Carnal Knowledge Reviews

  • Jul 17, 2020

    The script doesn't work because of its one sided narrative.

    The script doesn't work because of its one sided narrative.

  • May 17, 2020

    it doesnt sound like the sort of thing i would like, but i did like it

    it doesnt sound like the sort of thing i would like, but i did like it

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The best romance movie ever made!

    The best romance movie ever made!

  • Jan 24, 2019

    Mike Nichols's daring, defiant, and unquestionably provocative follow-up to "Catch-22" is as frustrating as it is frank. "Carnal Knowledge" may not necessarily have the pace or panache as other efforts from the director's oeuvre, but with the philosophical spine that the film possesses, there's enough here to keep you in your seat. It's an interesting study of the kinds of people -- specifically men -- who are destined for an eternity of failed relationships and why they are the way they are. From the objectification of the opposite sex, to morally basic interpretations of gender roles, this movie kind of covers all of the main pitfalls of masculinity -- and not in a finger-wagging sort of way. Is it entirely enjoyable? Not really. But I was, for the most part, there for the whole film.

    Mike Nichols's daring, defiant, and unquestionably provocative follow-up to "Catch-22" is as frustrating as it is frank. "Carnal Knowledge" may not necessarily have the pace or panache as other efforts from the director's oeuvre, but with the philosophical spine that the film possesses, there's enough here to keep you in your seat. It's an interesting study of the kinds of people -- specifically men -- who are destined for an eternity of failed relationships and why they are the way they are. From the objectification of the opposite sex, to morally basic interpretations of gender roles, this movie kind of covers all of the main pitfalls of masculinity -- and not in a finger-wagging sort of way. Is it entirely enjoyable? Not really. But I was, for the most part, there for the whole film.

  • Oct 07, 2018

    must be in school program. disillusion of "relations"

    must be in school program. disillusion of "relations"

  • Jul 20, 2018

    And-Margaret in her best screen performance. Rita Moreno in a stand out cameo.

    And-Margaret in her best screen performance. Rita Moreno in a stand out cameo.

  • Jan 26, 2018

    This film is heavier than one may think. It goes all the way from the humorous exchange of the discussion of sex, to the consequences of completely putting one's sexual idealisation into action.

    This film is heavier than one may think. It goes all the way from the humorous exchange of the discussion of sex, to the consequences of completely putting one's sexual idealisation into action.

  • Jul 15, 2016

    Little film showing the progression of sexual desire over decades following two sad guys. Beautiful girls, but the film mostly sucks except for hilarious bouts. That film is so past millenium. meh.

    Little film showing the progression of sexual desire over decades following two sad guys. Beautiful girls, but the film mostly sucks except for hilarious bouts. That film is so past millenium. meh.

  • Jul 15, 2016

    Little film showing the progression of sexual desire over decades following two sad guys. Beautiful girls, but the film mostly sucks except for hilarious bouts. That film is so past millenium. meh.

    Little film showing the progression of sexual desire over decades following two sad guys. Beautiful girls, but the film mostly sucks except for hilarious bouts. That film is so past millenium. meh.

  • Oct 30, 2015

    Active camera, writing the themes with movement and performance. Idiosyncratic portrayals of absurd, contradictory characters. The ending feels a bit rushed. Some big piece is missing here. Top notch Nicholson. Garfunkel is tremendous in this and Bad Timing. Eerie foreshadowing when Jack says "Heeere's Bobby" late in the film.

    Active camera, writing the themes with movement and performance. Idiosyncratic portrayals of absurd, contradictory characters. The ending feels a bit rushed. Some big piece is missing here. Top notch Nicholson. Garfunkel is tremendous in this and Bad Timing. Eerie foreshadowing when Jack says "Heeere's Bobby" late in the film.