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The Lost Weekend Reviews

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

Despite the grim subject matter, there are glimpses of Wilder's characteristic mordant wit, and the director's location work in New York's Third Avenue district is exemplary. Casting the hitherto bland Milland was a stroke of genius.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2014
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

One of cinema's earliest and best portraits of drug addiction.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)

February 19, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Although ultimately less bleak than Charles Jackson's autobiographical novel, the film is uncompromising in its depiction of the lies, self-deception and degradation that alcoholism leads to.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 19, 2013
Dan Geary
Total Film

Taken as a treatise on addiction generally, it's remarkably sensitive and thoughtful.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 19, 2013
James Agee
The Nation

While you watch it, it entirely holds you.

Full Review Source: The Nation

September 14, 2012
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

An uncompromising look at alcoholism at a time when addiction was considered a personal failing to be swept under the rug of polite society.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 2, 2011

TIME Magazine
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Director Billy Wilder's technique of photographing Third Avenue in the grey morning sunlight with a concealed camera to keep the crowds from being self-conscious gives this sequence the shock of reality.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 17, 2009

Film4

Bold, sobering, intelligently written and acted with great skill by Ray Milland.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

February 20, 2008
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Painfully sincere and uncompromising look at alcoholism for a film released in 1945, with a superb central performance.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

February 20, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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It is intense, morbid -- and thrilling. Here is an intelligent dissection of one of society's most rampant evils.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 20, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It still makes one of the strongest statements about alcoholism, though time has taken away some of its edge.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

March 19, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Today it's less impressive but not without its virtues.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 12, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A stirring portrait of the horrors of alcohol addiction.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

October 24, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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What makes the film so gripping is the brilliance with which Wilder uses John F Seitz's camerawork to range from an unvarnished portrait of New York brutally stripped of all glamour.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The changes made in adapting the book to the big screen are instructive: In the novel, Ray Milland's alcoholic Don was a troubled bisexual, but in the movie, he's a writer suffering from a creative block.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

December 12, 2005
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Too much melodrama to be Wilder's best, but worth a look anyway.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2005

Austin Chronicle

A landmark film in terms of Hollywood's treatment of adult subject matter as fair game.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

October 1, 2003
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

More realistic than sentimentalized Hollywood crowd-pleasers like Harvey, and more accessible than complete downers like Leaving Las Vegas, The Lost Weekend is, to me, the definitive film on the subject of alcoholism.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

September 18, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the most justly celebrated 'problem films' of the 1940s.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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A shatteringly realistic and morbidly fascinating film.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
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