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  1. Genre films > French New Wave's rating of the film Mickey One

    2.7/5. Coherent in the sense that it is incoherent. An uneasy balance of story and surrealism. For the first part, the movie whizzes by with its jazz score, atmosphere, surrealism with glimpses of a story. However, at some point the film largely abandons its surrealistic style to concentrate on the story, which drags the movie down. Crazier than the French New Wave that inspired it.

  2. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Mickey One

    The references to filmmakers like Fellini, Truffaut & Richard Lester feel superficial; an example of Hollywood trying to enliven a conventional B-movie narrative with the style & conventions of the European art cinema? However, the dreamlike storyline, which finds its character trapped in a kind of subconscious purgatory rife with allusions to life & death, is thrilling in how open it is to individual interpretation.

  3. josh scam's rating of the film Mickey One

    the inability to imagine where you are

  4. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Mickey One

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Mickey One

    Mickey One, un artiste de cabaret, se produit à Detroit jusqu'à ce qu'il n'ait peur que ses nombreuses et fréquentes dettes lui attirent des ennuis. Il prend alors la fuite et s'installe à Chicago où, sous une fausse identité, il trouve à nouveau du travail dans un restaurant. Mais la scène lui manque et il contacte un agent qui lui trouve un autre club. Pour la prestation de Warren Beatty !

  6. josé neves's rating of the film Mickey One

    35mm. A daring adventure in the ways of narrative according to non-narrative techniques, in which fiction, that kind of sworf of Damocles over cinema's expressive freedom, is in an underlying level to the choreography of the in-significant images and editing. It was considered incomprehensible and dated by this rebellion, i consider it as exultant as the early Skolimowski's. With Ghislain Cloquet excellence.

  7. Ordet Ordet's rating of the film Mickey One

    Didn't work for me, hard to watch and sometimes wants to hit Mickey hard because of his acting and his unclear voice. But yet enjoyed many scenes and images separately, I'd love to watch many parts again and again but, god, not the entire film,plz. It was nerve-wracking and WOW at the same time. Maybe that's the way it used to be.

  8. Keith's rating of the film Mickey One

    Jazzy romp nearly drowns in its New Wave influence, but stage-fright spotlight scene is a classic.

  9. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Mickey One

    Le côté esthétisant et le cabotinage de Warren BEATTY diminuent malheureusement l'intérêt de film.

  10.'s rating of the film Mickey One

    Remarkable style over substance. Trampolines on the beach.

  11. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Mickey One

    This would gel better with an actor who didn't subscribe to the Method (too much psychology for a postmodern jape like this). But there are still inventive sequences and kooky ideas to be found here, even if the hit-to-miss ratio is dodgier than it would be with Truffaut or JLG behind the camera.

  12. msmichel's rating of the film Mickey One

    Fascinating time capsule that along with 'A Thousand Clowns' really captures that mid sixties confusion about identity in the post 50's cookie cutter ideal and the coming storm of near revolution Not really a plot based film and definately has the aesthitic of the french new wave. Beatty and Stewart both great here but its the direction of Penn, excellent b&w cinematography and a jazzy score that make it special.

  13. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Mickey One

    it IS different, but that's about it

  14. gea*'s rating of the film Mickey One

    Loved the opening, wish the film could keep up with its own pace.

  15. Edward Copeland's rating of the film Mickey One

    Arthur Penn's fusion of French New Wave stylistics and Kafkaesque storytelling doesn't completely work, but it provides many fascinating images.

  16. your fiend mr. jones's rating of the film Mickey One

    Literally a film I love and hate within the space of a nanosecond. Awesome opening. Pretentiousness throughout, yet the score and performances are great, individual shots and scenes. You have never seen anything like it.