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The Weather Man


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Release Date :

October 28, 2005

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Director :

Gore Verbinski

Starring :

Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Judith McConnell

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“..will be a hard sell..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
8 of 10

“..not very uplifting or entertaining..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
2 of 4

“..never quite hits whatever target it's aiming for..”
by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
“..kicks around in your mind for a good long while after you've seen it..”
by Scott Foundas [L.A. Weekly]
4 of 5

“..isn't as confident or satisfying as the similarly themed, Oscar-winning "American Beauty"..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3.5 of 5

by [E! Online]
2 of 4

“..disingenuously conveys the fickleness of day-to-day existence via a monsoon of profane, contrived moroseness...”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..a washout..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
4 of 5

“..a tidy examination of the frustrations and pleasures of life..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
3.5 of 4

“..a scathing, often right-on look at the follies of contemporary culture..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
3.5 of 4

“..a biting, existential spoof of modern life and our preconceptions regarding success and personal bliss..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
45 of 0
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Edward Kasche [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Winda Benedetti [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Terry Lawson [Detroit Free Press]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Bob Grimm [Sacramento News & Review]
2 of 4
Reviewed by The Associated Press [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 4
Reviewed by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Brooke Holgerson [The Boston Phoenix]
Reviewed by Steve Schneider [Orlando Weekly]
Reviewed by Beth Mcarthur [Georgia Straight]

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“..the rest was a blur of weak slapstick, one over-dyed moustache and vague sexism, ageism and sizeism..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

CHILD 44 :

“..unrelentingly grim, plodding, and close-to-incoherent adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's best-selling mystery..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]


“..a flashy new coat of paint for the "found footage" genre of horror movie, replacing wobbly handheld cameras with webcams and Skype. Unfortunately, the engine underneath that gloss is woefully familiar, offering the same jump scares we've seen..”
by Jacob Hall [NY Daily News]


“..these gorgeous-looking films are so much more than chronicles of nature. They have a heart and an insight that's remarkable..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..although it's enjoyable, actor Chris Messina's directorial debut is somehow less than the sum of its parts, wading only through the shallow end of familiar human conflicts resolved too conveniently to satisfy..”
by Barbara VanDenburgh [Arizona Republic]


“..lightweight script doesn't help a grandiose premise..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]


“..plays like a dorm-room answer to modern war films, complete with the constant profanity and masculine hysterics that pass for impact in an immature script..”
by Katie Rife [A.V. Club]


“..three superb young actors try but fail to bolster a thin script..”
by Stephen Farber [Hollywood Reporter]


“..it isn't nearly as much creepy fun as it sounds like..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]


“..between plot and character, there are definitely 18 holes in "The Squeeze"..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]