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: December 22, 1989
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2002
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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.

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

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: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Required viewing for those who want roommates :)