Black Moon
Black Moon (1975)

In Louis Malle's apocalyptic fantasy Black Moon, Lily (Cathryn Harrison, granddaughter of Rex) drives down a lonesome road, and soon finds herself in a alternate world full of non sequiturs and bizarre characters. At times, this looks… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

There is an order to this film, but we must supply it, each according to his needs.

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Some critics described Black Moon as a sort of darker Alice in Wonderland, but it's much too tedious to approach that level of entertainment.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Instinctual ferocity all but eludes Malle, who can only tastefully arrange his shots to appear to rise from the subconscious

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Malle offers no explanation for his heroine's visionary odyssey through a world in which all history runs parallel with all realities. Yet a logic is there, even if its reference point is jabberwocky.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

its outlandish and nonsensical detours begin to feel less like the "automatic writing" of the surrealists and more like a series of meandering, meaningless head games, each melting into the next with no lasting impact.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Naturally such a radical and opaque film, like none ever done before or since, was a commercial flop because the general public didn't know what to make of it.

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Matthew Sorrento
IdentityTheory

Fans for such a film need insight more than sundry freakout moments.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Is there a single film that combines genocide, a talking unicorn, and breast feeding?... Yes!

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Anton Bitel
Film4

A curiosity on the margins of the Malle canon, and a real treat for fans of the phantasmagorical.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
Black Moon begins with intrigue and suspense, a a not quite post apocalyptic world where there is a gender war for reasons unknown throughout the film. Or so it… More
Greg S
A young woman flees a shooting war between the sexes and holes up at a farmhouse with a bedridden old woman, a brother and sister both named "Lily," a… More
Aditya Gokhale
A lot of avant-garde filmmakers experimented with Lewis Carroll's classic novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Some features that come… More
Walter M.
"Black Moon" starts out with a porcupine minding its business in the middle of the road when it is run over by a young woman speeding along in a car.… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Black Moon is the theatrical realization of an apocalyptic dream conceived by Louis Malle featuring the most bizarre: a war, a senile woman, a bevy of naked… More
Chris Browning
Louis Malle's most abstract and interpretive work is one that while not understood at the time, wait until you see the film, has garnered attention more… More