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  • Summary: Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique is a timeless meditation on war as seen through the prisms of cinema, text and image. (Wellspring Media)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. Though it's a sad, somber, deeply questioning work, it's done with a light, loving spirit.
  2. Notre Musique is really a poetic essay, masterfully intermixing the director's mournful-toned, philosophical narration with documentary and staged moments.
  3. Notre Musique is Godard's post-9/11 statement, a meditation on how war emerges from the eternal, and hypocritical, duality of human perception -- the sense that it's always ''the other'' who dies.
  4. Reviewed by: Philip Kennicott
    80
    A film about war and reconciliation, is deeply Christian, a study in humility and the moral uncertainty at the core of the Christian message.
  5. Mr. Godard treads on dangerous ground by linking the historical suffering of Jews and the Palestinians, but his sympathy for both people is so manifest, his sense of history so deep, that the film defies reductive readings.
  6. 75
    It's a long way from the carefree days of "Breathless" and "Band of Outsiders," but then the world has changed since Godard made those movies 40 years ago.
  7. 50
    A sophomore film major would be lucky to get a passing grade with such material.

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  1. Amy
    Aug 1, 2009
    10
    I give Maestro Godard a 10-infinity for this masterpiece. Forever the experimentalist, he creates a symphonic fragment that also seems like a I give Maestro Godard a 10-infinity for this masterpiece. Forever the experimentalist, he creates a symphonic fragment that also seems like a visual jaunt through Faulkner's Sound and Fury. It is a provocative examination of reality and something else. We are left to decide where we are. Expand
  2. NigelD.
    Dec 16, 2006
    10
    Sublime, dense and illuminating. Godard's creates a symphonic fugue of parallels and associations, dualities and ironies, struggling Sublime, dense and illuminating. Godard's creates a symphonic fugue of parallels and associations, dualities and ironies, struggling towards the light. Expand
  3. JaredSS
    Oct 8, 2005
    9
    Beautiful...left me speechless, literally.

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