Everett Collection
Chris Nashawaty
July 15, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Made in U.S.A.

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
85 minutes
performer
Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Leaud
director
Jean-Luc Godard
author
Jean-Luc Godard
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B+

Made in U.S.A. is one of a pair of confounding, highly stylized Criterion releases from the tail end of Jean-Luc Godard’s brilliant run of ’60s New Wave classics (the other is the less interesting 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her). In a film that’s half noir, half semiotics lecture, Anna Karina plays a foxy, gun-toting femme fatale wandering through a series of Mondrian-colored sets. But what does it all mean? You’re on your own there, pal. EXTRAS feature a 2002 interview with Karina and a handy explanation of all the symbolic references in the film. B+

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