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Breathless Reviews

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July 9, 2010
Breathless has the proportions wrong. Too much rambling, too little point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2011
The film that launched the French New Wave, Breathless remains an outstanding testament to the great ideals of fun filmmaking that infused the movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 5, 2010
Vivre dangereusement jusqu?au bout.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
February 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 5, 2003
Modern movies begin here, with Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in 1960. No debut film since Citizen Kane in 1942 has been as influential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2010
Even 50 years later, it's easy feel how vivid a game-changer Breathless must have been when it arrived.
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.
June 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2010
Breathless feels like it was [made] tomorrow.
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
June 25, 2010
Influential. Innovative. Incredible.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2014
A unique hybrid, both the realization of years of critical writings by Godard and ... also a film made by an unabashed cinephile.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 29, 2004
A stunning classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 2, 2016
Indisputably on the shortlist of Movies You Need To See if you're going to have a proper conception of cinema history and the potential of cinematic form.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 28, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Goddard arrived at a kinesthetic technique of jagged cutting during the editing process as a way to speed up the action - to prune out the boring stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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.
September 9, 2002
Breathless became a kind of existential hipster classic, a cool flick as well as great cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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