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Weekend Reviews

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November 10, 2015
Weekend, which was shot with watery beauty on location in Nottingham in the U.K., also owes something to Before Sunrise, but it's not a gay remake of a straight movie. Its romance is very deliberately not some reworked version of a hetero one.
September 8, 2013
However, to simply call it 'a gay movie' would commit it a great disservice as the fragmented kaleidoscope of fleeting romantic pains and pleasures should resonate with gay and straight audiences in equal measure.
July 11, 2013
A romance that finds intimacy in intense conversation but also a very British film about private and public spaces; a potent mix of the sensually intimate and the politically confrontational.
September 4, 2012
For a movie that bares the souls of its characters so completely, Weekend doesn't unfold like a complicated movie. The dialogue is natural, the sex scenes are tender, and the camera never gets in the way of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2012
Probably one of the greatest films ever made on the subject of gay love, not because it deals with issues of homosexuality, but because it simply tells a tender, honest, emotionally potent love story.
August 29, 2012
Weekend works beautifully in the moment, and lingers long after an initial viewing. It's certainly an affair to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 22, 2012
Weekend has romance to spare, but also takes a look at the cogs turning under the surface of any thoughtful encounter, however brief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2012
Through two wonderful performances from Tom Cullen and Chris New, writer-director Andrew Haigh has captured the many emotions associated with a new relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 22, 2012
Weekend is one of the most impressive films ever made about love. Haigh's confidence and intelligence as a filmmaker, has resulted in a sincere and emotionally engaging film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 21, 2012
In an intimate exploration of its central relationship, this boy meets boy story addresses all the issues of being gay and meets them head on
January 13, 2012
A stunningly simple, nearly perfect example of a romance movie whose burgeoning couple just happens to be gay.
January 7, 2012
The best film of 2011.
December 29, 2011
Simplicity personified... character- and emotion-driven cinema at its purest and densest and most haunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 16, 2011
Part of the brilliance of Haigh's film is how specific the characterizations are of his two main characters, how their different natures both allow for the possibility of love and impede it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 19, 2011
Deserves to find a place in the hearts of wistful romantics everywhere, no matter what their sexual preference.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2011
It's splendidly played with an understated intensity that deftly captures the shifting emotional tone of the relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2011
Weekend is finally a deeply romantic film, assured of the pleasure that one person can find in another, but rooted in the quirks and textures of contemporary British life.
November 6, 2011
Offers up the kind of subtle, truthful relationship drama that's all too rare in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2011
There's a fresh, sweaty, honest, unpretentious air to it, and when they part, with Glen on his way to spend a year working in Portland, Oregon, we genuinely believe that something like love has come into their yearning lives.
November 4, 2011
Writer-director Andrew Haigh has a delicate, sensitive touch, and this is appealing as a simple peek into modern romance... but there's a sense of wishful thinking -- or even desperation -- that I suspect is not intended here.
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