Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

108 mins
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Daniel Radcliffe is legendary parody musician Weird Al Yankovic in this spoof biopic directed by Eric Appel (Silicon Valley).

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Ratings & Reviews

Daniel Radcliffe is rad and surprisingly buff in this very inaccurate biopic of the parody king. Kinda like Walk Hard but for the '80s comedy world, it's full of jabs at its own bloated genre and cameos from celeb Yankovic fans. Just eat it, baby.

"One of those rare but precious comedies that works because of how faithfully it commits to the bit."


"Equally egoless and entertaining."

"Laboriously unfunny and pointless..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Daniel Radcliffe is fully liberated and hugely entertaining as Yankovic..."

The TimesThe Times

"Relentlessly ridiculous in the same way those Weird Al parodies were... perfectly wrong yet so right."


"Equal parts clever and tiresome."


"Radcliffe is winningly guileless in his performance..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Cheerfully slapdash..."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Phony life events, starry cameos and occasional comic gems aren’t enough to sustain a whole movie."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"Weird is an origin story, an action movie, a slapstick comedy, and a music business parody. And somehow... a sincerely heartwarming tale."

Out MagazineOut Magazine

"Yankovic diehards will likely enjoy this movie.."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"(Weird) parodies the biopic with strange results."


"Weird doesn’t feel like a parody; it feels like an impostor."


"The film’s playful parody of the genre is delightfully in tune with the legendary musician’s own work."

Chicago ReaderChicago Reader

"Weird certainly has fun heightening and abstracting the details of Yankovic’s rise to fame, but it’s great that Appel and Yankovic initially stick to the broad strokes of the story."


"If it does feel a little too familiar to the original two-and-a-half minute video... it’s still a surprisingly, sustainably hilarious watch."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Ultimately, in all its gleefully self-deprecating fabrications and unbridled chaos, Weird is exactly the kind of biopic fans would desire from (Yankovic)..."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"As funny as the script is, it wouldn't be nearly as successful without Radcliffe, who gives the role his all."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"Though it’s a tiny bit flabby in its second half, the movie knows how to race offstage when it’s ready, offering a genuine twist or two as it goes."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"An alternative-facts fever dream so bent on the certifiably ridiculous that it circles back around somehow to sweetness."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"The further Weird: The Al Yankovic Story moves away from the biopic parody, the more it falters."


Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Details

Award winner
People's Choice Award winner (Midnight Madness) at Toronto International Film Festival 2022.
Comedy, Music, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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