Contempt Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 7, 2013
Instinctively self-reflexive, "Contempt" ("Le Mepris") is one of Jean-Luc Goddard's brightest achievements
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
September 3, 2013
Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ...
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
September 1, 2013
A rich and heady cocktail of the various things swimming around in Jean-Luc Godard's mind at the time of its production.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 9, 2011
Godard's self-reflexive meditation about love, marriage, and filmmaking is a masterpiece, which among other things, proves that sex symbol Brigitte Bardot could act.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 11, 2008
What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Entertainment Weekly
March 14, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 6, 2005
It's talky and filled with broken rhythms and a running stream of thoughts, and is boldly told in exaggerated stylized terms.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 9, 2004
An expensive international production, but still one of Godard's most personal and most perverse films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
February 15, 2003
Screw Adaptation and its lack of temerity. Contempt is a meta-movie that places the onus back on the viewer. How are we to sensibly respond, and is there any sense in that at all?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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