The Osterman Weekend
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I don't demand that all movies make sense. I sometimes enjoy movies that make no sense whatsoever, if that's their intention. But a thriller is supposed to hold together in some sort of logical way, isn't it?"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Too bad this confusing, incoherent satirical espionage thriller turned out to be the swan song of Sam Peckinpah,who made so many good films (The Wild Bunch)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Never been more current than it is now--and if it's imperfect, it's imperfect in exactly the right way."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Sam Peckinpah's final movie is stylish, has loads of nudity and other debauchery, and makes virtually no sense at all. Cheers!"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Some individual sequences -- including a car chase early in the film - have the lunatic humor that might have made the rest of the film bearable, though probably nothing would justify the film's final blood bath."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A wild ride into Cold War paranoia and the dangers of technocracy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Despite some script contrivances, it finds Peckinpah high in the saddle again and full of the same old thunder and lightning."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It rattles along well enough as a thriler of the political paranoia variety."
‑ David Wood, BBC.com
"The structure is a mess (the film was recut against Peckinpah's wishes), which ultimately makes it difficult to tell whether its oddly compelling qualities are the result of a coherent artistic strategy or the cynical carelessness of a director sidelined."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Director Sam Peckinpah's final film is certainly not among his best, but it is interesting nonetheless."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A muddled thriller ... Peckinpah seems more interested in shooting laughable action sequences and exposing the bare breasts of his actresses than in relating a coherent story."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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