Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable) Reviews

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May 11, 2018
As Hazanavicius tries to peel back the layers of Godard, he only proves how little of the man's work he understands.
May 10, 2018
Manages to be a biopic, postmodern comedy, stylistic homage and poignant relationship study all at once.
May 9, 2018
At times - the film's best times - Garrel resembles Buster Keaton flailing to survive in a hostile world.
May 9, 2018
The glib, self-conscious brio never leads anywhere.
April 26, 2018
Both Garrel and Martin are good. And it's important to note that Hazanavicius is quite adept at the comedic bits, as well as at the occasional more-serious scenes, which deal with the disintegration of the marriage.
April 26, 2018
Hazanavicius' irreverence toward a living icon is unexpected, but appropriate. Yet the movie also pays tribute to Godard by imitating the loose playfulness of his early work.
April 26, 2018
"Godard Mon Amour" is very much like a Woody Allen film, with Godard embodying Allen's negative traits of pretentiousness, neurosis, and misogyny without the redeeming virtue of humor.
April 22, 2018
Garrel is wonderfully dead-on as the director, Martin manages to convey some of the heartache in watching the man you love turn sour, and the undeniably talented Hazanavicius has fun aping the signature flourishes of Godard's cinematic style.
April 20, 2018
A film that, despite scattered amusements and insights, is fundamentally unsatisfying.
April 20, 2018
Michel Hazanavicius, the director who won an Oscar for The Artist, will nab only contempt for this frivolous throwaway about the life of a cinema revolutionary,
April 19, 2018
The kind of curiously inconsequential homage that neither stokes your interest in cinema/Godard nor illuminates a turbulent love story between artists.
Top Critic
April 19, 2018
Perhaps Hazanavicius thought he'd follow his subject's example and simply jump-cut from happy to sad. Godard had the verve to get away with it, but Godard Mon Amour doesn't.
April 19, 2018
The result is an entertainment of surprising liveliness.
April 19, 2018
It's a brilliant idea. It just happens to be a terrible movie.
April 17, 2018
Although writer/director Hazanavicius based the biopic on Wiazemsky's memoir Un An Aprs (One Year Later), Wiazemsky gets portrayed as a passive observer, a minor character in her own story.
April 17, 2018
The real problem is that the movie is never laugh-out-loud funny (its best gag involves the filmmaker repeatedly breaking his famous glasses) and is too simplistic to work as drama or elaborate homage.
April 16, 2018
Hazanavicius skips over the detailed observations and nuanced insights of Wiazemsky's book in favor of parodies of Godard's earlier work, replacing its vast substance, fierce originality, and unsparing intimacy with empty stylistic winks.
May 26, 2017
At its best, it's flippant fun, but with its depiction of a hateful, haughty, tortured artist who is losing touch with reality, it feels much more like a film about Woody Allen than it does Godard.
May 24, 2017
The main triumph of Hazanavicius' film is that it makes [Godard] human.
May 24, 2017
It's a case of Carry On Jean-Luc Godard in this very lightweight comic film dramatising key moments in the life of the sacred monster of French New Wave cinema.
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