Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One)
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
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 aesthetics. One half of the film focuses on the Rolling Stones, as they rehearse and ultimately record the song that would become "Sympathy for the Devil." By presenting repeated takes of the entire composition, the film allows the viewer to witness the progressive evolution of the song from its original, slower conception to the more percussive… More

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Buy SD $14.99 Rent SD $2.99
- -
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"The politics are as muddled as the art is (deliberately?) amateurish."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This was directed by Jean-Luc Godard, so can you really expect another "Live at the Max"?"
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
More reviews for Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One) on Rotten Tomatoes