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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 17, 2010
This is Lord of the Flies as played by adults, and for Left Bank intellectuals, heady with righteous protest and wired on too many coffees and cigarettes
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
August 29, 2005
Weekend is a luridly colorful compendium of aesthetic juxtapositions and audio-visual schisms that evoke the frustrated tenor of the era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 20, 2008
A film that reads itself, tells the viewer what that reading should be, and at the same time tells the viewer that this reading is inaccurate and should be ignored.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 6, 2001
Perhaps the most ambitious film in [Godard's] long career.
Christopher Null
August 22, 2005
give the man credit for bitching about the human condition in style
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
August 9, 2011
Uncompromisingly cynical and completely unforgiving, Week End is a satire so black, you couldn't see hope if it was dancing in front of your eyes carrying sparklers and singing La Marseillaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 30, 2013
In the absurdist dark comedy, Western society never looked so sickening on film.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 4, 2011
This apocalyptic farce-Alice in Wonderland as reconceived by the Marquis de Sade-would mark both the high point and the end of Godard's meteoric career as a popular artist.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
October 5, 2011
As long as cinema like this exists, there's no end in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 15, 2003
Week End constantly propagates images that convey class and taste. And in few films does privilege seem so crass and repellant.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
Godard pushes his Brechtian didactics to the limit, his exhilarating modernism giving him free rein to draw on Freud, Marx, Lewis Carroll and James Bond.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 9, 2006
Visionary, insane, and barbarously funny; don't miss the chance to accept the challenge Weekend is still dying to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
November 22, 2004
A seminal film everyone should see.
| Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 23, 2008
There is nothing predictable about Weekend; Godard uses the camera as a radical satirical tool, inserting it up the backside of a society he perceives as lost, constrained and confused. And so are we.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 27, 2012
an apocalyptic primal scream against the conformities and hypocrisies of the Americanized French bourgeoisie and one of the most lacerating and funny satires of car culture ever produced
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 9, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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Renata Adler
New York Times
July 11, 2004
The film must be seen, for its power, ambition, humor, and scenes of really astonishing beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 15, 2007
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Time Out
October 15, 2006
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