Contempt Reviews

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February 4, 2019
"Contempt" transports us back to another era: an early '60s world in which the classicism of the 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.
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.
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 11, 2008
What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director.
March 14, 2008
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!
February 13, 2001
Inevitably a melancholy film, but a memorable one as well.
January 1, 2000
This one has too much forced intellectualism to it, even though it is an engrossing time capsule.
January 1, 2000
I would argue that Godard's eclecticism must be acknowledged and understood before one can genuinely appreciate the film.
January 1, 2000
It emerges as one of Godard's most emotional films.
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.
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