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Summary: An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and the landscape of today's political landscape. (imdb)

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Directed By: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

Written By: Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman

Starring: Anthony Weiner

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Weiner belongs to 12 collections
1. Female Directors (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 56 stars)
2. Best of criticker: Documentary (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 10 stars)
3. New York (public: moderated by djross - 5 stars)
4. American Politics (public: moderated by djross - 4 stars)
5. Directed collaboratively (public: moderated by djross - 2 stars)
6. The Next Picture Show Podcast (public: moderated by trippingly - 2 stars)
7. 89th Academy Reminder List (2016) (public: moderated by cowfrappe - 1 star)
8. Political Campaigns (public: moderated by geohawk)
9. Political documentaries (public: moderated by overrated)
10. 2016 Films to Watch (private: kendellhouse - 1 star)
11. seen in 2016 (private: sproost)


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Date User Score
Mar 21 jhmee8
99T10
Mar 18 TheMarkle
70T7
Mar 14 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
8T10
Mar 09 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
82T8
Feb 26 scottmcc scott.mcc
80T9
Feb 26 dr_Robert
4T7
Fascinerande inblick i en politisk kampanj som faller sönder inifrån. Filmmakarna får närvara vid diskussioner och situationer som ingen utomstående normalt skulle få filma. Det är roligt på ett ganska sorgligt sätt och fullständigt makabert. Någon egentlig förklaring till katastrofen presenteras dock aldrig.
Feb 22 Phelipe Phelipe
81T8
Feb 21 rkosiba31
74T8
Feb 21 toxicwind toxicwind
9T9
Feb 19 mjh0811 mjh0811
85T8
Feb 18 filmfreak88 filmfreak88
80T8
Feb 17 zokling
53T5
Feb 17 megdesilva megdesilva
81T6
Feb 14 bmillionaire
75T5
Feb 13 xombiemonkey
75T8
Feb 11 Pix54
89T9
Feb 10 jgreenwood jgreenwood
70T7
Feb 10 djross djross
55T6
There will always be people who say the moral here is about politicians who betray the public's trust, but the real lesson is for the famous: never trust the public, because there will always be those among them for whom you are merely the stepping stone in their own desperate hunt for celebrity and fortune. That said, Weiner's attention-loving shamelessness is also the source of his peculiar kind of honesty, even though he clearly comes across as the professional, cynical politician type.
Feb 10 Bibzom
76T8
Feb 07 Mirelurk Mirelurk
82T9
Feb 05 ludvigsen ludvigsen
80T9
Feb 04 debaser1985
70T6
Feb 03 mikaruno
75T3
Feb 03 pythag3
85T6
Jan 28 Lemonade Lemonade
82T9
Jan 28 felipelahm felipelahm
70T7
The dick that got Trump elected.
Jan 26 bitterbill bitterbill
85T9
Jan 24 andymalafaia andymalafaia
60T7
Jan 24 jalanb jalanb
76T7
Jan 24 leemarvins
82T6
Jan 19 TylerCrock
90T9
Jan 18 denial
75T7
Jan 16 LesterGroans
77T8
Jan 15 kminer
85T7
Jan 15 ninkagirl
87T7
Jan 13 siphus007 siphus007
81T8
Jan 11 Reavic
70T8
Jan 11 BangingOn Banging_On
76T7
Jan 11 PUNQ
70T10
If Donald Trump can become President, then Anthony Weiner can become DICKtaor!
Jan 09 sharkeyj1
100T6
Jan 07 IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
72T7
Jan 06 hugsRad hugsRad
8T7
Jan 06 donquixotic
60T5
schadenfreude.avi
Jan 05 mvsilva
87T9
Jan 05 KatyKrueger
95T5
Jan 05 zspyry zspyry
7T7
Jan 05 drsword drsword
75T5
Jan 05 ptravers2
6T6
Who do we want elected? And to what standards can we reasonably hold them? That Weiner tackles those questions at all makes this frisky doc a potent provocation and no small accomplishment.
Jan 04 rannydoscoe
85T8
Jan 04 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
38T8
Jan 04 quenyks
82T6
Jan 03 chiefbrody33
90T6
Jan 02 VN1X VN1X
70T5
Jan 01 bobdigi
79T9
Dec 29, 2016 redheelblues
8T9
Dec 29, 2016 Spunkie Spunkie
50T4
Dec 28, 2016 zevel6
60T7
Dec 27, 2016 fakefeudal fakefeudal
85T8
Dec 27, 2016 kerryland
80T6
Dec 26, 2016 Midaso
65T8
Dec 25, 2016 Gody85 Gody85
57T7
Dec 25, 2016 Ercan Ercan
6T6
Dec 24, 2016 starkist777
84T8
Dec 19, 2016 fabioleal
72T6
Dec 17, 2016 asgeirhuns asgeirhuns
7T6
Dec 16, 2016 aehii
30T2
Dec 12, 2016 proofykins
90T9
Dec 09, 2016 piyolyclaud piyolyclaud
6T8
Dec 09, 2016 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
78T7
Dec 08, 2016 heyimdylan moss piglet
7T9
Dec 07, 2016 Sweekoden Sweekoden
78T8
I expected this to play out like a 90-minute gif with the Benny Hill theme playing on top of it, but I was shocked at the level to which the film humanizes its subjects. Having only read about the controversies, I had this narrative in my head of Wiener and his wife being sad, repressed wallflowers, which was clearly way off the mark. In a way, them being relatively vibrant people makes the awkward moments even harder to sit through, and at the end I had sympathy for everyone except Pineapple.
Dec 06, 2016 rowboat77
74T7
Dec 06, 2016 ralexwr ralexwr
80T8
Dec 03, 2016 Koernia Koernia
80T9
Dec 01, 2016 aurora aurora
74T8
Nov 30, 2016 MetaCritic2 MetaCritic2
84T10
Nov 27, 2016 alexw
80T8
Nov 27, 2016 raiders2000
92T10
Nov 27, 2016 adwilson
80T9
Nov 26, 2016 jodamico jodamico
82T9
Nov 26, 2016 ArinMB
82T5
Nov 26, 2016 Burak1
70T6
Nov 26, 2016 thmertens th_mertens
71T6
Nov 25, 2016 ttWilko
77T5
Nov 22, 2016 RuruSmasher RuruSmasher
88T7
Nov 19, 2016 zachheltzel zachheltzel
50T4
Nov 17, 2016 badjuice bad_juice
55T8
Nov 17, 2016 sproost sproost
75T8
Nov 13, 2016 Nathan Nathan
73T6
Nov 12, 2016 mrmrulus mrmrulus
80T8
Nov 11, 2016 zmt311 zmt311
75T8
Nov 11, 2016 Ag0stoMesmer Ag0stoMesmer
3T8
A damning look at the old "showbiz for ugly people" where by the end it was clear even the film-makers had fallen for this -admittedly charismatic- bullshitter.
Nov 10, 2016 jgollner
90T10
Nov 07, 2016 angrypierre angrypierre
81T8
It's comparable to being unable to look away from the car crash, but there was something absolutely fascinating to watch this obviously passionate public servant utterly self destruct, several times over, and allow it all to happen on film. Gripping stuff.
Nov 06, 2016 xanderbisc xanderbisc
60T8
Nov 06, 2016 ldpfilm ldpfilm
77T6
Nov 05, 2016 10kfilms
87T9
Nov 05, 2016 filmaffinity filmaffinity
70T8
Nov 05, 2016 sensei sensei
70T4
With behind-the-scenes political intrigue and candid moments from a marriage on the verge of collapse, this should've been spectacular. Sometimes it is: Huma and Weiner silently looking at each other for what feels like minutes following revelations of his further infidelities is quite intense. But its canned sound effects (applause, boos, cheers, etc.) are inelegant to the point of being distracting, and its editing is reality TV-esque.
Nov 05, 2016 norvaljones norval_jones
82T8
Nov 04, 2016 strangelime
75T4
Nov 03, 2016 bof bof
80T9
"Don't. The written word is dead", Weiner laughingly tells a little boy who wants to look him up on Wikipedia. Weiner seems to be the sort of politician they couldn't get away with on The Wire or even on Veep without looking like a too-clumsy satire of what sort of politicians float to the top in the modern media landscape; passionate, media-savvy in the short term, and completely devoid of any sense of self-distance. All the film makers have to do is stand by and let him dig.
Nov 01, 2016 SamDurk
90T7
Oct 30, 2016 sacmersault
69T5
Oct 29, 2016 wizard81
72T8
Oct 27, 2016 pwhpma
75T5
Oct 26, 2016 Langelund Langelund (CinemaZone.dk)
70T7
Oct 23, 2016 meliorism meliorism
75T7
Oct 23, 2016 INDYATMN
88T8
Combative people being combative esp when it's not in their best interests to do so is generally inherently compelling stuff - if not, many reality shows would go by the way side. What gives this doc more dimensions is how it makes clear that it's Weiner's stubborn refusal to give up and accept how others really see him (or the world) that's the very thing that might have proved useful to many. For his wife, it's "the very thing that made you marry, is the thing you will come to hate" writ large
Oct 22, 2016 Ippei
80T9
This is one of my favourite documentary films. Such a fascinating character to follow. So incredibly brilliant and charismatic, yet so freakin' messed up, he just can't help himself. I think he himself sums it up perfectly when he says towards the end, something along the lines that he has "this ability to F things up". And oh how true it is. The team get almost an unprecedented access to the campaign, which even has them asking "why?"
Oct 19, 2016 DMCrimson DMCrimson
85T10
A fantastic combination of chaotic trainwrecks and filmmakers who know how to piece a scene together. That scene where Weiner has a satellite interview with MSNBC is a perfect use of contrast.
Oct 17, 2016 Ram0n
74T6
Oct 15, 2016 Moribunny Moribunny
70T8
Of all the lies politicians tell, Anthony Weiner's attempt to get people out of his private life is, to me, the easiest to forgive. If voters worried more about their own well-being than others' sexting, perhaps they would have deserved him as a mayor. Good documentary.
Oct 13, 2016 JungleJulia Jungle_Julia
60T5
Oct 12, 2016 cagedwisdom cagedwisdom
75T7
Weiner is a fun guy to be around for a full-length documentary. The most interesting part of this for me is a look at how incredibly focused the American society is on sexual deviancy and family values. Throughout no one even connects the dots to make the point that Weiner never really did anything wrong, except deceive his wife to some extent. Unbelievable; none of this should even matter.
Oct 12, 2016 jrusshall jrusshall
85T9
Oct 09, 2016 Nacho353
30T3
Oct 09, 2016 CarsonWid
71T7
Oct 05, 2016 JohnSandwich JohnSandwich
65T6
Oct 05, 2016 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
92T10
Oct 04, 2016 psim psim
80T8
Oct 01, 2016 sir_tralala
85T6
Sep 29, 2016 asxyninja asxyninja
85T8
Sep 29, 2016 MontyCircus MontyCircus
40T5
I'm a sucker for documentaries, and this had some delicious moments. It was particularly good when it focused on Don Weiner Quixote relentlessly tilting at those damn windmills while his wife, a.k.a. the saddest woman in the history of the world, is left disappearing in the distance and over the horizon. But that could have been condensed into a half hour. For me it just didn't entertain enough for 2 hours, and if it didn't entertain, it better damn well inform or make me think, and it failed.
Sep 28, 2016 alexandrsaar alexandrsaar
84T9
Sep 27, 2016 krmr krmr
87T8
Sep 26, 2016 CountLemon
75T9
Sep 25, 2016 nickv nickv
71T7
Sep 24, 2016 Warren Warren
84T7
Sep 24, 2016 jbissell jbissell
80T6
Sep 24, 2016 beast beast
7T8
Sep 21, 2016 Liverpoole TarantinOle
74T7
Sep 19, 2016 AAAutin AAAutin
71T10
Sep 19, 2016 docbenway docbenway
70T6
Sep 18, 2016 kastenm kastenm
76T8
Sep 17, 2016 H9k H9k
8T8
Sep 14, 2016 Communicants Communicants
65T5
Sep 13, 2016 AlexanderMG AlexanderMG
89T7
Sep 11, 2016 soothsayer
68T8
Sep 11, 2016 Lembie
82T6
Sep 11, 2016 shenks
80T8
Sep 10, 2016 jeffv jeff_v
73T8
Sep 08, 2016 dhartle
7T5
Sep 07, 2016 capodelnulla capodelnulla
80T8
günümüzde artık infotainment'ın nasıl siyaseti yönlendirebildiğini, tekil "ofis sahiplerinin" hatalarının nasıl o politikacı grubuna dair bir algı oluşturduğu net biçimde gösterirken yönetilme fikriyle olan ilişkimize dair de sorular sorduruyor aslında. ama bugünün abd başkanlık seçimleri sahnesi düşünülünce weiner sadece marjinal değil ama daha farklı bir seksüel zevki olan savunmasız bir adammış gibi sadece.
Sep 07, 2016 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
73T10
Sep 05, 2016 zoink zoink
73T9
Sep 05, 2016 bearmaster bearmaster
79T8
Sep 05, 2016 toro913
71T8
Sep 05, 2016 bobpage bobpage
100T10
This is absolutely phenomenal, from the slow campaign trainwreck, the marriage in crisis, Huma's fierce glares and despondence ("it's like living a nightmare"), the shrewd interview calculations, and rookie campaign operatives trying to make a name for themselves. This is like a Greek tragedy that no writer could come up with because the material is often too surreal to be believable.
Sep 04, 2016 Matthew_Parkinson Matthew Parkinson (The Escapist)
70T8
Sep 02, 2016 BranaHawk
80T10
Sep 01, 2016 rydmcalboy
85T8
Sep 01, 2016 intheboolite
80T9
Aug 30, 2016 SMP SMP
75T5
Aug 29, 2016 SunnyOctopus SunnyOctopus
70T7
Aug 28, 2016 redacted redacted
71T6
The documentary makers lucked out with the new revelations coming out mid-campaign. The cynic in me almost thinks it was a plant, by them. From there the campaign becomes a fiasco & the editing takes a note out of reality TV's book, focusing on tabloid media excerpts and strained glares from Huma. The real loser here is policy, the message stayed the same over the campaign, the only variable that changed was Weiner's image being dragged through the mud & so died one kind of future for NYC.
Aug 27, 2016 Blair Blair
84T6
Aug 27, 2016 educhristoph educhristoph
75T7
Aug 26, 2016 drylandcroc drylandcroc
65T6
Aug 26, 2016 timmo timmo
95T9
An exhilarating, fascinating portrait of a complicated, passionate, and committed man, horrifically mistreated woman, and the media jackal beast we've all been feeding. Luckily, thanks to documentaries like this, we can see the fuller picture, and stop feeding the jackal beast. Really, Weiner probably would've been a good mayor of New York; it's too bad he shot himself in the foot, and then we consented to media smearing the City's garbage in the wound.
Aug 25, 2016 pulsi21
78T7
Aug 24, 2016 RetinaScan RetinaScan
90T8
Aug 24, 2016 filmcave
77T7
Aug 19, 2016 Bunken Bunken
80T9
Aug 17, 2016 KMcNeil KMcNeil
7T8
Aug 17, 2016 thewire thewire
81T8
Aug 14, 2016 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
83T8
Aug 14, 2016 mjshiba
75T8
Aug 13, 2016 cosmovonw
3T4
Aug 13, 2016 dunetails
80T8
Aug 13, 2016 Kianoto
82T10
Aug 13, 2016 thaklos thaklos
86T8
I think, by the end of it, for all of his flaws, I actually wanted him to win, he stopped being a punchline and started being a very sad person. I mean, is he qualified? It doesn't really seem like it, but of all the mayoral candidates it seems like he needed it the most, it may or may not have been good for New York, but it would certainly have helped him cope with the mistakes that have consumed an important part of his life.
Aug 11, 2016 Bojangles Bojangles
70T8
Aug 11, 2016 schnofel schnofel
61T6
Huma Abedin being quietly pissed at her husband - the movie.
Aug 11, 2016 GrimsChild GrimsChild
70T9
Aug 03, 2016 jcritic
4T7
Jul 26, 2016 geohawk
88T7
Why are there so many campaign documentaries? I mean, they make great subjects, but politician's seek to control how others perceive themselves, and the documentarian following you around is a serious potential loose cannon. Or as one of the filmmakers here queries his subjects: "Why did you let us film this?" Weiner is a devastating portrait of a monster ego inhabiting the body of a total goofball.
Jul 23, 2016 jasonomara15 ()
69T8
Jul 21, 2016 DBibby DBibby
84T8
Jul 16, 2016 cowfrappe cowfrappe
73T7
A can't-look-away trainwreck caught beautifully by the filmmakers.
Jul 07, 2016 gabehabash gabehabash
50T3
Jun 28, 2016 bthurber
85T8
Jun 25, 2016 mg7film mg7film
70T8
Jun 20, 2016 kevinjoseph kevinjoseph
67T7
Jun 19, 2016 Niska Niska
28T4
Jun 15, 2016 zachsavage
80T6
Jun 15, 2016 xacviant
87T9
After resigning from Congress over a sexting scandal, Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor of NYC, and makes a promising start...but there are more skeletons in his closet than he let on. Fantastic fly-on-the-wall look at modern politics and how scandals can and do obscure the real issues at play...and at a fascinating character in Weiner himself, charismatic and seemingly devoted to his constituents, but unable or unwilling to truly own up to his own faults as a human being.
Jun 14, 2016 MA M_A
80T8
Jun 13, 2016 bridggedale bridggedale
68T5
Jun 11, 2016 mattnawrocki
70T5
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
39T9
May 28, 2016 HonoraryCiti
85T8
May 21, 2016 wetwillies wetwillies
90T8
Truly not unlike a real-life episode of Veep as directed by the Maysles because, for all of the laugh-out-loud moments that littered Anthony Weiner's disastrous time on the campaign trail (And there are tons, some intentional and others decidedly accidental), directors Josh Kreigman and Elyse Steinberg never lose sight of the fact that Weiner, his family and everyone he worked with were all real people.
May 20, 2016 filmcricket
84T10
Mar 29, 2016 theficionado
50T5
Mar 25, 2016 gargantua gargantua
65T6
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