Jules and Jim Reviews

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June 16, 2020
It's a majestic film, beautifully photographed in black-and-white widescreen by Raoul Coutard...
June 16, 2020
Echoing the style of Jean Renoir while epitomising the exuberance of the nouvelle vague, this is a virtuoso technical performance from the director.
June 16, 2020
Truffaut is having fun and so are we.
August 22, 2019
Jules and Jim continues to be a remarkable film and one of the best by François Truffaut. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 13, 2018
What I chiefly remember about this film is its images of delight, its occasional sense of piercing, incredible happiness, a radiance that overlays all.
February 5, 2018
A work of decadent high romance-a tour de force carrying hints of terror beneath its gay, melancholy and noble surface.
May 18, 2015
...playfulness is the defining characteristic, even if what it largely entails is a tragic gender gap of fatal proportions.
February 18, 2014
A case study in romantic triangulation.
May 28, 2008
Truffaut has a light touch for evoking moods, time, place and desires. Its forthright attempt to grasp life sometimes makes it uneven. But, overall, this is a candid entry.
March 8, 2008
November 14, 2007
Along with Godard's Breathless, François Truffaut's Jules et Jim is probably the essential French New Wave film -- and it's possibly even more essential.
April 12, 2007
Truffaut's masterpiece is one of the best dissections of that uniquely French concept, menage a trois, with a definitive performance of Jeanne Moreau at the center; his love for the film medium is evident in every frame of this tragic yet giddy romance
January 2, 2007
The acting by the three stars is superb, though this is ultimately Jeanne Moreau's film.
December 12, 2006
More than 40 years old, François Truffaut's whirling dervish remains an ageless beauty.
December 12, 2006
With this 1961 film Truffaut comes closest to the spirit and sublimity of his mentor, Jean Renoir, and the result is a masterpiece of the New Wave.
February 9, 2006
Truffaut's third film may not look the masterpiece it seemed 40-odd years ago, but it remains one of his most enjoyable movies.
July 31, 2005
There is new beauty in what Truffaut is trying to show us, an exquisiteness that..forever alter[ed] the face of cinema.
June 25, 2005
complicates any easy sense of what true freedom really entails
May 30, 2005
Jules and Jim is sad yet humorous, breathless yet contemplative, universal yet hermetic.
November 17, 2004
This breezy yet complicated look at maybe the most famous menage a trois modern history has known is Trauffaut's finest moment.
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