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  • Summary: Originally released in 1978, this is Chris Marker's epic film-essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. (First Run / Icarus Films)
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  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    One of the most towering and extraordinary films to grace the screen.
  2. It reconfirms Marker as one of the most serious-minded and artistically gifted filmmakers in France, or anywhere else.
  3. Reviewed by: Patrick Z. McGavin
    100
    This is a movie about the world at war with itself, and the result is riveting, sublime and unforgettable.
  4. 80
    More impressionistic than analytical, A Grin Without a Cat is a grand immersion.
  5. 75
    A remarkable 179-minute meditation on the nature of revolution.
  6. Reviewed by: Jonathan Curiel
    75
    Features some disturbing clips.
  7. By turns brilliant and tedious, imaginative and mundane.

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