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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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? show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is one glum outing, with occasional pings of wry wit and hearty chuckles. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A guaranteed downer that's devoid of any upside, and free of dangerously entertaining side effects. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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." show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This film has moments of uncommon observation and touching insight. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    In The Weather Man, Nicolas Cage, a great oddball movie star who sometimes takes enormous risks, has a good, risky part again. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is the sort of small, intimate movie that, if it had been made on a low budget by independent actors, would be celebrated to the skies. show more

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