Weiner Reviews

Page 2 of 9
September 26, 2017
You may well watch this movie and think, "Serves him right." Or maybe, "Well, what did he expect?" But you'll probably also come away discouraged about the state of both politicking and the mass media in our times.
September 26, 2017
It's a fabulously entertaining view from inside a political campaign, giving us a firsthand experience of all the weird, Good Wife-style maneuvering that takes place.
September 11, 2017
... an otherwise riveting film, precisely because it engages in a form of documentary politics, wherein the identification and accounting for a subject's pathology constitutes drama, and drama's resolution.
August 29, 2017
The documentary Weiner resists explicit judgmental commentary but its fly-on-the-wall approach captures the embarrassment of all involved in his mayoral campaign. . .
August 17, 2017
The documentary is achingly confusing and true in a way we often associate with fiction.
June 26, 2017
It's this sentiment, paired with high-access insight into the mind of the subject, that makes Weiner such an interesting film.
February 15, 2017
If you feel like your cinematic diet has been a bit lacking in schadenfreude lately, then look no further than Weiner, an astounding internet-age documentary of hubris and disgrace, where no stupid behavior, once recorded, ever disappears.
January 3, 2017
A more accessible watch than one would expect from a politics documentary.
January 2, 2017
Watching his campaign derailed by yet more salacious revelations is like a slo-mo car crash, a queasy pleasure we're spared little of thanks to Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's ever-present camera and Weiner's insatiable thirst for the spotlight.
January 1, 2017
Run, as they say, don't walk to the nearest theater showing Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's spectacular new documentary.
December 26, 2016
The bizarre, engrossing story of New York Democratic politician Anthony Weiner is captured in all its pathetic glory in a documentary that will do nothing to redress the reputation of politicians as liars, hypocrites and opportunists.
December 20, 2016
With a humorous tone, this film describes the media hurricane that is unleashed when sex intersects with the politics. [Full review in Spanish]
December 18, 2016
What we do see of Weiner is compelling: he's arrogant and hot-tempered, but quite possibly well-meaning. And the movie is worth seeing just for its behind-the-scenes picture of a brassy American political campaign going seriously [wrong].
October 26, 2016
A scintillating documentary on the failed NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner.
October 25, 2016
What Weiner makes painfully clear is the collateral damage of Weiner's actions... To that extent, it's possible to share his politics and still see him as a fatally flawed vessel for them.
October 25, 2016
Weiner is Rehabilitation Lost.
September 13, 2016
Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman's documentary may well be the ultimate political experience, capturing in excruciating detail the hopeful comeback and disastrous second defeat of former US Congressman Anthony Weiner.
September 12, 2016
A true "fly on the wall" documentary, "Weiner" gives the viewer almost unfettered access to the man and his campaign.
August 31, 2016
Yet simply to obsess over Weiner's personal failings is to miss a bigger tragedy...how politics and the media have come to collide and collude, and the deleterious-disastrous impact that has had on the world the rest of us have to inhabit.
August 25, 2016
I'm sure Weiner is mortified that his behavior is causing his wife ongoing humiliation to this day. But, after watching "Weiner," I'm not sure he's not secretly happy to see his name in the headlines again.
Page 2 of 9