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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
April 2, 2005
Effectively political in the way it captures the mood of a time; the picture feels combustible, like an explosion about to happen.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2005
A shotgun wedding of the political and the personal.
| Original Score: 3/4
Chris Fujiwara
Boston Phoenix
April 2, 2005
Watching the movie now, 39 years after it was made, I'm struck most by its sadness, its harshness, and its pessimism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 11, 2005
For all the doubt and acrid aphorisms, despite the gunfire that interrupts the soundtrack, and the playful, random death that flits around the edges, there's an indestructible core of romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 11, 2005
It's nice to have Masculine Feminine back on a big screen to remind us of a pioneering director in his prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 14, 2005
Jean-Luc Godard's1966 masterpiece, Masculine-Feminine, is a must-see for all film lovers. Godard was the most brilliant and innovative French New Wave director.
Full Review | Original Score: A

E! Online
February 11, 2005
Don't call it a 'classic.' This is a classic, but to use that word makes it sound like something good for you that's really bland or hard to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
February 10, 2005
A withering satire.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2005
To reappraise it after nearly 40 years only brings a richer appreciation of Godard's subtlety, sly humor and depth of perception, and his gift for melding nonchalance and profundity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 10, 2005
Not to be missed.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
February 10, 2005
Thirty-nine years after it first appeared, Jean-Luc Godard's document of youthful confusion has not aged one minute.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
February 10, 2005
Masterly by any measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
February 9, 2005
This is take-no-prisoners cinema by an artist too honest to exempt himself from its scalding gaze.
| Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
February 8, 2005
Directed by anyone else, Masculine Feminine -- one of three movies that Godard made in his peak year, 1966 -- would be a masterpiece. For the young JLG it's business as usual.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 29, 2003
Not only does Paul's battle with Madeleine represent a war between the sexes, but a clash between disparate philosophical and moral beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
An excellent film, still as fresh as the day it was made.
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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