By Tim Purtell
Updated September 29, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Hail Mary

type
  • Movie

Jean-Luc Godard’s imagining of the Virgin Mary as an often-naked gas-station attendant and Joseph as a petulant, nattily dressed cabbie unsurprisingly displeased the devout and Pope John Paul II, who denounced it. Controversy aside, this muddy meditation is filmically stimulating, but rarely moving.

EXTRAS
A making-of, and a sweet companion short (about a girl struggling with her parents’ divorce) from Godard collaborator Anne-Marie Miéville; it makes you wish she’d also directed Hail Mary.

Hail Mary

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • UNRATED
runtime
  • 107 minutes
director
  • Jean-Luc Godard

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