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Knight of Cups

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5.61 h 58 min201615
A writer indulging in all that Los Angeles and Las Vegas has to offer undertakes a search for love and self via a series of adventures with six different women.
Directors
Terrence Malick
Starring
Christian BaleTeresa PalmerNatalie Portman
Genres
DramaFantasyRomance
Subtitles
None Available
Audio Languages
English
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3.6 out of 5 stars

300 global ratings

  1. 47% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 13% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 16% of reviews have 1 stars
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John MacgregorReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deep init
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What I liked:
+ very deep
+ Christian Bale
+ Beautiful imagery
+ Thought provoking
+ Great if you are religious
+ Dreamlike, immerses you in the world of the american dream, and after watching you feel as if you have been transported, and understand that worldly things are not going to bring ultimate joy and meaning, all is ultimately meaningless striving

Don't watch if:
- If you don't like pretentious dialogue
- If you don't like thinking
- If you don't strive for meaning in life but like to take it at face value
- You only watch action films
- If you watch reality TV
- If you are sleepy
-If you are cynical
12 people found this helpful
H. NowlanReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
"There are no principles, just circumstances" - Tonio.
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This is certainly not an easy film to watch, but if you're at ease with the prior two movies in this trilogy (Tree of Life and To The Wonder), then the style and composition of this work will prove familiar and yet unsettling. Moving from the canvas of nature in the prior tales, via the wilderness at the beginning of this piece, Malik unfolds a story of being lost amidst a world of desire and transitory gratification through a man, who due to his past, knows that there is a deeper need to quell.
Set amidst the fleeting social world of Hollywood, the disquieting nature of the piece derives from its candid, constant movement through the peripheral nature of what passes as 'connection' - in both relational and spiritual terms - whilst seeking to jar these throughout with shards of something more transcendent in nature breaking upon the thoughts and the through the memories of the central character.
I found the work's approach both disturbing and inspiring - in spite of all the inner numbing our world provides, a higher reality still calls to the appetite for eternity in our hearts, and this trilogy shows how so often beauty and true affection can provoke us towards satisfying the deepest thirst.
Malik has only been a recent discovery for me, but if you enjoy his work, this is certainly worth a watch, and deeper consideration.
4 people found this helpful
MurderinaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
I'd have liked this more when I was younger and sweeter.
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I loved elements of this. It's certainly beautiful. If you have some knowledge of occult/spiritual/religious practices/secrets there's a lot in it for you to comb through. HOWEVER. Everyone was just too rich. It was cliche rich. Blondes and suits and cash and a very dull, pedestrian kind of hedonism. There was such a disparity between the depth of feeling and the lack of invention in the lives of the characters. People who think like that get a bit weird with it. Just sayin'. x
4 people found this helpful
SevenDayWeekendReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 September 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not everyone's cup of tea
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Quite a unique movie. It's arty, moody, creative film making. Close up shots. Angst. Landscapes. Silence. Hedonism.

Dialogue is mainly thought.

I can understand why others say this movie is boring, I also can see why others love it.

This film asks the viewer to make their own conclusions, and is meant to provoke self-thought about our own lives in comparison.

It's certainly different.
One person found this helpful
SergiusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terence Malick is America's greatest living film-maker
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Terence Malick is America's greatest living film-maker. This film (like much of his recent work) is as much a work of philosophy -- or more precisely, theology -- as it is a "movie" (in the standard sense of the word). It is the closest we have to a visual (if highly abstract) representation of Augustine's Confessions. Those with an interest in philosophy and theology should find it intriguing at the very least. I loved it.
5 people found this helpful
cedricReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Oh dear
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The film made me feeling empty just like the main character . Finding solace with women , how lucky. Not for me and the cast was unable to lift my spirits which is a pity , there was some top names , never mind
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 July 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Poetic and masterful !
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Yes im a Mallick fan, so i love everything, he's a poet and either you care for that or not, this is like therapy for me smooth and lovely landscapes of cinema.
One person found this helpful
M-RevReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Visually stunning, poetic. But what is it about?
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Visually stunning, great music. Cinematography is brilliant - very wide-angle lens most of the time so the world is large and open. Story? Something about the father. Lots of women. Thirty minutes is plenty.
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