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Film socialisme (2011)



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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) Kinomore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 10, 2012
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Critic Reviews for Film socialisme

All Critics (56) | 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… | January 19, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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 1, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Like all of his films, Film Socialisme is a conversation Godard has with us: inconclusive, bristling with half-thoughts, jokes and sudden revelations.

Full Review… | April 18, 2016
In These Times

Since Mr. Godard continues to innovate the cinematic form and experiment with the digital format, it's just really jarring to see some of the backward ideas in this film.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

'No comment' is a shifter, referring back not only to this enigmatic, painful, off-putting, ravishing Film Socialisme-but to all the Godard films that preceded it.

Full Review… | July 12, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Intriguing but puzzling head-scratcher on the decline of Western civilization.

Full Review… | February 25, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Film socialisme


A frustrating, impenetrable film essay full of scenes that are either fragmented or dull, revolving around people on a cruise ship, a couple running for office in the French countryside, and side trips to Palestine, Egypt, etc... If young film punks made a mean-spirited, mocking parody of contemporary avant-garde film, the results would look a lot like this. You may well be sick and tired of the shallowness and bourgeois sensibilities of film capitalisme, but FILM SOCIALISME should convince you that things could be much worse.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

Coldly isolationist, random, and purposely impossible to follow.

Robert Fearon

Super Reviewer

Godard's best film in over a decade. The first 3rd is a totally staggering comment on modern day Europe and consumer society. The 2nd half is a bit rambling and simplistic but fascinating to experience. The last 3rd takes us back to the beginning with even more depth and soul. Wonderful to see such an ambitious piece of cinema from this master.

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