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Goodbye To Language

HD   Unrated

Jean-Luc Godard

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About the Movie

Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Goodbye to Language is a triumphant masterpiece from Jean-Luc Godard. The film follows a couple whose relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half takes a dog’s-eye view ofthe world. It is a meditation on history and illusion, figures merging and weaving across the screen along with the film’s ideas about romantic love and being-in-the-world. It has the feeling of a final statement, but knowing Godard’s penchant for re-invention, hopefully it is yet another beginning to an extraordinary career.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 73
  • Fresh: 64
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 3-D is the ideal toy for an old enfant terrible like Godard to play with. Packed with dazzling images, the film makes 3-D feel like something brand-new to the medium. – Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly, Nov 5, 2014

Fresh: Anyone interested in the possibilities of the moviegoing experience - what can happen in a dark theater - owes it to themselves to say hello to "Goodbye to Language." – Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, Jan 22, 2015

Fresh: It joins the very short list of intriguing experiments in 21st-century 3-D, which otherwise comprises Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and Wim Wenders' "Pina." – Andrew O'Hehir,, Oct 29, 2014

Fresh: Godard can't stop himself from exploring new ways to make pictures. He seems to enjoy doing so almost as much as he enjoys frustrating the expectations of those who still want a movie to have a beginning, a middle and an end, in that order. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Oct 30, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Goodbye to language

This film is about the ego of the director. It should have been on youtube for three minutes and then it would have been worth watching. It tries to make the audience feel stupid with all its metaphors, and has to throw in nudity and dogs to keep the audience intrigued. If you find this worthy of anyones attention, then you are as much a fake as the director. Stupid is the only way to describe this waste of time.

Better in 3D?

This is the first film by Godard that I've seen, and now I'm thinking maybe I should have started with his early stuff. Although its oversaturated visuals and its philosophical ramblings are occasionally enjoyable, I'm not really sure what the jury at Cannes liked so much about it. I can only guess that seeing it in 3D makes a big difference -- in which case you might want to avoid this 2D version, even if you're into art films.