Bitter Moon Reviews

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May 25, 2018
Recklessly perched on the edge of the ludicrous, this examination of a destructive erotic passion unfolds with an unsettling mixture of steam and mordant iron.
September 7, 2011
February 19, 2010
It's a matter of some dispute whether Roman Polanski's letter to the darker side of the romantic impulse, but there's little question that this is his most emotionally complex movie.
March 26, 2009
Strong playing by topliner Peter Coyote can't compensate for a script that's all over the map and a tone that veers from outre comedy to erotic game-playing.
February 9, 2006
Rich and darkly disturbing, it's also wickedly entertaining.
August 30, 2004
This material obviously appeals to his sense of mischief, which remains alive and well.
May 25, 2018
Again, Polanski gives us a deliciously bitter, moonstruck tale of love and sex and revenge and blood, and even the possibility of redemption.
January 4, 2018
Bitter Moon is half-digested and grossly undramatised, a loop-tape of explanations and voiceover; the longer it goes on, the more it drains our interest away.
March 21, 2015
[VIDEO ESSAY] A be-all-and-end-all example of erotic drama...
February 19, 2010
Bitter Moon is entertaining, but in the manner of ghastly car crashes and legendary theatrical disasters; you can't take your eyes off it, but you often want to.
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