Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups (2014)

Filmmaker Terrence Malick dives into another esoteric production with this Christian Bale/Cate Blanchett-starring vehicle to be shot back-to-back with another unconnected picture, Lawless, featuring the same two actors.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

The sheer weight of evocative, ethereal images is not matched by complexity, depth or character development.

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David Sexton
This is London

It's a giant montage; a rhapsody and an elegy, cinema as prayer.

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Kenji Fujishima
Slant Magazine

With Knight of Cups, Terrence Malick achieves the sense of stylistic ossification that many accused his last feature, To the Wonder, of embodying.

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Justin Chang
Variety

There's something at once vividly familiar and strikingly different about "Knight of Cups," a feverish plunge into the toxic cloud of decadence swirling around a Los Angeles screenwriter gone to seed.

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Nicholas Barber
BBC.com

The result is ludicrous self-parody - somewhere between a Calvin Klein aftershave advertisement and a coffee-table book about the modernist mansions of the rich and famous.

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Anne Thompson
Thompson on Hollywood

Like Tree of Life, it's best to let the film wash over you and enjoy Lubezki's gorgeous images such as mist rolling over a hillside and various inventive underwater perspectives.

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

While you can admire the filmmaker for his unconventional means of expressing himself, without any sense of linearity, or character development, it becomes impossible to invest in this picture.

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Michael Pattison
Movie Mezzanine

With vacant eyes and mouth agape, man continues his seemingly irrevocable fall from innocence, in Terrence Malick's eternally juvenile seventh feature Knight of Cups.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

There's a freshness to watching Malick's dreamlike storytelling take root in a fully modern setting for the first time.

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Malick seems to have become one of those old pals who love to tell the same story over and over in parties, and so he gives us this redundant, repetitious and,… More