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Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Michell’s handling of the relationship between the two is touching in how little judgment he passes.
For all its flaws - in fact, perhaps because of them - Le Week-End is a work borne from, and provoking, real feeling.
Sophisticated, sharp and funny, Le Week-End achieves an unusual coup: it’s a film about two older characters that is neither deeply gloomy (like, say, Amour) nor twinkly and cheerily upbeat.
The film is imbued with an engaging mix of warmth and prickliness by the lovely, lived-in performances of Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan.
Bittersweet, charming yet often very thorny.
The result? An accomplished, bittersweet drama that's more bitter than sweet.
Time Out London
It’s lightly played, often very funny and shot all over Paris with energy and wit, and boosted by superb, inquiring turns from Broadbent and Duncan.
Slant Magazine
Both keenly calculated and flowing with offbeat, naturalistic detail, Hanif Kureishi's jewel of a script reflects his sensibilities as a playwright.
Writer / director team Kureishi and Michell add to their partnership with an insightful look at life-long commitment.
The Dissolve
Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette, Sammy And Rosie Get Laid) sometimes overdoes the emotional-seesaw routine... But director Roger Michell (who’s previously worked with Kureishi on The Mother, Venus, and the miniseries The Buddha Of Suburbia) maintains a slightly jagged rhythm that proves disarming, and he has two magnificent collaborators in Broadbent and Duncan.

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