King Lear
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This unconventional Shakespearean adaptation deconstructs the classic tale of a monarch whose attempt to split his kingdom amongst his three daughters leads to tragedy. Undeniably odd, this avant-garde reading of the play features unexpected casting, strange digressions, and a unique visual style.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Behind this is Godard's inability to resolve an essential contradiction in his work -- his reverence for ideas and theories and all sorts of philosophical speculation, and his utter disregard for a sustained, coherent presentation of them."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"A challenge, as with all Godard, but not quite his most rewarding one."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cinematographer Sophie Mantigneux creates crisp, memorable images and Godard masterfully edits them together (whether the final result is worth the effort is subject to question)."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Shakespeare through the Godard meat-grinder."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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