Weekend Reviews

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January 25, 2020
A revolutionary breakthrough in natrative cinema.
September 12, 2019
The story has charm and piquancy...
August 6, 2019
A towering and exhilarating piece of work that seems to embody the social upheaval of the 1960s in one bracing, often shocking, cinematic experience.
July 3, 2018
Year after year, Jean-Luc Godard has been chipping away at the language of cinema. Now, in Weekend, he has just about got down to the bare bones. This is his best film, and his most inventive. It is almost pure movie.
September 18, 2017
[Jean-Luc] Godard is intent on having his cake and eating it too.
March 30, 2013
In the absurdist dark comedy, Western society never looked so sickening on film.
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
October 5, 2011
As long as cinema like this exists, there's no end in sight.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
February 9, 2006
Visionary, insane, and barbarously funny; don't miss the chance to accept the challenge Weekend is still dying to make.
September 21, 2005
August 29, 2005
Weekend is a luridly colorful compendium of aesthetic juxtapositions and audio-visual schisms that evoke the frustrated tenor of the era.
August 22, 2005
give the man credit for bitching about the human condition in style
June 17, 2005
November 22, 2004
A seminal film everyone should see.
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.
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