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Made in U.S.A. (1966)

Made in U.S.A. (1966)

Made in U.S.A.

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A young woman finds herself caught up in murder and a Cold War conspiracy.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 21, 2009
Runtime:

Cast

Anna Karina
as Paula Nelson
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Donald Siegel
Laszlo Szabo
as Richard Widmark
Kyoko Kosaka
as Doris Mizoguchi
Claude Bakka
as Man with Marianne Fa...
Jean-Pierre Biesse
as Richard M. Nixon
Charles Bitsch
as Taxi Driver
Jean-Claude Bouillon
as Inspector Aldrich
Remo Forlani
as Workman in Bar
Rita Maiden
as Woman Who Gives Paul...
Alexis Poliakoff
as Man with Notebook an...
Yves Afonso
as David Goodis
Jean-Luc Godard
as Richard Politzer's S...
Ernest Menzer
as Edgar Typhus
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Critic Reviews for Made in U.S.A.

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

Gorgeous, minor, and pivotal.

Full Review… | February 19, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

In terms of Godard's body of work, the 1966 film is as challenging as it is important.

Full Review… | January 16, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

If Made in U.S.A doesn't merit a place, with Weekend and Band of Outsiders, on the Godard's Greatest Hits compilation, it is still a great lost B side.

Full Review… | January 9, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Jean-Luc Godard's Made in U.S.A. is not the celluloid holy grail, but it's close enough.

Full Review… | January 6, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

The film takes the premise for an interesting 15 minute short, and tries to turn it into a 90 minute feature, and stretch marks are evident in almost every scene

Full Review… | August 20, 2011
Cinemania

Audience Reviews for Made in U.S.A.

Toward the beginning of this film, I thought, "Wow: Godard hasn't completely eschewed the idea of using a plot to reveal characters through action and make their decisions reflect whatever political/philosophical point he wants to share." Then, that fucking radio voice spouting socialist propaganda appeared again, and I almost hurled my remote control through the television. But I didn't, dear friends. No, my television remains unfettered by a remote control sticking through its screen. What did I really do when Godard reverted to using his radio voice? I slumped in my chair. I played Blackjack on my iPhone. I waited for it all to be over - like a root canal or a conversation with my grandmother.
On a gem-within-a-pile-of-shit/looking-on-the-bright-side note, I liked the subtle post-structuralism here: the characters frequently refer to the fact that they're in a film, and some of the landmarks are named after famous film directors. This is how I think post-structuralism is effective.
The mystery plot, which I suspected might dominate the film's action, is almost unintelligible. I normally try to guess the culprit, but even at the end I didn't know who did it. The main problem with the film is that by that point I didn't care. I'm just happy I got blackjack.

hunterjt13
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

godards noir-comedy is solid but not without its problems. the film lacks the engaging dialogue that i expect from a godard film, and despite its short running time the film wastes a lot of time on silliness that makes for barely enough time to develop the mystery, which was underdeveloped severely. the characters were interesting enough and the quirkiness of the film kept me drawn in, but the film is only slightly above average and fairly forgettable.

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

½

Not my favorite Godard, but worth watching if you are a fan. Great colors and central performance make this sometimes bracing film quite watchable.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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