In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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Michael Dequina
December 28, 2008
All the beauty does not make the film even half as profound as it so obviously strives to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 4, 2003
What keeps me coming back to a filmmaker I never warmed up to, is that I find the rascal irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 20, 2003
Godard has created such a hermetic, uncompromising world that only the hardiest cinematic spelunkers are likely to appreciate its depths.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 20, 2003
It's the intellectual ride of your life, as far as moviegoing goes.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 14, 2003
A haunting, intense work, intellectually exploratory yet too emotionally acute in its melancholy to be considered merely academic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Gene Seymour
May 28, 2003
The movie's ripe, enrapturing beauty will tempt those willing to probe its inscrutable mysteries.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Film Threat
May 6, 2003
It's intriguing, visually arresting and utterly impenetrable!
| Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 24, 2003
An unsuccessful attempt at a movie of ideas.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Saul Austerlitz
Film Threat
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 6, 2002
Godard's utterly nonlinear drama explores history and memory, old age and youth, love and art, action and reaction, life and existence, and possibly even more ideas than I was unable to mine in one exhaustive viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 6, 2002
A ponderous meditation on love that feels significantly longer than its relatively scant 97 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
November 22, 2002
Like most of Godard's films, In Praise of Love makes you stay awake and lean forward.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 20, 2002
Even when he's not at his most critically insightful, Godard can still be smarter than any 50 other filmmakers still at work.
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