Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)
Bande à part (Band of Outsiders) (1964)

One of pioneering director Jean-Luc Godard's most accessible films is this French spin on Dolores Hitchens' novel Fool's Gold. It tells the tale of three disaffected youths who plan a burglary, leading to deadly results. The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This 1964 feature remains one of Godard's most appealing and underrated films, relatively relaxed and strangely optimistic.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Delivers one clever idea atop another.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Besides being a stirring portrait of a youth culture in crisis, the film is very charming and accessible - especially for anyone that's experienced teen alienation...at once a snapshot in time and a timeless piece of cinema.

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Time Out

One of Godard's most open and enjoyable films.

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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.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

So polished and assured it casts the supremely difficult illusion of being easy to make.

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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News

As charming as seasoned film buffs remember and as refreshing as initiates expect.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

The structure of the film feels like freedom. And truth.

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Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine

The film sees Godard parsing out his feelings for Karina, then his wife, and meditating on the mercurial nature of his own preoccupations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Two young would be criminals obsessed with old Hollywood B-movies compete for the affections of the same woman, and also try to get her to help them commit a… More
danny d
godards cool and sleek robbery film is a unique addition to the genre. its hard to call this a heist film since the actual robbery is poorly planned and takes… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Band Of Outsiders is an influential French New Wave classic by Jean-Luc Godard that features a relaxed and youthful band of three scheming an inside robbery.… More
Tim Sigur
I liked the style of the film, but it didn't blow me away. It's a fairly simple story and I liked the narrator aspect making it feel like a novel.… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A few clues for latecomers: Several weeks ago... A pile of money... An English class... A house by the river... A romantic young… More
Michael Gildea
Worth it alone for the dance scene. A fun movie.