Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. One of the quintessential '60s foreign art films, a bizarre melange of pop music, revolution, sex, movie allusions and poetry. It's a masterpiece of sorts by one of the most important European filmmakers of that era. But it's also a movie that can drive you crazy.
  2. Reviewed by: Greg Bellavia
    Masculine, Feminine could be viewed as Godard's reaction to his own success and the state of the world around him.
  3. 100
    Directed by anyone else, Masculine Feminine--one of three movies that Godard made in his peak year, 1966--would be a masterpiece. For the young JLG it's business as usual.
  4. 91
    One of the most alluring and bizarre shapes that Godard's itchy search for truth and meaning took in those heady long-ago days. In comparison, most Hollywood movies are like tiddlywinks.
  5. 90
    Speaks to the teenager in all of us.
  6. This witty and tender 1966 gem remains as timeless and fresh as ever.
  7. This document of youthful confusion has not aged one minute. If anything, its detached, discursive and sympathetic observation of the earnest foolishness of post-baccalaureate, pre-1968 Parisians is more acute, and more prophetic, than ever.
  8. 90
    An excellent film, still as fresh as the day it was made.
  9. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Remains worth seeing as an achingly nostalgic farewell to youthful idealism, tinged with a kind of loving contempt.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Jean-Luc Godard visited the world of young folk to create his most humane film. (Review of Original Release)
  11. 75
    Godard works with a bright style and a sense of humor and his pictures leave a cumulative impression. (Review of Original Release)
  12. The film has aged gracefully.
  13. It's cumulatively entertaining, and a fascinating and nostalgic time capsule of its era. Watch for the cameo by Brigitte Bardot.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 30, 2014
    My fourth Godard’s film (CONTEMPT 1963, 7/10; BREATHLESS 1960, 9/10; PIERROT LE FOU 1965, 7/10) so far, thus apparently I am not a newbie in Godard school, but to see the defiant Jean-Pierre Léaud (Francois Truffaut’s alter ego in THE 400 BLOWS 1959, 9/10) has grown into a handsome young man, a boy-becomes-man leap from Antoine Doinel to Paul, with sharp stare, worldly-wise sophistication (a wonderful whistler and vocalist too), in a Godard’s picture, which strikes as a sublime force of naturalistic liaison between La Nouvelle Vague auteurs.
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  2. kcki
    Dec 5, 2005
    Ugghh! I tried to appreciate it's unique context, blah, blah, the end I would have sacrificed my own family to stop watching the movie. The tedium was endless. Full Review »