Weekender (2013)

Chosen by the man himself, the Kevin Smith Movie Club presents Weekender. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organizers. In Manchester, best friends Matt… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2013
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Cath Clarke
Time Out

From the opening voiceover to the out-of-their-heads party scenes, it's utterly generic.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Weekender isn't a very original film but at least the music score sounds authentic and director Karl Golden keeps the pace going.

Becky Bartlett
The Skinny

It's hard to not get caught up by the smoky, strobe-filled excess of easy money and ecstasy-enhanced raves.

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Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

The perennial problem with party films is that the viewer is made to feel a wallflower, looking on from the sidelines, and director Karl Golden does nothing to dispel that sense of distance here.

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Peter Bradshaw

It's rammed with cliches and silliness and conforms to a lot of stereotypes, the most suspect being the obligatory scene in Ibiza whose only purpose is to show loads of young women with no tops on.

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Matthew Turner

The script is all over the place and the lacklustre direction ensures that it never quite delivers the rush you're hoping for.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

You don't feel a time and a place have been captured with much detail.

Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)

A poor man's Human Traffic.

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Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies

A dead party with too few tricks up its sleeve.

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