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

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June 20, 2003
Godard has created such a hermetic, uncompromising world that only the hardiest cinematic spelunkers are likely to appreciate its depths.
June 20, 2003
It's the intellectual ride of your life, as far as moviegoing goes.
June 14, 2003
A haunting, intense work, intellectually exploratory yet too emotionally acute in its melancholy to be considered merely academic.
May 28, 2003
The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.
December 6, 2002
The best indication of the film's pretentiousness comes from recurrent images of a book with blank pages, as if to point out that Godard has nothing to say, but so what? Let's throw in a few images and people will come anyway.
November 15, 2002
Godard ceased being a voice in the wilderness and became a voice in the wind, howling against demons that refused even to acknowledge his protests.
December 28, 2008
All the beauty does not make the film even half as profound as it so obviously strives to be.
August 7, 2008
December 30, 2006
April 23, 2005
Love, in Godard's case, is indistinguishable from cinema and thus he sees the growing capitalist machine as a threat to both.
July 5, 2004
Free-associative, unreasonable and stubborn, unresolved, and elegiac in tone, In Praise of Love is a great meditation on memory, aging, and love.
December 4, 2003
What keeps me coming back to a filmmaker I never warmed up to, is that I find the rascal irresistible.
August 27, 2003
Ultimately, though, In Praise of Love is about themes, about the anti-Hollywood sentiment that Godard feels so passionately about, and this is where the film begins to crumble.
July 16, 2003
Though some will see it as the ultimate litmus test of film pretentiousness, others are likely to surrender to Godard's never-ending inner dialogue.
May 6, 2003
It's intriguing, visually arresting and utterly impenetrable!
March 6, 2003
When a character comments 'too many changes are in the air that lack a means of expression,' one senses that Godard, at 72, is still struggling to communicate those changes through the medium of film.
January 24, 2003
An unsuccessful attempt at a movie of ideas.
January 19, 2003
The 70-year-old Godard has become, to judge from In Praise of Love, the sort of bitter old crank who sits behind his light meter and harangues the supposed injustices of the artistic world-at-large without doing all that much to correct them.
January 15, 2003
Gone are the days of an exciting existentialist movie mastermind who once knew how to stroke the consciousness of the enthusiastically challenged, adventurous moviegoer.
December 8, 2002
Gives the impression of a man who has lost his will to make movies, and even to go on living, a sentiment difficult to empathize with without likewise giving up on life.
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