Le mépris 1963

Critics score:
94 / 100

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Bosley Crowther, New York Times: 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! Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: Inevitably a melancholy film, but a memorable one as well. Read more

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Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: I would argue that Godard's eclecticism must be acknowledged and understood before one can genuinely appreciate the film. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Contempt was Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 attempt at a big-budget, big- star production, and more or less satisfied his curiosity. Read more

Charles Taylor, Salon.com: It emerges as one of Godard's most emotional films. Read more

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle: It takes its artistic agenda seriously, but also luxuriates in the sensuality and plasticity of film images. Read more

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Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice: Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ... Read more