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Contempt Reviews

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
September 3, 2013
Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ...
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| 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
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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
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Inevitably a melancholy film, but a memorable one as well.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
I would argue that Godard's eclecticism must be acknowledged and understood before one can genuinely appreciate the film.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This one has too much forced intellectualism to it, even though it is an engrossing time capsule.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It takes its artistic agenda seriously, but also luxuriates in the sensuality and plasticity of film images.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Contempt was Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 attempt at a big-budget, big- star production, and more or less satisfied his curiosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
It emerges as one of Godard's most emotional films.