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The feature debut of Roman Coppola (son of Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola) centers around an international film crew making a low-budget, Barbarella-like feature in Paris in 1969. The film is called Dragonfly and is being directed by Andrzej (Gérard Depardieu), who wishes to make a revolutionary work rather than the tacky fluff it is becoming. He is soon fired by the film's Italian producer Enzo (Giancarlo Giannini) when he can't produce a satisfactory climactic scene. After briefly replacing Andrzej with an American horrormeister named Felix DeMarco (Jason Schwartzman),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A film that is visually compelling and highly entertaining in an in-jokey sort of way."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"CQ has a modicum of IQ and a dash of style."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Coppola and his production team have taken meticulous care to faithfully copy the costumes, production designs, peek-a-boo sexiness and budget-crunched special effects of their source material."
‑ Joe Leydon, The Moving Picture Show
"Funny to me, but maybe not for everyone. Hell, I don't care, you're either in the category of the type of person who will like this or you're not. The choice is yours, but anyone pre-disposed to like this type of film will be happy they took the trip."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Roman Coppola's directorial debut "CQ" is a treat. A fluffy delight."
‑ Marcy Dermansky, About.com
"Coppola's observational and satirical skills are impressive."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"A charming, spirited movie for cinephiles, or those who aspire to be."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Coppola gives CQ a sense of style and humor that makes the navel-gazing bearable."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"An attention arousing entree"
‑ Susan Michals, FilmStew.com
"The movie plays out like a over-budget student film that lacks any of the competence and patience of an experienced director."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
"It's not much of anything, apart from eye candy."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"A stylistic romp that's always fun to watch."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"There's nothing much to the film besides its pretty-coolness. Fundamentally it goes nowhere and says nothing."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"CQ will likely appeal to a younger crowd, who may not catch all the cinematic references but will love the mishmash nature of this cinematic stew."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
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