Knight of Cups

2015

Drama / Romance

42
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 21,917

Synopsis


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Cast

Christian Bale as Demetrius
Joe Manganiello as Sonny Stano
Natalie Portman as Celeste
Teresa Palmer as Dorothy Schutte
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876.56 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
118 min
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1.81 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
118 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Lubezki 8 / 10 / 10

A surreal look into a man's crumbling world

Let's get one thing straight; Terrence Malick's films aren't exactly everyone's cup of tea. They're arguably the most unconventionally crafted movies from a well renowned director out there. Audiences normally criticize him for being highly pretentious and having no meaning in his work. But for some, his films represent everything we love about the artistic medium of motion pictures. With his latest offering, "Knight of Cups", Christian Bale stars as a screenwriter eager to explore his seedy persona in the dreamlike whereabouts of LA. The film swoons along with a plethora of illusory montages, with Bale being Malick's primary focus as he trudges through the streets of downtown L.A., bizarre nightclubs swarming with vibrant dancers, house parties exclusively for the rich and meditative walks through the desolate wastelands of the Las Vegas desert. For the majority of the film he cuts a forlorn figure, basically looking to find some sort of significance of his life and finding the answer to faith. And in typical Malick fashion, none of what we see on screen is straightforward and we're left to determine our own meaning on the gorgeously composed images. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki once again has a vice like grip on how to bring an ethereal visual lyricism to surroundings. Malick is one the very few directors who really embraces the beauty of artistic filmmaking. They may not follow a clear cut narrative, but there's no doubting that there's an alluring poetic rhythm that's present in his films. The key is for the viewer to figure out what Malick is attempting to portray. And even if you can't, just go along for the experience. Simply put, if you enjoy his films, you'll most likely find some sort of reward with this.

Reviewed by Floated2 8 / 10 / 10

Confusing and messy

Knight of Cups is another film by director Terrence Malick in which wanders around and has a certain pretentious art-house feel. This film has been mixed with critics, though most movie audiences haven't been as strong. Knight of Cups featured an interesting trailer but what the film is about isn't too much. The film is for those mainly of fans of Malick films, as this film is anti-mainstream and has a different feel. As others have considered, the film feels more like a long fashion ad commercial, in which the plot i low and at times the film is overall confusing and messy. We understood somewhat but a lot of empty and random scenes strung together makes the film feel disjointed. Christian Bale is the only actor mainly in the film as he is the clear cut lead, while Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman, whose names are on the posters and are top billed are both very minor (about less than 15 minutes of screen time for each). Overall, Knight of Cups is an acquired taste and in general for those with a strong patience.

Reviewed by bogdan-purcareata 8 / 10 / 10

A great relief

I was happy to see this sort of a cast to be part of this sort of a movie. I was impressed. It's a contemplative movie, such as La Grande Bellezza and the like. It doesn't have much of a plot, but the feelings expressed, the shots, the gentle suggestions make for an everlasting trip. I was calming to see how easy this movie made me at peace with myself, presenting a scenery of fear and anguish in a most profound way. It's true, it's either hate it or love it, it was certainly worth it for me. The actors' performances were brilliant, albeit minimal. I don't believe the protagonist utters more than 20 or 30 lines. But it's an atmosphere of endless flow and deep introspection. A great choice for personal reflection and meditative retreat.

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