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Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, 'Our Music' is a timeless meditation on war as seen through the prisms of cinema, text and image. Largely set at a literary conference in Sarajevo, the film draws on the conflagration of the Bosnian war. However, it also draws on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the brutal treatment of Native Americans and the legacy of the Nazis by following the parallel stories of two Israeli Jewish women, Judith Lerner and Olga Brodsky -- one drawn to the light and one drawn toward darkness.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jean-Luc Godard's unfathomable influence on filmmaking has allowed him to enjoy a kind of grandfather clause in recent years."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Hardly a director alive possesses Godard's eye for dynamic, inner-lit old-masterly compositions."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Godard's montage is as deadly as ever and his palette is seemingly every camera shot that has ever been made."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"This intellectually scintillating think-piece from the eternally relevant Jean-Luc Godard finds Hell and Purgatory right here on our sorry, scorched earth."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Godard attempts to paint modern Europe as Dante's various circles of Hell -- but one fears he has lost 90 percent of the audience in the first 10 minutes"
‑ Christopher Null,
"This film, which awakens your inner philosopher and encourages it to breathe, may not be an experience for everyone; if only it were."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Jean-Luc Godard has had a tendency to be combative and obscure. He's a lot calmer and steadier in his latest feature."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Godard establishes then subverts his clean, mirrored construction with an array of fascinating ideas that attempt to understand symbiotic but unequal relationships."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"The 73 year-old enfant terrible can still take society to task for failing to recognise that it's our dualities that enrich life rather than any fanciful notions of global unity."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Director Jean-Luc Godard, the enfant terrible of the French New Wave, is now in his mid-seventies, yet he's lost none of his desire to challenge an audience."
‑ Tom Dawson,
"There's plenty here to unpack, most of it regarding modern malaise, and the rewards are proportionate to the amount of work you want to put in."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"A lumpy mix of real-life and fictional events that shows age hasn't diminished the famed filmmaker's zeal to experiment."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's glorious. Musical. Amazing and lovely and smart and stylish and fascinating."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Jean-Luc Godard returns with another of his extraordinary, heated, agitated essay films."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, SPLICEDWire
"My review summed up in three parts: war is bad, nature is good, and Godard is senile. If this is our music, somebody needs to get a better soundtrack."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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