• R, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Gore Verbinski
    In Theaters:
    Oct 28, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 21, 2006
  • Paramount Pictures


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The Weather Man Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Yet another retread of Cage's weak formula of a gloomy man examining his life.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 16, 2013
Joshua Starnes

The Weather Man is more of a parable than a story; it just goes on and on and on, and the only point is to endure. It's not very uplifting, but sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's sad; sometimes hopeful, and sometimes melancholy. But that's life.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 8/10

March 7, 2011
Nick Rogers

Intended as director Gore Verbinski's palate cleanser before back-to-back "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequels, this is an apprehensive cringe comedy of male malaise. It's also Verbinski's best to date, a small-scale challenge he should attempt more often.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 2, 2010
Cole Smithey

If you've never heard of a "living funeral," this film is an icy introduction.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 17, 2009
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

A look at the commonest fear nipping at the heart of Middle America. Not the war in Iraq, nor terrorism, but the breakdown of the family unit and how - and if - people can cope with it.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 14, 2008
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine

Narrated by Nic Cage in a zombie-like monotone, this flick is not only gross and morose, but relentlessly depressing.

Full Review Source: Upstage Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

May 30, 2007
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

One can imagine this film as a nasty, edgy, biting little indie. But all dressed up in slick Hollywood finery, it has nowhere to go.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

It may look bleak, but there's still some beauty.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

November 17, 2006
Matt Pais

A bleak, messy midlife crisis drama as unsure of itself as a weather forecast.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 4, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Dave Spritz is a shallow creation, one that even an actor of Cage's talents cannot bring to three dimensional life. The problem gets worse: we wouldn't much care for him even if he were real.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 16, 2006
Matthew Turner

Cage is superb in the lead, brilliantly conveying David's confusion with some well chosen blankly bewildered looks.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

March 2, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It may be rather mopey and languid, but this intensely introspective comedy has the ability to get under our skin.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

February 23, 2006
David Cornelius

Few movie characters of late have been so expertly crafted as Dave Spritz.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 19, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Há filmes que são assim; funcionam justamente porque te mandam para fora do cinema em um estado de profunda reflexão.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 22, 2006
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald

An engrossing character study of the oppressive kind.

Full Review Source: Oregon Herald | Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2005
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

As much fun as standing outside in a blizzard for two hours without a coat.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 11, 2005
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

A ballsy, full-out original studio film with independent spirit.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 10, 2005
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Cage and Caine are accomplished actors, enjoyable to watch in almost everything, except this drivel.

Full Review

November 7, 2005
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

My reaction was that this was a bit silly, bordering on stupid, and much to my chagrin, it became a theme throughout the rest of the movie.

Full Review

November 7, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

...dark clouds, a frigid plot and a downpour of miserable jokes. My advice is to stay home.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

November 4, 2005
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