The Osterman Weekend Reviews

February 9, 2019
Sam Peckinpah's movie of the Robert Ludlum novel, The Osterman Weekend, must be the most incoherent, inexplicable, muddled film made this year.
August 11, 2011
Too bad this confusing, incoherent satirical espionage thriller turned out to be the swan song of Sam Peckinpah,who made so many good films (The Wild Bunch).
August 30, 2006
Director Sam Peckinpah's final film is certainly not among his best, but it is interesting nonetheless.
October 23, 2004
I don't demand that all movies make sense. I sometimes enjoy movies that make no sense whatsoever, if that's their intention. But a thriller is supposed to hold together in some sort of logical way, isn't it?
April 2, 2004
March 22, 2004
A muddled thriller ... Peckinpah seems more interested in shooting laughable action sequences and exposing the bare breasts of his actresses than in relating a coherent story.
May 20, 2003
Some individual sequences -- including a car chase early in the film - have the lunatic humor that might have made the rest of the film bearable, though probably nothing would justify the film's final blood bath.
December 30, 2002
January 1, 2000
The structure is a mess (the film was recut against Peckinpah's wishes), which ultimately makes it difficult to tell whether its oddly compelling qualities are the result of a coherent artistic strategy or the cynical carelessness of a director sidelined.