I found this quote stunning, as a friend of her husband is summing up the story of Auschwitz to the politically/historically uninformed title character:
I'll sum up the story for you. It's a conversation between two Jews... I asked a man on the street in Germany : "What if tomorrow we killed all the Jews and all the hairdressers?" And he replied, "Why the hairdressers?"Wow. Just wow.
The title character: "Yeah, why the hairdressers?"
DVD Talk says it "serves as a solid introduction for the uninitiated" and closes by saying, "Une Femme Mariée deserves more attention, so go out, get it, watch it, and then tell your friends." DVD Beaver calls it "a work of art for the ages". WorldsCinema.org concludes:
Une Femme Mariée is a sophisticated, confessional, dynamic piece of film-making and a pivotal work from the Godard canon. It is highly recommended to both Godard completists and to those interested in the malleability and potential of the cinematic artform; particularly with regards to its ability to convey truth and its relationship to reality.This is one of the rare films where Rotten Tomatoes has identical critic/audience scores: 85%.