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  1. pintobean's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Made poetry synonymous with the cut. Cue the seagulls!!!

  2. m00njaguar's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    One of my favorite of Godard's post-New Wave films. The Godardian commentary is there, just not as intrusive, not annoying as it can be in other films. Godard himself appears periodically in the film in a sly parody of mad man/wise fool filmmaker/ commentator. And then are those visually stunning, moments, as in his use of colors in scenery, as well as the incorporation of sky and sea as storytelling elements

  3. David R Williams's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Here I think is where you needed to decide whether Godard had finally lost his mind, was taking the piss or really was the genius he believed himself to be. I sort of fall somewhere between B and C.

  4. Nick Potter's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Several very interesting ideas, but no focus. Total mishmash in the end, but still easy to watch and fascinating at the bare minimum.

  5. Morris Bros.'s rating of the film First Name: Carmen

  6. El Biffo's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Many great moments & images & sounds here, but it doesn't add up to a great film. Not this time. 3.2*

  7. rosegarden287's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    'Is there a Frenchman in the house?' Oh, the gentleman with the specs, a ghetto blaster and a copy of Variety under his arm, feeling out the conditions to see if he can work under them, yes. Merci, Jean-Luc Godard, for cleverly toying with our expectations of what a movie could be.

  8. tintinmugshot's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    This movie is about sound. Not loud as sixties, but annoying quartet. A very cliché and lazy Godard work, but still have some charm.

  9. mpho3's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    "A slapstick, faux-philosophical take on a heist movie that has essentially nothing to do with Bizet’s titular opera. It’s the breeziest eighty-five minutes you can spend with Godard outside of his 60s work, and undoubtedly one of his funniest and most narratively inventive films." - IndieWire

  10. DestDest's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Wonderful music! Didn't care too much for the romance though Carmen dangling her love/body like a carrot was mildly amusing. At risk of being a prude, I thought some of the sexier scenes felt gross like the "shower scene." All the sea/nature cutaways got repetitive and annoying! Not a film I would watch again, but I enjoyed the music very much

  11. Slappy McGee's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Kind of a messy film from the '80s. Choppy editing with intentions of combining a few different stories/mediums to make an overarching main narrative. Some of it works, some of it is just jarring and not necessarily enjoyable to watch. I applaud the attempt, however, and can see where Godard fans would enjoy this... but it does not hold up well enough for me to appreciate what Godard is trying to do here.

  12. Duncan Gray's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Godard brought new levels of fragmentation to 60s cinema. By the 80s, he was just as fragmented, but old enough to slow down. Casting himself as a combination madman filmmaker/lecherous uncle, he takes yet another tale of noir-redux amour fou but views it from the outside. And if its doomed young lovers keep on living, that's because Godard had lived long enough himself to look past the fiction of a Romantic death.

  13. Diogo Pires's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    my first Godard, some years ago. I surely have to rewatch it.

  14. FISCHER's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    >>> Hélas, Godard manie de mieux en mieux le stylo et l'écriture au détriment de la caméra et du discours cinématographique. Certes novateur, il n'en est pas moins ennuyeux pendant les trois quarts de ces quatre-vingt cinq longues minutes... www.cinefiches.com

  15. Balthaz21's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

  16. Ethan's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Godard was always at his best when he was tearing down other people's shit and making it entirely his own.

  17. Muraki's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

  18. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Godard can be fun. Funny,sexy and thoughtful. Godard is funny playing a warped version of him self.

  19. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    I love the story of Carmen and Godard does more then justify it by making an erotic and sexual film that analyzes the relationship of film, music, literature, and the artist- I absolutely loved it!

  20. Ostermyers's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

  21. João Eça's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

  22. Susan Harris's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    this is my favorite godard film. so crazy almost letting carmen do the talking.

  23. britney spears's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    The old fart is very derivative of himself: Another ritzy cartoon, all abruption and no empathy… Godard says without saying, “being in love is like being thrown in the can.” There’s lots of slaps, gunfights under chandeliers, quotes from Proverbs and arguments in the nude. Like always, Godard’s girl steals the heart of the hero only to later pull the rug out from under him.

  24. wolfmansRazor's rating of the film First Name: Carmen

    Godard deconstructs Bizet's opera and reconstructs as, at various points, a Bonnie-and-Clyde tale of lovers on the lam, a madcap comedy, a chamber piece, a modern urban romance, a courtroom drama and, finally, a tragedy. Godard plays a delightful parody of himself. Funny, sexy, and relatively accessible. Like much of Godard's later work, it's very much a film about its own construction.

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