This film has moments of uncommon observation and touching insight.
Scott FoundasL.A. Weekly
The Weather Man begs to be taken seriously and can't easily be dismissed; it kicks around in your mind for a good long while after you've seen it. Cage, who does his finest work since "Leaving Las Vegas," has stripped himself bare of the patented tics and mannerisms he honed in one Jerry Bruckheimer movie too many.
Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer
The movie gives actors many chances to shine, and they do. But I went away most impressed with Verbinski.
The scenes between Cage and Caine are by far the film's most affecting. The two men don't seem to share the same gene pool, which only helps their dynamic.
Robert WilonskyDallas Observer
The Weather Man is not the wacky movie Paramount is selling, nor is it cynical Oscar bait. It's just a little movie about little people trying not to get wet or freeze to death or get burned when they walk outside, and good luck with all that.
Aiming for an Alexander Payne-style synthesis of wry comedy and unflinching character study, pic has been made with the utmost sincerity, but the frankly lugubrious material and barely compensating spasms of humor are all but impossible to warm to.
Lisa SchwarzbaumEntertainment Weekly
The Weather Man is what indie misery looks like when re-created by one of Hollywood's big studios.