Contempt Reviews

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May 29, 2020
Classic Godard, and a major cornerstone of the French New Wave.
February 4, 2019
"Contempt" transports us back to another era: an early '60s world in which the classicism of the past...is juxtaposed with the emptiness and ennui of modern culture.
November 29, 2017
The film is about nothing but cinema itself, which gets a bit wearing, unless you are one of those people who like watching a movie in order to check off the references to other movies. Still, it's a masterwork of some sort.
December 5, 2016
Few films have achieved such elegance.
January 14, 2016
Godard was the artist who tore cinema apart and rebuilt it to suit his own interests and ends.
January 4, 2016
If Le Mpris lacks the uninhibited character of, say, Breathless, Pierrot le Fou, or Alphaville it undoubtedly makes up for it in emotional potency.
January 3, 2016
If you want to know the cinema of Godard, then this is a great place to start.
January 3, 2016
Steeped in melancholy and a sense of mourning.
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.
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.
December 31, 2015
Uncompromising, uningratiating film-making.
December 29, 2015
A knowing, tragic-comic aria for love and moviemaking.
October 7, 2013
Instinctively self-reflexive, "Contempt" ("Le Mepris") is one of Jean-Luc Goddard's brightest achievements
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.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 7, 2011
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.
April 11, 2008
What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director.
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