Breathless (1983)

This remake of the 1959 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard did not receive the same critical praise as the original. Richard Gere plays a criminal cop-killer in Los Angeles on-the-lam from the law. He falls in love with female student… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

A wanton, playful film, belying the stated despair by its boiling energy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The attitudes on display are so distanced and derivative that the picture still seems to have no life or identity of its own.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Remaking a movie is always a dicey proposition. Remaking a classic is even dicier. This version of Breathless? No dice.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

I still don't understand why Mr. McBride and Mr. Carson elected to do the film but, considering the more obvious possible pitfalls, they could have done a lot worse. That is meant to be praise.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A much better remake than its reputation implies

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The result is a stylistic exercise without any genuine human concerns we can identify with -- and yet, an exercise that does have a command of its style, is good-looking, fun to watch, and develops a certain morbid humor.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

An inferior remake, but trashy fun nonetheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
I'm not ashamed to say that I enjoy this version a lot more than John Luc Goddard's. I know this must seem like blasphemy to most, but this American… More
Dean !
A very good, steamy thriller about a man on the run who meets a beautiful girl and wants her to join him.
Dean McKenna
This remake of the classic French 1959 Godard film is very good drama, romance and a bit thriller. French actress Valerie Kaprisky is apparently the hottest in… More