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Made in U.S.A. Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
March 10, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B+
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David Fear
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 7, 2011
This is Godard redefining image in his uniquely cheeky spontaneous pop art style.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
July 25, 2009
A celebration of cinephilia and a blueprint of the writer/directors obsessions, personal and political.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
July 21, 2009
Godard's films are records (documentaries, even) of personal interests, ecstasies, and agonies at a particular time in the artist's life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chris Cabin
July 20, 2009
The fresh bombast of U.S.A.'s abnormal groove may not measure up to the other elaborate, beautiful contraptions that were made in Godard's peak years, but it makes many current films look stagnant, if not outright dated.
| Original Score: 4/5
Stan Hall
May 22, 2009
Few filmmakers can match Godard's abilities with color, composition and movement.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 3, 2009
Godard fires dozens of ideas at the audience, and switches weapons in mid-stream, but if you only pick up a few ideas along the way, then Made in U.S.A. has succeeded.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 19, 2009
Gorgeous, minor, and pivotal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 16, 2009
In terms of Godard's body of work, the 1966 film is as challenging as it is important.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Keith Uhlich
House Next Door
January 14, 2009
The foreground drama ends on a query, while the Gallic hills and highways stretch to eternity. FIN.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 9, 2009
In a time of severe economic uncertainty, it's questionable whether even the most esoteric of New Wave adherents will want to wallow in this kind of Godardian excess -- though it's also quite possible that the film has never been more timely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 9, 2009
If Made in U.S.A doesn't merit a place, with Weekend and Band of Outsiders, on the Godard's Greatest Hits compilation, it is still a great lost B side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Armond White
New York Press
January 7, 2009
Made in U.S.A. is a tonic experience; its style is both vibrant and severe like Godard's 1985 Detective. But it's also Godard's most soulful movie.

TV Guide
January 7, 2009
While not one of Godard's best films, Made in U.S.A. does have its moments, many of them comic, such as the absurd dialogue in the bar scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 6, 2009
Jean-Luc Godard's Made in U.S.A. is not the celluloid holy grail, but it's close enough.
Dan Jardine
August 20, 2011
The film takes the premise for an interesting 15 minute short, and tries to turn it into a 90 minute feature, and stretch marks are evident in almost every scene
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 7, 2009
While in theory it all sounds very interesting and intriguing and, well, Godardian, the whole never really comes together
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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