Film socialisme
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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 embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. -- (C) Kino
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"This is Godard's most focused statement in years. Yet what he's saying is often leftist agitprop."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"'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."
‑ Amy Taubin, Film Comment Magazine
"likely to be an unbearable experience for anyone other than for Godard himself and his most hardcore adherents"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"I can hardly imagine a less marketable film, but that's part of the joy of watching this deliberately unwatchable thesis."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"This isn't exactly a popcorn movie. I'm not sure it's even a movie, as much as an edgy art installation."
‑ David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Intriguing but puzzling head-scratcher on the decline of Western civilization."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There's real beauty in the film, thanks to Godard's innate gifts for frame-composition and montage and his avid embrace of new ideas."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
"Quickly avant-gardes itself right into incomprehensibility."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"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?"
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"This film is an affront. It is incoherent, maddening, deliberately opaque and heedless of the ways in which people watch movies."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The movie's critique of globalization ... is vast in scope, and the fragmented narrative is replete with allusions."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"If you watch "Film Socialisme" with patience, good things are bound to happen."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Many people leave. We stay end. Not sure why."
‑ Mayer Nissim, Digital Spy
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