Alphaville Reviews

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August 12, 2011
Modern audiences may be tempted to overlook the significance of Goddard's groundbreaking vision but that doesn't detract from its powerful influence on film and pop culture.
July 17, 2011
The haunting imagery and dystopian vision of Alphaville deserves comparison to Fritz Lang's Metropolis
August 11, 2010
Made in the most creative phase of Jean-Luc Godard's career, this sci-fi-political allegory is visually brilliant and quite riveting in its first half before the film gets too didactic in the last reel.
March 26, 2009
Godard again shows his uncompromising, intellectual, unorthodox methods for a pic that is both piquant and sketchy.
May 29, 2007
A perfect example of Godard shaking up convention and exploring new ways of making cinema, Alphaville is challenging in places and thematically familiar in others.
May 29, 2007
It remains an outstanding example of the filmmaker's power to transform an environment through the selection of detail: everything in it is familiar, but nothing is recognizable.
June 24, 2006
One of Godard's most sheerly enjoyable movies, a dazzling amalgam of film noir and science fiction.
June 12, 2005
June 25, 2004
April 29, 2004
This cold war allegorical sci-fi film is imaginatively made and proves that sometimes the most mundane images can become dazzling in the right context.
December 22, 2003
Packed to the brim with imagination, particularly the insane 2nd half.
October 10, 2003
It works both as a philosophical treatise on politics and film as well as an entertaining and often amusing look at a future overrun by technology.
August 22, 2003
August 17, 2003
July 30, 2003
A poetic, funny, and visually inspired blend of sci-fi, detective-film satire, and political allegory.
July 25, 2003
Esta fascinante mistura de noir, 1984 e Admirvel Mundo Novo filosofa, como Solaris faria sete anos depois, sobre a natureza do homem e suas contradies.
June 26, 2003
February 11, 2003
Godard's masterpiece of French new-wave cinema. Essential viewing.
November 21, 2002
September 23, 2002
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