Masculin Feminin Reviews

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Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
April 2, 2005
Certainly, this was one of Godard's masterworks made during a period of incredible productivity and quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 6, 2005
Jean-Luc Godard is like a fine wine that is an acquired taste... and I prefer margaritas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 27, 2006
Foray into the mindset of the Children of the Sixties.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 8, 2005
Directed by anyone else, Masculine Feminine -- one of three movies that Godard made in his peak year, 1966 -- would be a masterpiece. For the young JLG it's business as usual.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 10, 2005
Thirty-nine years after it first appeared, Jean-Luc Godard's document of youthful confusion has not aged one minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 11, 2005
For all the doubt and acrid aphorisms, despite the gunfire that interrupts the soundtrack, and the playful, random death that flits around the edges, there's an indestructible core of romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2005
A shotgun wedding of the political and the personal.
| 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
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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
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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-
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
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
February 9, 2005
This is take-no-prisoners cinema by an artist too honest to exempt himself from its scalding gaze.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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-
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 29, 2003
Not only does Paul's battle with Madeleine represent a war between the sexes, but a clash between disparate philosophical and moral beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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