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  • 75
    David Wiegand San Francisco Chronicle

    In just a short period of time, a weekend hookup tests the boundaries each man has set for himself. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    So much movie can be made with so little plot, given sufficient humanity and dramatic tension. That's the case with Andrew Haigh's eloquent chamber piece. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    One of the truest, most beautiful movies ever made about two strangers. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    A ticking stopwatch hangs over Weekend that amplifies the intensity of every conversation, every fight, every drink, every copulation. In other words, it's a device. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Weekend is a gay riff on "Before Sunrise" (1995), in which a man (Ethan Hawke) and woman (Julie Delpy) meet and fall in love in one night, before going their separate ways in the morning for what could be forever. show more

  • 75
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    It's uncompromisingly steamy, in a way that seems designed to make people who are uncomfortable with a physical relationship between two men even more uncomfortable. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    Weekend settles into an intentionally minor-key groove, caught somewhere between bracingly direct honesty and cringingly mumbly pretense. show more

  • 78
    Austin Chronicle

    Like the analogous "Before Sunrise," Weekend manages to ride the line between character study, comedy, drama, and a host of other genres without feeling cramped. show more

  • 91
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    British filmmaker Andrew Haigh's background in editing (from Gladiator to Mister Lonely) is evident in the casual beauty of moments that only appear "found," giving Weekend an engrossing documentary feel. show more

  • October 30, 2011 edcmus
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    Beautifully written and acted. You can feel the chemistry between these characters. An insightful representation of the first magical encounter and what happens after that when their stories unfold. A very sensitive and intimate story.

  • October 16, 2011 oe00000000103884
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    Amazingly touching and authentic movie. I want to recommend this movie for several reasons, but the most compelling reason is how realistically it represents the interaction of two gay men. For people who would like insight on what a snapshot of how two men can meet, interact and effect each other, this is the film to see. The plot, dialog, acting and production have such realism, authenticity and integrity, it almost doesn\'t feel like you\'re watching a movie. Compared to so many terrible \'gay\' films, which fall into stereotypes, cliches and with poor writing, acting and production, this film is in another league. If society can rise above prejudices, this film should be getting Oscar buzz!

  • October 16, 2011 jjuwsnyc
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    too much drinking...too many drugs....poor sound editing.....half the audience went out to use the toilet and missed nothing by the time they came back....the last 10 mins were the best

  • October 01, 2011 fitzfilm
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    This is 2011\'s finest romance, portraying honestly observed characters at a crossroads, where love is least convenient, and most necessary in their lives. Weekend manages to convey the true intimacy and folly of two modern gay men in love, fear, defensiveness and rapture without any gimmicks or gushy sentimentality. Don\'t miss it.

  • September 28, 2011 keyknowpix
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    I absolutely loved this film. It is wonderful on so many levels. A very subtle and yet entertaining human experience. It\'s sexy but so real. Great filmmaking.

  • September 25, 2011 wardlape
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    Right away you know you didn\'t waste you time going to see this film. And that never stops. Words, actors and direction all work extremely well together. A wise writer builds honest characters and the good director chooses his actors well. Haigh did both. Shot so personally at times, you almost feel guility of easedropping. Intimate close ups draw the viewer in, when haunting questions are pinned to your own chest. We should all be so lucky to have a straight brother-in-law sensitive enought to our feelings to help us out.

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