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Bitter Moon Reviews

February 13, 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
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
By turns funny, brilliant, shocking and downright terrible, this choppy, two-hour-plus voyage is for Polanski aficionados who don't mind watching their favorite, aging enfant terrible going gleefully under.
January 1, 2000
Well, of course Bitter Moon is wretched excess. But Polanski directs it without compromise or apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I'm not sure what audience Polanski intended this movie for, but I'm obviously not in the target group.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
During 2 1/2 hours of choppy waters, soured love affairs and seasickly moods, the controversial director's Lust Boat becomes the Loathe Boat. By then, it's way too late for Dramamine.
January 1, 1992
Full Review | Original Score: C-