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"I've been attending the current BFI restrospective devoted to the 'New Wave' and, sad to say, time has not been kind to some of the films including this one. What once seemed so daring, freewheeling and iconoclastic now seems infantile and pretentious. The first hour is mildly amusing but after that it's downhill all the way. The characters barely exist so that it's impossible to feel any empathy. We are told that Godard was very angry about Vietnam yet the Vietnam sequence is so crass it's embarrasing to watch. It was clear by the end that many of us were baffled by the plot but by that point I didn't care. I was just glad it was over. I give it 2 stars for Coutard's fabulous photography and the quality of the restored print."

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