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All's Well

1972 1h 35m Drama List
50% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 62% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings
A strike at a French sausage factory contributes to the estrangement of a married filmmaker and his reporter wife. Read More Read Less

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Tom Milne Time Out A little simplistic at times but acidly funny, with Godard's genius for the arresting image once more well to the fore. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Michael Atkinson Village Voice One of Godard's angriest satires, but insofar as she is clearly used for her polarizing social freight, Fonda comes off today as its co-creator. Aug 19, 2005 Full Review Dave Kehr Chicago Reader It's only a slight step back from Godard's hard-core political tracts, but the few concessions he does make--characters and a story, of sorts -- go a long way toward making the rhetoric accessible. Mar 12, 2005 Full Review Jesús Fernández Santos El Pais (Spain) Accumulating in a mosaic different styles and opposing attitudes, Jean-Luc Godard ends up abandoning his viewers, and worse yet, he also bores them at times. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 13, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's the kind of in-your-face political film about the class struggle where the indiscriminate viewer might feel guilty munching on popcorn. Rated: C+ Nov 17, 2007 Full Review TV Guide A noble effort to bring anti-bourgeois cinema to the masses; needless to say, the masses stayed home. Rated: 3.5/4 Aug 29, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member From the outside looking in, Godard paints for us a fascinating picture of the class struggle in France. It may seem like a PSA for communism, but so much of Godard's masterful technique of storytelling is present here, that it ends up being thoroughly entertaining. This is one of the greatest pieces of propaganda I've ever seen. It's all filmed on a brilliant, towering stage. The characters speak to us directly, as if we are being lectured. If you want a perfect example of why Godard has influenced so many modern filmmakers, take a look at this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Sometimes funny, usually obvious. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good stuff year s/b 1972 not '73 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Four Years after the riots on the streets of Paris ,Jean Luc Godard decided to keep the flames of protest alive with this collaboration with Jean Pierre Gorin. The film is as usual packed full of stunning visual ideas and reactionary politics which gives the film a vital and still relevant effect. The film starts with cheques being torn from a cheque book as an unseen hand tries to finance a film which stars Jane Fonda as She and Yves Montard as He who are a married couple who are taken hostage during a strike at a sausage factory. The sausage factory sequence shows the struggle between the workers at the plant and the boss who they also kidnap. Godard allows his actors to direct their politics directly to camera and also uses a cutaway set to shows the actions taking place in the factory,this shows that despite all the vitrol and politics Godard never lets you forget you are watching a film made by a master craftsman. After the seige ends both He and She come out of the ordeal with different chains of thought on what has happened to then and in the films most memorable sequence we follow Fonda backwards and forwards in A supermarket where between the customers purchasing goods ,we see a communist selling little red books at a reduced rate. The film may force its political ideas in places, bu the one thing you can say about a Godard political rant is that they are always a stunning and educational watch . Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Godard seems angry (lol). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't really understand what the point of this is. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A strike at a French sausage factory contributes to the estrangement of a married filmmaker and his reporter wife.
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam
Production Co
Anouchka Films
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 15, 2005
Runtime
1h 35m