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Breathless Reviews

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July 9, 2010
Breathless has the proportions wrong. Too much rambling, too little point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2018
Godard is, in a sense, flaunting how he can make a film so vibrant, out of raw materials so flighty, so airy (the 'Breathless' of the title).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 12, 2019
Exhilarating... Godard uses his camera with the freedom of the gifted amateur who is innocent of all the conventions that the professionals have developed to take the edge off visual reality.
April 1, 2020
Godard's camera lingers on movement, and on the spaces between people. In one instance, he cuts from Michel and Patricia's flirtations to a close-up of their locked lips, where the space between them has been suddenly and irrevocably shattered.
February 1, 2011
The film that launched the French New Wave, Breathless remains an outstanding testament to the great ideals of fun filmmaking that infused the movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2020
Breathless must have seemed amazing in 1960, a movie obsessed with youth and motion. The problem with youth is it doesn't last.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2010
Vivre dangereusement jusqu?au bout.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
February 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 5, 2003
Modern movies begin here, with Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless in 1960. No debut film since Citizen Kane in 1942 has been as influential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2010
Even 50 years later, it's easy feel how vivid a game-changer Breathless must have been when it arrived.
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.
June 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2010
Breathless feels like it was [made] tomorrow.
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
June 25, 2010
Influential. Innovative. Incredible.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
March 6, 2014
A unique hybrid, both the realization of years of critical writings by Godard and ... also a film made by an unabashed cinephile.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 29, 2004
A stunning classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 2, 2016
Indisputably on the shortlist of Movies You Need To See if you're going to have a proper conception of cinema history and the potential of cinematic form.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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