Made in U.S.A.
Made in U.S.A. (1966)

Jean-Luc Godard directed this brightly colored, pop-art homage to American crime cinema, which somehow finds room for extended commentary on leftist politics and the corrupt nature of advertising. Paula Nelson (Anna Karina) is a mystery… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 21, 2009
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Gorgeous, minor, and pivotal.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

It's still essential for those interested in watching the filmmaker take cinema to new levels of allusion and modernist game playing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is Godard redefining image in his uniquely cheeky spontaneous pop art style.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

In terms of Godard's body of work, the 1966 film is as challenging as it is important.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Jean-Luc Godard's Made in U.S.A. is not the celluloid holy grail, but it's close enough.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

While in theory it all sounds very interesting and intriguing and, well, Godardian, the whole never really comes together

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

If Made in U.S.A doesn't merit a place, with Weekend and Band of Outsiders, on the Godard's Greatest Hits compilation, it is still a great lost B side.

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Dan Jardine

The film takes the premise for an interesting 15 minute short, and tries to turn it into a 90 minute feature, and stretch marks are evident in almost every scene

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

A celebration of cinephilia and a blueprint of the writer/directors obsessions, personal and political.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Toward the beginning of this film, I thought, "Wow: Godard hasn't completely eschewed the idea of using a plot to reveal characters through action and… More
Ken Stachnik
Not my favorite Godard, but worth watching if you are a fan. Great colors and central performance make this sometimes bracing film quite watchable.
danny d
godards noir-comedy is solid but not without its problems. the film lacks the engaging dialogue that i expect from a godard film, and despite its short running… More
Eric Broome
I've loved some other '60s Godard films, but this one disappointed me. Supposedly an arch remake of "The Big Sleep," "Made in… More
Anthony Lawrie
Not one of Godard's best and easy to see why it's/his style has been mocked ever since. It's politic and sociological humour is a little blurred… More