Weiner Reviews

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November 15, 2019
Filming him, Huma and his staff throughout the scandal is creatively smart, and watching the drama enfold as election day draws closer is as exciting as political documentaries get.
October 21, 2019
Weiner is a brisk, laugh-out-loud, fascinating peek into the campaign offices and living rooms of the people ensnared in Anthony Weiner's bizarre political saga.
August 7, 2019
If Weiner was a scripted film it wouldn't be nearly as impressive, but the fact that the filmmakers were able to perfectly translate Weiner's doomed campaign to film makes it impressive.
August 3, 2019
Here is the perfect example of what happens when all players, including the voters, behave according to their nature.
June 4, 2019
At once painful, painfully funny, horrifying, and utterly, completely, depressingly riveting.
April 20, 2019
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's captivating political documentary Weiner could just as easily be named Huma, the film's second subject who proves equally as captivating.
April 11, 2019
Fascinating documentary.
April 2, 2019
Weiner's offhand gallows humour, and a wealth of archive material make for a tragicomic masterpiece.
February 20, 2019
This brilliant, fast-moving, totally entertaining documentary's huge achievement is to take a minor American political figure and make his life totally involving and thought-provoking to audiences outside America.
December 7, 2018
Weiner is trying to re-launch his brand, but it's the media who ultimately decide how it will be sold.
November 4, 2018
The beauty of the film's representation of the Weiner-Abedin subplot is that a fiction film couldn't have captured it any better.
October 19, 2018
Anthony Weiner will be a gross and embarrassing footnote in history, albeit a masterfully documented footnote.
August 28, 2018
The crew tackles the behind-the-scenes of a political family better than House of Cards, juggling intimacy and work's reality while each side jockeys for control.
August 23, 2018
Cue a very modern morality tale of hubris, lust for power and the inadvisability of sending naughty pics via mobile phones, all expertly told by directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg.
August 23, 2018
The film powerfully reveals how political elitists, media commentators and even Weiner himself continue to deny her the right to steer this narrative in a new direction.
August 22, 2018
The real star of this very entertaining documentary is Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin.
August 20, 2018
Weiner is technically excellent. There are great cuts, usually to the subject's disadvantage but rarely without some nuance or ambivalence.
November 8, 2017
... Weiner is a documentary about why we believe and to whom, about what lies we are willing to let go, and about what we believe about ourselves. [Full review in Spanish]
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.
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