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The Weather Man Reviews

December 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2005
In the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2005
The most supremely odd American film of the year.
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.
October 31, 2005
It's a strange film.
October 30, 2005
A meticulously developed character piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2005
Succeeds where so few Hollywood movies even venture - it builds a believable life, adds just enough nervous laughter to relieve the realistic tension, and constantly escapes the dumbed-down expectations beaten into us by lesser films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 28, 2005
Dave's self-involvement is so extreme that he can't see that the bluntly human weaknesses of the people around him aren't his fault. We both pity him and want to shake him; eventually, though, we just become bored by him.
October 28, 2005
This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 28, 2005
It's all believable enough, but it never sings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 28, 2005
The film has a lot of rough edges. But it works as an intriguingly offbeat character study while offering Nicolas Cage a chance to show why he used to be considered one of the top actors of his generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2005
An engaging meditation on a man cursed with that midlife self-awareness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2005
The movie doesn't have the courage of its own bleak convictions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 28, 2005
Destined to hang on for a couple of weekends at the multiplex and live on forever as a cult favorite.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2005
What The Weather Man needed was a change in its weather -- a certain kind of humor, to be precise, something like the deadpan but human satire of Alexander Payne's About Schmidt.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
October 28, 2005
Framing a movie about an Everyman in such an odd way (Dave's salary is even bigger by the film's end) is only one of several strange calculations made by director Gore Verbinski.
Read More | Original Score: C
October 28, 2005
Another Nicolas Cage film where the star mopes through the proceedings as if he's suffering from a bad head cold.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
October 27, 2005
What makes this so emotionally compelling is the way Dave scrambles from this deep vale of cluelessness to something approaching moral maturity.
October 27, 2005
It's a sincere, well-put-together movie about the modern human condition. Hopefully, this will be enough to attract curiosity. After all, it's nice to get into someone else's head for a while, even if the head is being used for target practice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2005
The film has the insistent persona of an ambitious college student who desperately expects an A but must settle for a lesser letter. Nevertheless, a fine cast guarantees good moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 27, 2005
The Weather Man has the chance to be this year's Sideways. If, that is, it's marketed right.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2005
The Weather Man is a fine movie, beautifully acted, but it isn't easy to love -- or to watch.
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
October 27, 2005
Unlike the arrows Dave uses for his archery hobby, the movie never quite hits whatever target it's aiming for.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2005
A scathing, often right-on look at the follies of contemporary culture.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 27, 2005
A gloomy, self-serious picture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2005
This film has moments of uncommon observation and touching insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 27, 2005
Cage has no peer when it comes to bringing out the emotional nuances in morose characters and making them funny -- and touching.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 27, 2005
David is pathetic, something that fans of Cage's macho adventures might have trouble accepting. But he's intriguingly pathetic, a state that raises some interesting issues.
October 27, 2005
In a radical departure from the Hollywood norm, the movie doesn't set out to redeem him. If anything, it's a movie about Spritz coming to embrace his own mediocrity.
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
October 21, 2005
One of the biggest downers to emerge from a major studio in recent memory.
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.