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Sam Weisberg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95%

Bobby Sands: 66 Days (2016)

"Byrne never resorts to such cheap tricks as matching the imagery to what the interviewees are saying, and the film is no hagiography." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 30, 2016
73%

By Sidney Lumet (2016)

"Shares the flaws of Lumet's own movies: It's workmanlike and impassioned, but ultimately preaching to the choir." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2016
No Score Yet

Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer - 30th Anniversary (2016)

"A gruesomely riveting sucker punch of a movie." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2016
100%

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

"The film, in the end, is a celebration of a humble artist who easily could have been - and perhaps deserves to be - a megalomaniac." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2016
42%

London Town (2016)

"It's extremely likable, but sentimental is the last thing a tale about growing up poor and angry in working-class, late-1970s England should strive to be." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 5, 2016
81%

La Notte (1961)

"Ennui and eroticism make an oddly alluring combo in Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2016
38%

Is That You? (2016)

"This is a maudlin, manipulative film, and while it's never aggressively annoying, that's only because it severely lacks energy." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 24, 2016
95%

Spa Night (2016)

"There are no haters here, no bullies, and the only real enemy is the self-repression that plagues the shy, closeted Korean Angeleno teenager at its center." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 17, 2016
80%

The Thoughts That Once We Had (2016)

"We don't just learn about Deleuze; we learn it is possible to love blues music, Maria Montez, Communist propaganda films, and Cheech and Chong in equal measure." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 1, 2016
79%

Unlocking the Cage (2016)

"Unlocking the Cage is a genuine rarity: a rather happy documentary about a losing battle for justice." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 25, 2016
55%

Hyena Road (2016)

"Viewers are graced with a few disappointingly subdued action scenes, two humdrum romantic subplots, and a virtual museum of bad acting." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2016
9%

Point Break (2015)

"Stiff, humorless, tension-free ..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 29, 2015
No Score Yet

Iraqi Odyssey (2015)

"Heartrending throughout, Iraqi Odyssey is everything you want in a documentary - informative, involving, and eager to decipher complex, often paradoxical historical conundrums." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 24, 2015
100%

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015)

"Vivid and enlightening ..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 12, 2015
67%

Rock In The Red Zone (2015)

"Bialis's growing immersion in the town is poignant, even admirable." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
81%

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)

"We've seen many an insider doc about films destroyed by their creators' chutzpah (Overnight, Lost in La Mancha), but what's most wrenching here is McQueen's displays of vulnerability and tenderness." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 10, 2015
94%

Palio (2015)

"While Spender spends enough time with both new and retired jockey legends to collect a gold mine of macho, bullheaded rapport, you wish she delved deeper into the more sinister, behind-the-scenes wheelings and dealings." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 3, 2015
94%

In The Shadow of Women (2016)

"Merhar saves In the Shadow of Women with the simplest of gestures: a smile." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 6, 2015
87%

Jusqu'au bout du monde (1992)

"Before, one left the theater befuddled; one now leaves the theater equally befuddled but also moved, even genuinely disturbed." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2015
100%

How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock at his Farm in Normandy (2015)

"Fitfully captivating, though plenty amusing." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 11, 2015
91%

Metropolitan (1990)

"It might make you long for a return to movies in which teens have a greater vocabulary than their parents." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 4, 2015
72%

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

"The movie is saccharine. The tone is set from the get-go by that lazy, obsequious title - it sounds like some bogus self-help seminar that one of Farley's characters would have smashed to smithereens." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 28, 2015
100%

Famous Nathan (2015)

"Terrific documentaries are a dime a dozen; ones this multifaceted are to be cherished." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 16, 2015
81%

A Hard Day (2015)

"In a very frenetic two hours, Kim demonstrates every conceivable way in which one grown man can injure another." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 14, 2015
63%

Days of Grace (2015)

"Most of this frantic moviemaking is more disorienting than riveting." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2015
31%

The Road Within (2015)

"It ultimately succumbs to the bland, sentimental uplift we've come to expect from such outings." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2015
11%

Supremacy (2015)

"[A] dour, dreary drama ..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jan 27, 2015
55%

Pioneer (2014)

"The tension never lets up." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 3, 2014
88%

Red Knot (2014)

"Red Knot exhibits such spot-on, heartbreaking honesty about behaviors that tear many couples apart ... that it's easy to forgive Cohen his metaphorical excesses." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
93%

Little Hope Was Arson (2014)

"Theo Love's mesmerizing documentary Little Hope Was Arson is as evenhanded as it is unsettling." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
No Score Yet

Sex And Broadcasting (2014)

"A funny, woozy, infectiously cheery look at a still-persevering (though struggling) national treasure." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
83%

The Sacrifice (1986)

"Only those who still quiver at the shopworn lament that advancing technology is destroying the world will find the philosophizing vital in this bookish stupor." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 11, 2014
58%

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014)

"It's an unsolved mystery in Hollywood why so many based-on-true-life polemical films end up so unremarkable." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 4, 2014
No Score Yet

Tiger Lily Road (2014)

"While not as kinky, dark, or schizoid as debuting director/screenwriter Michael Medeiros intends, Tiger Lily Road succeeds on its own small, claustrophobic level." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 21, 2014
64%

Rudderless (2014)

"It's puzzling why a talent like Macy bothered with a project that is so long on sentiment and short on comic relief - and unclear on what it wants to say on a variety of hot-button topics." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
No Score Yet

Situation amoureuse: C'est compliqué (2014)

"In the end, Relationship Status is wan when it tries to be scandalous." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
No Score Yet

It Was You Charlie (2014)

"[A] bleakly funny debut." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014
82%

The Two Faces of January (2014)

"Stewing and scenic, unfolding amid the islands and catacombs of Crete and Athens, and loaded with the usual film-noir delights: fedoras, lipstick-stained highballs, and bare-knuckled fistfights." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014
80%

Stop The Pounding Heart (2014)

"Characters who might have been portrayed as Bible Belt nut-jobs come off as unconditionally loving." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2014
50%

Swim Little Fish Swim (2014)

"Bessis has a natural screen radiance, and Defa is disarming, even at his most selfish. But the script's naïveté is galling." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 16, 2014
13%

The Man on Her Mind (2014)

"The Man on Her Mind has a terminal case of the cutes." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
43%

Archaeology Of A Woman (2014)

"Archaeology of a Woman is a decidedly well-made, unnerving film." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
46%

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014)

"Torture and S&M fetishists will savor its every knife-plunging, blood-splattering, leather-crinkling moment. Everyone else should stay far, far away." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
58%

Coldwater (2014)

"Coldwater is almost boastfully grim." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 12, 2014
41%

Child Of God (2014)

"Child of God is brazenly, outstandingly bad, as vague, pretentious, and pointless as its sorry title." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 29, 2014
57%

EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky (2014)

"Under the Electric Sky manages to be amusing even while it's annoying you." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2014
54%

Road to Paloma (2014)

"This film is numbingly dull, an outlaw-on-the-run saga as laconic and slow-moving as its fierce, hirsute protagonist." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 8, 2014
13%

The Moment (2014)

"Viewers must work as hard as Lee to determine past from present; you may feel amnesiac yourself by film's end." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
35%

Anna (2014)

"Dorado proves nimble at chase scenes, and the ending is immensely satisfying: not impossible to predict, per se, but probably the third or fourth possible outcome you imagined." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 3, 2014
33%

Refuge (2014)

"Even at its well-meaning best, Refuge is listless." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 25, 2014
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