made.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Green's aggressively whimsical autobiography, which he narrates entirely in rhyme, will challenge all but the most open-minded audiences.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Starts strongly and is bolstered by thoughtful performances.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    John Greyson and Jack Lewis' experimental drama, about two prisoners who have a dangerous affair, is a challenging, flawed look at a little-known slice of history.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Day's primary mistake is an occasional attempt to get serious. With a deft comic touch and a topic that's still timely, he doesn't need to play it straight.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Zingaretti does a fine job shading a character that is written as an unalloyed saint.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's plenty of passion beneath this movie's unadorned surface.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The time-traveling is a little awkward, and a mawkish turn of events feels forced and unnecessary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Consistently moving but never quite coalesces into a strongly coherent whole.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Panayotopoulou does handle the material with sensitivity, but she relies too much on her young hero's unlikely precocity, which unwittingly diminishes the intensity of a child's very real grief.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Thought-provoking, but not quite as profound as it pretends to be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    When these proudly strutting dandies glide through a grimy basement as if they didn't have a care in the world, their joy is irresistible, and Ronde's point is made.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The parts are more valuable than the whole in Angelina Maccarone's Unveiled.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A wild dream that spins into a nightmare, Moonlight isn't quite as provocative as it aims to be. But it will stick in your mind, and may even disturb your sleep.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sadr-Ameli's unflagging empathy and Alidousti's confident performance keep us rooting for this young heroine, who refuses to accept the limits forced upon her by both society and the law.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's both a compliment and a criticism to say that Michèle Ohayon's scrappy documentary ends much too quickly. Every moment of this story - about America's unlikeliest matchmaker - is fascinating. We just need more of them.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As is often the case with Toback's films, even as you're shaking your head at his shameless self-indulgence, you can't help but keep on watching.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's like racing through a detective novel, only to find the last page has been torn out.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Gilbert blatantly takes Chong's side, so your level of empathy will rise or fall depending on how strongly you connect with his subject's hazy, if enthusiastic, dedication to "the pursuit of righteous happiness."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    He may earn his living as a cab driver, but the blank hero of Martín Rejtman's sardonic Argentinean comedy is perfectly content to hitch his way through life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You'll need a strong stomach, but director Christopher Smith mixes lots of laughs into the gore. Despite its predictable finish, Severance is bloody good fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The thin, whimsical story is really better suited to a short film, but Hall deserves a lot of credit for carrying off such unusual material.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Fay Grim is too uneven to win Hartley many converts, it is laced with enough intelligence and wit to remind longtime fans why they were drawn to his unique vision in the first place.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The performances are impeccable, but while director Joachim Lafosse carefully creates an atmosphere of suffocating dread, he could have let a little more air into this simmering hothouse.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Amu
    As writer, director and producer, Bose has taken on more than she can handle - a fact increasingly obvious each time she stumbles over political themes. But she has a genuine gift for atmosphere, making the many wordless scenes, in teeming streets and on crowded trains, the movie's best.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A shaky but promising debut, Brian Jun's downbeat family drama is likely to make you feel a whole lot better about your own life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Kim is unable to keep us riveted on her near-silent performance, the script and direction have a gentle sensitivity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Visually arresting but thematically uneven, Gerardo Naranjo's fictional snapshot of a gritty Mexican beach is simply too desperate to shock us.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Even when their picture wanders from any reasonable path, it's never less than stunning to look at.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Once again, we chart the growth of a woman and a country at the same time, a tough assignment that Harper tackles with humor and passion (even if her Kissinger impersonation could use a little work).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Yu's experimental approach brings valuable insight to the human condition, the interviews themselves too rarely measure up to her ambitious structure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are some heartbreaking moments here, from the reactions of recent amputees to the tearful doctors and nurses trying hard to remain professional. And there is no question that Sanders has discovered a worthy subject. He just hasn't found the right way to approach it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is an important New York story, and Spaisman makes an inspiring subject.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Weddell's accomplishments are inspiring, we would have been better served by a more impartial portrait. With its reverent tone, the movie often feels more like it was made by a doting granddaughter than a pro filmmaker.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In Hollywood, all is forgiven if you can deliver the goods. On-screen, at least, there’s little difference between this Gibson and the one we remember from earlier films like “Ransom” and “Payback.”
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    You don't even have to be familiar with the first book in Rick Riordan's popular fantasy series to enjoy Chris Columbus' energetic adaptation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's little difference between the first and second movies -- both written by Besson -- so the perfunctory story line will feel familiar to fans. But the action, and the head-spinning stunts of those agile lead actors, will never get old.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The magic simply isn't there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though it feels at first like a musty edition of "Masterpiece Theatre," Michael Hoffman's adaptation of a novel by Jay Parini holds enough surprises to make a memorable impact.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The notable lack of chemistry between Cruz and Homar is a crucial absence in a film about all-consuming romance. And though each part is great fun to watch, the whole feels unfinished.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feels more respectful than real.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Weitz takes a looser approach than the series’ last director, Catherine Hardwicke, did. He has a better sense of humor, too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Surprisingly conventional by director Richard Linklater's standards, this pleasant, low-key dramedy is most memorable for the discovery of co-star Christian McKay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's nothing exceptional about Jane Campion's historical biography, but it's a sufficiently lovely tale to suit romantics with a taste for intimate period dramas.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    9
    Shane Acker's underwritten but beautifully animated debut is both an ode to technology and a warning against it. Perhaps unintentionally, the film itself echoes those themes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Just like the movies it parodies, this one feels over long before it's actually done.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The entire cast, in fact, seems to be having fun, with Affleck and Koechner cheerfully stealing each one of their scenes. And the jokes come often enough to leave us consistently amused and occasionally delighted.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's disappointing when a big-screen romance can't match up to the one in your imagination, at any age.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Eastwood's performance is the movie's centerpiece, and as you might expect, it's just tough enough to hold everything together.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While "Twilight" will make more money and get more attention, the darkly comic Cirque du Freak boasts the shaggy charm of the natural underdog.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Perry also spices things up with two of his most reliable fallbacks: music, and Madea. Having packed his cast with singers, he allows them all a moment to shine, with songs that deliver his patented lessons (trust in yourself, trust in others, trust in God).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director James Gray is best known for hard-edged dramas like "Little Odessa," so it's surprising to find he has such a well-developed romantic side. This isn't your average date-night flick, though.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are a select few artists who can take the same materials used by everyone else and create a masterpiece. Coco Chanel was one of them. Director Anne Fontaine is not.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The performances save the movie from a treacly inevitability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both director and cast exhibit the dedication of those who truly believe in the message at hand. But with so much earnestness onscreen, the message occasionally gets in the way of the movie itself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The wisecracking Chan and the stoic Li play off their on-screen images with good humor, and if they don't have the agility they once did, it's still a joy to watch them make the most of Yuen Woo-ping's impressive choreography.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As fans of "Freaks and Geeks" know, Segel is a master in the art of humiliation, and it's been a long time since we've seen anyone debase himself so thoroughly for our amusement.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The story does feel a little threadbare, and much of the pacing is far too slow for a suspense thriller. But Perez and Leguizamo make an entirely believable couple.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Not all of the movie works - in fact, huge portions don't - but there are enough striking moments to make a lasting impact. How ironic: In this fairy-tale of arrested development, Korine has created his most mature movie yet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Redbelt will fascinate those who share David Mamet's interest in mixed martial arts. But its hold may be weaker on those who don't.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Pray unfolds the family's story with patience and skill, making it both a compliment and a complaint to say that he leaves us wanting to know much more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are enough droll moments to spark cult status, and McBride's commitment is impressive.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    We never learn why most of his subjects remain loyal to a faith that so explicitly rejects them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Bertino does an excellent job building dread, especially during the first half of the movie. Every silence, pause and sudden noise startles - and the results, frankly, are more frightening than the graphic torture scenes in movies like "Hostel" and "Saw."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is an unashamedly old-fashioned children's movie, and a predictable message is part of the mission. But that's okay; what the movie lacks in surprises, it makes up for in whimsical fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's barely a frame that doesn't look stretched, smashed or otherwise harassed. Imagine "The Matrix" on speed, and you're halfway there.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's still a lot to like here, but ultimately the movie reflects its hapless hero a little too well. While we're constantly rooting for it to succeed, the finish line seems forever out of reach.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Creating a hypnotically digressive travelogue, Herzog wanders from soul to soul, asking deceptively mild questions to potent effect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's certainly been a while since we've seen a movie this resolutely old-fashioned. But while the script feels a little stiff and moralistic at times, it's hard to fault a film with such an intelligent, good-hearted heroine.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The truth is, the mystery pales next to the best "X-Files" plots. But fans will appreciate sly references to past episodes, an unexpected appearance from an old friend and the still-poignant bond our heroes share.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's not much to it, but Austin Chick's hyper-focused indie does serve as a nicely assured showcase for lead Josh Hartnett.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittent shots of actress Emmanuelle Seigner embodying the lyrics are surplus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Since Alfred Hitchcock set the standard for strangers-on-a-train thrillers, Anderson has a lot to live up to. He falls short of creating a new classic, but he does manage to keep us on edge for most of the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anybody who missed 2006's excellent indie "The Puffy Chair" has another chance to discover the off-kilter world of the Duplass brothers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The reason this franchise has been so successful - both on film and in Ann Brashares' original novels - is that, just like the jeans, it suits the needs of vastly different girls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Very little actually happens, since most of the time Mr. Shi sits alone in Yilan's empty apartment, wondering how to help her. But there's a gentle beauty in these long, anguished silences, and Wang and his actors make the most of it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the leads do fine work, their efforts often feel slightly futile. Despite a few flashes of the darker tone percolating under the surface, the movie remains too well-mannered to truly pull us in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A rousing period drama with all the familiar trimmings: gorgeous costumes, palatial settings and romantic intrigue.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A Disney movie about a Disney project, this slick sailing documentary feels a little too self-promotional, almost like an attraction you might stumble into at Epcot. But at least it turns out to be a fairly wild ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Every generation deserves its ultimate high school romance, and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist clearly aims to take the slot currently open. Despite a valiant attempt, though, it doesn't quite make the grade.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though the film ultimately falls short of its considerable promise, there's more than enough here to keep thoughtful moviegoers - of any age - intrigued.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Is it possible to enjoy the company of the world's most irritating woman? Mike Leigh's surprisingly sunny dramedy makes a pretty good case that, in fact, it is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Frontrunners is a lot rougher than Nanette Burstein's recent, similar documentary, "American Teen," and its comparable lack of gloss is both an asset and a flaw.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The script is compelling, the direction confident, the production values professional. But it does not, in the end, feel real.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's hard to complain about a pop culture phenomenon built on unabashed innocence. And anyway, we might as well get used to it: Neither the movie nor the passionate tween squeals at a recent preview leave any doubt that "HSM 4" is on its way - or that the inevitable "College Musical" will be far behind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If "Saw V" offers an example of how little filmmakers can get away with, Splinter proves how much a director can do with next to nothing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Who knew? Turns out, Jean-Claude Van Damme is a funny guy, and a pretty good actor, too. Fans may already be aware of this, but JCVD is likely to introduce a whole new Van Damme to everybody else.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The script is basically a retread of every other AARP comedy, from "Grumpy Old Men" to "Wild Hogs." The laughs, in other words, are of the Viagra and kidney stone variety.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A fun project that doesn't quite reach its potential, Josh Koury's doc is still worthwhile for anyone who can't wait until 2009 to see Harry Potter back on the big screen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There are certain films - let's call them Road Map Movies - that drive you directly from point A to point B to point C, with barely a stop for gas. Cadillac Records is such a film: You see all the major landmarks, but how enlightening can a road trip be if you never even get off the highway?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It's a formula, all right, but a strong cast goes a long way toward carrying it off. We get one, for the most part, in Alfredo De Villa's cheerfully familiar dramedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Provocatively intentioned, The Reader is a movie worth seeing - the kind of film you'll think about for days afterward. But when all is said and done, you're likely to wonder why the impact wasn't greater still.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This mundane romantic comedy is notable for one reason only: its leading couple.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Refusing to be rushed, Doris Dörrie blends individual experiences with universal emotions to create a quietly moving study of self-discovery.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A limited amount of original footage -- awkwardly enhanced with reenactments -- gives the film a somewhat narrow focus. But in a way, the dry tone fits.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This isn't a family -- or a film -- you'll ­easily forget.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Despite the overlong running time, the action moves smoothly and swiftly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though he plays two other roles, Perry only really cuts loose when he dons Madea's housecoat, turning her into a devilishly funny voice of reason. Likewise, the movie tenses up when she's offscreen, becoming the sort of moralistic soap opera we've seen from Perry before.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If you watched "Project Runway's" first season and wondered what happened to winner Jay McCarroll, here's your chance to find out.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Bruce Hendricks makes little use of the 3D technology, though the gimmick does distract from the fact that we learn nothing new about the guys. It would have been interesting to hear something of their history, especially given their much-discussed Evangelical background.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone looking for something original or unexpected should check out the trio of short films that comprise this entertaining ode to the titular city.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is not, frankly, a movie you'll remember long after you see it. But it has just enough moments of genuine intimacy to indicate that Masterson ought to give directing another try.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While "Escape" was superior in story, "Race" does commit to an impressive scope. What it is, really, is a big-studio popcorn flick that just happens to be made for tweens.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Directors Jon Hart and Matthew Kaufman don’t delve deeply enough into the psyche of club founder Larry Levenson or the culture he exploited. But they do present an entertaining snapshot of his brief reign as New York’s self-appointed King of Swing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Don't misunderstand: the proceedings are pretty silly, and the scares were a lot fresher back in 1979, when we first saw "The Amityville Horror." But Cornwell and his cast take things just seriously enough to keep us at least intermittently on edge.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Barratier directs with a jaunty artifice more typically seen on stage, but with the exception of Arnezeder, his cast turns theatricality to its advantage. They're offering us a sunny fantasy during a cloudy time, and seem well aware that we're unlikely to resist.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Like 2003's "Lizzie McGuire" movie, "Hannah" breaks little new ground but makes the big screen shift with liveliness and sense of humor impressively intact.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Mann and Perry are game, it's Efron who carries the movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A message movie that's genuinely worth watching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As its defiantly bland title suggests, Fighting is a bare-bones effort that tries just hard enough to keep us watching. By making good use of its New York setting, Montiel does bring a certain indie grit to the generic story.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    He may be a first-time feature ­director, but music video master Benny Boom clearly knows how to pull a midlevel movie ­together.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Some of the accusations feel more sordid than satisfying.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Far surpasses original.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    A horror flick that's all talk and (almost) no action? The risk pays off better than you'd think.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This Norwegian zombie flick is perfect for those who just want a few good jolts and whole lot of gore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The movie’s shallow amusements do make for an ideal guilty pleasure, especially since the actors seem to be having so much fun. Bates, marching around like an overstuffed pigeon, is a reliable scene-stealer, while the two leads make an entirely convincing couple.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    As with so many message movies, this one trades ­nuance for naked outrage. The filmmakers'heartfelt intent is admirable, but right now they’re competing with a more compellingly told reality.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If "Up" is the animated equivalent of an ice cream sundae, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is the Popsicle: Neither as rich nor as memorable, but more than welcome on a long, hot summer day.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fans of Andrew Bujalski's previous mumblecore movies are the likeliest audience for his latest, a modest, slice-of-life indie that doesn't quite live up to his ­earlier efforts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    While Cera is adorable, Yi’s faux ­naiveté is overplayed and her philosophical musings are underwhelming. But you won’t soon forget the real-life couples she interviews.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Provides just enough smart, silly fun for families desperately seeking an easy (and air-conditioned) escape from hazy August humidity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Few of the parts harmonize ­properly, leaving us with provocative fragments rather than an electrifying whole.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Anyone with a fondness for the midcentury cartoons and films that inspired this scrappy comedy will appreciate the latest trip to the titular British boarding school.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The result would make an excellent inspirational video for aspiring players, but it's not quite ready for the pros.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Helstein doesn't have to work so hard to remind us of her subject's gravity; the stories chronicled are chilling enough without embellishment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's plenty to appreciate in Chris Rock's rollicking documentary about what goes on when African-American women hit the salon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    It tends to get lost in its own delirium, which will enchant some and drive others bonkers.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Ferrera and Gross are the most appealing pair I've seen in awhile; their calm confidence is a welcome antidote to the unrealistic couples who've been cluttering our screens way too long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Niels Arden Oplev keeps the action relatively tight. But he revels in the story’s sadism to an uncomfortable degree, especially in a needlessly vile rape scene. Two more sequels are coming. Here’s hoping there’s just a little less hate in each.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Fanning's Currie grabs the spotlight immediately, and never lets go.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The actors - including Aidan Quinn as Lena's lover - work hard to balance a mood that fluctuates between stillness and stagnancy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intelligent thriller--turns-- into an embarrassing gothic horror show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Because (Vilanch) is such a character, the movie ends up being a lot of fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    There's not a single moment when you forget it's Weaver; she always seems to be inhabiting this poor character's soul for her own purposes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The truth is, almost everyone planning to see Eclipse will know how things end before the opening credits even appear. So Slade and his cast can be proud that they consistently keep us involved anyway.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Director Ryan Murphy achieved a major casting coup in landing Julia Roberts to play Gilbert - or Liz, as she's called here. As it turns out, though, a lesser star may have been a better choice.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Both in name and spirit, The A-Team drags the Eighties into the 21st century, and you might be surprised to find -- if only briefly -- that you've missed them just a little.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Davenport herself seems stunned by how complicated the story turns out to be, which just makes her movie all the more worthwhile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though Argento and Aattou lack the searing chemistry needed, the social politics are consistently intriguing, and everything - not to mention everyone -looks absolutely stunning.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The kids here do come across as genuine people, struggling with issues everyone can understand.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    "I hate this stinkin' war," Neil Young announces in this chronicle of CSNY's "Freedom of Speech Tour," and the rest of the movie is just as unapologetically blunt.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    By the end, Holdridge has captured the bittersweet complexities of romance with a wisdom that proves surprisingly seductive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Often insightful and more than a little depressing, this is a story that only gets uglier as it goes on.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    David Kaplan's sweet, if superficial, fairy tale won't change the world, but it makes nice use of its setting (Chinatown) and visual style (rotoscope animation).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Passionate and ambitious, John Walter's chronicle of a Public Theater production is too scattered for broad appeal. But those who connect with his themes will find themselves quickly drawn in.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The lack of subtlety indicates that this is a first film, but the passion and insights are strong enough to make you wonder what he'll (Webber) do next.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Rafferty keeps the structure so blandly standard, the title is nearly the most intriguing element of the whole film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Intermittently compelling biography.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Though we see the same man throughout the bumpy tour captured here -- always calm, steady, faithful -- it's bound to prove an enlightening portrait for those who know him only as the guy who once worked with Peter Gabriel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    The beginning is awkwardly earnest, but the play matures considerably while retaining its youthful energy and enthusiasm
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Overly familiar but endearing nonetheless, this coming-of-age indie from Alexis Dos Santos is most likely to appeal to those who recognize themselves in the story's lost heroes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    In his directorial debut, Krasinski doesn't seem to believe in his hideous men so much as he appears intimidated by them.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Roth prefers sentimentality to subtlety and cutesiness to complexity. Fortunately, Molina balances Port's precocity, bringing a welcome gravitas to this simply told tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    This is, in its way, a horror movie -- not least because it will burrow into your own brain, as a reminder of all the ways the modern world is making you crazy, too.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    If someone else had made "My Son," it would be just another crime thriller based on a true story. But with Werner Herzog behind the camera, it's a head-scratcher from start to finish.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Elizabeth Weitzman
    Such dark doings won't be for everyone, but fans of similarly dry Nordic fare -- like the works of Aki Kaurismaki -- will be happy to have found it.