This remains one of Godard's most appealing and underrated films, relatively relaxed and strangely optimistic.
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Along with Raoul Coutard's radiant cinematography, what makes the film extraordinary is Karina, the pure curves of her face a contradiction to the marionette angularity of her body.
New Times (L.A.) by Andy Klein
The plot may be nothing, but the film is something indeed.
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, it also makes them unaccountably rich, poetic, sad.
Christian Science Monitor by David Sterritt
Exhilarating doses of style, imagination, and sheer energy.
Easily the most brilliant of the genuflections bestowed on the American gangster movie by the French New Wave.
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.
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 these years later.
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 was 34 and Karina 24 in 1964) that retains its mysterious pull even as the film and we get older.