Weekend (1967)

Jean-Luc Godard's scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema's great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a petit-bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1967
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Uhlich
Time Out

As long as cinema like this exists, there's no end in sight.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

[Jean-Luc] Godard is intent on having his cake and eating it too.

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Dan Jardine

Uncompromisingly cynical and completely unforgiving, Week End is a satire so black, you couldn't see hope if it was dancing in front of your eyes carrying sparklers and singing La Marseillaise.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

This apocalyptic farce-Alice in Wonderland as reconceived by the Marquis de Sade-would mark both the high point and the end of Godard's meteoric career as a popular artist.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

In the absurdist dark comedy, Western society never looked so sickening on film.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

This is Lord of the Flies as played by adults, and for Left Bank intellectuals, heady with righteous protest and wired on too many coffees and cigarettes

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Renata Adler
New York Times

The film must be seen, for its power, ambition, humor, and scenes of really astonishing beauty.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

an apocalyptic primal scream against the conformities and hypocrisies of the Americanized French bourgeoisie and one of the most lacerating and funny satires of car culture ever produced

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Urban Cinefile

There is nothing predictable about Weekend; Godard uses the camera as a radical satirical tool, inserting it up the backside of a society he perceives as lost, constrained and confused. And so are we.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A bourgeois husband and wife plan a delightful weekend during which they plan to kill their relatives for inheritance. Eric Braysmith said,… More
Jennifer D
Bizarrely strange and beautifully done. Nice political message.
Greg S
A cruel bourgeois couple take a weekend to travel to see the wife's dying father in hopes of grabbing his inheritance, but traffic patterns, civilization,… More
Stella Dallas
radical surrealist road movie a la buñuel. political harangues get a bit tiresome. no doubt it was cutting edge in 1967
Conner Rainwater
An unconventional bit of storytelling that I found to be quite enjoyable. Looking at this movie with a preconceived notion of narrative would make this an… More
Arash Xak
"What a rotten film. All we meet are crazy people" Now I can see why Premiere voted this movie as one of "The 25 Most Dangerous Movies"