Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups (2016)

Knight of Cups follows writer Rick (Christian Bale, The Fighter, American Hustle) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 4, 2016
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

[Malick] remains some kind of master, and his admirers will want to see Knight of Cups to judge for themselves.

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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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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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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Since crafting a potently polarising masterpiece with 2011's The Tree Of Life, Malick has become a man on a mission. A mission to stuff a movie so full of coded self-indulgence it seems like a perverse joke that has misplaced its own punchline.

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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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Stephen Romei
The Australian

I left this remarkable film energised by the thought that we are not one thing but many things.

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Thomas Derwin
FILMINK (Australia)

He Named Me Malala is a sub-par document of a girl who stands for so much, but is reduced simply to an image of anti-terrorism at the hands of Western media.

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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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Malick throws up a tale of disillusionment and disconnection and ultimately succeeds in disillusioning, disconnecting the viewer. Filmed using practically every… More
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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