The Gang of Four (La Bande des Quatre)
The Gang of Four (La Bande des Quatre) (1989)

No film critic of 1989 could write an assessment of the French-made Gang of Four (originally La Bande des Quatre) without using the phrase "Pirandellian" at one point or another. The story revolves around the hand-picked acting… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Caryn James
New York Times

An accessible and entertaining vision of how the New Wave has survived and evolved long after it was declared dead.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This lengthy 155 minute work by Jacques Rivette is both brilliant and frustrating.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

More classical and less experimental than [Rivette's] previous features, it's almost a summary and compilation of his major themes and preoccupations -- an ideal introduction to his work.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

An intriguing, if somewhat overextended, melodrama that delves into Pirandellian questions of real versus theatrical life, and considers the nature of deception and fate.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Required viewing for those who want roommates :)