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
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2016
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Knight of Cups finds Terrence Malick delving deeper into the painterly visual milieu he's explored in recent efforts, but even hardcore fans may struggle with the diminishing narrative returns.

Will Leitch
The New Republic

More of the same from Malick, but as thin as it is, this is a trick that still hasn't run its course.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Virtually every scene is delivered through a gauzy cinematic curtain that obscures rather than elucidates, and we never come close to penetrating the angst-filled veneer of the protagonist.

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Erin Whitney

Both an accomplishment in introspective, transcendent filmmaking, and a puzzle as imbalanced as the knight at its center.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

There's nothing quite like a Malick movie. But once viewers have contemplated the mysteries of the universe itself, perhaps anything else will feel like a step down.

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David Ehrlich

Malick has moved from self-discovery to self-affirmation; he knows exactly what he's looking for, and Knight of Cups, for all its splendor, made me wish that he could take a swig and forget.

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Sarah McIntyre
RT… (Ireland)

As Rick muses mournfully to himself, "Where did I go wrong?" it's hard for the viewer not to ask the same question of Malick.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

This is all simply Malick being Malick - you're either on his wavelength or you're not.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Taken as a straightforward movie, "Knight of Cups" is an indecipherable mess. Taken as a piece of nonlinear visual poetry, "Knight of Cups" is still an indecipherable mess.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Malick throws up a tale of disillusionment and disconnection and ultimately succeeds in disillusioning, disconnecting the viewer. Filmed using practically every… More
Philip Price
More and more Terrence Malick's films are becoming a collection of interesting images and random thoughts more than anything resembling coherence. The… More
Carlos Magalh„es
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
Ian Walker
This is an exceedingly inaccessible film, despite the list of stars who are in it. It has great visuals at time but no real plot or character development so it… More
Alec Barniskis
Malick has completely abandoned narrative here, instead he's capturing fragmented memories, dreams, and emotions. I know people find his more recent… More