First Name - Carmen
First Name - Carmen (1983)

First Name: Carmen tells the parallel stories of a quartet rehearsing Beethoven and a group of young people robbing a bank, supposedly to get the funds to make a film. Director Jean-Luc Godard attempts to make a film that resembles a string… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Time Out

This, throwaway jokes and all, is Godard back at his most nouvelle vague in years.

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Douglas Pratt

By accepting his indulgences, the viewer is treated both to his wry sense of humor and his refreshing intelligence.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

In the middle of the muddle, there was a nearly perfect scene.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

He is searching for a point of equilibrium between the made and the found, the ordered and the chaotic -- a point from which to define an aesthetic for the 80s.

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This is Godard at his most mischievous.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
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With equal parts heist drama and romantic comedy, the movie continues Godard's exploration of film ....

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TV Guide

The film is spiced with passion, philosophy, eroticism, and technical innovation, and while its ideas are relatively accessible, they still do not make for 'easy' viewing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
godard seemed to be in a period where coherency and story mattered a whole lot less than art, which doesnt work in film, because the true art of film is the… More