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Black Butterfly (2017)

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Outside a mountain town grappling with a series of abductions and murders, Paul (Antonio Banderas), a reclusive writer, struggles to start what he hopes will be a career-saving screenplay. After a tense encounter at a diner with a drifter named Jack (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Paul offers Jack a place to stay - and soon the edgy, demanding Jack muscles his way into Paul's work. As a storm cuts off power to the isolated cabin, the two men begin a jagged game of one-upmanship that will bring at least one tale to an end. Antonio Banderas (Desperado, Haywire, The Skin I Live In), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point, Mission: Impossible III, "The Tudors") and Piper Perabo (The Prestige, Looper) star in this riveting adaptation of the acclaimed French thriller, Papillon Noir. Directed by Brian Goodman and written by Marc Frydman and Justin Stanley, Black Butterfly will be in theaters and on demand on May 26th.

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Cast

Katie McGovern
as Nancy Barrows
Nicholas Aaron
as Delivery Man
Vincent Riotta
as Lt Carcano
Cristina Moglia
as Mrs. Owen
Cherish Gaines
as Michelle Emerson
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

A charmless, nonsensical thriller that doubles as a hack screenwriter's wet dream, filled to the brim with faux-insights that wouldn't impress even the most inattentive college freshmen.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Three stars! Well played! But wait, there's one more scene. Look children - it's a falling star.

May 26, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Thanks to tight direction by Brian Goodman and lively performances from Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the film's engaging even when it's ridiculous.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

None of it is earth-shattering, but Goodman gives it muscle and makes it work.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Thanks to smart casting and fine use of chilly, damp mountain locations, this "B"-level thriller packs enough of a punch -- and has enough surprises up its sleeve -- to make it worth a look.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This would not be a thriller without revelations and the film has some good reveals, but the final surprise almost ruins the movie, because it feels like a "twist" for no particular reason.

June 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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If it could have cut out the last two to three of the seven or so endings, then I could maybe have seen Black Butterfly getting a bigger score. As it stands, I can get it to fresh by the skin of its teeth.

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