Détective (1995)

Two Parisian detective investigate a two-year-old murder.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 23, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Jean-Luc Godard's 1985 deconstruction of film noir has the lightness and comic zip of some of his 60s features, though the mix of elements isn't quite as rich.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

Drawing upon a multitude of genres and styles, from film noir and crime to slapstick comedy, Détective is a variable but entertaining experiment.

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Fran Hortop

Jean-Luc Godard's hotel-based film noir borders on farce: as conventional as he gets, but still inventive, subversive and darkly comic.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

You can't afford to miss it if you aren't afraid of a little hard work.

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TV Guide

Godard's interest, however, is not in the crime (or even the plot) but in playing with the film medium--sounds, music, dialog, images (both video and film), and the written word.

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Fernando F. Croce

Very rich comedy about the age of video

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Vintage Godard with a jumpy storyline and misunderstandings between men and women.

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Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Detective" was filmed in 1985 as the video revolution was taking hold. In the film, three people(Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle… More