Love Lies Bleeding

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Lust and violence collide to powerfully pulpy effect in Love Lies Bleeding, a well-acted addition to writer-director Rose Glass' growing body of exceptional work.
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    El HuntLondon Evening Standard
    And besides: absurdist, gasp-inducing, melodramatic, and often intensely violent right through to the grisly, surrealist end, Love Lies Bleeding is entertaining enough without having to do all of the heavy-lifting.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Not many artists are this brave when it comes to probing at our sexual desires, and what they reveal about us.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    If Saint Maude was a slow burn portrait of loneliness and obsession with a killer's sting on its tail, this is a brilliantly visceral sucker punch of a film.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    This is a movie that will find its people. And once it does, cult status is more or less assured.
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    Simran HansNew Statesman
    The film is at its most fun and original when it leans into surrealism.
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    Jonathan RomneyFinancial Times
    Glass chooses to swerve this hellbound vehicle off the beaten highway, and, as with French body-horror hit Titane... coherence is thrown to the wind. This is essentially a superior B-movie that gets too pumped up on its own aesthetic steroids.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    Glass’ direction is confident and occasionally daring, and her two leads sizzle off the screen.
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    Maria LattilaFilm Stories
    Glass’ second feature, Love Lies Bleeding, is a haunting, pulpy affair about the whirlwind romance between a gym manager and an aspiring bodybuilder.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    “Steamy” barely begins to describe the heat on display in “Love Lies Bleeding,” a deliciously devilish slice of lesbian noir from director Rose Glass — that showcases one of our best actors, Kristen Stewart, and an appealing newcomer in Katy O’Brian.
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    Tim MillerCape Cod Wave Magazine
    Stewart, seemingly ever-evolving as an actress, gives possibly her best performance to date as the inarticulate, often contradictory Lou. ... though O’Brian’s buff, sexy, volatile Jackie is the showier, more memorable role.
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