Friday Night Reviews

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December 30, 2006
October 3, 2003
Beautiful and moody, fiercely intelligent and astoundingly chilly.
October 2, 2003
Might make action fans pull their hair out.
August 27, 2003
Friday Night never makes the leap from a little fantasy about sex with a stranger to a larger story about a woman settling down for life.
August 8, 2003
Laure is uptight, slightly vacant, often confused. That the film becomes slightly surreal in the second half doesn't help.
August 1, 2003
This one doesn't have the crackle of Denis's best efforts ... but it quietly rewards those who have enormous patience.
July 19, 2003
I didn't buy it for a minute, though I did enjoy it.
July 16, 2003
Its warmth and tenderness help make for a deeply romantic experience.
June 25, 2003
This is a story about two lovers meeting improbably and fleetingly, but it's layered with strata of tenderness and deep bliss, as if a lifetime of connection could be packed into just one night.
June 20, 2003
If you give yourself over to it, this romantic tale of a liberating one-night stand proves oddly seductive and generates a warm afterglow.
June 20, 2003
It is driven by the finely expressed -- if nearly mute -- performance of Lemercier.
June 19, 2003
A poetic and resonant long night's journey into day.
June 19, 2003
The gifted director Claire Denis ... turns it into a mesmerizing erotic odyssey.
June 18, 2003
Ziplessness has rarely looked so inviting, nor have a couple of actors seemed so much like real people.
June 17, 2003
Glamorously hyper-ordinary, Lemercier and Lindon make a pleasant pair of mature lovers.
May 23, 2003
Even during long moments without dialogue, we never tire of watching these actors' finely calibrated performances.
May 23, 2003
This film is so understated and restrained that even the bedroom scenes seem detached.
May 23, 2003
I'm not arguing that it's bad, only that it's French. Its virtues seem, uh, like some delicacy not really suited for the uneducated palate.
October 24, 2002
Oddly gawky and tepid.
October 20, 2002
Denis' skill lies in turning a potentially sordid tale of a one-night stand in a cheap hotel into a romantic tale of unexpected passion.
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