In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002)

In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour)



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Movie Info

Cinematic iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard returns to the front ranks of contemporary filmmaking while embracing the digital video revolution (no great surprise, given his eager and early embrace of video technology in the 1970s) with this drama. In the first part of the film, shot on 35 mm black-and-white film, a filmmaker named Edgar (Bruno Putzulu) is in the midst of a casting session with his producers, looking for the leading lady for his next film. More interested in discussing philosophy than … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Jean-Luc Godard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 2003
Box Office: $38.8k
Manhattan Pictures International - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour)

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (34)

Godard has created such a hermetic, uncompromising world that only the hardiest cinematic spelunkers are likely to appreciate its depths.

Full Review… | June 20, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's the intellectual ride of your life, as far as moviegoing goes.

June 20, 2003
Washington Post
Top Critic

A haunting, intense work, intellectually exploratory yet too emotionally acute in its melancholy to be considered merely academic.

Full Review… | June 14, 2003
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.

Full Review… | May 28, 2003
Top Critic

The best indication of the film's pretentiousness comes from recurrent images of a book with blank pages, as if to point out that Godard has nothing to say, but so what? Let's throw in a few images and people will come anyway.

Full Review… | December 6, 2002
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Godard ceased being a voice in the wilderness and became a voice in the wind, howling against demons that refused even to acknowledge his protests.

Full Review… | November 15, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour)

I am just waiting for the cinephiles to jump all over me. A measly three stars for the return of the great Godard. The truth is that I wasn't terribly moved..and perhaps I wasn't meant to be. It's over my head.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer


The usage of challenging montage and hews aren't an important advantage of this Godard flick.Le dialogue probablement to semi-quote another movie.Naturally,incorporating novels/poetry in the midst of affection and ashes of past loves brings new reactions from both critics and investigating audiences.Condemning the U.S. on past events isn't our problem as well.It's repetition.Godard's films are so clever,it's impossible to rate them fewer than this (unless they're heavily experimental?),I just felt he was cockier than before.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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