Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle)
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Two strangers share a strange and terrible bond in this stylish horror tale that juggles sex and graphic bloodshed. Shane Brown (Vincent Gallo) is a strange man with a forbidding nature who has just married lovely but nervous June (Tricia Vessey), and they've decided to go to Paris for their honeymoon. In the City of Lights, a beautiful but dangerous woman named Core (Beatrice Dalle) has been leaving a trail of dead bodies in her wake when she's captured by Leo Semeneau (Alex Descas), a mysterious scientist who spirits her away to his estate. As Core is placed under guard, Semeneau… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Denis shoots this grisly-erotic roundelay in her distinctively woozy and elliptical style."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Here the love scenes all end in someone screaming. Maybe there's a metaphor here, but figuring it out wouldn't make Trouble Every Day any better."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Much in a Denis work depends on players' silences instead of monologues or dialogues."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A uniquely sensual metaphorical dramatization of sexual obsession that spends a bit too much time on its fairly ludicrous plot."
‑ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide
"A tone poem of transgression."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Denis is an extraordinarily reticent storyteller."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"I'm not sure these words have ever been together in the same sentence: This erotic cannibal movie is boring."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"It's the kind of public self-exorcism a director can only get away with once in a career. And even at its most overdetermined, it still reflects its maker's signature love for intractable contrasts and unresolved ambiguities."
‑ Max Nelson, Film Comment Magazine
"Vincent Gallo is right at home in this French shocker playing his usual bad boy weirdo role."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A haunting and exasperating tone poem of revulsion and regret, a come-on and a turn-off that is troubling in every way."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Trouble Every Day is a success in some sense, but it's hard to like a film so cold and dead."
‑ Chris Fujiwara, Boston Globe
"Watching Trouble Every Day, at least if you don't know what's coming, is like biting into what looks like a juicy, delicious plum on a hot summer day and coming away with your mouth full of rotten pulp and living worms."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"There's possibly no other living director as in sync with the politics of touch as Claire Denis."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"The film is an odd little piece, one in which its malaise disposition persists to engender the cinematic thrill that subcultural viewers hope for."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"It's an odd show, pregnant with moods, stillborn except as a harsh conceptual exercise."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
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