The Shock of the Future (Le choc du futur) Reviews

November 17, 2020
It's leisurely and languid, the type of film that cares far less about plot than it does about the overall vibe. Often, that sort of attitude only serves to undermine the viewing experience. Here, it enhances it.
November 17, 2020
Le Choc du Futur is a real treat for electronic music fans and an education for those new to it.
November 12, 2020
Ending with a dedication to the women who pioneered electronic music, this is a fine tribute. Yes, Ana is dogmatic and sometimes unreasonable, but that's part of what it means to be young and on the verge of great discoveries.
October 19, 2020
For me, a self-identified music nerd, things generally worked. Le Choc du Futur's aesthetic may ultimately be the point more so than its story.
July 4, 2020
It is a rousing story, underplayed to near-perfection, made grand by the sense of artistic discovery it conveys.
May 12, 2020
The title itself translates to "The Shock of the Future" in English, and this is a breezy and enjoyable film for music nerds and gearheads.
May 2, 2020
For those who couldn't tell you the difference between a Mellotron and a Mu-Tron, this amiably aimless film may prove patience-testing with its languid narrative rhythms, thinly sketched characters and on-the-nose electro evangelism.
September 16, 2019
It's clearly written by someone who knows more about programming than plotting.
September 16, 2019
It's a slender tale, but it has an airy French coolness that suits the electronic tunes that fill the soundtrack.
September 13, 2019
A beguiling central performance and a near-numinous belief in the transformative power of music are the highlights of this modest yet perfectly formed French-language drama about the origins of synthesizer pop.
September 11, 2019
Driven by a great turn from Alma Jodorowsky, it celebrates the creation and possibilities of music through a distinctly female filter.
September 11, 2019
Ana's artistic journey is pure boilerplate; the same misunderstood game-changer schtick Hollywood routinely serves up from the likes of Step Up upwards.
September 9, 2019
A slight but intelligent portrait of the women whose hard work and undeniable genius have played an integral part in the music we have today.