Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary) (1985)

Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)


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Hail Mary is Jean-Luc Godard's first sustained examination of modern spiritual life. This complex episodic film parallels the story of a contemporary Joseph (Theirry Rode) and Mary (Myriem Roussel) with that of a science class studying the origins of life on earth. Joseph is a cab driver and Mary plays on a woman's basketball team. A thuggish angel (Philippe Lacoste) tells Mary that she is with child. When she tells Joseph that she is pregnant, he accuses Mary of having cheated on him. The … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005


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Critic Reviews for Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

This much is certain: The controversy will probably sell a lot more tickets than is warranted by the comparatively solemn, unsensational nature of the film itself.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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No longer content with a materialist analysis of the state of the world, he's attempting here to film the intangible.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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The film is not very good. People who have not seen a lot of films by Godard will find it especially slow-moving.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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[S]een alongside Godard's other films, Hail Mary isn't that shocking. It's a film of great sensitivity and yearning[.]

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
The Dissolve

Hail Mary is limpid, serene, and, for all the pubic hair on display, glowingly chaste.

Full Review… | October 8, 2006
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary)

An offbeat movie for which I'm too intelligent to grasp the spiritual story it's supposed to convey. Gave up after trying (& tolerating with patience) for half-an-hour.

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Godard's had some really interesting ideas here but the movie ends up being pretentious & unengaging

Arash Xak

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