Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete)
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Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete)

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The melodramatic sluice-of-life interludes are what ultimately swamp the film's modest blend of whimsy and melancholy."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Made in 1965, this film, with its ravishing colors and beautiful 'Scope camerawork by Raoul Coutard, still looks as iconoclastic and fresh as it did when it belatedly opened in the U.S."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Godard abandoned the conventions of narrative cinema and adopted a loose picaresque format around which he could arrange subversive generic tropes, poetic digressions, political ideas and comic-book escapades."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"Of the Godardian '60s, this effervescent, self-mocking, effortlessly iconic masterpiece may be the filmmaker's quintessential work."
‑ Michael Atkinson, IFC.com
"An idiosyncratic work by a filmmaker trotting out his obsessions of the moment and committing them to film without much regard for actual meaning."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A wild-eyed, everything-in-the-pot cross-processing of artistic, cinematic, political and personal concerns, where the story stutters, splinters and infuriates its way to an explosive finale."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"The result is repetitive and precious rather than inventive and fresh."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"There's cool and then there's Jean-Paul Belmondo. No one ever made being bored look so exciting, and the effortlessly graceful and impossibly hip actor gave the mid-'60s nouvelle vague a needed macho punch."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"As with many other Godard films, I didn't like Pierrot le Fou the first time I saw it, but it stuck with me, and months later, I couldn't wait to see it again. Now I believe it's a masterpiece."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"And then theres the color. As much as anything, "Pierrot" is a film about red and blue, as well as a little bit of yellow and green."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"So challenging and prolific has been Godard's 53-year career that virtually all of his films are as deserving of revival as Pierrot le Fou."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"Few would deny that Pierrot Le Fou is [Godard's] most innovative, iconoclast, and subversive film to date."
‑ Marco Lanzagorta, PopMatters
"Pierrot is a self conscious mash up of every movie genre that Godard loves, of every movie he has made, of all the artistic references (music, painting, literature) that have influenced or affected him"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Theirs is, in their own words, 'A story,' 'All mixed up,' and their self-construction mimics that of their true Creator, the ever-experimental auteur Jean-Luc Godard. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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