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

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 24, 2008
Pierrot le Fou is a movie in love with movies, but mostly it's a movie in love with itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
I once wrote of it as "Godard's most virtuoso display of his mastery of Hollywood genres," I now see it more as the story of silly characters who have seen too many Hollywood movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
August 9, 2007
The result is repetitive and precious rather than inventive and fresh.
Christopher Null
March 2, 2003
Totally bizarre and ultimately without much point -- Godard's message about commercialism is drowned in a sea of oddity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 25, 2007
...ultimately nothing more than an infuriatingly vague and utterly pointless piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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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.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 17, 2008
It's one of Pierrot's unique charms that Godard doesn't regard Ferdinand and Marianne's situation with emphatic mockery or inordinate reverence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 9, 2007
Made in 1965, this film, with its ravishing colors and beautiful 'Scope camerawork by Raoul Coutard, still looks as iconoclastic and fresh as it did when it belatedly opened in the U.S.
| Original Score: 4/4
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2007
So challenging and prolific has been Godard's 53-year career that virtually all of his films are as deserving of revival as Pierrot le Fou.
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
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
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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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 1, 2004
Brilliant but disturbing essay on love and a myriad of other things.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
February 21, 2008
... plays like Godard's formal farewell to his past films, a last play with his old toys before putting them into storage and moving on to more serious concerns
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
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