La Chinoise Reviews

August 4, 2020
Its pace, for all the talk, is exhilarating, its use of primary colors hard and beautiful, its shifts of mood and action are both intricate and dazzling; while its feeling for its characters is always serious and affectionate, even when Godard is mocking.
January 31, 2020
Deep, rich, profound, [and] overwhelming.
June 17, 2019
What has to be made clear is that this is an infuriating but cagy film.
July 15, 2018
Only Godard could make a film so theoretical and so waywardly, persistently about people. Only Godard, certainly, could make this film.
April 18, 2018
Godard's stylishly assembled depiction of a young Maoist cell in Paris alternately interrogates, skewers and champions the political radicals of its time.
December 1, 2017
It's still easy to be wowed by La Chinoise's mastery of ideological back-and-forth as well as the pinwheeling sense of invention that constantly threatens to burst the constrants of the frame
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
August 7, 2011
Everything in this film seems to be constructed for its central purpose, which is to make you THINK. Sounds like a dare, doesn't it? One of Godard's lesser seen, but nonetheless essential films.
May 30, 2008
Relevant at its theater release and when viewed some sixty years later.
May 16, 2008
Best for Godard addicts.
February 15, 2008
Maybe Andy Warhol didn't make the quintessential Pop Art masterwork. Maybe Jean-Luc Godard did.
October 10, 2007
The spirited cast -- including Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Laud, and Juliet Berto -- make all this touching as well as troubling.
October 10, 2007
Prophetic, powerful, disconcerting, infuriating, and surprisingly funny.
October 10, 2007
Distinctly disquieting as well as gratingly funny.
October 10, 2007
Not just a period film, La a chunk of the period.
October 10, 2007
Godard's acute examination of the political climate of the period.
October 10, 2007
It's shocking to see Godard bite the hand that admires him, but this is what makes the movie relevant and timeless.
October 10, 2007
Maoism appears as the latest campus fad in Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film.