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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Sep 11, 2014
    75
    Aside from Patricia Clarkson, who is practically this movie's reason for being, the great virtue of Last Weekend is that it's exactly as it presents itself.
  2. Reviewed by: Serena Donadoni
    Aug 26, 2014
    60
    Last Weekend is too enamored of this nouveau riche household to be satirical, instead offering unexpected moments of genuine warmth as a calling card for goodness.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Aug 28, 2014
    50
    Restrained and elegant to a fault, this first feature from co-directors Tom Dolby and Tom Williams is too muted in its catharsis and too overcrowded with superfluous characters to be fully satisfying, but the delicate central performance keeps it watchable.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheila O’Malley
    Aug 27, 2014
    40
    Clarkson has great emotional authority onscreen, but even she can’t save Last Weekend. It’s beautifully filmed, with a great feel for location and atmosphere, but it feels petty. The vacation home is huge, but the emotions are exceedingly small.
  5. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Sep 9, 2014
    40
    All the possibilities of a richly drawn family squabble fade faster than the final days of summer.
  6. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Aug 28, 2014
    40
    Mostly, Last Weekend is an elegiac ode to affluence.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Aug 25, 2014
    25
    The filmmakers are content to idealize everyone's unchecked narcissism and idle privilege--an inquiry-free recipe for disaster in an age when the American wealth gap is wider and more detrimental than ever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. ept
    Sep 3, 2014
    9
    This film was moving and thought provoking. The character interactions were very real. Patricia Clarkson is amazing and towards the end you feel for her especially if you are a mother. I would recommend this film. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2014
    9
    I loved the feeling that I was a third person participant--not really a voyeur, as I was closer to the goings-on of the family, and privy to the individual "secrets" of each of its members. I loved the pacing: It had the rhythm of a lazy holiday family weekend interjected with a few eventful happenings, brothers putting their best faces forward, hiding mistakes, fears. It is beautifully photographed and the acting--especially that of Patricia Clarkson--is sensitive and memorable. It has lingered with me, and I think it is quite special. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    9
    Really worth checking out. Great cast, nuanced story, and beautifully shot. Fantastic balance of humor and pathos. Sure to springboard a lively discussion afterwards. I highly recommend. Expand

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