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.
November 15, 2002
The trick when watching Godard is to catch the pitch of his poetics, savor the pleasure of his sounds and images, and ponder the historical, philosophical, and ethical issues that intersect with them.
November 1, 2002
In Praise of Love sifts the rubble of emotions whose fires have long been banked.
October 26, 2002
Memorable images and dialogue worm their way into your psyche and won't let go.
October 24, 2002
Feels like the work of an artist who is simply tired -- of fighting the same fights, of putting the weight of the world on his shoulders, of playing with narrative form.
October 18, 2002
What strange confusion besets Jean-Luc Godard? He stumbles through the wreckage of this film like a baffled Lear, seeking to exercise power that is no longer his.
October 17, 2002
This is a visually stunning rumination on love, memory, history and the war between art and commerce.
October 11, 2002
In Praise of Love can bore you to tears at times -- yet leave you in awe.
October 8, 2002
In terms of contribution to cinematic art, [Godard's] new film adds very little to what he has already given us.
October 2, 2002
For all its bile and incoherence, In Praise of Love is filled with haunting images and insights. Godard may be a lion in winter, but the lion still roars.
September 27, 2002
Shows that Godard is alive and well -- a filmmaker who continues to probe issues and stories that deserve our attention.
September 26, 2002
At once dreamy and acrid, startlingly beautiful and numbingly polemical.
September 26, 2002
Godard uses his characters -- if that's not too glorified a term -- as art things, mouthpieces, visual motifs, blanks.
September 19, 2002
Like the best of Godard's movies ... it is visually ravishing, penetrating, impenetrable.
September 9, 2002
A welcome return to a more accessible Godard.
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