Masculin Feminin Reviews

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Film4
August 30, 2012
Masculin, Féminin is a feisty experiment, and yet not what Godard truly wanted to do with the medium. But this, perversely, makes for a fresh, deeply stimulating and, arguably, more watchable film.
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Pauline Kael
The New Republic
August 30, 2012
Using neither crime nor the romance of crime but a simple romance for a kind of interwoven story line, Godard has, at last, created the form he needed. It is a combination of essay, journalistic sketches, news and portraiture, love lyric and satire.
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 31, 2011
Masculin Feminin is a film about young people set adrift in an uncertain, violent consumerist world of pop cultural influences without the social and intellectual mooring necessary to find their way through the morass
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 29, 2006
Jean-Luc Godard visited the world of young folk to create his most humane film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
No one was ever better at collecting a hodgepodge of ideas and making them work as a cohesive whole, as the voice of one hyper-intelligent, constantly frustrated commentator.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Its parodies and satires are recklessly inventive, and its fundamental pessimism isn't as flip as it may at first seem.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 27, 2006
Foray into the mindset of the Children of the Sixties.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 14, 2005
May not have aged any better than Godard's other films of the period, but that doesn't mean Paul and company don't continue to ask questions and spout the opinions of the newly enlightened.
| Original Score: 4/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
September 2, 2005
There's a seductive immediacy to all this... despite the film's obvious satiric touches, you come away from it with a vivid impression of a time and place and the people who inhabited it.
Greg Bellavia
Film Threat
August 16, 2005
Masculine, Feminine may not equal some of Godard's prior films but while it does revisit many of his usual themes it is noteworthy for being an intriguing dissection of where he, himself, fits into the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 28, 2005
The kaleidoscopic film's meandering mirrors the uncertainty of that restless, tumultuous era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mary Brennan
Seattle Times
June 17, 2005
An odd, scattered, free-form, but thoroughly engaging film.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 17, 2005
It's cumulatively entertaining, and a fascinating and nostalgic time capsule of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 3, 2005
It could shake up young viewers now as it 40 years ago, except that there's no French New Wave momentum of film passion.
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
May 20, 2005
One of the most alluring and bizarre shapes that Godard's itchy search for truth and meaning took in those heady long-ago days.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 5, 2005
This is the Godard that fans would like to take to the grave: jaundiced, naughty, immediate, very much alive.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2005
You can appreciate Godard's vigorous early visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 14, 2005
One of the quintessential '60s foreign art films, a bizarre melange of pop music, revolution, sex, movie allusions and poetry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
...a crucial, though not very satisfying, transitional work...
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