The Weekend

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  • Summary: Chronicles one midsummer weekend in a country house in upstage New York when three friends gather on the anniversary of the death of a man who was related to them all by either blood or love. (Strand Releasing)

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Intelligent and holds your attention, like a mystery story unraveling.
  2. 60
    Rowlands and Unger deliver sensitive performances, Shields is surprisingly good.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    It's a coffee-table movie, but what saves it are a couple of performances.Rowlands puts a spin on every line reading, Harris quietly mines regret, and Shields, assured and sexy, has never been this good.
  4. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    You rarely see movies as dramatically uneven as The Weekend, which has a dreadful, one-star first half - followed by an interesting, three-star conclusion.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Eisner
    Despite some memorable high points, pic plays like "Love! Valour! Compassion!" -- without the laughs.
  6. You have to admire the effort its attractive cast expends pumping life into stilted, flowery dialogue that confuses pretentious attitudinizing with profound insight.

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