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Breathless Reviews

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August 4, 2010
On its fiftieth birthday Breathless remains fresh and exciting, although its revolutionary approach has long since been absorbed into the mainstream, and the years do show on it a bit.
July 16, 2010
As his career progressed, Godard's films became more mature and accomplished, but rarely, if ever, did they pack such an immediate, visceral punch.
July 16, 2010
Even 50 years later, it's easy feel how vivid a game-changer Breathless must have been when it arrived.
July 15, 2010
This movie liberated the cinema -- the stories you could tell and the ways you could tell them -- as clearly and cleanly as Picasso freed painting and the Sex Pistols rebooted rock.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 25, 2010
It's especially impressive how completely Jean Seberg owns Breathless considering what she's up against.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 25, 2010
There is simply no other film which demonstrates so perfectly what it feels like to be young and in love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 25, 2010
Influential. Innovative. Incredible.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2010
Almost every frame looks smoky and luscious enough to be a nation to which lovers and young dreamers might hope one day to emigrate. It's a film that will never wither, always inspire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 24, 2010
If you've never seen Breathless, see it now -- but don't expect an easy ride. If you haven't seen it for ages, see it again and be surprised at the fresh reactions it provokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 21, 2010
Breathless feels like it was [made] tomorrow.
June 21, 2010
It's like a bullet from the future of movies.
June 17, 2010
It actually seems more daring now than ever before and all the more vital as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 11, 2010
One of the most famous and influential movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2010
Breathless makes alienation look like it was a lot more fun in 1960 than in the ponderous gravitas or ante-upping brutality of indie film today.
May 26, 2010
If you miss out on this print, you are truly missing out on another life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2010
Though rarely discussed as either a love story or a political film, Breathless maintains fascination because it is equally both.
May 25, 2010
The actors don't inhabit characters so much as occupy a middle ground where play-acting and fan ardor replace the embodiment of set emotions and personality traits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 21, 2009
Even in an early work that blushes with the narcissistic pleasure of obsessive cinephilia, Godard knew enough to look on the dark side.
June 20, 2008
A half-century has softened the impact, but 'Breathless' still holds its own.
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August 25, 2007
The camera lavishes black-and-white love on Paris, strolling up the Champs-Elysées, edging across café terraces, sweeping over the rooftop skyline, Mozart mixing with cool jazz riffs in the night air.
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