For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    There is no me, only us- we are all anonymous. Cinema is not merely entertainment- it is art, it is political, it is life.

  2. José Neves's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Video projection, rewatched. Time existed and in that passage his contemporaries passed with it, preferentially passed in/on it. Looking now at this politic period is, above all, activating and acting a gaze as if the present is/was now there, and, in this sense, this is one of the most effective films of this period, a time bridge which language establishes the propositions with which history can be conjugated.

  3. Jason's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    As Godard moves into The Dziga Vertov Group phase it goes without saying that issues of authorship and the question of "who is speaking?" become foregrounded. Anybody who would wish to ghettoize Godard as some kind of unattractive dogmatist would be failing to account for the role cacophony and disorientation play here. He has found what is most interesting and pressing in the culture and embedded himself.

  4. Hodek Van Mealstrom's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    What is to watch one hour and a half of fully politic and social dialogue? Only Godard can answer that.

  5. John Matrix's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Reminds me of The Phantom Menace. It's so dense. Every single image has so many things going on. Kind of nauseating really. Also does anyone else want to see a sitcom about Godard and Mao sharing a NYC apartment? Mao would be the wild card, always starving/murdering people to bring about the revolution. Godard would be the straight-man, uncertain about his roommate's methods but sure of his good intentions.

  6. Kwemo's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Cinema as lecture and discussion rather than just entertainment and art. Interesting and the idea should be pushed further. Execution is also simple but effective.

  7. Superfrog's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    A bit like listening to France culture with some illustrations. Does the image have to add to the object in cinema ? Maybe, maybe not. Would be an excellent radio documentary though.

  8. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    If there is a film-maker more tiring and tiresome than Jean-Luc Godard then I have yet to discover them. This is another fine bit of navel-gazing from the master of it. Some of the discussion is interesting enough, some of it is as laughably pretentious as you would expect (if you are familiar with other films from him).

  9. zubee's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

  10. Ralph Melcher's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Breaking the boundaries of narrative, using the ‘primitive’ medium of celluloid and mechanical production, Godard and Gorin transform cinema into engaged participant rather than alienated observer in a society coming face to face with its own contradictions. A visionary approach that has become commonplace in the digital age of smartphones and mobile devices.

  11. David R Williams's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    The extra star only because this is Godard. Otherwise, the equivalent of some talent-less hack jacking off in the corner, occasionally looking over their shoulder to check if you are still watching.

  12. Bob Walther's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Has anyone at MUBI actually watched this film? Their description: "The picture consists of two parts, each with with identical image tracks, and differing narration" is demonstrably wrong. While there is some similarity between the discussion-on-the-grass shots in each part they are by no means identical and the inserted black and white documentary footage in each is completely different.

  13. PanelSystem's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    'Le déjeuner sur l'herbe', a century on. Students slouch in the grass, mulling over Work and Action. We're denied their faces by flora and frame; facts and quotations interrupt; B&W footage of protest and demonstration intercuts. 100 minutes pass. Once it has established its minimalist stall, the film sticks to it and the repetition becomes hypnotic. Is this an underground meeting, or an afternoon break from class?

  14. Kevin's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Godard is one of the best living or dead directors in terms of art, society and philosophy. Of course, raw projects like this do not equal any fictional film he made, other than ascribing ideas to Godard. Nobody will watch this film and praise it on any artistic basis, similarly, those who call it a time capsule are bound to see it repeat.

  15. SpursSince67c's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Jesus, what a load of intellectual babble, one for the insomniacs ! Sort of thing I'd imagine that those late night party bores that did not cop off with someone might discuss...

  16. Paul Narvaez's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    As with most DVG films, of interest solely for Godard completists. For the rest, a time capsule at best.

  17. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

  18. Algitya's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

  19. Michel Poiccard's rating of the film A Film Like Any Other

    Master piece. Godard mix a discussion of three student with two workers with images of archive. Completely enjoyable and contains a lot of food for thought.