Jules and Jim
Jules and Jim (1962)

Acclaimed French director François Truffaut's third and, for many viewers, best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. Set between 1912 and 1933, it stars Oskar Werner as the German Jules and Henri… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 23, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

More than 40 years old, François Truffaut's whirling dervish remains an ageless beauty.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is joy in the filmmaking that feels fresh today and felt audacious at the time.

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Carrie Rickey
The Dissolve

A case study in romantic triangulation.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

With this 1961 film Truffaut comes closest to the spirit and sublimity of his mentor, Jean Renoir, and the result is a masterpiece of the New Wave.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

To put it quickly and crisply, it is charming, exciting and sad.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Along with Godard's Breathless, François Truffaut's Jules et Jim is probably the essential French New Wave film -- and it's possibly even more essential.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Truffaut's third film may not look the masterpiece it seemed 40-odd years ago, but it remains one of his most enjoyable movies.

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Josh Larsen

...playfulness is the defining characteristic, even if what it largely entails is a tragic gender gap of fatal proportions.

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Emanuel Levy

Truffaut's masterpiece is one of the best dissections of that uniquely French concept, menage a trois, with a definitive performance of Jeanne Moreau at the center; his love for the film medium is evident in every frame of this tragic yet giddy romance

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
A breath of fresh air for its time, Jules and Jim now remains an admirably-constructed and well-acted, but far too repetitive love triangle movie.
Elvira B
<p>I'm not sure where to start about Jules et Jim... It's a film about friendship, love, and the passing of time.</p> <p>Jules and… More
Chris Weber
I liked this movie, and I enjoyed watching it, but I was left expecting more. As part of the French New Wave, I knew to expect this film to be overflowing with… More
danny d
who would have thought that a story of broken people and broken relationships could be so holistic in its presentation. none of the characters were overly… More
Reid Volk
Frenetic, fresh, and still fun to watch even as it approaches it's fiftieth birthday. While certainly the most stylish of the New Wave films that I have… More
Devon Bott
There is a light and airy quality to Jules and Jim that masquerades the cynical nature of the film. The two title characters, one from Germany the other from… More

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