Film socialisme Reviews

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
September 1, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 6, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 15, 2011
This is Godard's most focused statement in years. Yet what he's saying is often leftist agitprop.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
June 15, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 9, 2011
This film is an affront. It is incoherent, maddening, deliberately opaque and heedless of the ways in which people watch movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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June 8, 2011
Cranky old Godard can be tiresome, but his reactionary radicalism is still illuminated by flashes of brilliance.
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Jordan Mintzer
Variety
June 3, 2011
Only ardent followers will gravitate to this enigmatic work.
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Peter Brunette
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2011
Like most of Jean-Luc Godard's other essay films, is all over the place and (purposely) impossible to follow.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 3, 2011
The kind of rare cinematic challenge that was made for film students- and likely to try the patience of anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 3, 2011
The abstract yet mesmerizing proceedings end with the words "NO COMMENT." And so goes the world according to Godard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 2, 2011
In typical Godardian fashion the film manages to be both strident and elusive, argumentative and opaque.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
June 1, 2011
Godard brilliantly captures this bastion of capitalism with all manner of cameras, from hi-def to cell phone, making the ship seem like a narcotized hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
May 31, 2011
Film Socialisme deflects interpretation but, so long as one subscribes to the William Carlos Williams injunction "No ideas but in things," it's filled with sensuous pleasures.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
May 31, 2011
...remarkable and beautiful and challenging. Still: this ain't no party.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
December 31, 2010
A mystifying, occasionally beautiful and often tedious exercise in demonstrating what James Joyce called the nightmare of history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4