A breath of fresh air for its time, Jules and Jim now remains an admirably-constructed and well-acted, but far too repetitive love triangle movie.
Acclaimed French director François Truffaut's third and, for many viewers, best film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. Set between 1912 and 1933, it stars Oskar ... read more
Directed by: François Truffaut
Release Date: January 23, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 16, 1999
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August 30, 2011
I liked this movie, and I enjoyed watching it, but I was left expecting more. As part of the French New Wave, I knew to expect this film to be overflowing with style and technique, but I also expected it to be fun. Maybe I shouldn't have been so insistant on that last part. This ...
June 27, 2011
Frenetic, fresh, and still fun to watch even as it approaches it's fiftieth birthday. While certainly the most stylish of the New Wave films that I have seen so far, the frequent use of freeze frames, jump cuts, and panning shots, surprisingly isn't distracting. In fact, Trauffau...
August 26, 2010
I'm not sure where to start about Jules et Jim... It's a film about friendship, love, and the passing of time.
Jules and Jim have the type of friendship anyone dreams of; understanding, unconditional, exciting, stimulating. They share many things, even some women. One d...
January 31, 2010
who would have thought that a story of broken people and broken relationships could be so holistic in its presentation. none of the characters were overly likable and their worldviews were simply defeating at every turn, but the film was directed perfectly, the dialogue was comp...
January 29, 2010
There is a light and airy quality to Jules and Jim that masquerades the cynical nature of the film. The two title characters, one from Germany the other from France, become friends through an intellectual bond they share. One day, while watching some slides at a friend's house,...
December 20, 2009
Jules et Jim seems to me to exemplify both the strengths and weaknesses of the Nouvelle Vague, and it shows how pro and con can often stem from the same root. The bold inventiveness with which these former critics of Cahiers du Cinéma tore up and rewrote the ...
September 1, 2009
I think you need to have dated a bi-polar chick to appreciate this movie, and I think she needed to commit suicide for you to fully appreciate it.
I appreciated it.
December 7, 2008
A very beautifully shot, freeform film with a great-feeling atmosphere and fantastic music. But in order for me to rate this any higher I would have to like the characters better, and I'm sorry to say I don't. Catherine is a selfish, narcissistic control freak and I'm surprised e...
November 16, 2007
I'd use the phrase "steaming pile of dogshit" to describe Jules and Jim but I somehow feel those words would be too kind. Far too kind. Maybe if it was titled "A Pussy, a Douchebag and a Stark Raving Lunatic Bitch" I might not be so angrily annoyed as I would have avoided this tu...
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