Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Christian Bale leads this endeavour from Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) as a man caught between his own self-delusion and the women that occupy his love life (including Cate Blanchett, Imogen Poots and Natalie Portman). 

Says the official synopsis: "Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep."

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, sex, nudity and coarse language118 minsUSA
DramaRomanceFestival & Independent

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Another flawed but fascinating reframing of man’s place in the modern world.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Even hardened arthouse film lovers may find Knight of Cups way out of their comfort zone.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This episode has an empty tank.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are moments of visual brilliance here, moments of reverence and even grandeur.

2.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It is an elegant and strikingly shot film that revels in a series of wonderfully shot locations ... and will likely enrapture fans of Malick's very individual style.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As the film just keeps offering more of the same... it doesn't build or pay off with what it seems designed to do...

BBC

BBC

press

The result is ludicrous self-parody - somewhere between a Calvin Klein aftershave advertisement and a coffee-table book about the modernist mansions of the rich and famous.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

Another flawed but fascinating reframing of man’s place in the modern world.

Time Out

Time Out

press

Even hardened arthouse film lovers may find Knight of Cups way out of their comfort zone.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This episode has an empty tank.

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are moments of visual brilliance here, moments of reverence and even grandeur.

2.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

It is an elegant and strikingly shot film that revels in a series of wonderfully shot locations ... and will likely enrapture fans of Malick's very individual style.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As the film just keeps offering more of the same... it doesn't build or pay off with what it seems designed to do...

BBC

BBC

press

The result is ludicrous self-parody - somewhere between a Calvin Klein aftershave advertisement and a coffee-table book about the modernist mansions of the rich and famous.

1.0