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Contempt Reviews

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December 5, 2016
Few films have achieved such elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2016
Godard was the artist who tore cinema apart and rebuilt it to suit his own interests and ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 4, 2016
If Le Mépris lacks the uninhibited character of, say, Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, or Alphaville it undoubtedly makes up for it in emotional potency.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 3, 2016
If you want to know the cinema of Godard, then this is a great place to start.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2016
Steeped in melancholy and a sense of mourning.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2016
The miracle here is that for all its use of irony and self-reflexive devices, Le Mepris still ends up with a considerable emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2016
This is one of the French new wave master's seminal films, a satire on the making of a Hollywood-style movie that exploits Bardot's femme fatale Camille with no less aplomb than Hollywood itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2015
Uncompromising, uningratiating film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 29, 2015
A knowing, tragic-comic aria for love and moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 7, 2013
Instinctively self-reflexive, "Contempt" ("Le Mepris") is one of Jean-Luc Goddard's brightest achievements
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 3, 2013
Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ...
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
July 12, 2011
Who is the Godard guy and how could he make something as humdrum yet full-of-itself as Contempt?
Full Review | Original Score: 62/100
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
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
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
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
May 20, 2003
Godard sets interesting scenes, with provocative color combinations and a suggestive pictorial flow. But out of it all comes nothing -- or very little that tells you why this wife is so contemptuous of her husband. Maybe he should be contemptuous of her!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
December 29, 2002
While Contempt is seen by many as Godard's most "commercial" or "mainstream" film, it is also one of his most emotionally stirring and deeply felt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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