Le Mépris (Contempt)
Le Mépris (Contempt) (2008)

Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia, this is the story of a young woman caught in a troubled marriage and the end of the relationship. Camille (Brigitte Bardot) is a sensual, amorous woman married to a scriptwriter. Paul (Michel Piccoli)… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This powerful work of essential cinema joins "meta" with "physique," casting Brigite Bardot and director Godard's inspiration Fritz Lang.

Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful ...

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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!

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Dan Jardine
Daily-Reviews

Who is the Godard guy and how could he make something as humdrum yet full-of-itself as Contempt?

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

What's the price of selling out? Contempt asks the question of its characters, its audience, and its own director.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Instinctively self-reflexive, "Contempt" ("Le Mepris") is one of Jean-Luc Goddard's brightest achievements

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Godard's self-reflexive meditation about love, marriage, and filmmaking is a masterpiece, which among other things, proves that sex symbol Brigitte Bardot could act.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Godard has finally dared to get serious, achieving not mock pathos but a perfect tragedy.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

A rich and heady cocktail of the various things swimming around in Jean-Luc Godard's mind at the time of its production.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's talky and filled with broken rhythms and a running stream of thoughts, and is boldly told in exaggerated stylized terms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Le Mepris is one of my more favourite Jean-Luc Godard films, a director who is very up and down in my book. There was a real trend of film within a film films… More
Michael Gildea
Admittedly, I've had a copy of this movie for years but have never gotten through the whole thing until last night. Jesus Christ, was a pretentious piece… More
Reid Volk
Godard's first major international picture is a visual feast. The use of Cinescope is startling and the colors are so brilliant that they seem to leap off… More
Carlos Magalhăes
A powerful, devastating story that hurts deep inside, portraying with painful honesty the gradual dismantling of a marriage triggered by an ambiguous lack of… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"There's nothing like the movies. Usually, when you see women, they're dressed. But put them in a movie, and you see their… More
Stefanie C
Cinematically rich! The dissolution of a marriage is poetically juxtaposed to the mythic tale of 'The Odyssey.' This film is also a commentary on… More

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