Weiner Reviews

February 14, 2018
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's documentary "Weiner" tries to mount a defense of the politician, but it too succumbs to the inevitability of making his online sex life the most interesting thing about him.
May 27, 2016
"Weiner" is disappointing because it doesn't tell us anything we don't already know about this narcissistic congressman who seems headed for greatness but simply can't help himself.
May 16, 2016
Like its subject itself, "Weiner" is a flawed product - brilliant for a while but ultimately disappointing.
May 3, 2016
The problem is that Weiner tells a fully expected story, leveraging laughs out of the politician's pre-mocked predicament, and shaping near-silent appearances by Abedin into a sympathy-courting foil.
April 25, 2016
Weiner feels like a wasted opportunity from filmmakers who were too enamored of their subject and their timing to realize a larger context.
March 14, 2016
Josh Kriegman and Elyse Sternberg's film never discovers a greater purpose beyond its undeniable sideshow appeal.