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Family Weekend Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 28, 2013
Watching "Family Weekend" you feel as trapped as the tied-up parents, wondering, when will it all end?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 7, 2013
A couple twists short of a good comedy; this film seems like more of a TV prime time test spin for the cast and crew than a fully developed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Martindale
Dallas Morning News
April 4, 2013
Don't let the innocuous title fool you. Family Weekend is a subversive little comedy in which a tightly wound misfit of a teenage girl, fed up with watching her family spiral out of control, subjects her parents to an extreme intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
April 4, 2013
Family Weekend is just as simpy as its plot sounds, but under Alabama-born director Epps, making his feature directing debut, this comedy skips along on good intentions with actors who put more into the characters than they deserve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Adams
Screen International
April 2, 2013
An enjoyably leftfield oddball comedy.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 29, 2013
Anarchic, silly, witless, cartoonish and unsophisticated despite lively performances by the talented Olesya Rulin and Joey King.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.6/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 29, 2013
Teen tries to repair dysfunctional family in so-so comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 29, 2013
An appealing film about the rigors of parenting and misperception of what it takes to be a parent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 29, 2013
The unconventional dysfunctional family has now become a Hollywood convention. It is familiar to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 29, 2013
For a long while, director Benjamin Epps goes for breakneck farce; at its best, this is a batty mixture of family-values editorial and teen spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 29, 2013
We're sitting there, trapped. An angry little teenager's yelling at us. And we're not having any fun at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
March 28, 2013
Feels longer than just two days
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Andy Webster
New York Times
March 28, 2013
The script, by Matt K. Turner, is loaded with contradictions, its hollow flirtation with subversion amount to airplane pablum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 28, 2013
What keeps the film afloat is the buoyant young cast, with Rulin especially watchable as the tightly wound lead and Joey King as her younger sister, who's an aspiring actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 28, 2013
There's no overcoming the poorly conceived premise of Benjamin Epps' debut comedy. But a strong start and solid cast take it further than one might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 28, 2013
The kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clichéd and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
March 28, 2013
In need of a more judicious editor and a game plan to approach the steady erosion of marriage with a profound hit of honesty, not just a sitcom-style presentation of forced therapy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
March 27, 2013
Who was "Family Weekend" made for? Beats the hell out of me.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 27, 2013
Despite the occasional descent into clumsy farce, it largely succeeds in creating its own space and providing a pleasingly different teen perspective on life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
March 27, 2013
The direction by Benjamin Epps, who has an early cameo as a jump-rope judge, shows decent comic timing, but needs to dial the histrionics way down and find a script that has some substance beneath the shenanigans.
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