• Released
  • December 31, 1977
  • 4 hr 0 min
  • Documentary
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A Grin Without a Cat Synopsis
Filmmaker Chris Marker chronicles revolutions and wars in Vietnam, Bolivia, Chile & Czechoslovakia.

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Chicago Tribune

This is a movie about the world at war with itself, and the result is riveting, sublime and unforgettable.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It reconfirms Marker as one of the most serious-minded and artistically gifted filmmakers in France, or anywhere else.
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100

Film Threat

By Phil Hall
One of the most towering and extraordinary films to grace the screen.
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90

The New York Times

By Dave Kehr
A Grin Without a Cat is a work of extraordinary journalism, but it is also a work of deft and subtle poetry, visual (in the rhyming of...
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80

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
More impressionistic than analytical, A Grin Without a Cat is a grand immersion.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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Features some disturbing clips.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A remarkable 179-minute meditation on the nature of revolution.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Marker revisited (the film) in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union: He trimmed an hour and added a remarkably prescient coda: "Terrorism...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
By turns brilliant and tedious, imaginative and mundane.
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