• 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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we?

| Original Score: 2/4

November 3, 2005
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

There is, after the cloud cover burns off, a tantalizing sense of vitality and life.

| Original Score: A

November 3, 2005
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

David remains too successful to be relatable yet not 'important' enough to be interesting.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

November 3, 2005
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's the kind of minor-key character-driven picture you wish Hollywood made more often. You'll also wish it was better.

Full Review

November 2, 2005
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian

Free-floating depression and the mocking of a twelve-year old for comedic relief.

Full Review

November 2, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A richly rewarding work that ought to be getting a fairer shake than it has.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 2, 2005
Angela Baldassarre

Though difficult to classify, "The Weather Man" provides enough emotional payback to make it worth checking out.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

November 2, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Does a movie need a plot to move it along? Not necessarily. Look at "Lost in Translation," for example. And "The Weather Man."

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

November 2, 2005
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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The most supremely odd American film of the year.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 1, 2005
David Denby
New Yorker
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[Verbinski] and Steven Conrad hold their ground, sticking to their conviction that Dave's story should play as a belated-coming-of-age movie.

November 1, 2005
Jimmy O
Film Snobs

A beautiful, cynical, and odd film about the pursuit of the American dream. Verbinski proves his chops as versatile director with this effort.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 31, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's a strange film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 31, 2005
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Where is it written that offbeat movies don't belong outside of art house theaters or Netflix rental queues? Pass this one up and it'll be you with egg McMuffin on your face.

Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum | Original Score: 9/10

October 30, 2005
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

...few movies plant us so squarely inside a main character's head.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 4/4

October 30, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

About as nutritious as your typical fast-food fare.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

October 30, 2005
James Berardinelli
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A meticulously developed character piece.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Toward the end of the film Spritzel remarks on his son's deeds by calling them 'an American accomplishment.' At once superficial and yet meaningful, the phrase encapsulates the paradox of our -- and this film's -- dreams and ambitions.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2005
Harvey S. Karten

Basset-Hound Nic Cage is cast perfectly as a weather man who makes big bucks but is miserable.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

October 29, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[The Weather Man] is wry and entertaining with good performances, good looks and solid direction.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

October 29, 2005
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Not since 'Leaving Las Vegas' has a movie put me in such a deep funk.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

October 29, 2005
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