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Weekend Reviews

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September 23, 2011
Though the film benefits from an easy chemistry between the leads, it never hits any of the highs hinted at early on, leaving audiences unfulfilled by the possibility of what might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 21, 2012
Made with all the technical disadvantages of a home movie - dirty and confusing sound recording, sloppy camerawork (but here it's intentional, meant to look arty)
October 3, 2011
The bland sentimentality and dull attitudinizing turn the movie into an empty frame of good intentions.
October 13, 2011
While you might appreciate its goal, the writing and execution aren't strong enough to reach it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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 3, 2011
A remarkable film that signals an exciting new voice in the LGBT landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2011
Weekend might be a small film recounting an intimate relationship, but it speaks to the grandest of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 20, 2011
Without spoiling what happens and how, it's fair to say the pivot away from Linklater-style sentimentality leaves little room for a sequel hook-up a decade down the road.
October 26, 2011
Weekend is the year's wittiest hymn to romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 14, 2011
The movie is exquisitely written, directed and acted in naturalistic, hand-held style on a shoestring. It's heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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-
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.
September 20, 2011
Naturalistic without being ineloquent, heartfelt yet unsentimental, Weekend is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true.
September 18, 2011
The longer you spend inside Weekend, the more its fictions seem apparent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
October 17, 2011
A heartfelt romantic comedy, a touching rumination on sexual identity and a striking look at what it is to be gay in 21st Century Britain.
September 29, 2011
This is a smart, sensitive, perceptive film, with actors well suited to the dialogue. It underlines the difficulty of making connections outside our individual boxes of time and space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
September 23, 2011
An achingly tender chamber piece from first-time director Andrew Haigh.
January 7, 2012
The best film of 2011.
October 3, 2011
If this lovely movie proffers a thesis or a moral, it's a simple one. A more open, fully integrated and passionate life feeds the soul no less than air and water. Or coffee the morning after.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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