Weekender Reviews

September 8, 2011
The perennial problem with party films is that the viewer is made to feel a wallflower, looking on from the sidelines, and director Karl Golden does nothing to dispel that sense of distance here.
September 2, 2011
You don't feel a time and a place have been captured with much detail.
September 2, 2011
Weekender isn't a very original film but at least the music score sounds authentic and director Karl Golden keeps the pace going.
September 1, 2011
It's rammed with cliches and silliness and conforms to a lot of stereotypes, the most suspect being the obligatory scene in Ibiza whose only purpose is to show loads of young women with no tops on.
September 1, 2011
A poor man's Human Traffic.
September 1, 2011
It's hard to not get caught up by the smoky, strobe-filled excess of easy money and ecstasy-enhanced raves.
August 31, 2011
The script is all over the place and the lacklustre direction ensures that it never quite delivers the rush you're hoping for.
August 31, 2011
A dead party with too few tricks up its sleeve.
August 31, 2011
From the opening voiceover to the out-of-their-heads party scenes, it's utterly generic.
August 31, 2011
A bang-on soundtrack will make the hairs on ex-ravers' necks stand up. The plot will have the opposite effect.
August 30, 2011
The leads gurn gamely, Ben Batt's villain oozes menace and Golden directs energetically, but the climactic twists are as convincing as pills made of washing powder.