Reviews

Aug 8, 2021
'Knight of Cups' is vast. Not everything fits, but that is of little concern.
Feb 11, 2021
It is not possible to organize the complexities of modern life in the pauper's bowl of empty moral abstraction and neo-mysticism in an artistically or intellectually satisfying manner.
Feb 3, 2021
Tedium, thy name is Knight of Cups.
Sep 21, 2020
A fascinating journey. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 13, 2020
Intense emotion seeps through every frame, and it's our responsibility to fill in the missing pieces ... Most people would be turned off by [Malick]'s style, but for me it is absolutely riveting.
Jul 2, 2020
The film meanders along and it seems as if the protagonist doesn't change. His journey of self-discovery doesn't go anywhere. You're left feeling as if you've witnessed something beautiful but empty. Perhaps it is a critique of Hollywood after all.
Jul 1, 2020
[It] is indeed an astounding achievement in expanding the limits of cinematic language, but maybe even more astounding are the end credits and media interviews with the actors
Apr 3, 2020
Knight of Cups is a big pile of nonsense.
Jul 26, 2019
A beautifully realized dramatization of man's search for meaning.
Jul 23, 2019
Arguably, this is one of the most achingly profound portraits of contemporary Los Angeles, a city with stunningly beautiful facades, the penultimate shrine to American cinema.
Apr 5, 2019
The lack of any actual plot, one-dimensional characters, the vacant lifestyle of decadence are pretentious at worst and ironic at best.
Apr 3, 2019
Each individual obtains his or her own meanings from the auteur's films. The problem here is that there is too little substance for anyone to feel anything meaningful or profound.
Feb 22, 2019
Knight Of Cups too, like the Tarot card whose meaning depends on which way up it is, could either be a revelation of the search for spirituality that Malick hopes to find inside everyone or its opposite -- emptiness.
Feb 21, 2019
Director Malick does a good job of laying out the monstrous, indulgent allure of showbiz that pulled Rick in and broke him down into the wandering, pulp of a man he is.
Dec 30, 2018
Knight of Cups is the book of Ecclesiastes put to film. I mean this in the best way possible.
Nov 5, 2018
A deeply sensual and mesmeric evocation of the alienating effect of Tinseltown as refracted through our ghostly conduit, Rick.
Nov 3, 2018
What initially seems like a series of incoherent rendezvous builds toward a greater awakening of self-reflection and patience.
Aug 30, 2018
For anyone who is expecting a plot, an emotional connection to complicated characters, or some semblance of motivation, they will be frustrated by Knight of Cups.
Aug 23, 2018
Knight of Cups won't convert Terrence Malick skeptics, and might even push fans to wonder if perhaps the emperor has nothing on after all. Is it pretty, or just pretty silly?
Aug 23, 2018
A visually magnificent, but for large stretches emotionally sterile, ride.