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The Weather Man Reviews

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David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 27, 2005
I'm pretty sure it doesn't get more depressing than this.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
October 28, 2005
I see no reason, apart from chronic yuppie passive-aggression, why Dave shouldn't get over himself and wipe that giant 'L' off his forehead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2005
The movie blows all over the place, too, as its meandering plotlines do flesh out this portrait of a success who believes himself a failure, but never expands any further.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 27, 2005
I'll save you a couple of hours and tell you its message: Life can be a bummer. Deal with it.
| Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2005
Disingenuously conveys the fickleness of day-to-day existence via a monsoon of profane, contrived moroseness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 30, 2007
Narrated by Nic Cage in a zombie-like monotone, this flick is not only gross and morose, but relentlessly depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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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Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
November 3, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 27, 2005
This fainthearted bid at social satire stars Nicolas Cage as a middle-aged man gazing into the yawning void of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 28, 2005
A vague hint at spiritual rebirth in the closing seconds does nothing to wash away the acid taste of this character, and he's all there is to the movie.
| Original Score: 1/4
Cole Smithey
April 17, 2009
If you've never heard of a "living funeral," this film is an icy introduction.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 28, 2005
Like the chilly winds that blow throughout it, The Weather Man is cold, grim, erratic and eventually just relentless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 16, 2013
Yet another retread of Cage's weak formula of a gloomy man examining his life.
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
A bleak, messy midlife crisis drama as unsure of itself as a weather forecast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 29, 2005
Not since 'Leaving Las Vegas' has a movie put me in such a deep funk.
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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 26, 2005
The Weather Man is what indie misery looks like when re-created by one of Hollywood's big studios.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 27, 2005
A gloomy, self-serious picture.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gene Seymour
October 27, 2005
Unlike the arrows Dave uses for his archery hobby, the movie never quite hits whatever target it's aiming for.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 28, 2005
We get a vague movie that a few successful but chronically dissatisfied men will be able to call their own. The rest of us will see the film for what it is: a long, cold mumble from the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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