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Masculin Feminin Reviews

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Pauline Kael
The New Republic
August 30, 2012
Using neither crime nor the romance of crime but a simple romance for a kind of interwoven story line, Godard has, at last, created the form he needed. It is a combination of essay, journalistic sketches, news and portraiture, love lyric and satire.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Its parodies and satires are recklessly inventive, and its fundamental pessimism isn't as flip as it may at first seem.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 14, 2005
May not have aged any better than Godard's other films of the period, but that doesn't mean Paul and company don't continue to ask questions and spout the opinions of the newly enlightened.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 28, 2005
The kaleidoscopic film's meandering mirrors the uncertainty of that restless, tumultuous era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mary Brennan
Seattle Times
June 17, 2005
An odd, scattered, free-form, but thoroughly engaging film.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 5, 2005
This is the Godard that fans would like to take to the grave: jaundiced, naughty, immediate, very much alive.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 14, 2005
You can appreciate Godard's vigorous early visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 14, 2005
One of the quintessential '60s foreign art films, a bizarre melange of pop music, revolution, sex, movie allusions and poetry.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2005
A shotgun wedding of the political and the personal.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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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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
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
An excellent film, still as fresh as the day it was made.