Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
One of the truest, most beautiful movies ever made about two strangers.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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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.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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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.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
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.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
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.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By David Wiegand
In just a short period of time, a weekend hookup tests the boundaries each man has set for himself.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Weekend settles into an intentionally minor-key groove, caught somewhere between bracingly direct honesty and cringingly mumbly pretense.
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81 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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