In Praise of Love

Critics Consensus

Jean-Luc Godard remains a challenging filmmaker with admirable ambition, but In Praise of Love is too self-indulgent and bereft of stylistic pleasure to engage beyond the auteur's most patient fans.

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An author is working on a project about love told through three couples -- one young, one mature, one elderly. The author is working with a woman he met three years earlier while she was training as a lawyer. The woman's grandparents are approached by an American studio to make a movie about their activities during the Nazi occupation of France.

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

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

  • Jan 09, 2012
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 17, 2010
    Visually stunning but dull and pretentious. Godard has lost it.
    Jonny B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2008
    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 S Super Reviewer

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