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The Weather Man Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 7, 2011
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Rogers
December 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 14, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
It may look bleak, but there's still some beauty.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
March 2, 2006
Cage is superb in the lead, brilliantly conveying David's confusion with some well chosen blankly bewildered looks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 23, 2006
It may be rather mopey and languid, but this intensely introspective comedy has the ability to get under our skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Cornelius
February 19, 2006
Few movie characters of late have been so expertly crafted as Dave Spritz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 22, 2006
Há filmes que são assim; funcionam justamente porque te mandam para fora do cinema em um estado de profunda reflexão.
| Original Score: 4/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
December 23, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Detroit Free Press
December 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
November 11, 2005
An engrossing character study of the oppressive kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
A ballsy, full-out original studio film with independent spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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
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
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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