Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle)
Trouble Every Day (Gargoyle) (2001)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 26, 2005
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An erotic thriller dulled by a messy narrative.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Denis shoots this grisly-erotic roundelay in her distinctively woozy and elliptical style.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Much in a Denis work depends on players' silences instead of monologues or dialogues.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

Denis is an extraordinarily reticent storyteller.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

I'm not sure these words have ever been together in the same sentence: This erotic cannibal movie is boring.

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Max Nelson
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Chris Fujiwara
Boston Globe

Trouble Every Day is a success in some sense, but it's hard to like a film so cold and dead.

Andrew O'Hehir

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.

Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

There's possibly no other living director as in sync with the politics of touch as Claire Denis.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
_kelly .King
Minimal dialogue, a film that tells its story with images instead. At first the pacing and cinematography were hypnotizing, but an hour in, the slowness was… More
Sylvester Kuo
I... don't know what to say, it sickens me but yet at the same time I am intrigued. The films deals with cannibalism scientifically, which is really… More
Hassan Vawda
Haunting, Sexy and Terrifying with great reserved art direction and a shivering soundtrack by Tindersticks.
Mike T.
Claire Denis exercises brilliant directorial control in this brooding, deeply shocking film. The pacing of the story disarms the audience, so that when it… More