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: 45% 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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Malick's feature is peak Malick in all its Malick-y glory. To be just as inscrutable with my criticism as he is with filmmaking, make of that statement what you will.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The mumbled narration -- almost like a film-poem, if you like -- just goes on and on and on, as Rick addresses the really-not-very-big questions... and we just sit there thinking, "I don't really care, just get on with it." But he never does.

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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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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Cups will be outright alienating for most people.

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