Knight of Cups Reviews

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July 26, 2019
A beautifully realized dramatization of man's search for meaning.
July 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.
February 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.
December 30, 2018
Knight of Cups is the book of Ecclesiastes put to film. I mean this in the best way possible.
November 5, 2018
A deeply sensual and mesmeric evocation of the alienating effect of Tinseltown as refracted through our ghostly conduit, Rick.
November 3, 2018
What initially seems like a series of incoherent rendezvous builds toward a greater awakening of self-reflection and patience.
August 23, 2018
A visually magnificent, but for large stretches emotionally sterile, ride.
November 5, 2017
Malick's feature is peak Malick in all its Malick-y glory. To be just as inscrutable with my criticism as he is with filmmaking, make of that statement what you will.
August 29, 2017
The title is odd, but the film is odder. The film works so long as you're willing to allow that not all stories need a beginning, middle, and end, preferably in that order.
May 16, 2017
There's something insecure and almost frightened in the emulsion of the film; it seems to be making itself, finding its way in a dark room.
February 4, 2017
A confusing, far-reaching and plotless personal Malick film.
January 9, 2017
Using a mix of slow motion, montage, cameos, split screen and more, Malick examines modern day superficiality and the quest for meaning in a flawed yet well-crafted film.
January 1, 2017
This is Malick turning graceful, ever-decreasing circles, though there's a thrill to seeing him traverse hotel rooms and studio lots, nightclubs and strip clubs, after a career wrapped up in the period and pastoral.
December 5, 2016
Would be far better off if it simply jettisoned the trappings of narrative film altogether.
August 15, 2016
A superlative triumph that transcends any rational critical analysis I could ever have hoped to throw its way.
August 4, 2016
Both an accomplishment in introspective, transcendent filmmaking, and a puzzle as imbalanced as the knight at its center.
July 14, 2016
Simply put: It's the most Malicky of Malick's recent films, relying on all his tricks and his tradecraft to convey a feeling rather than a story.
May 26, 2016
More of the same from Malick, but as thin as it is, this is a trick that still hasn't run its course.
May 15, 2016
For some, this impressionistic drama about a philandering Hollywood screenwriter looking for love and searching for a sense of self amid the fleshpots of Los Angeles and Las Vegas is a masterpiece. For others, it's simply self-indulgent twaddle.
May 9, 2016
It is full of Malick's trademark flourishes and it dazzles in places. But two hours of "Malick does midlife crisis" is hard work.
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