Weiner

2016 • 95 minutes
4.2
188 reviews
97%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It's 2013 and Anthony Weiner -- still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier -- is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it's not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Winner of the 2016 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.
4.2
188 reviews
Matthew Schlobohm
August 24, 2016
Man, I cannot believe he let the camera crew stay with him throughout the scandal & campaign! I feel so bad for his wife. That said, this whole scandal thing is so overwrought and absurd. She sexted another adult...didn't even have sex with another adult...just texted them. Of course, then he lied about it and kept it up after saying he would stop, so in that I could see why people would be perturbed. But he was a good representative of his constituents. Anyway, about the movie...it was very well paced and they had extraordinary access and candor from people involved. And it showed what it's like to be behind-the-scenes of a dysfunctional campaign in the midst of a meltdown. I was fascinated throughout. It's definitely worth $3 to rent.
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Nicholas Dingman
September 1, 2016
Saw this right before he and Huma split and the tension between them is so thick you could cut it. Anthony bares all in a classic tale of incouragable vanity and reminds us there's such a thing as too much honesty. I noticed a political parallel between Anthony's openness and Alexander Hamilton's Reynolds Pamphlet.
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Buddy & Whatshisface Scale Modeling
September 9, 2016
Anthony Weiner...a great congressman, a horrible husband, but would be a cool corny homeboy to hang with.
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