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Breathless Reviews

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June 24, 2010
If you've never seen Breathless, see it now -- but don't expect an easy ride. If you haven't seen it for ages, see it again and be surprised at the fresh reactions it provokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 21, 2010
Breathless feels like it was [made] tomorrow.
June 21, 2010
It's like a bullet from the future of movies.
June 17, 2010
It actually seems more daring now than ever before and all the more vital as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2010
One of the most famous and influential movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2010
Breathless makes alienation look like it was a lot more fun in 1960 than in the ponderous gravitas or ante-upping brutality of indie film today.
May 26, 2010
If you miss out on this print, you are truly missing out on another life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2010
Though rarely discussed as either a love story or a political film, Breathless maintains fascination because it is equally both.
May 25, 2010
The actors don't inhabit characters so much as occupy a middle ground where play-acting and fan ardor replace the embodiment of set emotions and personality traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 21, 2009
Even in an early work that blushes with the narcissistic pleasure of obsessive cinephilia, Godard knew enough to look on the dark side.
June 20, 2008
A half-century has softened the impact, but 'Breathless' still holds its own.
Top Critic
August 25, 2007
The camera lavishes black-and-white love on Paris, strolling up the Champs-Elysées, edging across café terraces, sweeping over the rooftop skyline, Mozart mixing with cool jazz riffs in the night air.
August 5, 2007
It's energy over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2007
Shot on a shoestring and none the worse for it, Jean-Luc Godard's gritty and engaging first feature had an almost revolutionary impact when first released in 1960.
Top Critic
April 17, 2007
This film, a first pic by a film critic, shows the immediate influence of Yank actioners and socio-psycho thrillers but has its own personal style.
December 13, 2006
Regardless of how one feels about Jean-Luc Godard's later, less accessible works, it would be hard to find a more audacious debut feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2005
Beautiful.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2005
Even if some of Breathless remains inaccessibly arty and obtuse, it's nonetheless a film of watershed importance.
| Original Score: 4/5
June 25, 2005
Decades later, this seminal work of the French New Wave is still one of Godard's freshest, most innovative, and most accessible films with a stunning performance by Jean Paul Belmondo channeling Bogart.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 29, 2004
A stunning classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
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