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Bande à part 1964

Critics score:
95 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press: Delivers one clever idea atop another. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Watching it, you can almost sense the way the world looked and smelled back in the heyday of the young Beatles and the dying Hollywood Golden Age. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Shows [Godard] at his most amusing, and that is no small thing. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: As charming as seasoned film buffs remember and as refreshing as initiates expect. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: A masterpiece of mood, nuance and emotion. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: The structure of the film feels like freedom. And truth. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: This 1964 feature remains one of Godard's most appealing and underrated films, relatively relaxed and strangely optimistic. Read more

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it before. Read more

Phillip Lopate, New York Times: Rialto Pictures is re-releasing the movie in a new print ... providing a chance to speculate on the nature of its peculiar appeal, which holds up remarkably well. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: Perhaps Godard's loveliest movie, certainly his tenderest and most accessible. Read more

Time Out: One of Godard's most open and enjoyable films. Read more

Pauline Kael, The New Republic: It's as if a French poet took an ordinary banal American crime novel and told it to us in terms of the romance and beauty he read between the lines. Read more

Amy Taubin, Village Voice: Along with Raoul Coutard's radiant cinematography, what makes the film extraordinary is Karina. Read more