Bande A Part Synopsis
Three (Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur) act out an armed robbery in Paris.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Blends a love of semi-trashy pop entertainment with a love of poetry, art and high moral seriousness. It's a young person's movie (Godard...
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Exhilarating doses of style, imagination, and sheer energy.
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90

Chicago Reader

This remains one of Godard's most appealing and underrated films, relatively relaxed and strangely optimistic.
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90

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Easily the most brilliant of the genuflections bestowed on the American gangster movie by the French New Wave.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The wonderful thing about Band of Outsiders is that the daring elements that jazzed audiences then have the same power to intoxicate all...
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80

New Times (L.A.)

By Andy Klein
The plot may be nothing, but the film is something indeed.
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80

Salon.com

By Charles Taylor
Band of Outsiders is about the tyranny of living a life of movie-fed fantasies, and while it makes us see the poverty of those fantasies,...
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80

Village Voice

By Amy Taubin
Along with Raoul Coutard's radiant cinematography, what makes the film extraordinary is Karina, the pure curves of her face a contradiction...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The strangely mesmerizing dance contest in "Pulp Fiction" was born of Jean-Luc Godard's 1964 New Wave classic Band of Outsiders.
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