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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Roman Coppola is trying to capture a time he's too young to remember, when the French New Wave reinvigorated film art. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film deserves some kind of honor for its campy originality, smart and funny dialogue, and provocative yet sensitive look at the making of a film circa 1969. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Exceptionally likable and affecting as well as entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    CQ is a movie for movie-lovers, by a movie-lover: Roman Coppola, son of Francis Ford and a successful commercial and video director in his own right, making a witty, whimsical feature debut. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    May have more enthusiasm and attitude than good story sense, but it, too, is the work of someone who might be at this game for a long time. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Coppola sure knows his late-'60s cinema and he's meticulous in reconstructing the style of the era. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    CQ has a modicum of IQ and a dash of style -- the jury's still out on the extent of the inheritance, but the kid clearly learned something at his pater'sknee. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Coppola's satirical debut movie is too ambitious for its own good. The cast is good, though, and ambition isn't the worst fault a fledgling filmmaker can have. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    Triumphs over its own trendiness only by being vapid and superficial. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Pretentious and self-indulgent -- those two words come to mind when considering CQ. show more

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