out of 100
Metascore®Universal acclaim Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.
A sample of reviews from critics across the country.
Beyond the timelessness of the story itself, the film is beautifully shot and though early in Godard’s career already showcased his ability to capture emotional intensity in the very way he frames the shots.
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Starting with Le Petit Soldat, Godard was forging his own individualistic art and becoming the most relevant director of our time.
It’s a classic espionage plot shot through with a typically heady mix of art and literary references: Klee and Velázquez, Bach and Haydn, Bernanos and Musil.
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