88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This film has moments of uncommon observation and touching insight.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
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.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In The Weather Man, Nicolas Cage doesn't so much play a protagonist, warts and all, as he plays a protagonist who is all warts.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Nicolas Cage does such a persuasive job of portraying Chicago TV weatherman Dave Spritz as a train wreck of a guy that you wonder whether this might actually be a training film for a psychoanalytic convention on hopeless cases.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cage works hard to find traces of humanity in a man that God forgot, as do screenwriter Steven Conrad and director Gore Verbinski. But in the face of a character no one cares about, can audiences be faulted for asking: Why should we?
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Weather Man belongs to a school of earnest, artsy Hollywood flicks that includes the Michael Douglas-goes-bonkers "Falling Down," and a lineage that goes back to revered 1970s pics like "Five Easy Pieces."
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The Weather Man is what indie misery looks like when re-created by one of Hollywood's big studios.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Dave is one of the most ineffectual characters ever to have an entire movie built around him.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A guaranteed downer that's devoid of any upside, and free of dangerously entertaining side effects.
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61 out of 100
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