Dirty Weekend Reviews

May 2, 2019
This makes for an intriguing, but unfortunately still very tame and more mainstream kind of film, which is unlike LaBute. Mediocre but leaves more to be desired.
January 9, 2017
Neil LaBute follows the disappointing Some Velvet Morning with another misfire starring Alice Eve...
September 9, 2015
Neil LaBute's latest confirms that the writer/director is out of touch and out of material.
September 6, 2015
The deflation felt in the final act of "Dirty Weekend" is profound, but it doesn't erase the decent work that's come before, as the picture remains consistent with amusingly combative behavior for roughly an hour.
September 4, 2015
"Dirty Weekend" is a decent idea for a low-budget movie that never gets past the idea stage, and after a brief while, you may start to question whether it should have been a movie at all, much less a 90-minute one.
September 3, 2015
As always with LaBute's talkathons, dialogue is ever purposeful and oh-so-empty, less indicative of flesh-and-blood people than a dramatist's deliberateness, though Eve and Broderick make the most of their dully comic exchanges.
September 3, 2015
A fairly weak-tea story of conflicted self-discovery that would make for a mildly engaging evening on the stage.
September 3, 2015
The only thing more boring than this comedy about two colleagues on a layover in Albuquerque might be an actual layover in Albuquerque.
September 3, 2015
A placid, minor effort from a onetime scandalous writer-director.
September 3, 2015
Life may be short, as Natalie wails during an unconvincing rant about Americans' sexual hang-ups. But Dirty Weekend feels interminable ...
September 3, 2015
Not only is there nothing especially dirty about Dirty Weekend, the latest and lamest film by erstwhile provocateur Neil LaBute, but the movie doesn't even occupy an entire weekend.
September 2, 2015
Leads to a trip to a gay bar and a resolution that is as unsatisfying as it is unbelievable, not to mention pretty tame by LaBute standards.
September 1, 2015
Les and Natalie spend a lot of time talking around subjects but in ways that rarely feel inspired, even deigning to indulge in pop culture riffs about 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.'
August 31, 2015
Even if the title is meant to be ironic, the latest from writer-director Neil LaBute is a frustratingly stilted vision of middle-aged repression unleashed.
August 30, 2015
LaBute's lost his nerve. And his edge, too.
August 7, 2015
But instead of focusing on two mature, if broken, adults trying to make sense of life, sex, and relationships, LaBute focuses on uncomfortable jokes that wouldn't pass muster on a public access television show...
April 22, 2015
It rarely feels like it's taking place in anything but a screenwriter's insular simulation of reality.
April 21, 2015
It's a play shoehorned into a film. Sometimes that can work - LaBute's managed it before - but it's a steep hill to climb, and this one doesn't quite make it.
Top Critic
April 20, 2015
Neil LaBute's latest is a mannered, disappointingly tame comedy of sexual desire and denial.