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The Weather Man Reviews

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 3, 2005
In the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we?
| Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
November 3, 2005
There is, after the cloud cover burns off, a tantalizing sense of vitality and life.
| Original Score: A
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 3, 2005
David remains too successful to be relatable yet not 'important' enough to be interesting.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
November 2, 2005
It's the kind of minor-key character-driven picture you wish Hollywood made more often. You'll also wish it was better.
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Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
November 2, 2005
Free-floating depression and the mocking of a twelve-year old for comedic relief.
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 2, 2005
A richly rewarding work that ought to be getting a fairer shake than it has.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
November 2, 2005
Though difficult to classify, "The Weather Man" provides enough emotional payback to make it worth checking out.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
November 2, 2005
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
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
November 1, 2005
The most supremely odd American film of the year.
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David Denby
New Yorker
November 1, 2005
[Verbinski] and Steven Conrad hold their ground, sticking to their conviction that Dave's story should play as a belated-coming-of-age movie.
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
October 31, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 31, 2005
It's a strange film.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 30, 2005
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 | Original Score: 9/10
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 30, 2005
...few movies plant us so squarely inside a main character's head.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 30, 2005
About as nutritious as your typical fast-food fare.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 30, 2005
A meticulously developed character piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 29, 2005
Basset-Hound Nic Cage is cast perfectly as a weather man who makes big bucks but is miserable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 29, 2005
[The Weather Man] is wry and entertaining with good performances, good looks and solid direction.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 29, 2005
Not since 'Leaving Las Vegas' has a movie put me in such a deep funk.
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