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  1. Thomas's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    An impressive film tackling the very real struggles of addiction. It is neither sentimental nor preachy, and doesn't glamorise its subject. Milland gives a credible performance and Wilder is unafraid to shy away from the bleak reality and toxic relationships of those around him. This must have been a brave film for Hollywood at the time, and it still stands up today.

  2. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Another impeccable slice of vintage Hollywood from Billy Wilder. Ray Milland's insatiable alcoholic is as compelling a protagonist as ever graced cinema. The script is impeccable, acting astounding and direction innovative. Wilder's eye for shots, like the residue rings on the bar are superb. It's about time we spoke about Wilder as the very best, in the same breath as Hitchcock, Ozu, Kubrick, Antonioni, etc.

  3. Boldizsar CR's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Best film ever made on addiction!

  4. Richard Bolisay's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    "Why kid ourselves, he's a hopeless alcoholic!" Alcoholism is a serious issue. Oh, poor, fragile, insensitive, good-looking man, saved by everyone around him. Has its charms, though.

  5. ΞRIC B∆D TASTΞ's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    thanks, MUBI ! stunning performance of this very intense, dark & sweet drama.

  6. claire@afternyne.com's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Brilliant. Faultless performances

  7. riraru's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Durchaus eindringlich, aber das Ende ist wie aus einem schlechten Film und die dramatische Musik kitscht alles zu. Alle New Yorker Pfandleiher sind Juden (bis auf einen, der ist Ire) und der Krankenpfleger ist schwul; die Hoffnung der Dame stirbt zuletzt.

  8. Marco Pierrard's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

  9. NicoIlGermanico's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

  10. tealeaves's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Loved this. Wish he'd also send a copy to Gloria along with her 5 dollars...

  11. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

  12. Udo N. Owen's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Ein eindrucksvoller, bedrückender Film, welcher den Alkoholismus wie einen unaufhaltsamen Strudel inszeniert. Die Hauptrollen sind hervorragend besetzt, in den Nebenrollen schwankt die Qualität ein wenig. Dies macht Billy Wilder mit brillianten Bildern und einem nachhaltigen Score wieder wett. 7/10

  13. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    "Why does he drink and why doesn't he stop..."* "What I wanted to become and didn't."* An excellent film for what it is. Watching in these times though through the lens of a young black woman (unintended and unconsidered audience) a film of depression, narcissism, and low self-esteem, silly women and casual racism.

  14. Wanli's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Reminds me a little of von Sternberg's "Blue Angel" with both showing a man mercilessly destroyed by one addiction. Gripping, really puts you in the shoes of the central character and his urgent need for that quick fix, which will override both self-respect and love. Impressively composed and acted; this movie deserves a lot more recognition than it seems to get.

  15. Ariel Rowan's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    the bat/mouse moment was so harrowing !

  16. Zanna Walsh's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    A searingly honest portrayal of a man losing himself to the demon drink. Ray Milland is wonderful, although it's difficult not to dislike his character even though you know he's ill. Brave, and hard to believe it was made in 1945. Bravo.

  17. Dead Sam's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Maybe the "talky" moralising gives us less of a raw personal struggle for the characters; on the other hand, by speaking in generalities the script reflects the prevalence of alcoholism as a great social problem. Plenty of sentiments ring true through old-fashioned acting.

  18. Epinephrin's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Loved it. Ray Millard deserved that Oscar. Well played and directed.

  19. jacqueslefataliste's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    La peinture de l’alcoolisme est quasi documentaire: précise et approfondie. Mais le film n’emporte pas totalement l’adhésion car le point de vue plutôt « moral » reste assez prévisible.

  20. Florent Bayard's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Un chef d'oeuvre de noirceur existentielle, une prise de risque narrative dans le Hollywood glamour. Un grand Billy Wilder, parfaitement interprété. Le sujet de l'alcoolisme mélancolique a rarement été si bien traité depuis.

  21. The Tsundokuist's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Addiction through a 1940s production code lens. Ray Milland plays a convincing middle class drunk, thoroughly charming and articulate but equally feckless and self-destructive. Following his binge over a single weekend, the power of the film lays in scenes which show the lengths "Don" will go to fund his next drink. Fittingly even women and a brother are tertiary characters behind favored bartender "Nat".

  22. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Realistic with expressionistic UFA undertone, this film is a masterpiece, the portrait of the dangerous effects of alcoholism on the western man.

  23. AVA's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    Eine einfühlsame Einblicknahme in die Pein aller Beteiligten eines krankhaften Lasters. Dramatisch.

  24. jacline huet's rating of the film The Lost Weekend

    JH' Trop américain bien pensant...manque de nuance...caricature,...ringard....

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