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Breathless Reviews

December 3, 2015
With the appearance of Breathless, we have a film that is new, aesthetically and morally.
August 20, 2010
Breathless jumps to its own rhythm and pokes holes in its idols even as it worships them.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 4, 2010
On its fiftieth birthday Breathless remains fresh and exciting, although its revolutionary approach has long since been absorbed into the mainstream, and the years do show on it a bit.
July 16, 2010
Even 50 years later, it's easy feel how vivid a game-changer Breathless must have been when it arrived.
July 15, 2010
This movie liberated the cinema -- the stories you could tell and the ways you could tell them -- as clearly and cleanly as Picasso freed painting and the Sex Pistols rebooted rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 9, 2010
Breathless has the proportions wrong. Too much rambling, too little point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 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
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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.
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.
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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.
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
May 20, 2003
Say this, in sum, for Breathless: it is certainly no cliché, in any area or sense of the word. It is more a chunk of raw drama, graphically and artfully torn with appropriately ragged edges out of the tough underbelly of modern metropolitan life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5