Friday Night (2003)



Critic Consensus: A dreamy, visually poetic film.

Movie Info

Paris resident Laure (Valerie Lemercier) has just finished packing her belongings in preparation for moving in with her lover, though she is oblivious to her apparent jitters at doing so. As she leaves her apartment for the night to join a pair of friends for dinner, Laure gets held up in traffic, due to a crippling public transportation strike. As she waits in her car, she finds a sense of serenity in the midst of all the chaos and begins to watch a number of people as they work their way … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Emmanuelle Bernheim, Claire Denis, Emmanuèle Bernheim
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2003
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Critic Reviews for Friday Night

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (21)

Beautiful and moody, fiercely intelligent and astoundingly chilly.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
Denver Post
Top Critic

Might make action fans pull their hair out.

Full Review… | October 2, 2003
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A great and simple movie romance.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Laure is uptight, slightly vacant, often confused. That the film becomes slightly surreal in the second half doesn't help.

August 8, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This one doesn't have the crackle of Denis's best efforts ... but it quietly rewards those who have enormous patience.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

I didn't buy it for a minute, though I did enjoy it.

Full Review… | July 19, 2003
Chicago Tribune
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