Film socialisme
Film socialisme (2011)

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 10, 2012
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58%
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39%


Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

With its rich, layered storytelling, "Film Socialisme" is, in its broadest sense, about nothing less than the history, present and future of Western civilization, up to and including Internet videos of cats.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This is Godard's most focused statement in years. Yet what he's saying is often leftist agitprop.

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

'No comment' is a shifter, referring back not only to this enigmatic, painful, off-putting, ravishing Film Socialisme-but to all the Godard films that preceded it.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This isn't exactly a popcorn movie. I'm not sure it's even a movie, as much as an edgy art installation.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Those receptive to Godard's sense of humor will find "Film Socialisme" an elusive yet expansive provocation. Those less receptive will find it elusive, period.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Intriguing but puzzling head-scratcher on the decline of Western civilization.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

It makes a mockery of the star-rating system. How to judge a film on those terms when there's nothing to judge it against?

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This film is an affront. It is incoherent, maddening, deliberately opaque and heedless of the ways in which people watch movies.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

The movie's critique of globalization ... is vast in scope, and the fragmented narrative is replete with allusions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
A frustrating, impenetrable film essay full of scenes that are either fragmented or dull, revolving around people on a cruise ship, a couple running for office… More
Robert Fearon
Coldly isolationist, random, and purposely impossible to follow.

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