My Life to Live (It's My Life) (Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux) Reviews

November 17, 2011
November 13, 2008
Godard frames and edits his shots, moves the camera, uses music, and deploys his actors in ways that still seem radical -- even as several generations of directors since have cribbed and stolen from him.
August 11, 2008
Godard mixes titles, unusual use of sound, and long scenes of dialog. He is brilliantly served by his wife, Anna Karina, in this film. Karina gives the girl a ring of truth and depth.
May 27, 2008
Star Anna Karina was in the brutal early rounds of marriage to her director, who was never more doting and egghead-condescending than in this showpiece.
October 24, 2007
This 1962 film isn't the most stimulating of Godard's early work, but it does show him beginning to pull away from traditional cutting patterns and sequence arrangement.
January 26, 2006
Twelve Brechtian tableaux chronicle the life and death of a whore, starting out as a documentary on prostitution, ending as a Monogram B movie.
May 9, 2005
Mr. Godard is a bold experimenter, but it's time he picked himself a stronger theme.
August 3, 2002
There's a passion there that's hard to define except in terms of superb, totally fluid and, for the time, completely original and audacious film-making.
July 9, 2002
Godard never lets us forget the artificiality of what we're watching, turning the film into a masterful meditation on cinema, capitalism, and sex.
April 11, 2001
This is a great movie, and I am not surprised to find Susan Sontag describing it as 'one of the most extraordinary, beautiful, and original works of art that I know of.'