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Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) Reviews

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 16, 2014
Godard abandoned the conventions of narrative cinema and adopted a loose picaresque format around which he could arrange subversive generic tropes, poetic digressions, political ideas and comic-book escapades.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 16, 2014
There's cool and then there's Jean-Paul Belmondo. No one ever made being bored look so exciting, and the effortlessly graceful and impossibly hip actor gave the mid-'60s nouvelle vague a needed macho punch.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Marco Lanzagorta
July 16, 2014
Few would deny that Pierrot Le Fou is [Godard's] most innovative, iconoclast, and subversive film to date.
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TIME Magazine
July 16, 2014
The melodramatic sluice-of-life interludes are what ultimately swamp the film's modest blend of whimsy and melancholy.
July 16, 2014
Of the Godardian '60s, this effervescent, self-mocking, effortlessly iconic masterpiece may be the filmmaker's quintessential work.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 22, 2012
As with many other Godard films, I didn't like Pierrot le Fou the first time I saw it, but it stuck with me, and months later, I couldn't wait to see it again. Now I believe it's a masterpiece.
Dan Jardine
July 26, 2011
Pierrot is a self conscious mash up of every movie genre that Godard loves, of every movie he has made, of all the artistic references (music, painting, literature) that have influenced or affected him
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 30, 2009
An idiosyncratic work by a filmmaker trotting out his obsessions of the moment and committing them to film without much regard for actual meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2009
And then theres the color. As much as anything, "Pierrot" is a film about red and blue, as well as a little bit of yellow and green.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 21, 2009
Theirs is, in their own words, 'A story,' 'All mixed up,' and their self-construction mimics that of their true Creator, the ever-experimental auteur Jean-Luc Godard. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
May 28, 2009
At its worst, in some of its improvised rambles, it demonstrates the value of a well-thought-out screenplay. At its exhilarating and poignant best, it proves that a film can play all sorts of postmodern games yet still touch its viewers' emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 28, 2009
This sparkling, anarchic 1965 thriller is vintage Godard.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
May 22, 2009
A wild-eyed, everything-in-the-pot cross-processing of artistic, cinematic, political and personal concerns, where the story stutters, splinters and infuriates its way to an explosive finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jon Fortgang
May 22, 2009
An eye-poppingly vivid exercise in genre-busting filmmaking. Here is one of the most persistently intriguing directors of the 1960s at his most watchable and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Potton
Times (UK)
May 22, 2009
Godard opens up his box of tricks and tips it all over the screen in a flurry of improvised, postmodernism that takes scattergun shots at consumerism, cultural imperialism and the Vietnam and Algerian wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 22, 2009
Engaging and beguiling - perhaps in spite of itself - and a vital part of film history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 22, 2009
Godard and his great cinematographer, Raoul Coutard, translate the ideas into some of the most visually exuberant French cinema of the Sixties.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Sky Movies
May 22, 2009
Beautifully photographed, the film is something of a curiosity. It may be a little hard to fathom from time to time, but it never ceases to fascinate.
Karl French
Financial Times
May 22, 2009
At times infuriatingly indulgent but is also an intoxicating, wildly inventive picaresque fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Pierrot is a mess, no matter how many times you see it, but it's a brilliant mess. Death of love, (re)birth of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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