Masculin Feminin
Masculin Feminin (1966)

A love affair between a young Parisian radical and a ye-ye singer.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 19, 1966
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A '60s time capsule stuffed with ideas about politics, pop culture, and the battle of the sexes, Masculine-Feminine is one of Godard's classic black-and-white films.

Pauline Kael
The New Republic

Using neither crime nor the romance of crime but a simple romance for a kind of interwoven story line, Godard has, at last, created the form he needed. It is a combination of essay, journalistic sketches, news and portraiture, love lyric and satire.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The kaleidoscopic film's meandering mirrors the uncertainty of that restless, tumultuous era.

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Masculin, Féminin is a feisty experiment, and yet not what Godard truly wanted to do with the medium. But this, perversely, makes for a fresh, deeply stimulating and, arguably, more watchable film.

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Time Out

Its parodies and satires are recklessly inventive, and its fundamental pessimism isn't as flip as it may at first seem.

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Mary Brennan
Seattle Times

An odd, scattered, free-form, but thoroughly engaging film.

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Dan Jardine

Masculin Feminin is a film about young people set adrift in an uncertain, violent consumerist world of pop cultural influences without the social and intellectual mooring necessary to find their way through the morass

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

May not have aged any better than Godard's other films of the period, but that doesn't mean Paul and company don't continue to ask questions and spout the opinions of the newly enlightened.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

This is the Godard that fans would like to take to the grave: jaundiced, naughty, immediate, very much alive.

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TV Guide

Jean-Luc Godard visited the world of young folk to create his most humane film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Masculine Feminine is of popular culture, youth, love, and sex from Jean-Luc Godard starring French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul in a romantic… More
danny d
godards commentary on 1960's young people in france is interesting and insightful, while a bit bizarre at the same time. many of the signature godard… More
Jim Hunter
And so begins my tour of Godard films ... Of the five Godard films I've seen (and am going to see), this is the best, but that's not saying much.… More
Elvira B
The 60s' young Parisian scene is about pop music, bowling alleys, dance clubs, cafés... Paul and Madeleine talk about music, films, sex, and love. Not much… More
Ken Stachnik
weird weird movie. Not my favorite Godard...kind of like Life's quirky for quirky's sake
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkorange]I have had problems with other Jean Luc-Godard films in the past - to be specific - Breathless is nothing more than a… More