Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One)
Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One) (1968)

Jean-Luc Godard's Sympathy for the Devil, also known as One Plus One, uses both documentary and staged sequences, alternating between an inside look at a rock band's recording process and reflections on contemporary politics and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Not only does the use of the song impose a sense of emotional fulfillment upon a conclusion that does not ask for it, but also the use of the song's title for the movie suggests a meaning that is less interesting.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The politics are as muddled as the art is (deliberately?) amateurish.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

This was directed by Jean-Luc Godard, so can you really expect another "Live at the Max"?


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Chris Weber
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this one exactly. What we get here is alternating footage of the Rolling Stones rehearsing and recording various… More
Robert Fearon
Godard intercuts the Stones sessions with endless scenes of revolutionaries in the streets. He aims for political context, but he mainly proves that it was the… More
Emily B.
The director's cut of this is called "One Plus One", which is exactly what it is, footage of the Rolling Stones recording plus footage of… More