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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!
What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director.
I would argue that Godard's eclecticism must be acknowledged and understood before one can genuinely appreciate the film.
Contempt was Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 attempt at a big-budget, big- star production, and more or less satisfied his curiosity.
San Francisco Chronicle:
It takes its artistic agenda seriously, but also luxuriates in the sensuality and plasticity of film images.
Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ...