Film socialisme (2011)



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Movie Info

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. -- (C) Kino

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 2011
Box Office: $32.9k
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All Critics (55) | Top Critics (16)

With its rich, layered storytelling, "Film Socialisme" is, in its broadest sense, about nothing less than the history, present and future of Western civilization, up to and including Internet videos of cats.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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This isn't exactly a popcorn movie. I'm not sure it's even a movie, as much as an edgy art installation.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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It makes a mockery of the star-rating system. How to judge a film on those terms when there's nothing to judge it against?

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Time Out
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This is Godard's most focused statement in years. Yet what he's saying is often leftist agitprop.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Those receptive to Godard's sense of humor will find "Film Socialisme" an elusive yet expansive provocation. Those less receptive will find it elusive, period.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Chicago Tribune
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This film is an affront. It is incoherent, maddening, deliberately opaque and heedless of the ways in which people watch movies.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
Chicago Sun-Times
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