Détective
Détective (1995)

After several years of making films to please only himself, French director Jean-Luc Godard once more invites the audience to the party with The Detective. Not that there's anything so blase as a linear plot or appealing characters, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jean-Luc Godard's 1985 deconstruction of film noir has the lightness and comic zip of some of his 60s features, though the mix of elements isn't quite as rich.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Very rich comedy about the age of video

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Vintage Godard with a jumpy storyline and misunderstandings between men and women.

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Time Out

Built on the charisma of its stars and on memories of the great thrillers of the 40s, tenuously held together by Godard's romantic pessimism, curiosity and sense of humour, it's co-dedicated, sensibly, to Clint Eastwood.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Drawing upon a multitude of genres and styles, from film noir and crime to slapstick comedy, Détective is a variable but entertaining experiment.

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Fran Hortop
Film4

Jean-Luc Godard's hotel-based film noir borders on farce: as conventional as he gets, but still inventive, subversive and darkly comic.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

You can't afford to miss it if you aren't afraid of a little hard work.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Godard's interest, however, is not in the crime (or even the plot) but in playing with the film medium--sounds, music, dialog, images (both video and film), and the written word.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Detective was a high point for Godard after a fairly unsuccessful decade. Visually, he was back and on form, I could see traces of his previous film that I had… More
danny d
although godard was still experimenting with narrative during this decade, detective is a huge step up from some of his earlier films of the 80's. the… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Detective" was filmed in 1985 as the video revolution was taking hold. In the film, three people(Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle… More