• Released
  • September 6, 2002
  • PG , 1 hr 37 min
  • Drama
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In Praise of Love Synopsis
A filmmaker (Bruno Putzulu) recalls the first time he met an actress (Cecile Camp).
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
An elusive and profoundly moving essay about the stages of amour and of age. Like the best of Godard's movies -- and I haven't been sucked...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Like most Godard, it can be watched repeatedly, always yielding new secrets and beauties. Most profound of all, perhaps, are those...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Witty, contemplative, and sublimely beautiful.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Think of it as the rantings of a grouchy old man (he's 71) who for half a century has resisted all efforts to dumb down his movies,...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

A film that has unusual expectations from its audience -- and that's a welcome relief.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's a diary, collage, meditation, elegy. But, unless you're going for a Ph.D. in code-breaking, it's also a bore.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At one point in ''Praise,'' Godard mentions that the Bois de Boulogne, the Parisian park, is all that's left of the French forests from the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Godard, as always, sounds full of insight, yet he uses the past to damn the present in a way that may be reflexively self-serving. In...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I see so little there: It is all remembered rote work, used to conceal old tricks, facile name-calling, the loss of hope, and emptiness.
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Rated PG | For Brief Language and Thematic Elements